08 Jun '11, 5pm

1 in 5 Singaporean men visits doctor for hair loss

1 in 5 Singaporean men visits doctor for hair loss

SINGAPORE: One in five Singaporean men has seen a doctor for hair loss problems. According to a survey by pharmaceutical company MSD, Singapore men spend the most - at about S$300 a month - treating hair loss as compared to men in India, Malaysia, Philippines and Taiwan. The survey also revealed seven in 10 men think thinning-hair makes them less attractive. The survey was done in 2010 and it involved more than 1,000 men between 20 and 40 years old from Singapore as well the countries mentioned above. A lady said: "You can be very good looking without hair and you can be very NOT good looking and not attractive with loads of hair." While the survey also showed Singapore men are among the most sensitive when their hair loss is pointed out by others, two men interviewed said: "A lot of people shave their heads even when they're not bald. It doesn't worry me. I wouldn't spend...

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