Male Pattern Baldness in Charlotte, NC
Over 40 million men in the U.S. deal with hair loss. At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Stephen Giordano treats male pattern baldness in men living in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, as well as the surrounding areas, with hair restoration and transplantation to help stop hair loss and begin re-growing hair.
What is Male Pattern Baldness?
As the most common type of hair loss in men, male pattern baldness is typically a genetic condition that affects the superior portion of the scalp and comes from sensitivity to androgens (the male hormone).
What are the Treatments for Male Pattern Baldness?
With hair transplantation, the results are permanent, and the treatments offer very little risk in terms of infection from more invasive procedures and the anesthesia used in these procedures.
Topicals and prescriptions are temporary and must be used for the remainder of their lives. Minoxidil (Rogaine®) is a topical solution available over-the-counter and is effective only for certain areas of the scalp. The prescription oral medication, Propecia® (finasteride), is effective in the initial stages of hair loss and must be continued to maintain the results. It is important to note that Propecia® is only available to men as it can have negative effects on the female reproductive system.
What is the Classification of Male Patterned Baldness?
Male patterned baldness is classified under the Norwood Male Pattern Baldness Classification System. This system is used during the diagnosis and recognizes seven categories along with sub categories. Physicians use this primarily during the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia.
The scale under Norwood Male Pattern Baldness classification is as follows:
Type I — Minimal or no recession of the hair line.
Type II — Definite recessions at each side of the temples which are usually symmetrical.
Type III – Classified as “baldness” with deep recessions at temples.
Type III Vertex – Includes recession at the temples and start of a bald spot at the top (vertex) of the head.
Type IV – Includes significant hair loss at the crown, more severe recession at temples, the bald spot at the vertex, and a band of thicker hair across the top of the head.
Type V – Recession in the front of the hair with less division between the temples and a narrower band of hair from the front and temples.
Type VI – No strip of hair across the crown with front temporal and vertex regions joined together since the amount of hair loss is greater.
Type VII – Consists of a narrow band of hair on the sides and back of scalp that is not dense with sparser hair in a semi-circle over the ears.
How Much Do Hair Restoration Treatments Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of hair restoration treatments varies depending on the treatment chosen, the extent of the hair loss and the number of treatments needed. During a consultation with Dr. Giordano, he discusses the cost as well as payment options including financing through CareCredit®.
Hair Loss Consultation
Prior to receiving any hair restoration treatments, Dr. Giordano meets with each patient to talk about hair loss. This appointment involves reviewing your medical history as well as other family members with hair loss issues, your overall medical health, and the best treatment options.
If you live in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, and the surrounding communities, and want to know more about male pattern baldness and how to treat it, Dr. Stephen Giordano offers hair restoration at Carolina Age Management Institute. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.