Male baldness, also known as male pattern baldness, is actually hair loss on human male scalp of head. Male pattern baldness affects more than 50 % men worldwide after their age of 50. Men usually get receding hair line or thinning of hairs on their head after their 30.
Male hair loss diagnosis:
Generally male hair loss or male pattern baldness is diagnosed on hair loss appearance and pattern of hair loss in them. Norwood Hamilton Scale is a chart of hair loss images which is a very useful tool to define male hair transplant treatment and medical description.
There are one to seven stages of hair loss pattern according to Norwood Hamilton Scale. These are:
Stage 1: It shows very little receding hair line and if there is family history of baldness then hair transplant treatment is recommended otherwise not.
Stage 2: It generally shows triangular recession of hair line as well as at front temporal region on head. There found thinning of hairs on front part of scalp which shows initial signs of male baldness. This stage deserves hair transplant treatment and around one thousand hair grafts are sufficient in most of such cases.
Stage 3: This stage represents the lowest hair loss but it is considerable male baldness. This stage shows significant hair loss on temporal areas of scalp which may include crown of it. Hair transplant treatment is required for this stage and around one to two thousand of hair grafts are sufficient for it.
Stage 4: Hair loss visible on front temporal zones which become more severe than its previous stage. Crown shows total hair loss at this stage and sometimes it also shows bald spots or thinning of hairs on center of scalp. Around two to three thousand hair grafts are required to treat this stage of male hair loss.
Stage 5: It represents bald spots on the vertex as well as front temporal zones. The crown is noticeably turned into narrower and thinner. It may show a bridge of hairs on crown joining sides of the scalp. This stage however needs more than three thousand hair grafts
Stage 6: A bridge of hair that formed joining the sides of scalp is disappeared during this stage and shows sparse or no hair there. The vertex and crown are joined together and also developed hair loss at the sides of the scalp. Around five to six thousand hair grafts are needed to treat this stage of hair loss in men.
Stage 7: This is the last and most severe form of male pattern hair loss. This stage may show some sparsely grown hairs at the sides and posterior parts of scalp. Over six thousand hair grafts are required for its hair transplant treatment.