Norwood Classification: Understanding Male Pattern Baldness

Androgentic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is something that more than 65% of American men will encounter at some point in their lifetime. For many, the impact hair loss has on self perception, confidence, and quality of life is severe. Depression, poor job performance, and social withdrawl are common in men who begin to lose their hair, leading many to seek treatment options. Fortunately, pattern baldness is just that– a pattern. In other words, hair loss progresses in a somewhat predictable fashion and can be classified in 1 of 7 unique stages. Called the Norwood Classification, this method of understanding hair loss helps physicians provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatment options. The Norwood Classification helps patients, too. By illustrating the most likely outcomes of untreated pattern baldness, the Norwood Classification gives patients an idea of how their hair loss will progress and affect their appearance.


Ludwig Classification: Diagnosing Female Hair Loss

The Ludwig Classification is used to identify and characterize female pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia. Each stage is characterized by the severity of the thinning or balding, starting with mild (Type I) and progressing to extensive (Type III). By understanding this classification method, women may proactively look for the signs of hair loss that may naturally occur during the aging process. In doing so, hair loss may be more proactively diagnoses and treated. To learn more about the early diagnosis and treatment of female hair loss with the Ludwig Classification, visit this exclusive on the Miami Hair Blog.

Hair Miniaturization: What Causes It?

Normally, hair follicles produce a strand of hair that grows, sheds, rests, and re-grows in a cyclical fashion. This is known as the hair growth cycle, and it is estimated that it occurs about 20 times over the course of a healthy individual’s lifetime. Sometimes, however, a phenomenon known as hair miniaturization occurs. In this instance, hair becomes thinner and finer each time it progresses through its growth cycle. When severe, hair miniaturization may even cause hair to stop growing entirely. Genetics, hormones, and nutrition are among the top causes of hair miniaturization in men and women. To learn more about this phenomenon, and how to effectively treat it, visit this informational article on the Miami Hair Blog.

Dr. Rose Presents ARTAS to CBS Miami

Can a robot perform a hair transplant? Restoration Robotics, creators of the all-new ARTAS System for hair restoration, say it can certainly help. Not to worry– the procedure is NOT conducted entirely by machine. The ARTAS System is a physician-guided system that helps surgeons select and extract health hair follicles for manual transplant. The procedure produces beautiful, all-natural results, all while inflicting much less trauma to the scalp when compared to traditional transplant procedures. Recovery time is faster, meaning that ARTAS patients receive a full and natural-looking head of hair without major disruption to everyday life. To learn more about the ARTAS System, visit the Miami Hair Blog and watch as Dr. Rose interviews with CBS Miami about the new technology.