It's becoming increasingly common for menopausal women to experience frontal fibrosing alopecia, in which the hairline moves back.

Early treatment of a receding hairline (frontal fibrosing alopecia) might help avoid significant permanent baldness. The cause of this condition is unknown, but it primarily affects older women.

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