Hair is an important part of your identity. A receding hairline can have profound psychological and psychosocial implications for a person. If you approach the mirror each day with trepidation over losing your luscious locks, you are not alone. Male pattern baldness accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in males. Indeed, hair loss in women accounts for 40% of all hair loss cases in the United States.
One of the first signs of hair loss in both men and women is a receding hairline. Your medical doctor may recommend an oral prescription medication called finasteride (brand names include Propecia or Proscar) to treat your receding hairline.