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Baldness Gene – You Can Do Something About It

Baldness Gene – Is It Responsible For Your Hair Loss?

Did you know that you inherit the primary baldness gene from your mother? This gene is passed on through the x chromosome  of our mothers. And surprisingly not from the y chromosome of our fathers. So, check out your mother’s father, and any brothers she might have for noticeable signs of hair loss.

Nothing is every that simple, while the dominant gene for baldness comes from your mother, your father’s genes also have something to say. Genes for male pattern baldness and hair loss can be passed down from both sides of your family. The baldness gene can also skip generations, and oddly one sibling can have the gene while his brother escapes with a full head of hair Very unfair but true!

For many men, experiencing hair loss can seriously affect their self-confidence. The loss of which in turn affects their social interactions, lifestyle and work.

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Understanding Your Hair Loss & What You Can Do About It

The treatment for male pattern baldness (MPB) or androgenic alopecia, has evolved over the last few years.

There are non-surgical methods such as PRP (Plasma Rich Platelet) therapy. And surgical procedures like FUE & DHI.

If you decide for a hair transplant  you need to know what level and type of baldness your hair loss is at. Clinicians typically use  the Norwood scale to assess the level of hair loss.

The Norwood Scale has seven levels, each indicating the different degrees and areas in which baldness can appear. The scale is used to identify the best possible hair loss treatment for you. James Hamilton originally designed the scale in the 1950s. In the 1970s O’Tar Norwood revised and updated the scale. A system of classification still in use world-wide to measure male pattern baldness. Each of the seven stages indicating what the severity and pattern of your hair loss are.

Meet The Seven Levels Of The Norwood Scale

If you are experiencing hair loss as a result of the baldness gene, the early you start to treat the problem, the better. When the Norwood Scale is used,

  • Level one is the initial stage when there is no significant hair loss or no hairline recession.
  • Level two is when you can see a slight recession around the temples.
  • Level three is when both temples show significant recession; typically in a U, V or M shape, these areas have no or sparse amount of hair. There is also the level three vertex where a bald spot appears on the crown of the head.
  • Level four indicates the recession is further along and the two spots, the temple or vertex have no hair and are separated by a band of hair from one side of the head to another.
  • Level five, similar to four but the band of hair dividing the two expanding bald spots is narrower and sparser.
  • Level 6, this is when the two bald spots meet, the band of hair separating them gone. 
  • Level 7 there only remains sparse and thin hair around the side of the head.

Treatment can take different forms depending on how severe your hair loss is.   If caught early, levels one, two and three, he may recommend medication, further along, the scale he will probably suggest a hair transplant procedure.

The Baldness Gene, No Longer Means Hair Loss!

Baldness affects everyone differently, and the process we go through to manage it is truly individual. If you are suffering from male pattern baldness and through this, uncomfortable about your hair loss, you can do something about it. Contact us today to find out what you can do to get a healthy head of hair. Hair restoration is no gimmick or future science. If you choose to fight back against hair loss, we are here to help you get started on your road to a full head of hair.