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ISHRS Survey Finds Majority of People Can’t Detect a Hair Transplant

The interest in hair transplants or hair restoration treatments has grown significantly each year - even during a tough economy. It’s a less invasive procedure compared to ten years ago and the results offer natural-looking hair growth.

 
PRLog - Jan. 26, 2011 - WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- According to a new online survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the majority of people could not identify a hair transplant in a series of photos between real patients and men and women who have not had hair restoration surgery.  Sara Wasserbauer, M.D., a Bay Area hair restoration surgeon, is not surprised by the results and believes the increasing interest in hair transplants is a good representation of today’s impressive and natural results.

When asked to identify a female or male hair transplant recipient from a series of four photographs with only one actual patient, 76.9 percent of respondents (595 people participated in the survey) were not able to correctly identify the hair transplant recipient.

“Today’s surgical refinements in hair transplants are far superior to hair transplants of the past,” said Wasserbauer.  The interest in hair transplants or hair restoration treatments has grown significantly each year - even during a tough economy.  It’s a less invasive procedure compared to ten years ago and the results offer natural-looking hair growth.”    

Other key findings of the survey include:
•   Nearly all respondents (91 percent) felt that hair restoration was more accepted now than it was 10 years ago.
•   When asked to view photos of four popular male celebrities and select which one had the best hair, more than half of respondents (54.1 percent) thought Patrick Dempsey had the best hair, followed by Hugh Jackman (24.1 percent), Tom Cruise (11.5 percent) and Johnny Depp (10.3 percent).
•   When asked to view photos of four popular female celebrities and select which one had the best hair, Penelope Cruz edged out Jennifer Aniston (39.6 percent vs. 33.6 percent, respectively) as the female celebrity with the most coveted hair, followed by Kim Kardashian (17.5 percent) and Beyonce Knowles (9.3 percent).  
•   More than three in five respondents (61.9 percent) felt having more hair would help them be more successful in getting a job or advancing in their career.
•   As many as seven in 10 respondents (73.1 percent) would trade a “treasured personal possession” for more hair.

Hair loss affects 50 percent of all men and over 25 percent of women worldwide and has been shown to have a significant impact on a person’s self-esteem and overall quality of life.  
Fortunately, recent scientific breakthroughs have made hair restoration an option for almost everyone.  Hair restoration surgery and proven medical treatments are an effective combination in treating people with thinning hair and limiting future hair loss.

About the ISHRS
Founded in 1993, the ISHRS is a non-profit medical association dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. With a membership of over 1,000 worldwide, the ISHRS provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair loss and hair restoration surgery and serves as a resource for the public on the latest medical and surgical hair restoration treatments for hair loss.  For more information and to locate a physician, visit www.ishrs.org.

About Sara Wasserbauer, M.D.
Dr. Sara Wasserbauer is a California-based hair transplant surgeon.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in the San Francisco Bay area, and has performed successful hair transplant surgery on thousands of people with dramatic, natural looking results.  Dr. Wasserbauer has been featured on the national television program, The Doctors and several national publications and web sites.  For more information, call (925) 939-4763 or visit www.californiahairsurgeon.com.

About the Survey
The purpose of the ISHRS 2010 Hair Transplant Challenge Survey was to gather information on attitudes towards hair loss and hair restoration and to test respondents’ ability to identify hair transplant patients.  Conducted by RH Research of Chicago, IL, USA, the survey was made available on the ISHRS website to visitors interested in participating in the Hair Transplant Challenge Survey. Data collection began in late March and continued through August of 2010. As of August, 595 respondents participated in the survey and provided valid responses. A sample size of 595 has a margin of error of about +/- 4.0% at the 95% confidence level.  For a full reprint of the Hair Transplant Challenge Survey report, visit www.ishrs.org/mediacenter/media-statistics.htm.

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About Sara Wasserbauer, M.D.
Dr. Sara Wasserbauer is a California-based hair transplant surgeon. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in the San Francisco Bay area, and has performed successful hair transplant surgery on thousands of people with dramatic, natural looking results. Dr. Wasserbauer has been featured on the national television program, The Doctors and several national publications and web sites. For more information, call (925) 939-4763 or visit www.californiahairsurgeon.com.

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