LOSS SEVERITY CLASSIFICATION
are also different regions of the scalp where hair
loss occurs, each area has a name which describes
the exact region where the hair loss is taking place.
In order to classify the severity of hair loss, doctors created
a series of charts categorizing various stages of hair loss.
The charts are very useful when describing your hair loss
to someone or as a yard stick to measure your own
hair loss progression or regrowth. The charts are only relevant
to Male and Female Pattern hair loss since the hair loss occurs
in a predictable pattern.
The most commonly used chart for men is the one developed
by Dr Hamilton and then later modified by Dr. o'Tar Norwood
the Norwood-Hamilton scale.
who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia have a pattern of hair loss
called Female Pattern Loss. This loss does not occur in the
same pattern as men but appears as a diffuse thinning throughout
the scalp. There is a chart designed to classify Female Pattern
loss called the Ludwig Scale. There are however always
exceptions and in some cases men may suffer from a diffuse type
thinning and women may experience a similar hair loss pattern