Que: I have been losing hair constantly for the past few years and am thinking about a hair transplant. However, I have heard that baldness is often categorized as per a Norwood classification. What class do I fall in?
Ans: You are right; baldness is categorized as per the Norwood classification, but in order to determine, which class you fall in, a physical exam will be essential. We will have to look at your donor area to ensure that there is no thinning there. This physical exam will also allow us to determine if there is any retrograde alopecia, which would directly affect the total number of grafts that can be harvested for the purpose of hair restoration.