Hair transplantation is a popular treatment carried out to maintain a pleasing aesthetic appearance and it is definitely a popular one. Since balding can cause psychological, sociological distress and arise aesthetic concerns among individuals, hair transplantation offers an effective solution to those who seek to overcome hair loss. Thanks to Norwood or Hamilton-Norwood scale, hair loss and balding problems can be identified and treated in advance. Norwood scale presents 7 scales regarding the type of baldness the person is having. This classification’s main aim is to standardise the baldness process and choosing the most effective treatment depending on the Norwood scale.
Scales define the phases of hair loss. The higher the scale is the more visible is the hair loss. It helps to define the proper hair recession stage the patient is experiencing in advance and results in carrying out the most effective treatments properly.
Norwood 4 scale shows clear signs of hair loss at the temples and the crown area, however, it can still be treated. At this stage, a great majority of mean try to find a solution to their severe hair recession.
There is nothing to worry about at scale 4 even though it shows clear signs of balding. Hair recession looks a lot more visible compared to the previous stages. Yet the faster you act, the better it would be both for you and your hair.
Hereditary hair losses can take up to 3 to 4 years to reach Norwood scale 4. There is nothing to worry since scale 4 is still treatable with minoxidil, finasteride or ancillary -laser- therapies and treatments.
Graft needs for Norwood 4 must be determined by doctor after the consultation. With FUE it takes only 14 days for newly planted hair to set after your hair transplant. Once transplanted with FUE, %90 of the grafts survive.
There are a lot of treatment options you can get on scale 4, and hair transplantation is among these options. Finasteride (propecia), minoxidil (rogaine), laser therapy are among the other treatment options you might consider. Norwood scale 4 is still manageable and highly likely to be treated with a hair transplant. Consult your doctor here at Asmed now to get more insight, and get the treatment that will provide the most effective solution for you and your hair type.