Hair Loss Facts

  • The average person loses 50 to 100 hairs per day. Still concerned? We recommend the “tug test”: Hold around 15 to 20 hairs between your thumb and index finger and pull slowly and firmly. If more than six hairs come out, you might be starting to have a problem.
  • More than 100,000 men and women (more than 50% of whom are between the ages of 29 and 40) undergo surgical hair restoration procedures each year.
  • There are many reasons you may be experiencing hair loss. The best way to find out is to talk to your physician.
  • The most common causes of hair loss are:
    – Heredity
    – Immune system imbalance
    – Side effect of drugs or medical treatments
    – Emotional condition that compels the patient to pull out their hair
    – The use of harsh hair products or aggressive styling methods
  • The transplantation technology for treating pattern baldness has come a long way. The FUE technique offers both male and female patients
    natural looking results with no surgery.

The Facts for Men:

  • Over 30 million American men are affected by hereditary hair loss
  • 40% of men will experience hair loss by the age of 35
  • Many men cite their reasons for pursuing hair replacement and restoration as: the fear of becoming bald, being concerned with looking much older than they are, their overall perceived attractiveness, the feeling of being less confident in many social settings, a dip in and/or loss of self-confidence

The Facts for Women:

  • Over 20 million American women are affected by hereditary hair loss
  • Women actually make up 40% of American hair loss sufferers.
  • In quality-of-life studies, women experiencing hair loss reported a higher incidence of behavior that interfered with their daily lives — including a significant loss of self-esteem, being introverted, feeling less attractive and tense feelings in public places.