Survey assesses celebrities with hair loss
According to a new survey of members by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Prince William of England was named the No. 1 celebrity whom hair restoration surgeons would like to help restore a fuller head of hair. More than 40% of the voters selected Prince William, followed by Tiger Woods, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Costner and Vladimir Putin.
Prince William, at 31, is within the age range when most men choose hair restoration surgery. The survey found that men between 30 and 39 accounted for 30.9% of patients who sought hair restoration surgery, the highest percentage of any age group.
For young dads who have thinning hair or balding, state-of-the-art technologies for hair restoration can present natural-looking results with virtually no trace of scarring and minimal downtime. This allows these dads to feel better about their appearance and quickly get back to the demands of fatherhood.
Hair restoration surgery, where hair from the back or sides of the head is transplanted to areas of hair loss with proven surgical techniques, has steadily increased over the years for men and women alike. The number of surgical hair restoration procedures performed worldwide increased by 85% from 2004 to 2012, the ISHRS reported.
Other findings of the survey include:
- 88,304 surgical hair restoration procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2012.
- Worldwide, 86.3% of patients were men and 13.7% were women last year.
- The proportion of women seeking surgical hair restoration has increased 20% since 2004.
- Most men with hair loss choose treatment between ages 30 and 39.
- Hair restoration procedures performed on the eyebrows and face (moustache and beard) increased by 13.1% from 2010 to 2012.
The ISHRS is a non-profit medical association comprised of physicians dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration.
Source: The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, 8/6/13