Classification of Hair Loss in Women NYC - (212) 644-6454 - New York, NY


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  • The Ludwig Classification of Hair Loss in Women Women's hair loss can be classified into three types: localized hair loss, patterned hair loss, and diffuse hair loss. 
  • The Ludwig Classification uses three stages to describe female pattern genetic hair loss: Type I (mild), Type II (moderate), and Type III (extensive). 
  • Since the diffuse, non-scarring female hair loss caused by hereditary is so common, it has its own special classification that is based upon the degree of thinning called the Ludwig classification. 
  • Type I. Early thinning that can be easily camouflaged with proper grooming. 
  • In all three Ludwig stages, there is hair loss on the front and top of the scalp with relative preservation of the frontal hairline
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