Receding Hairline (hairloss on the sides of the hairline) has anything to do with DHT?

Doctor Answers 4

Visit with a hair restoration specialist

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It would be best to see a hair restoration specialist to examine your hair.  Most male patterned balding (MPB) is related to DHT however hair loss can be related to other conditions.   If it is MPB, there are medications which can help you to keep the hair you have.   Therefore, schedule an appointment to get a diagnosis.


Beverly Hills Hair Restoration Surgeon
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If you are losing hair and want treatment options you should schedule a consultation with a doctor.

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If you are losing hair and want treatment options you should schedule a consultation with a doctor.  You need an examination before you obtain a diagnosis.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hairloss and DHT

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in men, 99% of the hair loss reported is the result of genes and DHT working against you and it cna impact the sides as well

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Receding hairline - anything to do with DHT?

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It may or may not. If your receding hairline is due to hairline maturation - which is a normal phenomenon seen in young men, it is not DHT driven. If the receding hairline is from male balding it is DHT driven. DHT inhibitors seem to slow this in young men.

Jeff Donovan, MD, PhD
Vancouver Dermatologist

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