Please explain the Norwood Scale for Hair Loss?

The Norwood Scale was named after a Dr. Norwood and was created many, many years ago. He was one of the first doctors who tried to create a common vocabulary or nomenclature for describing male pattern hair loss. It was called the Norwood Scale and described the very different stages of hair loss.

Many males who suffer from androgenetic alopecia or male pattern baldness do fall into one of these categories on the Norwood Scale of I through VII. However, many patients who are experiencing male pattern baldness actually do not fit typically into one of these specific categories with an atypical hair loss pattern.

Posted by: Dr. Charles