Receding Hairlines in men can happen at any stage of life, sometime as early as the end of puberty. The pattern of hair loss is where the natural hairline at the temples and front of forehead starts thinning and losing hair progressing backwards. Some men will progress backwards slightly only losing one or two centimetres of their natural hairline, others can have a more extreme recession.
Dehydrotestosterone (DHT) which is an Androgenic hormone and a more potent form of testosterone is thought to be a trigger for hair loss. Follicular miniaturization or deterioration of the hair follicle in the early stages can be initiated by DHT. A healthy unaffected scalp can loose on average 100 strands of hair per day. This is a normal hair shedding process and should be replaced by new hair growth (Anagen Phase) at the same rate of the hair loss. Follicular miniaturization will effect the hair growth in the new anagen phase to a point where the hair does not mature into terminal hair but stays as a light unpigmented vellus hair. This is where thinning of the hair strand is noticed. Vellus hair is the soft downy hair on your skin that you can see on its surface in certain light. This hair needs to grow into terminal hair which is the pigmented strong hair that covers up to 90% of the scalp. In time follicular miniaturization in an effected area will turn a hair follicle dormant and hair will cease to grow.
Scalp Micro pigmentation is a seamless technique that we can blend through your receded hairline to bring it forward where it once was. The Shadow Clinic procedure can match your existing hair density throughout the hairline you have and with scalp micro pigmentation create a flawless transition of coverage that you desire.