Walnut Creek, CA, September 27, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Walnut Creek, California hair restoration surgeon, Sara Wasserbauer, M.D. is not experiencing the common plights of the economic downturn with hair restoration treatments up 30 percent in her practice this past year. Worldwide, treatments for hair loss are up 26 percent 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.
“Advancements in follicular unit hair transplants offer such dramatic and natural looking results for those seeking a younger appearance and more confidence,” said Wasserbauer. “Being able to see a noticeable difference in hair growth within six months is appealing to our patients. With the economic hardship, people are finding ways to improve their self esteem and hair loss treatments today enable that boost in confidence and appearance.”
The average age of patients undergoing hair restoration surgery for the first time is decreasing. According to the ISHRS survey, 38 years old was the average age of patients undergoing hair restoration surgery for the first time in 2008. 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 Sara Wasserbauer, M.D.
Dr. Sara Wasserbauer, is a board certified, California based hair transplant surgeon. She has dedicated her professional career to the medical and surgical restoration of hair for both male and female hair loss. Located in Walnut Creek, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area, she believes that when performed properly by a skilled and artistic surgeon, modern follicular unit hair transplants can have dramatic results for the patient, not only restoring their hair, but giving them back their lives and their dignity.
Thanks to recent advances in hair transplant technology including Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE's, natural hair restoration can be achieved for most individuals losing hair of the scalp, eyelashes, or eyebrows. For more information, call (925) 939-4763 or visit www.californiahairsurgeon.com.
Sara Wasserbauer, M.D.