If you see that your hair is falling out more and more and you are rethinking the hair transplant, perhaps you should know beforehand what stage of the Norwood Baldness Scale you are in. You can even save it!
Recently, taking a look on the Internet on the subject, I found what is called "Norwood scale” which, apparently, is a system which is used to make a tracing from hair loss in men. After all, it is a gradual hair loss, so with this scale, we can detect at what stage of the hair loss process hair loss we're.
Therefore, the Norwood-Hamilton Baldness Scale consists in seven phases what do they measure and classify The different stages from male pattern baldness. Something like the Ludwig Scale for female alopecia. Don't you find it interesting to be able to know what stage of baldness you are in and how you can try to solve it?
What degree of alopecia do you have according to the Norwood Scale?
Every process has a beginning, right? Well, the one of the hair loss too… And that's where we should start looking. Those first days when your hair starts to fall out a little more than usual, you still notice that the hair growth line I have regressed a little, but what if tomorrow is a little more and the next day a little more?
The first phase of the Norwood Scale and the least worrying. At this stage, you still have the full head of hair even in the area of the crown and at most you will notice that the line of your hairline has receded a little (or even not at all). It is usually the most habitual between the teenagers and men in their 20s. Even so, not all men have to suffer from the problem of hair loss when we become adults. I wish I was in this phase now! At this stage of the Norwood Scale it is not essential to treat hair loss, but it never hurts to wear a photo tracking Just in case we start to worry one day…
This phase leads to what we commonly call “fur entries”. At this stage our hairline has already receded to the temples, turning our mane shape into M, V or U shape. Even so, there is no reason to be alarmed yet, since many people get stuck in this phase. Although if you are already starting to feel insecure about your hair loss and you want to try to solve it, you can investigate medications for hair loss such as Minoxidil, for example stimulates the increase of fur.
In this stage of baldness you begin to notice how your Appetizer with deepen and the density of your hair decreases considerably. But don't be alarmed yet! If there is still hair, it is because your fhair follicles follow alive, so drugs such as Minoxidil They can come in handy so that the hair that you still have left does not continue to fall out. Apart from medications, surgery is also usually recommended at this stage. hair transplant, although it is better to consult a specialist before making the decision!
At this stage, the hair around the hairline begins to fall out and is impossible to hide what are you staying calvo. More of the same in area of the crown, since each time you will notice less hair density in her. But calm. Do you want to stop the baldness process? You still can. Of course, it has to be now! maybe with him Minoxidil or similar, you will not grow much more hair than you have already lost, but at least you will be able to prevent the process from continuing until phase 5, or 6, or even 7... Also, if the number of hair follicles that you have is considerable, the capillary graft can also be a good solution for your problem.
In this phase the entrances are no longer shaped like M, V or U, but you start to have more horseshoe shape. This is because the fur from frontal area he has missing (almost) completely. The same in the area of the crown, although you still have a strip of hair that separates both parts. Type 5A baldness is characterized by low hair density all over the head and thinness from hair fringe that separates the hairline and the crown. The further you go on the Norwood-Hamilton Baldness Scale, the fewer options for treatment there is to hide the baldness that lies in wait for us. Although at this stage it is almost impossible for the medication to magically grow our lost hair, at least we can try to stop the remaining hair from falling out. In addition, at this stage it is also recommended to hair transplant surgery if what is intended is Add some scalp coverage from your head or to your birth line.
Dear friend, I am sorry to tell you that if you are already in this phase and you have not made the decision to do something about your hair loss before, you may not have anything to do. Phase 6 of the Norwood Scale is characterized above all by having lost almost all hair that formed the stripe that separated the hairline and the crown area. The horseshoe shape of your head is already more than evident and the medicines have already ceased to be effective... However, perhaps it is possible that with several hair transplants you can retrieve some hair density, since with only one it is unlikely that surgery will be of any use to you. Consult your hair loss doctor if you still have a chance with the number of hair follicles you have left alive!
Last phase of the Norwood follow-up. At this stage you no longer have almost no hair on the scalp. In this case, the only solution is shave your headaccept the fact that you are calvo and say goodbye to complexes at last.
When should I start worrying about my hair falling out?
It is important that you start giving importance to drop of you fur as soon as you notice that it begins to fall more than usual. It is true that the sooner it is detected hair loss, more treatment options there will be to prevent it from getting worse or even to recover the hair that had already fallen out. For this, the best advice that can be given to a man with this problem is go to specialized dermatologist in hair loss. If you still do not consider hair loss to be relevant, it is still advisable to continue doing reference photos from both the front, the top and the back of your head. This way you can go comparing the photos with those of the Norwood-Hamilton Scale and you will be able to observe in which of the 7 phases you are.
In any case, it is important to highlight the fact that not all men have the same concerns and that many of us do not want to take action in this regard, since it is not a problem for them to go bald. (In truth, those men make me very envious, I don't want worries in my life either). And how many bald men will there be who look great without hair? I'm telling you, a lot!