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Treatment for Norwood Stage 3 Hair Loss

Hair loss in men occurs in various patterns. And this is called male pattern baldness. The Norwood scale is the determination for male pattern baldness. However, most of the clinicians use Norwood scale to determine the balding. This offers a source point to diagnose the extent of baldness. The Norwood scale helps in looking for hair loss treatment options, and measure the effectiveness of treatment. The Norwood scale shows male pattern baldness in 7 stages, controlling hair loss at the right time is very important. If you suffering from male pattern baldness and looking for a solution to your baldness, then you are in the right place. This article offers various treatments for Norwood Stage 3. 

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What is Norwood Stage 3?

The Norwood scale has seven stages. Each stage measures the severity and pattern of hair loss. And stage 3 gives the first signs of clinically notable balding. There are 2 cases in stage 3. The first one is where the hairline shifts deep at both temples, matching an M, U, or V shape. The second stage is hair loss at the vertex. Here, the hairline remains same, however, there is significant hair loss on the top of the scalp (the vertex).

Norwood Stage 3
Norwood Stage 3

Why Treatment is Important at Norwood Stage 3?

As explained earlier, stage 3 is the initial stage of balding. This being the starting point of balding, needs control and treatment to avoid drastic hair loss. Physical examination, medical history, family genes, helps in diagnosing male pattern baldness. A dermatologist or hair specialist can examine your scalp to identify the pattern and degree of your hair loss. At early Norwood stages, the hair loss treatments are most successful. It is easier to control and slow down hair loss than to work on new hair growth. Norwood stage 3 is one such significant phase of hair loss where surgical procedures may be the best option.

Related Article: Male Pattern Baldness Stages-Norwood Scale 7 Stages

Hair Loss Treatments for Norwood Stage 3 Hair Loss

1. Medicines are available in the market to treat hair loss such as Minoxidil a medicated solution which needs to apply as prescribed on the scalp. Regular usage of minoxidil for at least 6 months, prevents further hair loss and later starts with hair regrowth. Another one is Finasteride a pill given to men to reduce DHT. Daily intake of these pills slow the hair loss in men and after 6 months helps in new hair growth.

2. Mesotherapy: 

External microinjections are implanted just below the epidermal layer of the scalp. This encourages the hair’s natural regeneration and reproduction process. This technology at the root of the treatment is based on the understanding that most hair loss problems are a result of lack of proper nutrients, reduced blood circulation to the scalp, and hormone imbalances (DHT, in particular) around the hair follicle.

3. Dermaroller:

Dermaroller is a handheld roller-device covered in microneedles. The needles range from 0.25 mm to 1.5m. These needles are rolled over the bald region. This helps in stimulating hair growth, and this can be used with minoxidil for better results.

4. PRP Therapy:

Platelet-rich plasma therapy helps increase the blood supply to the hair follicle. Which in turns helps in natural hair growth. Plasma is a component of the blood that contains special proteins that support cell growth. PRP is injected into the bald region, which stimulates and helps in hair regrowth. 

5. Hair Transplant:

In the case of balding, the basic hair loss treatments don’t provide a complete solution, thus hair transplant treatment is performed. Parts of your scalp that have good hair growth are removed, and hair follicles are transplanted to the balding areas. Nubello Aesthetics offers the best FUE hair transplant in Mumbai


Hair loss prevention and hair loss treatment are closely related, go hand in hand. People begin balding at different ages, with different severity, at different speeds. However, taking the right treatment at the right time is very important. So it is up to you to decide when to start taking hair loss treatment. Prevent and take treatment for Norwood Stage 3 before you move to further stages. 

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