How "perfect" is the balding process

A closer look at temple recession

It should come as no surprise that humans aren't perfect - and not perfectly symmetrical either. One foot is often bigger than the other, one leg longer than the other and one eye is often higher than the other.

Do men with frontal balding have equal recessions on both sides as the hairline moves back or does one side often recede quicker than the other?

A new study of 41 men with early frontal balding showed that the right side was more recessed on average than the left. Overall, the right side had a 23 % larger area of recession compared to the left side.

In conclusion male balding is not symmetrical. Right sided recessions are more rapid.

Asymmetry of the Receding Hairline in Men With Early Androgenetic Alopecia.
Azar RP, et al. J Cutan Med Surg. 2016.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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