Norwood + Hamilton + Ludwig
The Norwood Scale
For men, hair loss over time tends to follow a typical pattern. This has been calibrated and graphically represented by the Norwood scale.
With hair restoration, each case is unique and needs a tailored response. A patient who is at Stage 1 has different needs to a patient at Stage 4. DHI specialists understand the evolution of each patient's hair loss and create bespoke treatment plans.
Diagnosis through testing and analysis is fundamental to each treatment plan’s creation
The first stage of hair loss is the thinning of the temples and/or the frontal hairline. This is a critical stage that sometimes goes unnoticed or is considered minor by patients.
In the second stage, the hair loss is moving inwards, creating a shape on the front hairline that strongly resembles the letter M.
In the third stage, the hair on the top of the head becomes visibly thinner.
Hair loss is now significantly advanced, both at the front and at the back of the head. The hair loss is so obvious that now, the appearance of the face is altered.
The Ludwig Scale
Most women experience a general thinning of the entire scalp. The Ludwig scale was created to describe the degrees of female hair loss in 3 stages and demonstrates how they are presented from the front.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Loss
I am in stage 4. Is there still time for a hair transplant?
Yes, there is still time! However, it is very important to get examined by experts the quantity and quality of hair you have in the donor area at the back of the head.
How can I slow down my hair loss?
Since the first hair transplant in the 1950s, techniques have changed dramatically for the better. Older techniques, such as FUT (Strip), involved removing a strip of skin from the donor area, leaving a permanent, unsightly scar at the site.
Then, techniques appeared that left no scars but only small marks on the donor area, but they still didn’t offer natural looking results, so less invasive but still not aesthetically convincing.
Today, Direct Hair Implantation is both minimally invasive and employs the best technology and talent to create great natural looking results
Plus, it is the only technique that requires specialist medical training. This is the most advanced solution for hair loss, for men and women.