Hair Loss Classifications for Men and Women – Solutions

Hair Loss Classifications for Men and Women – Solutions
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The primary cause of male-pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT causes hair to thin over time, eventually to the point of falling out and causing male-pattern baldness.  Male-pattern baldness is where the hair thins around the temples and crown of the head.

Classes of hair loss in men are illustrated by the Norwood Scale.

The Norwood Scale

Bosley Hair Transplant Norwood Class 2 Patients

Bosley Hair Transplant Norwood Class 3 Patients

Bosley Hair Transplant Norwood Class 4 Patients

Bosley Hair Transplant Norwood Class 5 Patients

Bosley Hair Transplant Norwood Class 6 Patients

Female-pattern hair loss is typically characterized by a general thinning throughout the scalp and usually begins at menopause.  Before menopause, DHT is counteracted by estrogen but when these levels drop it’s possible that the follicles can be affected by DHT.

Female-pattern hair loss is illustrated by the Ludwig Scale Classes 1-3.  Class 1 is the least severe where thinning is on top of the head.  A class 3 patient will require additional donor hair to obtain full coverage.

The Ludwig Scale

 

Bosley Female Patient Before and After Photo Gallery

Bosley Lifestyles Before and After Hair Transplant Photo Gallery

The only permanent hair loss solution is hair transplant surgery.  However, there are other hair loss treatments that could be part of a complete treatment plan as decided by you and your Bosley physician.

Treatments include Propecia® (a prescription drug for men only), Minoxidil (part of Bosley Professional Strength for Men and Professional Strength for Women) and the Bosley Laser Comb.  Visit the Bosley Store for more information on these FDA approved hair loss treatments.

To learn more about hair loss classifications for men and women, hair loss treatments and the typical cost of these treatments, schedule a free, private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor by filling out this form.