My Temples Have Receded. Am I A Candidate For Hair Transplant Surgery?

Written by Joe Tillman on January 28, 2008

I have to say that the single biggest misconception about hair loss that I see on a DAILY basis is that of temporal recession especially among younger men. This is usually the first area of loss that a young man notices. Unfortunately, most young men that see temporal recession immediately think they are going bald and are going to look old and beyond their years. This is not necessarily the case.

Almost all young males (teen and pre-pubescent) have a hairline that is more or less “straight” across their forehead. As males begin to mature the corners of their hairline will usually recede somewhat but this is perfectly normal and does not necessarily dictate that they will be bald or balding later in life. I sometimes call this the final stages of puberty as I think of temporal recession as the final indicator of maturation from that of a juvenile male into an adult male. Of course, that is not to say that future loss is not going to happen, because it can. Read more

Women’s Hair Loss Survey Debunks Myths – Women’s Hair Loss Project

Written by admin on January 11, 2008

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2008 — In a survey conducted during the months of November and December 2007 by The Women’s Hair Loss Project (, a website uniting and empowering women around the world who suffer from hair loss, one-fifth of 517 female respondents said that they began to see signs of hair loss between the ages of 15 and 20. These results debunk the myth that women primarily suffer from hair thinning as they age. It also reaffirms scientific studies linking hair loss to the use of birth control pills.

Website survey participants were asked: “How old were you when your hair loss first started?” Results signified that hair loss onset is strongly weighted during one’s teen years, tapering off to just three percent after age 60.

Complete survey results are as follows:

  • Age 15-20: 20%
  • Age 20-25: 19%
  • Age 30-35: 18%
  • Age 40-50: 17%
  • Age 25-30: 14%
  • Age 50-60: 9%
  • Age 60+: 3%

“Information from both member emails and our recent survey are telling,” explained the Project’s founder. “A considerable number of women start to lose their hair at a young age, coinciding with the use of birth control pills. This can be extraordinarily crippling to a woman’s self-esteem at any age, but even more so during these extremely delicate years of self-discovery.” Though surprising to most women, even The Mayo Clinic warns that birth control pill use may result in hair loss. Read more