Artistic Hair Restoration Can Keep You Competitive in the Job Market
Dallas Hair Restoration expert Dr. Bernardino Arocha made headlines earlier this month when he told reporters that all they had to do so see the effects of an increasingly vibrant economy was to look at people’s hairlines. In fact, between 2008, when the economy hit bottom, and the end of 2010, Arocha Hair Restoration nearly doubled the number of procedures performed.
While some of the investment in better looks much suggest a bit of self-pampering going on, Dr. Arocha says his hair restoration patients are also investing in self-preservation.
“Procedures such as hair restoration, which provide a youthful appearance, can make them more attractive to employers in a job market that does not typically regard age as an asset,” said Dr. Arocha.
Dr. Arocha elaborates in this video, saying that the economic downturn has forced mid-career men and women to compete for jobs with increasing numbers of younger people who were entering the labor market.
“One of the things that bothers my 20-something patients experiencing hair loss is that most of their peers have their hair and everyone assumes they are much older,” said Dr. Arocha. “We’re all going to get old eventually, but who wants to look old before their time!”
The growth of Arocha Hair Restoration has outpaced what is happening nationally. According to data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 1.6 million Americans underwent cosmetic surgery procedures last year, an increase of nearly nine percent compared to 2009. Meanwhile, A 2009 study by The Cleveland Clinic charted a direct correlation between demand for cosmetic surgery and trends in the three major U.S. stock market indexes, the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ.
Another interesting change taking shape in hair restoration is the increasing percentage of women seeking treatment for hair loss. Dr. Arocha also reports women make up approximately 20 percent of Arocha Hair Restoration patients, and that number is growing rapidly. Nationwide, according to the ASPS, women made up approximately 30 percent of hair transplant patients, which was an increase of 20 percent from 2009. Overall, nearly 19,000 hair transplants were performed in 2010, an increase of seven percent from 2009.