Quatela Center for Hair Restoration
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 244-0323

Classify Your Hair Loss

More than 80% of men experience some degree of male pattern baldness or alopecia. A system has been developed for classifying the pattern. Based upon your age and pattern of hair loss, a treatment plan can be established. During your hair restoration consultation we review your family history and classification to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for follicular unit grafting (micro hair restoration). Many patients with advanced alopecia interested hair transplant surgery, who come to our Rochester clinic from cities like Buffalo and Syracuse, NY, are surprised to learn they may benefit from follicular unit grafting in combination with other treatments.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Quatela's skilled hands and artist's eye set him apart from other hair transplant surgeons. Learn why so many men and women choose the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration.

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Norwood Scale Hair Loss Classifications

Most patients have a pattern of hair loss resembling one of the seven groups described by the Norwood Scale. Although helpful, it is by no means comprehensive. An examination of the scalp is a necessary part of the hair restoration process. During this consultation, we determine classification, density and possible number of follicular units available for your hair restoration session.

class2Early recession in both temporal regions may be seen. Hair loss remains minimal along the central anterior hairline. This type may look "normal" on a 42-year-old, but greatly distresses a 22-year-old.

class3The temporal recessions extend more deeply. Some recession is also seen in the front hairline. Patients in Class 3 are typically in their 20's, 30's, or 40's and find dramatic improvement with as few as 1000 grafts.

class4The temporal recession extends very deeply and the frontal hairline is thinning and not nearly as wide. The frontal hairline begins to recede also from the crown of the head moving forward. This shows three zones of alopecia moving towards each other.

class5The three zones of alopecia have almost joined resulting in a deep temporal recession, an enlarging bald crown, and a small "island" or tuft on the front of the crown.

class6This classification is represented by complete or nearly complete zones of alopecia in the front, central and back area of the crown. A horseshoe-shaped zone of hair persists in the back of the head (occipital) and sides (parietal) of the head. The front hairline has receded toward the back of the head.

class7A thin rim of hair encircles the scalp. Many of these patients mistakenly believe that they are not candidates for treatment. In fact, follicular unit grafting (micro hair restoration) is an option.

Learn why men and women seeking hair transplant surgery travel from Buffalo and Syracuse, New York, to the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration to have Dr. Quatela and his hair restoration team perform the procedure. Request a complimentary consultation using our online form to meet him personally, or call our office at (585) 244-0323 to schedule an appointment.

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