Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FUE Transplants Doubled Since 2009

Hair restoration has advanced tenfold in recent years, most notably in hair transplantation. Long gone are the days of “hair plugs” - today, advances in artistry and surgical techniques can undetectably restore hairlines and coverage--without the 'tell-tale' signs.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), which has quickly risen in popularity among patients and physicians. For more on what a no-scalpel/no-stitch FUE hair transplant procedure is, click here.

According to the 2011 Practice Census Results from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), there was an 11 percent increase worldwide in the number of hair restoration surgeries, and a more dramatic increase in FUE-type procedures as a percentage of all hair transplants.  The percentage of FUE transplants doubled from 2009 to 2011.  In 2009, FUE accounted for 10.8 percent of all surgical procedures; by 2011, that number had increased to 22 percent. In other words, in 2009, 25,200 of surgical hair restoration procedures were FUE transplants. In 2011, the number had more than doubled to 61,464.