Few things are as likely to strike fear in the hearts of men as the sight of a receding hairline in the bathroom mirror. Farewell, sweet youth; hello, male pattern baldness.
Hair follicles are the culprits in this unfortunate turn of events. These tiny holes on the scalp shrink over time, depending on genetics and the presence of testosterone, producing not the lush locks of youth but rather hair that gradually thins into peach fuzz.
Now a doctor who has spent several decades learning the treacherous ways of the follicle may have discovered a new way to put the brakes on the process.