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Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), also known as Androgenetic Alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. It occurs as a result of genetic and hormonal determinants. Responsible hormone ( DHT-dihydrotestosterone ) affects follicles in the scalp, leading to the production of progressively smaller in diameter, lighter in colour and shorter in length follicles. Under the influence of DHT, hair growth in certain parts of the scalp stops completely, resulting in the typical pattern of hair loss. The condition appears to depend on genes from either or both parents.

Classification of Male Pattern Baldness

Male hair loss varies in severity and size. There are numerous stages, from thinning hair to complete baldness on certain parts of the scalp.
The most detailed and widely used to describe Male Pattern Baldness is The Hamilton-Norwood classification system. In 1975 Dr O’Tar Norwood, a dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon discovered that thinning begins in the temples and crown. Then slowly proceeds to encompass the entire top of the scalp. As a result, in the most advanced stage, only a rim of hair along the side and back of the scalp remains. The various grades of hair loss described by Norwood include the following.*

Female Pattern Baldness

Female Pattern Baldness (FPB) is described as non-scarring diffuse (unspecified) alopecia. It evolves from the progressive minimisation of hair follicles in the frontal, central, and parietal areas of the scalp to the consecutive reduction of hair in these scalp areas. In general, Female Pattern Baldness demonstrates its onset during the reproductive years, with the second peak noticeable between 50 and 60 years of age. The process of changes in follicles leading to baldness in women is similar to the one occurring in men, with the one difference. Although female hair loss is not spoken about as much as male hair loss, it is a much more common problem than people realise. Perhaps it is just better hidden in women than in men.

Classification of Female Pattern Baldness

There are various Female Pattern Baldness classification methods for evaluating the condition. The most useful tool used to estimate the hair loss degree in women is The Savin Scale**. Invented by Dr Ronald Savin in the 1990s. It consists of nine computer pictorials reflecting a range from no hair loss to severe hair loss. The Savin Scale recognises three different stages (I, II, and III) detailed as nine unique phases (I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, II-1, II-2, III, advanced, and frontal). Thanks to this method, every hair restoration specialist can effectively estimate the degree of a woman's hair loss.

Scalp Micropigmentation for Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Baldness affect many men and women. When hair loss becomes evident, it often causes a withdrawal from relationships and triggers a significant psychological breakdown. Balding or hair thinning influence the way people see themselves and their confidence. In some cases, the mental effects can disturb someone's career. While looking for a solution to this common problem, individuals come across Scalp Micropigmentation, also known as SMP or hair tattoo. This innovative treatment efficiently conceals the visual appearance that hair-loss brings and changes lives. Click here to discover how SMP can change your life.

During the SMP Treatment, a series of tiny dots implanted into the scalp successfully imitates hair follicles by creating the look of just shaved hair. To find out what to expect during a typical SMP Procedure follow this link. Once an SMP treatment is completed, "a good look" remains for a few years bringing numerous advantages.

The top benefits of Scalp Micropigmentation:

  • Restored confidence

  • Affordable

  • Fast-healing

  • Low-maintenance

  • Long-lasting

  • Non-surgical

  • Realistic

Thanks to SMP, hair loss does not have to be something that limits you.

Click here to learn more about the advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment.

Thanks to SMP, hair loss does not have to be something that limits you.

Click here to learn more about the advantages of Scalp Micropigmentation Treatment.

* Norwood OT. Male pattern baldness: Classification and incidence. South Med J. 1975;68:1359–65.

** Savin RC. A method for visually describing and quantitating hair loss in male pattern baldness. J Invest Dermatol. 1992;98:604