In another recent study conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), researchers found that hair loss sufferers are becoming more open and honest when it comes to discussing personal hair restoration.
The study, which was conducted both in 2008 and 2010, asked hair transplant patients (and physicians) if they planned to discuss their medical regimens and surgical procedures with other individuals. According to the study, the number of hair loss patients who claimed they felt comfortable sharing this information increased between 2008 and 2010.
The findings demonstrate that 56.4% of hair restoration surgeons (who responded on behalf of their respective patients) state their patient population is more likely to discuss the procedure in 2010 compared to 2008. Furthermore, 36.2% of surgeons believed their patient population is just as likely to discuss their hair restoration in 2010 versus 2008, and that only 7.4% believe patients are less likely to discuss hair transplant surgery in 2010 opposed to 2008.
Although the study seems to investigate patient sentiment as monitored by operating hair transplant surgeons, it does appear to represent a positive shift in the perception of medical hair restoration. As hair loss treatments become more refined, common, and readily available, we believe the number of individuals who openly and confidently discuss their hair restoration journeys will continue increasing.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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