Know Baldness Grade

Thinning hair and baldness are common issue, but hair loss don’t appear the same way for everyone. When considering treatment for your hair loss, It is important to recognize the type of hair loss you have as a first step to determining the right treatment plan – At Satya’s Hair Transplant Clinic our experience Counselor can help you understand your hair loss.

Study the illustrations and photos here to determine the classification of your hair loss.


Minimal hair loss, it represents a normal head of hair with no visible hair loss. This is commonly viewed as a normal mature, male hairline.


It is characterized by the beginning of a receding hairline, a progression to the adult or mature hairline that sits a finger’s breath. However it is so insignificant that it does not represent balding.


The entire anterior border of the hairline lies high on the forehead. It is characterized by a front to back progression of hair loss.


It is the first stage that requires treatment.
Patients exhibit a more significant decline in hair above the temples as well as receding from the forehead.


It is represented by the area of hair loss approaches the frontal half of the superior scalp.


Receding hairline and Vertex hair loss is starting to become significant on the crown.


In Class 4 hair loss may become more noticeable on the crown or patients may have significant hair loss above the temples and/or front anterior areas. However there is still a solid band of hair across the top (mid-scalp) separating front and vertex.


The area of hair loss now extends beyond the frontal half of the superior scalp.


The bald areas in the front and crown continue to enlarge and the bridge of hair separating the two areas begins to break down. Hair loss approaches significant levels with most hair loss occurring on the top of the vertex and crown. Hair transplantation for this Class and higher Class levels may require more grafts to provide coverage and density.


This type represents the most advanced degree of hair loss within the variant group. If the hair loss becomes more extensive, it cannot be differentiated from the normal types V and VI.


The bridge of hair that crossed the crown is now gone with only sparse hair remaining. The frontotemporal and vertex regions are now joined together and the extent of hair loss is greater. But patient still have areas with donor hair available. Transplanting this hair can still have excellent results.


It is the most severe form of hair loss. A narrow band of hair in a horseshoe-shape survives on the sides and back of the scalp. This hair is usually not dense and may be quite fine. The hair is also sparse on the nape of the neck and in a semicircle over both ears. There may still be sufficient donor hair for transplantation; however, results may be limited.