Ludwig Scale for female pattern hair loss - How bad is it and how bad can it get?


There are 3 levels or grades of loss in the Ludwig scale:

Ludwig 1
Normal head of hair with no visible hair loss.

Ludwig 2
The hair is receding in a wedge-shaped pattern.

Ludwig 3
Same receding pattern as Ludwig 2, except the hairline has receded deeper into the frontal area and the temporal area.


Don't despair, there are treatments for female pattern hair loss which include: Nizoral cream or shampoo, Spironolactone, Finasteride, Dutasteride, topical Minoxidil