History of the Hair Transplant

The act of transplanting hair has been in practices since the 19th century when the first successful transplant was made. In 1897, Menahem Hodara was able to successfully replace the hairs lost from scarring on a patient. Later modern techniques were developed, not to help alleviate baldness but fill in eyebrows and lashes in Japan.

In the 1950s, Norman Orentreich, a dermatologist residing in New York began attempt treatments for male pattern baldness. His first attempt was successful even though it was originally believed that the hairs wouldn’t survive. The transplanted hairs grew and behaved normally just as they would have on the original owner’s head. Years later doctors and dermatologists began different experiments with hair transplants such as producing smaller grafts, which was unsuccessful, utilizing strips, and changing the angle at which hairs are planted.

Different types of hair transplant extractions and plants have emerged such as the FUE(Follicular Unit Extraction) method, and the FUT(Follicular Unit Transplant) method. Strip harvesting has become the most common way to remove hair as well. Hair transplants are primarily used for treating baldness, reconstructing hairlines, and androgenetic alopecia.

Hair loss has affected many men and women pushing their 30s and 40s. Transplants have granted natural looking results, and given people the opportunity to have a full head of hair, especially those that have been injured or severely burned. If you are suffering from hair loss or sparse lashes and brows, why not consider getting the treatment?