Male Pattern Baldness Diagnosis
Male pattern hair loss is diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss. The Norwood Scale is a common tool for determining the type and extent of hair loss.
Hair Loss: Resources
Looking for more information about hair loss? These nonprofit and consumer organizations offer plenty of resources.
Male Pattern Baldness Treatments
Two medications are approved for hair loss, and can be effective, especially if hair loss is caught and treated early.
Women's Hair Loss: Diagnosis
A number of tests can determine the extent of a woman's hair loss. The Savin Scale is another useful tool that shows types and patterns of hair loss.
Hair Loss: Procedures to Avoid
Some hair restoration techniques ¿ such as flaps, line grafts, and scalp reductions ¿ are out-of-date and even risky.
Types of Hair Loss in Women
Women's hair loss, like men's hair loss, takes the form of various types of alopecia and effluviums.
Women’s Hair Loss and Hair Restoration
Some women with hair loss make good candidates for hair restoration surgery. Learn more here.
Male Pattern Baldness Causes
Male pattern hair loss stems from hair follicles on the scalp that are genetically sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone. DHT harms the follicle so that hair does not grow.
Hair Loss in Women: Treatments
Hair loss in women is often treated with a topical solution (Rogaine), some oral contraceptives, a medicated shampoo, and other drugs.
Surgical Hair Restoration: Are You a Candidate?
Not everyone or every hair loss condition lends itself to hair restoration surgery. Who are the best candidates? Find out here.