Austin, TX, September 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Despite a downturn economy in 2008, treatments for hair loss increased 26 percent worldwide from 2006 figures, according to a recent survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), a non-profit medical association dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of hair restoration. The number of patients treated in 2008 was approximately 811,363. In Austin, McGrath Medical did even better than the world average and experienced a 35 percent increase in hair restoration treatments.
“Advancements in treatments for hair loss and more natural looking results are increasing the demand for hair restoration,” said Daniel McGrath, D.O. of McGrath Medical in Austin, TX. “Many are finding hair restoration gives them a competitive edge in the workplace by giving them a younger appearance, which helps to instill more confidence.”
According to the recent survey, the average age of patients undergoing hair restoration surgery for the first time in 2008 was 38 years old. This statistic shows a gradual decline in age over the years – a trend that people are seeking treatment for hair loss earlier instead of waiting until they are older and hair loss becomes more noticeable.
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 750 physicians worldwide, the ISHRS provides continuing medical education to physicians specializing in hair loss and 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 McGrath Medical
McGrath Medical in Austin, TX offers natural restoration of hair using the latest proven hair loss treatments and hair transplant techniques to achieve patients’ cosmetic goals. McGrath Medical offers the latest FDA approved medical hair loss treatments for treating and delaying hair loss in both men and women. Dr. Daniel McGrath performs only ultra-refined follicular unit hair restoration, the accepted “gold standard” in natural hair restoration surgery. For more information, call (512) 474-4247 or visit www.mcgrathmedical.com.
Daniel McGrath, D.O.