Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2007
When it comes to hair loss, most people think it's a problem that only affects older men -- but a new survey finds that young men are more likely to seek out hair restoration surgery.
According to the ISHRS 2007 Practice Census, men in their 20s and 30s are now more likely to get hair transplants than those in their 40s or 50s -- a significant demographic shift from two years ago.
"Hair loss isn't just a problem for middle-aged men," said Alan J. Bauman, M.D., a prominent U.S. hair restoration physician and ISHRS member. "Some men start going bald when they're in college, and most men begin to see early signs of male pattern hair loss in their late 20s and early 30s. However, this new survey shows that young men are much more sensitive about their hair loss and more willing to seek treatment."
The ISHRS survey found that:
The ISHRS survey also reported that Americans spent more than $1.2 billion on hair restoration treatments and over 94,000 had hair transplants in 2006. Throughout the world, the number of hair transplants is also increasing dramatically, as the survey reported a 34-percent jump in these procedures in just two years. The number of female patients also climbed by 2.4-percent - from 11.4-percent in 2004 to 13.8-percent in 2006.
About Dr. Bauman:
Alan J. Bauman, M.D., founder of Bauman Medical Group in Boca Raton, Florida, is a top U.S. medical expert on hair loss and restoration for men and women, including eyelash, eyebrow and scalp transplants, and laser therapy. Dr. Bauman is a diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and a featured lecturer at major medical conferences. Websites: http://www.baumanmedical.com -- http://www.baumanblog.com -- http://www.youtube.com/baumanmedical
About the ISHRS:
Founded in 1993, the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is a non-profit medical association dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. With a membership of over 650 physicians worldwide, the ISHRS provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair loss and restoration surgery and serves as a resource for the public on the latest medical and surgical hair restoration treatments for hair loss. For more information and to locate a physician, visit http://www.ishrs.org.