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What Is the Difference Between a Mature Hairline and Early Balding?

Most individuals who ask this question may be in their early twenties and starting to see their hairline recede in the front. So is it early balding or just a mature hairline? The difference can be very difficult to spot just by looking.

It’s important to realize that a mature hairline does not mean you have male pattern baldness (MPB). It’s simply a sign of aging. Many hairlines recede with passing decades and usually occur between the ages of 17-29. (may vary by individual) In fact, the average space between the forehead and eyebrows for men is 2.4 to 3.2 inches.

what is the difference between a mature hairline and early balding

One tool that’s available is the The Norwood classification, published in 1975 by Dr. Norwood. It’s the most widely used classification for hair loss in men. One piece of note to keep in mind is that the rate at which men lose their hair varies enormously. Essentially, the scale is used to assess how advanced a mans hair loss is, the higher the number, the more advanced the hair loss.

So what are your options? Despite your self diagnosis of where you think you stand, the most important thing you can do is seek a professional consultation. The experts at New Image Hair Clinic can perform a free hair and scalp analysis to determine the best course of action and compose an individualized hair loss treatment plan.

At New Image Hair Clinic, you matter. How you feel about your hair loss and making the right choice to solve it matters. We encourage you to take the time and review your options. Then come in for a no cost, no obligation private hair loss consultation.