Hair Loss Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Relevant Research, Inc.
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Date Verified: 7.27.2013
Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a “receding hairline”) and/or a thinning crown (balding to the area known as the ‘vertex’). Both become more pronounced until they eventually meet, leaving a horseshoe-shaped ring of hair around the back of the head. More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness, or androgenetic alopecia.

Hair Loss Statistics Data
Number of U.S. men experiencing hair loss 35 Million
Number of U.S. women experiencing hair loss 21 Million
Number of hair loss sufferers, world-wide, seeking professional treatment 811,363
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 35 40 %
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 60 65 %
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 80 70 %
Percent of women who will have noticeable hair loss by age 60 80 %
Average number of hair follicles on the scalp 110,000
Average number of hairs lost daily by hair loss sufferers 100
Of the two medical treatments Minoxidil and Finasteride:  
Percent of male patients that use a minoxidil (such as Rogaine) 85 %
Percent of male patients that use a finasteride (such as Propecia) 15 %
Percent of all patients that had a negative reaction to any hair loss treatement 7 %
Percent of hair loss sufferers who would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair 47 %
Percent of hair loss suffereres who said they would rather have more hair than money or friends 60 %
Percent of hair loss suffereres who said they would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back 30 %
Surgical Hair Restoration  
Number of surgical hair restoration procedures in the U.S. (2010) 101,252
Number of surgical hair restoration procedures worldwide (2010) 279,381
Sugrical hair restoration worldwide revenue $1.87 Billion
Under 20 Years Old 1.4 %
Ages 20 – 29 19,3 %
Ages 30 – 39 30.4 %
Ages 40 – 49 26.3 %
Ages 50 – 59 15.4 %
60 + 7.1 %
Patients who needed 1 procedure to achieve desired results 57 %
Patients who needed 2 procedure to achieve desired results 37 %
Patients who needed 3 or more procedure to achieve desired results 6 %
Percent who needed 1-999 grafts to achieve desired results 4 %
Percent who needed 1,000 – 1,999 grafts to achieve desired results 50 %
Percent who needed 2,000 – 2,999 grafts to achieve desired results 41 %
Percent who needed 3,000+ grafts to achieve desired results 5 %
Non-Surgical Patient Prescription Usage  
Propecia 27.5 %
Rogain Foam 14.8 %
Minoxidil 13.4 %
Proscar or gerneric finasteride 4.3 %
Nizoral Shampoo 6.1 %
Other herbs / vitamins 3.2 %
Home Low level laser therapy 3.7 %
Other special shampoos 5.5 %
Head and Shoulders 2.7 %
Biotin 4.9 %
Compounded minoxidil w/ additives 3.8 %
Clinical low level laser therapy 1.4 %
Avodart 1 %
Nioxin Shampoo 1 %

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