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85% increase in hair transplants worldwide

The new trend reveals two important facts.

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), hair transplantations have shown an increase by approximately 85% within the last eight years and they still attract more and more people wishing to treat permanently hair loss.

The ISHRS is an international non-profit organisation aiming at the promotion of the art and science of medical restoration of hair loss with more than 1,000 doctors-members throughout 60 countries worldwide. According to its latest statistical data, between 2004 and 2012 the number of people who had a hair transplantation at global level increased from 168,000 to 310,000. The majority of them (70-80%) were males.

Understanding the rapid increase

This new trend proves two important things. Firstly, it reveals the much greater awareness for the psychological impact of hair loss. An estimated 2/3rds of all adult men and 20-30 million females suffer with hair loss, often feeling a compromised sense of self confidence that ultimately causes personal and professional life to suffer.

Therefore, the increasing number of hair transplantations proves the continuously increasing numbers of men and women deciding to follow a treatment to restore permanently both the frontal hair line and the thickness of their hair.

Secondly, the almost double number of hair transplantations within eight years confirms that previous techniques and advanced technology tools devices offer natural results, better than ever. Actually they are so satisfactory that have led many celebrities speaking up to the public about their hair transplantation, publishing pictures even during the procedure and even suggesting to other candidates to get over any concerns they may have.

It is now a fact that with the most modern Advanced Micro-FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique hair transplantation has been converted to a minimally invasive procedure, which is performed with no pain, no stitched and with no scars or marks. As compared to the old-fashioned Strip method, which is still used nowadays, in Advanced Micro-FUE no scalpel is used and it does not leave a large, unsightly and painful scar at the back of the head (donor area). Thanks to the advanced tools, individual hair follicles are extracted – and not a strip of skin – which are then distributed in the areas showing hair thinning. Thus the donor area is used in the most efficient way, providing an absolutely natural result with minimal recovery time.

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