The history and evolution of Hair Transplant over 80 years!
Hair transplant may seem like a modern cosmetic procedure done to enhance the individual’s appearance and confidence, but it is more than that. It has taken more than 80 years of research and study to reach this stage. Let us look at the evolution of Hair Transplant over the decades and what the future holds for us.
The Beginning (1930 – 1943)
Did you know that the first ever hair transplant was conducted in 1930 by the Japanese physician Dr. Sasegawa when he implemented hair shafts into the skin? But it wasn’t until 1939 when Dr. Okuda invented the punch technique that transplanted hair from scalp to eyebrows and moustaches of burn victims by literally making a circular punch into the scalp.
This was a huge turning point as it attracted the attention of a lot of people.
The Evolution (1959 - 2000)
Due to the outbreak of Second World War both hair transplant techniques remained unknown to anyone outside Japan, it wasn’t till 1959 when a New York physician Dr. Norman Orentreich started publishing his results in curing baldness by hair transplantation technique, this was also the first ever hair transplant to be done for cosmetic reasons. In the later years FUE (Follicular unit extraction) technique which involved extraction of hair follicles by fine needles was invented which was much more effective.
Current Times (2000 – Present)
The FUE method has gone through number of modifications and changes over the last decade and a half, although FUT is still considered to be a full-proof method. As the years pass by the technological advancements in the FUE method continues to grow, and it won’t be long enough when it replaces the strip method completely. Only highly advanced and safe techniques are used by Curamour’s doctors, so you don’t need to worry about anything.
At HairMD, only the safest and technically most advanced methods are used which will be further improved in the coming years. Hopefully in a few years we will see hair transplant being done with more ease and no discomfort.