"Hair Restoration: Preserving and Restoring the Aging 'Frame' of the Face" in Anti-Aging Therapeutics, Volume 9. Ronald Klatz, Robert Goldman, A4M
Author: Alan J. Bauman MD
Hereditary hair loss, considered by many as an unwanted sign of premature aging that can often be ‘seen from across the room,’ currently affects an estimated 50 Million men and 30 Million women in the U.S. Approximately 40% of men in their 40’s are experiencing hair loss and 50% of men in their 50’s, with over a billion dollars spent in the U.S. annually on treatments, ‘cures’ and cover-ups. However, recent advances in medical treatments and procedures offer men and women who suffer from hair loss safe and effective, truly viable methods of maintaining and/or restoring their own natural, living and growing hair. In the battle against visible signs of aging, hair transplantation is consistently one of the most common cosmetic procedures for men, with the number of hair transplantation procedures for women doubling over the past 5 years—according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS 2005 Procedure Census Data) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS 2005 National Plastic Surgery Statistics)...
Not Your Father’s “Hair Plugs”: The New Science of Hair Restoration
While there are those who still remember the infamous “hair plug” days of early hair restoration, this medical field has rapidly evolved in recent years to become a detailed science all its own. New technologies, advanced procedures and cutting-edge research have dramatically changed hair restoration from the more primitive procedures of the 1970s and 1980s to a mature medical discipline whose results can be as consistently natural and undetectable as any well-planned and well-executed facial-rejuvenation procedure or modern dental restoration.
Much of the advancement of the field of hair restoration has been fostered by educational opportunities spearheaded by the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, www.ishrs.org). With over 700 members from 50 countries, the ISHRS is the largest organization of its kind—hosting Annual Meetings, Annual Live Surgery Workshops, Regional Workshops, supporting clinical research, pro-bono work and publishing the only medical journal dedicated exclusively to hair restoration, Hair Transplant Forum International.
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