History of Hair transplantation

The First and full History of Hair transplantation

History of Hair transplantation

Modern transplant techniques began in Japan in the 1930s, where surgeons used small grafts, and even “follicular unit grafts” to replace damaged areas of eyebrows or lashes, but not to treat baldness.
In 1952, New York dermatologist Dr. Norman Orentreich performed the first ever hair transplant surgery to treat male pattern baldness. Previously, thoughts were that the transplanted hair would act like the original hair along the bald portion of the scalp and be shed.

From plugs to natural follicular units



Hair transplantation has evolved a long, long way since it began in the early 1950’s. The “corn row” or “doll’s” hair look that was associated with hair transplantation has evolved into today’s “follicular unit” procedure that, when done right, is undetectable even by a hair stylist.

It’s typically taken from the back of your head, but can also be taken from other parts of your body. Before starting a transplant, your surgeon sterilizes the area where the hair will be removed and numbs it with a local anesthetic.

The Concept of Hair Transplantation is Born

During the past several decades, superstition, old wives tales, and guess work has gradually been replaced by science.

In 1939, a Japanese dermatologist, Dr. Okuda, published a revolutionary method in a Japanese medical journal of using small grafts that was similar to the way hair transplantation is performed today.

2003, Modern-day hair transplants are so much better than their predecessors just 20 years ago. Ever since the invention of the Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE method in 2003, it has been possible to transplant individual follicles of hair with thousand of pin-prick-like extractions and insertions.
History of Hair transplantation
Hair transplant operation is acceptable in Islam, according to the most notable Muslim leaders and all teachings on the subject, and hair procedures, unlike forbidden hair extensions, are not forbidden, but halal.

This method involved using hair transplant grafts to correct lost hair from various areas, including the scalp, eyebrow, and moustache areas. However, this study didn’t make an impact in the Western Hemisphere due to the interruption of World War II.

Hair Restoration Comes of Age

01_hair_transplant_history_002In the late 50’s one physician in particular, Dr. Norman Orentreich, began to experiment with the idea of relocating or transplanting the hair on the back and sides of the head to the balding areas.

Dr. Orentreich’s experiments showed that when bald resistant hairs from the back and sides of the head were relocated, they maintained their bald resistant genetic characteristic regardless of where they were transplanted.

This principle, known as “Donor Dominance”, established that hair could be transplanted from the bald resistant donor areas to the balding areas and continue to grow for a life time. This laid the foundation for modern hair transplantation.

Generally a hair transplant will last for your entire lifetime. They are designed to be permanent and rarely do people need them re doing. You will be able to see the shape of your new and better hairline immediately after your doctor completes your hair transplant.