June 8, 2012
Norwood Class 6 Hair Loss – Solutions and Before and After Photos
The Norwood Scale illustrates male-pattern hair loss and includes Classes 2-7.
What is male-pattern hair loss?
Male-pattern hair loss is characterized by a thinning of the hair around the temples and crown of the head. Over time, hair can thin to the point of baldness.
The Norwood Scale illustrates the extent of hair loss and can help in assessing goals with hair restoration.
What causes hair loss in men?
The primary cause of male-pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) is the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Those sensitive to the effects of DHT will have hair that becomes weaker and thinner over time.
Hair loss is a genetic trait that is not necessarily passed down from the maternal grandfather.
You’ve probably noticed that many men retain hair on the sides and back of the head even when bald on the crown. This is due to these hair and follicles resistance to DHT ergo their use in hair transplantation. When transplanted to areas of thinning or baldness, the DHT resistant follicles will survive for a lifetime.
What causes hair loss in women?
Hair loss in women is typically characterized by a general thinning throughout the scalp, which 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 causing hair to thin over time.
- Before and after pictures – Norwood Class 6 Patients
- Before and after pictures – Women’s Hair Transplant Gallery
The typical Norwood Class 6 patient will show significant hair loss but with donor hair available. Transplantation of the available donor hair can have excellent results.
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