New Statistics in Hair Restoration Science
At the 2011 International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) Scientific Meeting, the updated statistics for the Hair Restoration industry were released. Hair Restoration continues to be a growing branch in the cosmetic surgery field for decades now. The new data shows that it continues to be emerging exponentially and in 2010 there was an estimated 279,381 surgical hair restoration procedures, an 11% increase over the 2008 census. The United States alone reported 101,252 surgical procedures in 2010 as well.
The ratio between male to female hair transplantation patients in 2010 was 85.9% to 14.1%. Since 2004, the number of female hair restoration patients has increased 24% which might be due to the better techniques of evaluation of female hair loss and better methods of determining the eligibility of the women with hair loss for hair transplantation. Since 2008, eyelash, eyebrow, and face hair restorations procedures increased 14.2%. In the US alone, mustache and beard procedures nearly doubled (1,369 to 2,382).
For more information, check out the ISHRS Practice Census located at: www.ishrs.org/mediacenter/media-statistics.htm