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 StatisticsData
Number of U.S. men experiencing hair loss35 Million
Number of U.S. women experiencing hair loss21 Million
Number of hair loss sufferers, world-wide, seeking professional treatment811,363
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 3540 %
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 6065 %
Percent of men who will have noticeable hair loss by age 8070 %
Percent of women who will have noticeable hair loss by age 6080 %
Average number of hair follicles on the scalp110,000
Average number of hairs lost daily by hair loss sufferers100
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 treatement7 %
Percent of hair loss sufferers who would spend their life savings to regain a full head of hair47 %
Percent of hair loss suffereres who said they would rather have more hair than money or friends60 %
Percent of hair loss suffereres who said they would give up sex if it meant they would get their hair back30 %
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Surgical Hair RestorationData
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 Old1.4 %
Ages 20 - 2919,3 %
Ages 30 - 3930.4 %
Ages 40 - 4926.3 %
Ages 50 - 5915.4 %
60 +7.1 %
Patients who needed 1 procedure to achieve desired results57 %
Patients who needed 2 procedure to achieve desired results37 %
Patients who needed 3 or more procedure to achieve desired results6 %
Percent who needed 1-999 grafts to achieve desired results4 %
Percent who needed 1,000 - 1,999 grafts to achieve desired results50 %
Percent who needed 2,000 - 2,999 grafts to achieve desired results41 %
Percent who needed 3,000+ grafts to achieve desired results5 %
Non-Surgical Patient Prescription Usage 
Propecia27.5 %
Rogain Foam14.8 %
Minoxidil13.4 %
Proscar or gerneric finasteride4.3 %
Nizoral Shampoo6.1 %
Other herbs / vitamins3.2 %
Home Low level laser therapy3.7 %
Other special shampoos5.5 %
Head and Shoulders2.7 %
Biotin4.9 %
Compounded minoxidil w/ additives3.8 %
Clinical low level laser therapy1.4 %
Avodart1 %
Nioxin Shampoo1 %
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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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