Male pattern baldness is a very common issue which effects men in each age according to some conditions. Hair loss occurs as a result of genetic, environmental or disease factors. Poor hair hygiene habits, the use of dyes and discolorations that spoil it, hormonal changes, stress, aging, medical conditions or some medications that also influence the health of the scalp or an insufficient feeding of hair origin. The Norwood scale is one of the leading classification system detecting the extent of male pattern baldness on a scale of 1 to 7. Norwood scale also helps detecting the progress of hair loss. Considering balding is a very common Norwood scale helps understanding the level of baldness and discover the most suitable treatment/surgery with experts.
Norwood 2 scale can be explained as the first stage of baldness for men. At this stage hairline recedes up from the grow crease and the temples starts to look deeper. The frontal hairline recedes until the midline and deep recession of hair for both temple sides. The early signs of U, M or V shaped hairline begin to appear at this stage. Norwood 2 scale can be explained as a minor degree of hair loss.
Some sources consider Norwood 2 scale as “the beginning of a receding hairline.’’ Norwood 2 doesn’t necessarily mean it has to lead to baldness however it is a warning of a need of treatment or hair transplant surgery. Some men don’t feel happy and secure with the look of Norwood 2 choose to have a treatment or hair transplant surgery to avoid Norwood 2.
Norwood 2 can be considered as a stable stage. Sometimes it doesn’t lead to baldness and can be stable for many years. It is changeable according to the hair type and the shape of hair loss.
Norwood 2 scale can last many years in some cases it never leads to baldness nor Norwood 3. Not all men with Norwood 2 continue to lose hair as they get older. Lasting time depends of the hair quality and the environmental factors which effect hair improvement.
Considering Norwood 2 as a beginning of hair loss, 1000-2000 Grafts would be enough to transplant in order to cover around the lines and improve the symmetry. However, in some cases grafts needs can be over 2000 Grafts. Graft needs for Norwood 2 must be determined by Doctor after the consultation.
Yes. Hair transplant can be done on Norwood 2. There are alternative treatment options for Norwood 2 as well. Typically, Doctors suggest hair transplant as the most effective way to prevent hair loss and avoid leading to baldness. There are many successful hair transplant examples for Norwood 2. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure with definitive results for baldness. FUE Method is the most suitable method of hair transplant for Norwood 2. FUE is well-known as the most advanced micrograft technique because the follicular units are extracted one by one and accompanied by their perifollicular structures without the need for cuts.
The Norwood 2 and Norwood 3 classifications represent different stages of male pattern baldness within the Norwood scale. Here are the key differences between Norwood 2 and Norwood 3:
The differences between Norwood 2 and Norwood 3 lie in the extent of hairline recession and changes in the frontal region. Norwood 3 indicates more prominent hair loss compared to Norwood 2.
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