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Norwood Scale

Hamilton-Norwood 6-7 Hair Transplantation

What is Hamilton-Norwood scale?

Norwood scale is a chart that classifies the male pattern baldness levels. It has been created by James Hamilton in the 1950s and later revised by O’tar Norwood.


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What is your hair loss level?

The level of hair loss becomes more dynamic at early ages and static at older ages. Although hair loss that starts at an early age is seen in the early stages according to the Norwood scale, the treatment level should be planned according to the level of shedding that is expected to continue in the future.

What should you expect from hair transplantation ?

Existing baldness can be treated with hair transplantation. Surgical treatments can be applied after evaluating the age, hair type, etc. in areas where shedding has begun or miniaturization is seen. People who have newly started hair loss or have had hair transplantation at an early age often need 2nd or 3rd hair transplantation session in the future.

Surgical design on Norwood 6-7 degree hair loss

According to the Norwood scale, baldness up to the 6th and 7th levels can reach full coverage if there are no additional conditions. In this scale, people with 6th and 7th levels of baldness generally have insufficient donor area. For this reason, there are not enough hair follicles to cover the bald area with a good density. In this case, there are 2 ways to follow.

The first way is generally preferred by inexperienced and sales-oriented people. The sentence “We can cover the entire bald area” is generally true, but the concept of covering is a situation that needs to be examined in itself. There are serious differences in terms of appearance and frequency between a hair transplant procedure in which 5 hair follicles are transplanted per cm2 and a hair transplant procedure in which 20-25 hair follicles are transplanted per cm2.

The second way is preferred by patients with realistic expectations who have accepted how much this type of hair loss can be treated and of course clear and ethical surgeons.

The baldness is almost hidden by the hairy areas created in the middle of the skull developed in this technique. In this technique, called the forelock design, a front hairline and a hairy area in the middle skull are created, so that the person almost gets rid of the bald image.



Sample of Norwoos 6-7 Hair Transplant Result by Legendary Dr. Rassmann

Norwood 6-7 degree hair loss surgical approach on Young patients

Everyone wants to have perfect hair, and the hair transplant surgeon who can give it to everyone would probably be the richest doctor in the world. But there is no such method. Be sure, many bald rich people with millions of dollars in the world would spend a lot of money to solve this problem. What you need to know realistically is that you can have as much hair accordıng to reserve on your neck. The shedding situation at an early age and the baldness that will be reached at later ages should be taken into consideration. One of the most common mistakes is to transplant hair outside the safe donor area to close more bald areas for early-aged patients. However, since this hair will be sensitive to DHT, it will be inevitable to have hair loss in the future.

In such young patients, the safe donor area should be carefully determined, and the hair follicles to be taken from here should be designed considering the current and future situation.


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Oval forelock drawn in a 24 year old male

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