Male Pattern Baldness and for woman Female Pattern Baldness. Depending on the area of the scalp and body hair has different genetic patterns. These hair follicles retain their original genetic disposition. Hereditary factors also play a role in the pattern of hair loss. The Norwood Scale classifies degrees of hair loss stages for men. The lower the number (NW2) represents minor hair loss and the higher the number (NW7) represents advanced hair loss. The Ludwig Scale is the female pattern hair loss Scale with similar representations to the hair loss stage.
It is possible for a hair transplant to work by moving the genetically strong hair to an area of hair loss. Mapping out the genetically safe zone is important. Each hair transplant technique uses different harvesting methods. The FUT – Follicular Unit Transplant method removes a thin hair-bearing strip. Follicular Unit Extraction – FUE harvests from a much wider area with random extraction points.
Each hair transplant technique has its individual pros and cons. Both require surgical expertise and understanding of the hair and skin structure. Having high standards in harvesting protocols will ensure the safe removal of the hair. Without these strong protocols, the result can be to damage the hair follicles or removal from outside the safe zone.