Hair Transplant - History
Here's a glimpse of 'Hair Transplant History'
Year 1939 – Invention of the 'Punch Technique'
Hair Transplant surgery originated in Japan. In 1939, Dr Shoji Okuda, a Japanese dermatologist developed a breakthrough process to restore hair loss caused by scalp injuries and for burn victims. He used a 'punch technique', which involved extracting small sections of hair-bearing skin and implanting these into even smaller holes in the areas where skin had been damaged.
Year 1950 – Cosmetic hair surgery
Later, during the early 1950s, a New York Dermatologist —Dr Norman Orentreich performed the first known hair transplant in the United States on a male patient with androgenic alopecia. He essentially reinvented modern day hair transplantation.
By the 1960s, the field of surgical hair transplantation had forever found a place in cosmetic surgery.
Year 1980 – Evolution of hair transplant
The 80s were when hair restoration significantly evolved, to become more improved and sophisticated. The larger grafts were replaced with smaller and mini or micro grafts. This helped with improvement of hair fullness and density and a much more refined hairline in the front.
In the 1990s, follicular unit transplantation was introduced and changed the hair transplant field forever. Finally, hair restoration became a viable option for hair loss sufferers.
Current Times – Hair Transplant Surgery!
Modern hair transplantation is a microscopic skilled and artistic procedure which requires only the best surgeon to achieve the natural results seen today. It is a procedure in which hair is picked from the back of the scalp, where even bald men never lose hair and transplanted in the balding region. Since the hair from the back of the scalp is genetically programmed to grow for the rest of your life; it grows permanently even when transplanted in the balding region. Thus, you get completely natural, growing hair that is permanent and an aesthetic, youthful look.
When performed by expert surgeons at Dr Batra's® Aesthetic Solutions, it can produce results so natural that even your hair stylist will not know, you got a hair transplant done!