When considering treatment for your hair loss, it is important to understand how far your hair loss has progressed. The Norwood scale is a useful tool for diagnosis of male pattern baldness as it classifies the progression into seven stages.
These stages are depicted in a series of helpful pictures – click on the main image above– which enable you to accurately determine where you are on the scale.
There may be times where you will need to describe the extent of your hair loss to your practitioner via telephone or internet for treatment purposes – the Norwood hair loss scale can be a handy tool in this regard! Early detection is key as most treatments for typical male pattern baldness are most effective if you suffer from Norwood stages 1- 4.
For this reason, as soon as you notice your hair falling out it is important to recognise your position on the scale and seek treatment accordingly.