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The hair transplant industry has a fantasy that it can free your hair.
And the hair transplant market has a few things going for it, including the promise of immediate success, a guaranteed return and, for some, an endless supply of customers.
But according to a new report from the Hair Transponder Network, it’s not the most realistic goal for the industry.
In fact, according to the report, it doesn’t even have a clear-cut “goal” for how to scale.
The report, which analyzes the hair transplants market in the United States, found that, as of 2014, only about one in five people who received a hair transplant in the country were eligible for a permanent hair transplant.
While the number of transplants in the U.S. rose from 9.3 million in 2014 to 12.9 million in 2015, the average patient was only able to get one to two transplants a year.
In the past two years, however, the number has exploded to more than 100,000 a year, and the rate of growth has accelerated, said the report.
The problem with the hair transplant industry’s “fantasy” of free hair, according the report’s authors, is that it is “misleading to assume that this growth will continue unabated.”
The report states that the hair industry’s success rate for patients is far from guaranteed.
In one study, for example, the authors found that about two-thirds of transplant patients who got a hair transplanted in the past year still had the transplanted hair in place for about a year after the procedure.
For many patients, the problem is compounded by the fact that transplants require a long time to be effective.
The study found that only about half of transplant recipients who were treated with anesthetic within six months of receiving the hair found that the transplants worked, but only 40 percent of those who waited six months did.
The authors also found that most transplant patients experienced some degree of success.
About a quarter of the patients who were successfully treated with the medication found that their transplants did not require further surgical interventions.
The hair industry is also in a tough spot, according for the first time in the report: The average patient is still trying to get a hair that they can have for the rest of their lives.
The average length of time between the time a hair is harvested and the time it is reattached is roughly six months, and about 60 percent of transplant-related patients have to have a haircut before they can go to a hair salon, the report said.
“This is a very difficult and costly task, and it’s really a no-win situation,” said Lisa A. Schmitz, the CEO of the Hair Transformers Association, which represents the hair stylists who have received transplants.
The industry has to keep improving its systems, but for now, it needs to “look at what works, what is going to work, what doesn’t,” she said.
In some cases, the hair is too long for a person to get out of the shower, and when hair transplant specialists do decide to cut the hair, they often do so too soon.
The new report says the hair market is not only a “fictitious fantasy” because the vast majority of transplant surgeons have little experience and little training, and because they have to learn about the various procedures before they’re even allowed to practice, the researchers said.
The biggest hurdle for the hair-transplant industry is that there’s little demand for transplants, and surgeons are trying to find new ways to make them profitable.
A new study from the American Association of Hair Translators found that surgeons have been working for years to cut down on the number and cost of transplanted scalp hair, with some estimates as high as $3 million a scalp hair transplant, but even with these efforts, the market has only grown by around 25 percent annually, said Dr. David C. Brown, the executive director of the association.
Brown and the other report authors point out that the average cost of a hair-replacement procedure is about $6,500, which is much lower than the average annual price of a haircut.
The American Hair Transmex Association, the trade association for hair transplations, also said it’s unlikely that hair transplans will see a sustained rise in demand until they can cut costs in a more efficient way.
“It’s not going to happen overnight, but we’ll certainly see a reduction in costs,” said Dan Stelter, a spokesperson for the association who noted that the industry has had to find a way to get the cost down.
The trade association, which has been in the industry since the early 1900s, has been vocal in its criticism of the hair trade.
In recent years, the association has been working to lower costs and reduce the time and costs