Class I depicts the hairline of an adolescent which is not balding in any case. An adolescent’s hairline usually rests on crease of the upper brow.
Class II depicts an adult or mature hairline which is just a finger (1.5cm) above the crease of the upper brow, with traces of some temporal hair recession occurring during adulthood.
Class III marks the onset of hair loss in men. The hairs start receding in a symmetrical pattern along the temple areas.
Class III Vertex stage results in beginning hair loss in the crown area of the scalp (vertex).
Class IV is that stage when more frontal hair loss occurs and hair loss becomes more prominent in the crown area. There is still a band of full hairs present in between the crown and frontal part of the scalp region.
Class V marks the steady progression of hair loss in the crown and frontal areas. It also results in the vanishing of that hair band which was present in-between the frontal and crown areas.
Class VI points to that stage of hair loss, in which the hair band separating the frontal areas of the scalp and crown of the head completely disappears leaving a large bald area. The hairs are still present on the sides of the scalp.
Class VII marks the ultimate stage when individuals face extensive hair loss with just a few strands of hair remaining in the rear and side areas of the scalp.
These patterns are less common to be faced by men but significant because they usually give an appearance that makes men appear very bald even though hair loss is minimal. Men who suffer from Class A patterns should seek treatment early since the frontal part of the scalp doesn’t responds well to medicatios and there is a sharp contrast in areas with hair and those areas which have experienced hair loss. Individuals suffering from Class A patterns should opt for hair transplantation since that’s the best way to deal with their baldness and hair loss.
It’s different from Diffuse Patterned Alopecia since in this type of hair loss, hair thins out from the temple regions of the scalp at the same pace at which other hairs are thinning out. Conducting hair transplantation becomes really difficult due to the fact that hair loss is extensive and unstable in this condition.
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