Statistics 2006
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) In Canada 12.625 operations In Mexico, Central and South America 10.668 operations In Europe 29.818 operations In Asia 57.542 operations In Australia 2.394 operations In the Middle East 12.287 operations Based on an approximate number of 225.800 hair transplants performed in 2006 multiplied by the average honoraries  charged per patient, it is estimated that the global market of hair restoration is as follows (expressed in different currencies): $ 1.238.162.024 USD (Dólares americanos) € 914.692.195 (Euros) $ 1.376.043.747 CAD (Dólares canadienses) $ 1.488.753.637 AUD (Dólares australianos) The average honorary charged per procedure in this formula was inferred from the professionals interviewed in the survey and represents an average of the total amount the patients were charged. As the cost of each procedure depends on the number of units and many other factors, the average honorary as discussed in this survey is not a figure that is representative of what a patient can be expected to pay and should not be taken as the standard price for a hair transplant procedure. In 2006, 86.2% of all hair transplants were performed on men (this has dropped marginally from 88.6% in 2004) The 30´s represent the most numerous age group in masculine patients (31%) The second most numerous group lies between the ages of 40 and 50 (26%) Patients between 20 and 30 years lie in third place (17%) In 2006, 13.8% of all hair transplants were performed on women (this has increased marginally from 11.4% in 2004) Women aged between 40 and 50 years represent the most numerous group (29%) In second place are women in their 30´s (26%) Lastly, women of more than 50 years are in third place with 20% In 2006, 71% of the non-surgical patients who came for a consultation were men. In 2006, 28.2%% of the non-surgical patients who came for a consultation were women. In 2006, more than half (57.9%) of all surgical patients in hair restoration were aged between 30 and 49. In 2006, almost all of the hair transplant procedures carried out were performed on the scalp (92.9%). Procedures performed on other areas of the body have gained in popularity in comparison with 2004. These include: Approximately 3.4% were carried out on eyebrows (vs. 3% in 2004) Approximately 1.5% were carried out on the facial area, such as beard and moustache (vs. 1% in 2004) Approximately 1.4% were carried out on eyelashes (vs. 0.35% in 2004) Approximately 0.4% were carried out on the pubic area (vs. 0.34% in 2004) Approximately 0.2% were carried out on the thorax (vs. 0.06% in 2004) PS: to view the entire survey performed by the ISHRS in 2007, please visit: www.ishrs.org/mediacenter/media-statistics.htm The objective of this survey is to obtain viable and realistic data related to the volume of hair transplants performed, demographical data, surgical techniques and medical treatment used as well as other practices. The margin of error of the sample is +/- 6.5% and the confidence level is 95%. The ISHRS has contracted the services of RH Research, Chicago, IL to develop the mechanics of the survey, collect the data, analyze the findings and prepare the final report. RH research is an independent investigative company specialized in surveys and statistic programs for professional societies and commercial associations. All of the data acquired from the professional members of the  ISHRS was handled with absolute confidentiality by RH Research. The ISHRS Practice Census of 2007 is a publication by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is a synopsis of the information requested from the professionals participating. The information published in the survey is based on new information and does not include old data. Neither RH Research nor the ISHRS have verified the exactness, convenience or veracity of the data that the survey presents, therefore the ISHRS does not recommend personal use of this information. The ISHRS does not act as a guarantor nor is it represented by the report and does not assume the responsibility for the incorrect use of this survey.
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