Hair Loss Statistics


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Male pattern baldness is characterized by hair receding from the lateral sides of the forehead (known as a “receding hairline”)

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
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 %
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Surgical Hair Restoration Data
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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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Relevant Research, Inc. International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: August 30, 2016

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