Hair Restoration Expert Dr. Bernardino Arocha Says Houston Hairlines Point to Stronger Economy
Strong demand for cosmetic procedures such as hair transplants a leading indicator of economic strength
HOUSTON, May 4, 2011 – Houston Hair Restoration expert, Dr. Bernardino Arocha of Arocha Hair Restoration (www.arochahairrestoration.com), says Houston’s hairlines are indicating the rebound in the economy is for real. Dr. Arocha works with patients experiencing hair loss, offering a range of hair restoration treatments, including hair transplants, and says his practice is growing like a bouffant. Strong demand is a clear sign that men and women are feeling more confident financially and want that confidence reflected in their appearance as well.
Between 2008, when the economy hit bottom, and the end of 2010, Arocha Hair Restoration nearly doubled the number of procedures performed. This outpaces what is happening nationally as well. According to recently released statistics 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.
“There was so much uncertainty in 2008 and 2009, but now people are feeling more secure and are ready to do something for themselves,” said Dr. Arocha. “Another thing we’ve heard from patients is that 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.”
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.
Dr. Arocha also reports that Houston is seeing a major gender shift with a rapidly growing number of females who are experiencing hair loss choosing to restore their appearance through a hair transplant. Currently, 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.
About Arocha Hair Restoration
Led by Bernardino Arocha, M.D., Arocha Hair Restoration offers patients in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout Texas and the United States a full range of hair restoration options including state-of-the-art hair transplant surgery and medications that promote hair growth. Arocha Hair Restoration uses advanced technology and a sophisticated hair restoration procedure to restore receding hairlines and crowns using the patient’s native hair. Recovery is fast and results last a lifetime, are completely natural and usually undetectable. For more information, visit www.dallashairloss.com or www.arochahairrestoration.com.