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Hair loss is a major problem, which affects millions of people around the globe. There is no one is an exception and every person has gone through the period of hair loss at least once during their lifetime. Hair loss can be severe and even it can create larger and wider hairless spaces on our head. These types of male pattern baldness are affecting a wide variety of individuals.
The Norwood-Hamilton Scale also known simply as The Norwood Scale helps to categorize hair loss into various levels. The stages of the Norwood Scale and the associated treatment options are as follows.
This is characterized by minimal hair loss along with the frontal hairline, especially in the forehead and on the temple.
A wise selection of the shampoo and conditioner is important and a Hair Transplant Procedure is an option at this point. It’s also advised to discontinue the use of any other hair products such as hair gels, wax, coloring, and so on.
Sage two is characterized by the hair loss on the frontal line along with the temporal areas take a triangular shape. Deepening of these areas can have a symmetrical or not symmetrical form of triangle. In this stage, deepening or baldness covers an area of not more than 2 cm from the front hairline. However, the hair recession causes less hair in the parietal region. Moreover, there is a clear differentiation between the density of hair on the frontal and on the temporal region.
This condition needs to be monitored and examined by a dermatologist. Do not try to be your own doctor. Shampoos with Minoxidil and Finasteride are highly useful. When selecting medications be sure to choose something FDA approved to limit side effects and protect your health. A Hair Transplant Procedure could also be conducted.
This is the highest degree of hair loss in the alopecia region. One can observe deep frontal and temporal receding hairline and they are usually symmetrical and sparsely covered with hair. At this stage the deepening of the hair loss covers more than the 2 cm from the hairline. In addition, this is the first stage to show a significant amount of hair loss that obviously needs medical treatment.
Medications or a Hair Transplant Procedure can be options at this stage. Treatments are aimed at stopping continued hair loss and regrowing hair at the same time. The recommended medication combination at this stage is Minoxidil with Retin A which has a synergic effect on the Minoxidil and increases the effectiveness.
The frontal and frontotemporal hair loss is more severe than in the previous stages. In addition, the parietal or the top most regions of the head show a partial or complete hair loss at this stage. Moreover, the hair on both sides of the head usually separates the frontal area and the crown show extensive hair loss.
This stage medication is normally a mix of Minoxidil and Retin. If those are not sufficient, the addition of Antiandrogens, Folligen, and Lamin Gel may be prescribed. A Hair Transplant Procedure is also a viable option.
Crown area has a very narrow separation from the frontotemporal region. Meanwhile, the balding process covers a large area, resulting in a horseshoe shape instead How of the triangular shape described on above stages.
At this stage, the hair loss is severe and therefore the combination medications can be effective. However, if there is no improvement your doctor might recommend a combination of Proscar and Spironolactone or a Hair Transplant Procedure.
Hair separation between the crowns and the frontotemporal region is gone. The frontotemporal region merges with the crown area and shows the largest alopecia region.
The hair loss at this stage is extensive, hence, medications will have a limited effect. The choice of treatment at this stage are Low Level Laser Therapy or a Hair Transplant Procedure.
The most severe form of male pattern baldness. In this stage there is total hair loss starting from the forehead and ending with the back of the head. Hair remains only on the side surfaces of the head (near the ears) and the lower borders goes near the neck for the occipital region.
The hair loss can lead to total hair loss. A Hair Transplant Procedure is the only option at this point.
* This article is for informational purposes only. You should consult with your doctor before beginning any treatments or taking medications.
The Norwood Hamilton Scale, otherwise known as the Norwood Hair Loss Scale, is a widely used and accepted standard for classifying male pattern baldness and hair loss. The original Norwood Scale was created in the 1950s by Dr. James Hamilton with adjustments and revisions in the 1970’s by Dr. O'Tar Norwood.
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NORWOOD HAMILTON SCALE
At the Norwood 4 Stage recession of the triangular or wedge-shaped pattern in the temporal areas (front corners) becomes progressively severe as companied to Norwood 3 and a general recession occurs in the frontal region. Hair loss in the vertex (crown) increases to form a bald spot more with heightened definition over Norwood 3 Vertex. A thick brand or bridge of hair divides the temporal areas (front corners) and vertex (crown).
If you have a history of hair loss or male pattern baldness in your family its important to periodically monitor for indications of thinning hair or a receding hairline regardless of your current Norwood Scale classification. Identifying changes early on and implementing a preventive hair loss treatment can stabilize or slow your hair loss.
NORWOOD HAMILTON SCALE of 5
At the Norwood 5 Stage hair loss in the frontal areas, temporal areas (front corners), and vertex (crown) is enlarged compared to Norwood 4 and hair density is reduced. The brand or bridge of hair dividing the temporal areas (front corners) and vertex (crown) has narrowed and thinned.
NORWOOD HAMILTON SCALE of 6
At the Norwood 6 Stage the brand or bridge of hair dividing the frontal areas, temporal areas (front corners), and vertex (crown) in Norwood 5 has disappeared leaving some “peach fuzz” or a fully bald areas. A “horse shoe” pattern is formed by hair remaining on the back and sides.
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