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Thinning hair and balding are common occurrences, but they don't appear the same way for everyone. Recognizing the type of hair loss you have is a first step to determining the right treatment plan—a CosmeSurge Counselor can help you understand your hair loss. Study the illustrations and photos here to determine the classification of your hair loss. If you are experiencing hair thinning in the eyebrow area, CosmeSurge also provides eyebrow transplantation procedures.


Male Baldness: The Norwood Scale


Class 1 represents a normal head of hair with no visible hair loss.
norwood_class_2 Class 2 is characterized by the beginning of a receding hairline and a "widow's peak" on the forehead.
norwood_class_3 Class 3 patients exhibit a more significant decline in hair above the temples as well as receding from the forehead. In Class 3 Vertex, hair loss is starting to become significant on the crown.
norwood_class_4 Class 4 hair loss may become more noticeable on the crown or patients may have significant hair loss above the temples and/or front anterior areas.
norwood_class_5 Class 5 hair loss approaches significant levels with most hair loss occurring on the top of the vertex and crown. Hair transplantation for this Class and higher Class levels may require more grafts to provide coverage and density.
norwood_class_6 Class 6 patients show major hair loss, but still have areas with donor hair available. Transplanting this hair can still have excellent results.
norwood_class_7 Class 7 patients show the most significant loss of hair. There may still be sufficient donor hair for transplantation; however, results may be limited.



Female Baldness: The Ludwig Scale


ludwig_class_1 Type 1 female baldness is the least severe with thinning on the top of the head.
ludwig_class_2 Type 2 hair loss in women is more significant with areas of the scalp showing through thinning hair.
ludwig_class_3 Type 3 patients may completely lose hair on the crown of the head. In this case, more donor hair will be required to obtain full coverage.


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