Hair loss syndrome is typically androgenic alopecia that serves the same for both and women. However, the thing that differs between both is the pattern and the exposure of the scalp. And when structuring a hair restoration surgery either by FUT or FUE, the pattern and process of extracting the donor hair sometimes differ between a men and woman.
Hair Loss in Men
Hair loss is a common condition of genetically transmitted androgenic reaction of the hair follicles, the androgen that is primarily a male hormone that women also carry but in a dormant level. Hence apparently since a male hormone, men are more prone to acute exposure of hair loss and baldness.
DHT, being a steroid that involuntarily forms through 5a reductase, happens to boost certain areas in the scalp hair that the hair follicles shrink, weaken and die. Androgenic alopecia is not really the way hair falls off; rather as the hair follicles shrink, it produces thin and poor quality hair and eventually doesn’t produce any hair at all. Hair that falls off the scalp is ideally at the end of telogen period of the usual hair growth cycle. As the DHT affects the hair in typical regions in men being either the front or crown of the scalp, women because of their irregular androgen levels have the affects in a diffusive range, but basically the region being the same crown and temple of the hair.
Men’s Hair Loss Patterns as defined by the Norwood Scale
Stage I: Is regarded as the steady phrase when nothing happens and the hair loss syndromes are at a neutral stage or starting point, where hair loss hasn’t yet occurred.
Stage II: This is the stage where hair loss has occurred and the patient starts to notice a mature hairline with a little broadning of the hairline from the sides of the temple. At the end of the second stage there can be thinner density of the hair.
Stage III (Anterior): The broadening of the temple grows, there might be added breadth in the hair slits. Hair loss medications might be ideal to try now.
Stage III (Vertex): Thinning of the crown area might be noticed.
Stage IV: Broad temples join in with the crown of the scalp forming a V shape hair line at the top of the scalp. The density of the remaining hair varies person to person. And if this stage persists for more than 2years, it would be a good a time to consult a hair transplant surgeon.
Stage V: The emerging of the scalp continues by the sides of the temples with a division of hair forming an M shape from top view of the scalp.
Norwood Class A – In this stage sometimes, the pattern can either be the M shaped otherwise be a Norwood Class A where hairline starts to go backwards by broading a whole forehead than just the temples.
Stage VI: The 6 and 7 stages of baldness are the advanced stages the baldness has affected a large or small area of the scalp and have reduced to a slower pace. Either it be from the front of the scalp or the middle of the scalp the hair at the back of the scalp closer to the nape of the neck and above the hair remains dense forming roughly a horseshoe shape.
Stage VII: The 7th stage of baldness is the stabilized stage, which narrows down to the horseshoe shape and sustains the same pattern for over 3years, it is regarded as eh permanent donor zone is a hair transplant sugary is considered. The hair loss doesn’t really stop, it becomes stabilized.
Men are the majority of patients for a hair transplant surgery. A hair transplant surgery happens to be somewhat easier than that of a women’s hair restoration surgery.