Purpose: In addition to congenital causes due to heredity, hair loss is caused by acquired causes such as aging, excessive stress, irregular eating habits, and smoking. The population of hair loss continues to increase every year, amounting to 10 million people, and the age at which the hair loss begins is gradually decreasing. As the interest and efforts for the improvement have increased, the market for the hair loss has also incrementally expanded. Method: In this study, the technologies related to the hair loss prevention and improvement are classified into the scalp nutrition supply(field A), scalp stimulation(field B), scalp washing(field C), and oral administration(field D), and by examining the trends in the application of the patents for such fields of technology(including utility model), this study sought to identify the potential for the development of technologies related to the hair loss prevention and improvement and fields which ought to be focused on the hair loss related technologies in the future. Results: Consequently, it was confirmed that active patent activities have continued for the hair loss prevention and improvement related technologies, and in particular, the intensive patent activities are conducted in the field of technologies related to the scalp washing. Conclusion: Accordingly, this study seeks to contribute to the facilitation of the hair loss prevention and im-provement related technology market and also expand the market by analyzing and understanding the trends of patents for the hair loss prevention and improvement related technologies and inducing the determination of the desirable directions for the research and development.
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