The Savin scale is a type of evaluative chart specifically used to measure the most common types of female pattern hair loss (FPH). In addition to listing common FPH patterns, it is also used to determine the varying degrees of hair thinning as well. The other popular FPH measuring system, called the Ludwig scale, does not take hair density into account. It’s important to note that this measuring system is not limited to females, but rather only those who are experiencing FPH. Men can experience FPH, and are therefore candidates for this evaluative scale as well.
The Savin scale provides alpha-numerically coded pictures that depict different types of FPH, and at different stages. These pictures measure hair loss in three areas of the scalp. They are:
This chart has two major uses:
No, absolutely not. In fact, many people experiencing FPH will not advance to the final stages at all. These pictures are simply references as to what may happen. The degree of hair loss always depends on the individual.