Male Pattern Baldness: Types and Treatments in Mexico

General Information and Treatments


A survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery reported that about 35 million men in the United States experience some type of hair loss. In other words, hair loss among men is a common condition.

Male pattern baldness also known as androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss. It is associated with androgens(male steroid hormone) and genetics.

Male pattern baldness can begin in someone’s teenage years. However, it usually begins in adulthood. There are two types of male pattern baldness, they are the following:

  1. Genetic Male Pattern Baldness: this type of male pattern baldness is related to genetics, in other words, history of balding and hair loss in someone’s family. When DHT, a male sex hormone, starts to build up in the hair follicles it causes their hair growth phase to diminish.
  2. Environmental Male Pattern Baldness: Some men face male pattern baldness due to environmental factors, such as stress, smoking, thyroid deficiencies, among others.


The severity of male pattern baldness can be classified by using the Norwood scale. This scale classifies the extent of male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness has 7 stages that measure the pattern of hair loss and the intensity of hair loss. The scale begins on stage 1 which means significant hair loss or recession of the hairline and goes up to stage 7 which is the most severe stage of hair loss, in this stage hair is very thin.

For every problem there is a solution and this is just the case for male pattern baldness. It is so common that there has been a huge technological and scientific advancement towards restorative treatments. There are both non-surgical and surgical hair restoration treatments, they are comprised by the following:

  1. Androgen-dependant medication
  2. Androgen-independent medication
  3. FUT(Follicular Unit Transplant)
  4. FUE (Follicular Unit Extract)