Hair loss is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Here are some hair loss statistics:
Male pattern baldness affects around 50% of men over the age of 50. This is the most common form of hair loss in men.
Female pattern hair loss affects around 50% of women over the age of 65. This is the most common form of hair loss in women.
Androgenetic alopecia, a hereditary form of hair loss, affects around 80 million people in the United States alone.
Alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition that causes hair loss in patches, affects around 6.8 million people in the United States.
Telogen effluvium, a condition in which hair falls out after a stressful event, affects around 30% of women at some point in their lives and is common after pregnancy.
Approximately 25% of men begin experiencing hair loss before the age of 21.
Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, medications, and lifestyle factors.
While hair loss can be a distressing condition for many people, there are a variety of treatment options available, including medications, hair transplant surgery, and non-invasive treatments such as LLLT (Low-Level Laser Therapy). It's always important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon in order to determine the most appropriate treatment options for your specific situation. Our plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, is the only qualified hair transplant surgeon in the Kingston region.