Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Procedures Worldwide

An estimated 252,002 hair restoration procedures were performed worldwide in 2008 (a 12% increase from 2006)

  • In the United States, 98,727 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Canada, 5,268 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Mexico/Central & South America, 13,102 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Europe, 32,320 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Asia, 78,822 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In Australia, 3,116 hair restoration procedures were performed
  • In the Middle East, 20,647 hair restoration procedures were performed

Estimated Hair Restoration Worldwide Market Size

Based on the estimated number of 252,002 hair restoration procedures performed in 2008, 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):

  • $1,268,590,668 USD (U.S. Dollars)
  • €971,501,957 (Euros)
  • $1,536,263,299 CAD (Canadian Dollars)
  • $1,760,994,136 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 price for a hair restoration procedure.

Extrapolated Number of Hair Restoration Surgical & Non-Surgical Patients Worldwide

The extrapolated worldwide number of hair restoration patients treated in 2008 was approximately 811,363 (236,468 surgical patients and 574,894 non-surgical patients) – a 26% increase from 2006

  • In the United States, 227,216 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Canada, 10,695 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Mexico/Central & South America, 43,969 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Europe, 73,167 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Asia, 385,711 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In Australia, 14,855 hair restoration patients were treated
  • In the Middle East, 55,750 hair restoration patients were treated

By Age and Gender

  • In 2008, 84.9% of all hair restoration surgical patients worldwide were male (down slightly from 86.2% in 2006)
  • Men in their 30s represent the largest group of male patients (31.2%)
  • In 2008, 15.1% of all hair restoration surgical patients worldwide were female (up slightly from 13.8% in 2006)
  • Women in their 40s represent the largest group of female patients (31.1%)
  • In 2008, 68.2% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were male (down slightly from 71.8% in 2006)
  • In 2008, 31.8% of all non-surgical hair restoration patients worldwide were female (up slightly from 28.2% in 2006)
  • In 2008, more than half of both male and female patients worldwide fell between the ages of 30 to 49 years old (59.6% and 54.9%, respectively)

Trends by Country

Of the estimated 252,002 hair restoration procedures performed worldwide in 2008:

  • The Middle East experienced the biggest increase in the number of procedures, with 20,647 procedures performed in 2008 (a 68% increase from 2006)
  • While nearly all (92.9%) hair restoration procedures performed in 2008 targeted the scalp area, hair restoration procedures performed on the eyebrows increased in popularity worldwide by 43.1% (11,105 procedures in 2008 vs. 7,758 procedures in 2006)
  • In Europe, eyebrow hair transplants increased by 297.9% (2,861 procedures in 2008 vs. 719 procedures in 2006)
  • In Mexico/Central & South America, eyebrow hair transplants increased by 21.5% (745 procedures in 2008 vs. 613 procedures in 2006)
  • In Asia, the demand for chest hair transplants rose by 184.4% (219 procedures in 2008 vs. 77 procedures in 2006)
  • In the Middle East, the number of facial (moustache/beard) hair transplants increased by 110% (916 procedures in 2008 vs. 436 procedures in 2006)
  • In the United States, the number of facial (moustache/beard) hair transplants increased by 15.1% (1,369 procedures in 2008 vs. 1,189 procedures in 2006)

Notice: Please refer to the full report of the 2009 ISHRS Practice Census, located at:

Hair Restoration Surgery Statistics

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 6.5 percent at the 95 percent confidence level.

The ISHRS commissioned RH Research of Chicago, IL, to help develop the survey instrument, collect the data, analyze the findings, and prepare the summary report. RH Research is an independent survey research company specializing in surveys and statistical programs for professional societies and trade associations. All data collected from ISHRS members was kept completely confidential by RH Research.

The 2009 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 this survey was developed from actual historical information and does not include any projected information. Neither RH Research 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 this survey.

 

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