Male Pattern Baldness is the most common cause of hair loss in men and accounts for over 95% of cases. This condition is a type of androgenetic alopecia that progressively reduces hair follicles due to genetic and hormonal factors. Hair follicles that are sensitive to dihydrotestosterone produce strands of hair that become thinner and shorter over time until they eventually stop producing their hair altogether. In addition to Male Pattern Baldness, hair loss in men can also be caused by stress, poor diet, or medication.
Hair thinning and hair loss in men are common, but they do not look the same for everyone. If it is a man, recognizing the type of hair loss is important to determine a treatment plan. For this, an Estepera medical coordinator can be contacted via e-mail or via instant messaging applications such as Whatsapp and Viber for a consultation and evaluation of your case.
Male Pattern Baldness (Norwood Scale):
Class 1: represents a normal head without any hair loss.
Class 2: characterized by the beginning of the cavity of the hairline and by a “widow’s peak” on the forehead.
Class 3: the patient shows a more significant decrease of hair above the temples.
Class 4: Hair loss may become more evident at the crown or patients may have significant hair loss over the temples and/or the anterior areas.
Class 5: Hair loss is approaching significant levels with the majority of hair loss occurring at the top of the vertex and the crown. Hair transplantation for this class and higher class levels may require more grafts to provide coverage and density.
Class 6: patients show more hair loss, but still have areas with hair available. The transplant can still have excellent results.
Class 7: patients show the most significant hair loss. You may still have hair from the donor area for a hair transplant, but the results may be unsatisfactory.