Patients More Likely to Talk About Procedures with Family, Friends
CRANSTON, Rhode Island – Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, is praising the results of a new survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) which finds patients are more likely than ever to discuss hair loss and hair restoration with family and friends.
The survey asked ISHRS membership, which is comprised of over 850 physicians from across the world who specialize in hair loss, “How likely patients would be to discuss their hair restoration procedures with family and friends compared to 2008?” 56.4% said their patients reported being ‘more likely’ to discuss hair restoration, while 36.2% reported being ‘just as likely.’ Only 7.4% reported being ‘less likely’ to discuss their procedure.
“As surgical procedures and medical therapies result in more natural looking results, many people are no longer embarrassed to talk about hair loss,” said Dr. Leonard, New England’s foremost authority on hair restoration. “50 million men suffer from male pattern baldness and 30 million women suffer from female pattern hair loss, so it’s no surprise hair loss and hair restoration are finally entering the mainstream.”
The survey also revealed that the number of surgical hair restoration procedures performed worldwide increased 11% from 2008 to 2010, to an estimated 279,381.
Dr. Robert Leonard is currently in Anchorage, Alaska, where he will today address the 19th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery about his practice’s introduction of NeoGraftTM, a revolutionary, automated technique which provides patients with a more efficient, less traumatic harvest of donor hair. Leonard Hair Transplant Associates is the only practice in New England which uses NeoGraftTM.
On Sunday, September 18, Dr. Leonard will address the AP Dermatology Summit in Shanghai, China, about the diagnosis and treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia, which is the most common form of hair loss in both men and women.