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Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide

168,155 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2004

  • In the United States, 87,987 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Canada, 8,861 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Mexico/Central & South America, 16,541 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Europe, 28,042 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Asia, 20,673 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Australia, 1,875 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In the Middle East, 4,176 hair restoration procedures were performed

Estimated Hair Restoration Worldwide Market Size

Based on the estimated number of 168,155 hair restoration procedures performed in 2004, multiplied by the average fee* charged to patients for a procedure, the estimated worldwide market for hair restoration was calculated as follows (expressed here in various currencies):

  • $811,684,185 USD (U.S. Dollars)
  • €665,053,025 (Euros)
  • $983,874,905 CAD (Canadian Dollars)
  • $1,061,562,515 AUD (Australian Dollars)

* The "average fee" charged for a procedure reported by survey participants and used in this calculation represents the overall average fee charged to all patients treated. Since the cost of procedures performed on individual patients may vary depending on the number of grafts and several other factors, the "average fee" as it related to this survey did not represent what all patients would expect to pay for a procedure, and should not be construed as a typical fee for a hair restoration procedure.

By Gender

  • 89% of all surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were male

 o Men in their 40s represent the largest group of male patients (30%)
 o Men in their 30s represent the second largest group of male patients (29%)
 o Men in their 50s represent the third largest group of male patients (18%)
 

  • 11% of all surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were female

 o Women in their 40s represent the largest group of female patients (33%)
 o Women in their 30s represent the second largest group of female patients (23.2%)
 o Women in their 50s represent the third largest group of female patients (22.9%)
 

  • 72% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were male
  • 28% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were female

By Age

  • Roughly one-third (32%) of all surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were in their 40s
  • Approximately one-fourth (26%) of all surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were in their 30s
  • One-fifth (20%) of all surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were in their 50s

Busy Season

In the United States, the busiest months for hair restoration procedures in 2004 were during the winter or in cooler months - 71% were performed in November; 67% were performed in February; and 65% were performed in January

Trends

While nearly all (95%) hair restoration procedures target the scalp, hair restoration procedures were performed in other areas of the body such as:

  • Approximately 3% were performed on eyebrows
  • Approximately 1% were performed on facial areas (such as the moustache/beard)
  • 0.35% were performed on eyelashes
  • 0.34% were performed on the pubic area
  • 0.06% were performed on the chest

Pro Bono Work

  • Nearly three-quarters (74%) of ISHRS members performed at least one procedure free of charge to the patient (or at a significantly reduced rate) because of the patient's financial hardship or some other reason

  • Among ISHRS members who performed 300 or more hair restoration surgeries in 2004, 88% performed some pro bono work

Notice: Please refer to the full report of the 2005 ISHRS Practice Census, located in the Media Center at: index.htmmediacenter/media-statistics.htm. The objective of the survey was to gather reliable statistics with regard to the volume of hair restoration procedures performed, patient demographics, surgical techniques, treatments used, and other practice dynamics. The margin of error for the sample is plus or minus 5.4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.

The ISHRS commissioned Leever Research Services, Inc. to help develop the survey instrument, collect the data, analyze the findings, and prepare the summary report. Leever Research Services is a market research firm specializing in surveys and statistical programs, exclusively for professional societies and trade associations. All data collected from ISHRS members was kept completely confidential by Leever Research Services.

The 2005 ISHRS Practice Census is published by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a compilation of information provided solely by participating physicians. The information published in the survey was developed from actual historical information and does not include any projected information. Neither Leever Research Services nor ISHRS has verified the accuracy, completeness or suitability of any information provided here, and ISHRS does not recommend, encourage, or endorse any particular use of the information reported in this survey. ISHRS makes no warranty, guarantee or representation whatsoever and assumes no liability or responsibility in connection with the use or misuse of the survey.

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