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Hair loss affects more than 80 million people in the United States. About 75% of men experience hair loss, commonly known as alopecia, after age 35. Although hair loss usually affects older adults, anyone can suffer from it.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a person loses up to 100 hairs daily. Most people ask why the crown suffers the most from hair loss. What are the reasons behind it? Today's article will answer this question. Read on!

Hair Loss at Crown of the Head

A bald spot on your crown is the early sign of hair loss, also called male pattern baldness. Although a bald spot does not mean losing all your hair, it indicates you will shed hair over time. In addition to losing hair at the top of your head, you may also experience a receding hairline.

Research shows that 95% of hair loss at the crown in men is due to Androgenic Alopecia, a genetic trait that causes a thinning crown. The problem is usually due to genetic sensitivity to a byproduct, "dihydrotestosterone," or DHT of a hormone called testosterone. Let us discuss this further!

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

Male pattern baldness also called a balding crown, is one of the most significant problems for men. A hormonal byproduct "DHT" causes this problem. The byproduct's primary function is to develop body hair and voice deepening.

These are male characteristics that a man develops during puberty. However, a growing body of research evidence shows that DHT adheres to androgen receptors on scalp follicles, leading to acute or chronic shrinkage.

New hairs developed are weaker, more delicate, and more prone to shedding. Moreover, DHT affects the hair growth cycle, particularly the Anagen phase. It reduces the length of the Anagen phase and increases the Telogen phase duration, causing news hairs to take more time to grow back. Sometimes, the prolonged Telogen phase stops hair growth.

Harsh Chemicals in Hair Products

Commercially manufactured hair products contain harsh chemicals that can speed up hair loss at the crown. For instance, a shampoo containing sulfates attaches to the scalp's sebum oil and damages the follicles. Not only do sulfates stop sebum from reaching the follicles, but it also dries your scalp, resulting in skin irritation and eczema.

Formaldehyde is another chemical or carcinogen found in shampoos and conditioners. It can affect the overall condition of your hair and scalp and promote thinning of hair at the crown.

Polyethylene glycol is a harmful ingredient found in commercial haircare products. Although it is a thickening agent, it prevents natural oils and optimal moisture levels from the hair, leading to the formation of a bald spot at the crown.

Final Words

Hair loss at the crown is one of the men's most troubling issues because males are the most affected compared to women. Taking care of your hair using organic products is critical to maintaining its overall health.

However, suppose you have already developed the signs and symptoms of hair loss at the crown. In that case, you can consult a dermatologist to prescribe you an adequate treatment, such as minoxidil, an FDA-approved medication.

On the other hand, if this medication fails to improve your symptoms or regrow your hair, you can undergo a hair transplant such as FUT or FUE or Scalp Micro Pigmentation also known as Hair Tattoo. Make sure you hire a professional, licensed, and experienced hair transplant surgeon or SMP artist to achieve your goals.


Updated: Feb 12

A receding hairline is one of the most significant problems for men and women, affecting mental and social wellbeing. Studies show that this condition is more common in men than women. A receding hairline is the first sign of Androgenic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness.

Although you can find various treatment options to manage your receding hairline, the effect of this condition varies from person to person. For instance, some people’s hairline does not recede quickly, and they experience more hair loss at the crown of their head.

However, most males experience a fast-receding hairline. Today’s article will discuss the reasons for faster hairline receding. Read on!

Why does Hairline Recedes Quickly?

A research study published on NCBI states that 50% of men experience a receding hairline before the age of 50. However, the same research concludes that this condition can affect people at the end of puberty after the age of 20. Let us now discuss the causes of a receding hairline and why it occurs fast.

Hairline Becomes Sensitive to DHT Levels

A receding hairline is due to male pattern baldness, a condition that causes hair loss or baldness in men. When you notice a weakening hairline, your hair loss has started. Looking for optimal solutions is critical to reducing further risks.

Androgenic alopecia causes your hair follicles at the hairline to become sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, a byproduct or modified form of testosterone hormone. Thus, it causes the hair follicles at the hairline to shrink and weaken, producing shorter, thinner, and weaker hair.

In addition, DHT also replaces the thicker hair with weaker and thinner ones, causing your hairline to recede faster. Sometimes, DHT stops the hair growth at the hairline, and the journey towards hair loss hastens.

Smoking can Weaken Hair Follicles

Your lifestyle and daily habits are directly proportional to your overall physical and mental health. For example, a balanced diet and exercise improve your health. However, smoking or consuming heavy alcohol reduces blood flow to your organs, tissues, and cells.

The same is true for a receding hairline. A 2020 research study shows that smoking tobacco can severely affect your hair follicles and cause the hairline to recede quickly. However, this depends on a person’s genetic makeup, meaning some people experience more hair loss at the crown instead of the hairline.

Smokers often have grade-3 deep hairline recession. About 47% of people who smoke cigarettes have grade-3 hair loss, and 24% experience grade-4 hair loss on the Hamilton-Norwood scale.

Oxidative Stress Recedes Hairline

Oxidative stress is another significant cause of a fast hairline recession in men. Free radicals are molecules that react to hormones, essential nutrients, and enzymes in your body, altering your genetic makeup. The higher the free radicals in your body, the higher the oxidative stress, leading to a hair recession.

Another research study highlights that exposure to environmental pollutants, UV rays of the sun, and allergens can also increase oxidative stress in your body, preventing blood vessels from transporting essential nutrients to your hairline. As a result, your hairline recedes quickly.

Final Words

Although a receding hairline has significant psychological consequences, the good news is that various treatment options, such as medication, hair transplant surgery or scalp micro pigmentation can help you overcome the issue. Contact us today for more information!

  • Hayk Matsakyan

Hair loss can affect your psychological health and social well-being because it is an important part of your body that showcases your personality and beauty. If you have experienced hair loss and medications do not work, undergoing a hair transplant is the best option to overcome the problem.

You can find hundreds of online sites and clinics in your local area claiming to be the best hair transplant clinic. However, not all transplant facilities are quality, reliable, certified, and cost-effective. Today's article will list a few factors to consider when choosing the best hair transplant clinic. Read on!

Consultation Before Treatment

Although hair loss is a natural part of life, especially among Anglo-Saxons and Caucasians, it can affect anyone from other ethnicities, such as Latins and Asians. Genetics, environment, hair care products, and lifestyle patterns are the leading causes of hair loss in men and women.

Hair transplant procedures, such as FUE and FUT are advanced treatment options that require careful planning and preparation. Therefore, look for a clinic that offers thorough consultation services before surgery. The purpose is to determine the cause of your hair loss and prescribe adequate treatment based on your requirements.

Types of Transplants Offered

Different types of treatment options help with varying causes of hair loss and their stages. Therefore, finding a hair transplant clinic that offers a treatment method tailored to your needs is critical.

For instance, you may believe an FUE hair transplant is the best treatment option. However, this may not be the case. Therefore, proper diagnosis is crucial to determining the correct treatment for your condition.

Let us give you another example. If your hairline has just started to recede, you may not need a hair transplant because a scalp micro pigmentation or hair loss medication like minoxidil can treat your condition.

On the other hand, if the medications fail to relieve the symptoms of your hairline recession, you may undergo a hair transplant. Remember, your health provider will decide the best treatment based on your signs and symptoms.

Health Provider's Experience

The surgeon's experience is an essential factor to consider when choosing a hair transplant clinic. For instance, a surgeon with 5-10 years of experience has extensive knowledge of hair transplant surgeries and uses quality tools to get the job done adequately.

In contrast, a surgeon without experience can risk your hair transplant surgery, leading to further complications, including infections. Therefore, ask the surgeon to provide you with testimonials of previous clients.

You must contact the clients in your local area and verify whether the potential clinic is quality and reliable. You can also search online and read reviews about the clinic. Remember, reviews on the clinic's official website do not give you the complete picture.

So, we recommend reading reviews on websites like Yelp and Google to see what previous clients say about the surgeon's experience, skills, expertise, clinic staff, and the methods they use to treat hair loss.

Final Words

Finding and choosing the best hair transplant clinic is daunting and time-consuming, especially if you lack knowledge about the procedures. We recommend doing your research, creating a list of clinics, contacting each one, comparing the services and costs, and reading reviews on third-party sites to make an informed decision. Contact us today for more information!

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