More than 80% of men worldwide suffer from male pattern baldness. This condition, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is a form of hair loss triggered by genetic reasons. The hair loss caused due to male pattern baldness gradually increases over time. So, if you seek hair loss treatment at the right time, then baldness can be prevented or slowed down.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Make pattern baldness, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is a type of genetic hair loss condition. Some of the early symptoms to look out for are a receding hairline, a thinning crown area, and a diffused pattern hair thinning.
The hair loss condition is developed by a specific gene that causes the hair follicles to develop an increased sensitivity towards the DHT hormone, a type of androgen. This leads to hair loss and eventual baldness.
The symptoms of male pattern baldness gradually progress with time and age. So, one must immediately go for male pattern baldness treatment from a reputed clinic if you experience any of the symptoms.
What are the 7 Stages of Baldness?
The seven stages of baldness are measured as per the Hamilton-Norwood Scale of Hair Loss. It is the industry standard for evaluating the degree of hair loss suffered by a patient. The Norwood Scale is made up of seven levels that categorize the different stages of male pattern baldness.
Norwood Type 1
This is the first stage before your hair loss condition sets in. You still have a full head of hair at this point. There are no signs of a receding hairline or a thinning crown area.
Norwood Type 2
At this stage, you see the first signs of hair loss. The frontal hairline starts receding from the sides near the temples. The crow of the head is still unaffected. While being visible, this type of hair loss is still very mild.
Norwood Type 3
The hair loss starts being much more visible. The hairline starts receding and takes on a M or V shape. Hair at the front of the scalp and near the temples seem to have receded significantly. Some men also start experiencing hair loss at the crown region. At this stage, the hair loss becomes difficult to hide.
Norwood Type 4
The hair loss at this point becomes very obvious. There is little to no hair around the fontal hairline. Some men also lose significant hair at their crown region. It almost gives out the impression of partial baldness.
Norwood Type 5
By this stage, there is not much hair remaining around your hairline and on your crown. The small band of hair separating the hairline and the crown area becomes lesser and thinner.
Norwood Type 6
At this point, the hair loss is every severe. Most of the hair that previously made up the hairline and the crown region is no more there. Some men might still have the band of hair separating the hairline and the crown, but it will have grown sparse and thin. The hair on the back and the sides of the head develops the classic horseshoe pattern of appearance.
Norwood Type 7
This is the most advanced form of hair loss. At this stage, there is almost no hair left on your frontal scalp and the crown portion. You are only left with the horseshoe pattern of hair that’s there on the back and the sides of the head. This may also be lacking in density.
Can You Treat Grade 7 Baldness with a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant surgery is the ideal choice of hair loss treatment when it comes to an advanced level of baldness. The cosmetic procedure successfully restores one’s natural hairline with promising results. In a hair transplant surgery, hair follicles are collected from the donor area and then implanted into the balding regions. This gives the patient natural-looking and permanent hair growth results.
You can check out this below video to learn more about Grade 7 Male Pattern Baldness Treatment at Saraswat Hospital.
- Patient Name: Hemal Seth
- Diagnosis: Grade 7 baldness
- Operated in: November 2019
Mr. Hemal Seth came from Kolkata. He had been suffering from hair loss since the last two years before visiting the clinic. His loss of hair had made him feel conscious of his looks and turned him into a recluse. He started avoiding going out to social gatherings because of his lack in confidence.
When he decided to go ahead with a hair transplant as a solution to his problems, his internet searching led him to find out about Saraswat Hospital.
The hair transplant for Mr. Hemal Seth was performed using a combination of FUE and FUT techniques. Due to the severity of Grade 7 baldness, donor hair available on the scalp was not enough for a successful restoration. Dr. Satya Saraswat and his team had to collect some amount of donor hair from the patient’s beard.
After a two-year period, the patient now has a head full of hair. The fontal hairline and the crown area, which were previously bald, are now once again covered with optimum hair.
Saraswat Hospital is led by ABHRS-certified doctors, Dr. Satya Saraswat and Dr. Preeti Saraswat. Both are highly skilled surgeons equipped with more than 19 years of experience.
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