History of hair transplant surgery
History of hair transplant surgery

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History of hair transplant surgery

History of hair transplant surgery
History of hair transplant surgery

It was Dr. Norman Orentreich who performed the first hair transplant surgery for male pattern baldness in the year 1952. Although the medical community did not accept the first few submissions of his paper, the study got published in 1959. The term “donor dominance” was termed by Dr. Orentreich and he explained the principle of the hair transplantation which reveals that transplanted hair can display the same nature of the hair from where it was taken.

But people were not so excited by the discovery as it took the focus from the reality that by getting the hair to grow did not give a successful result that was cosmetic by nature. And in the 1970, the Hair Transplant procedures all used large grafts and were commonly known as hair plugs and the term hair plugs become synonymous with hair transplantation.


Mini Grafting was introduced in the field in the year 1984. It was a technique where the use of smaller grafts was made that was cut from a strip of donor tissue rather punching out directly from the back of the scalp. Micro grafts were used by physicians to make the frontal hairline soft. And the procedure that was used where mini grafts were in the center of the scalp with micro grafts placed around them to make them appear more natural was called mini-micro grafting. As years passed, the mini micro grafting replaced the plug technique and was opted as the main form of hair restoration surgery. There were other methods of hair restoration surgery such as flaps and scalp reductions but all this gave unnatural looking results.

Follicular Unit Transplantation

The year 1995 saw the introduction of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT). The procedure was basically based on stereo microscopic graft dissection to obtain follicular units from donor strip. This procedure brought in improved outcomes but it was in the hands of a skilled surgeon and staff that it needs to be performed.

Although Follicular Unit Transplantation was not accepted by the hair restoration community but by the year 2000, FUT hair transplantation procedures had become mainstream and popular for the surgical hair restoration.

Follicular Unit Extraction

FUT was now quite popular and physicians also had quite become accustomed to performing this kind of hair transplants. It was an Australian doctor who started to investigate the removal of these naturally occurring units directly donor area by using very tiny punches. The concept actually gained lot of popularity in the United States and hence was introduced as “Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) by Drs. Bernstein and Rassman.

Advancement in technology in recent years has provided the patients who suffer from hair loss more options they ever had. The latest and improved follicular unit extraction (FUE) technology helps to remove and transplant follicular units individually. This makes the whole procedure of hair transplantation more attractive to people who would like to wear their hair short or someone who cannot tolerate a scar. Advanced techniques like that of PRP hair therapy also help slow the progression of hair loss and help to keep up the hair transplantation results. If you are interested in knowing more about various hair transplantation procedures, you contact us for a consultation.

Rootzhair offers you a consultation where the specialists can confirm whether your hair loss is caused by a deficiency or something else. We also offer you personalized advice on how best you can restore your hair or the treatment that is suitable for you.

Book a consultation with RootzHair Clinic and find out the best solution for your hair loss condition.

RootzHair, one of the Best Hair Transplant Clinic in Hyderabad is famous for performing hair transplantation surgery for patients who experience hair loss for various causes – hormonal issues to pattern baldness. Doctors at this clinic use the latest of technology for hair restoration and among the various methods, including microscopic follicular unit grafting. The clinics are present in other cities too – Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh and Bangalore, Karnataka. Delivering the best hair solutions with the latest techniques or options for hair restorations, the Trichologists have to its credit over 900+ hair transplants and the clinic has implanted 2,200+ hair replacements systems and performed more than 3,000 PRP procedures.

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