Hair transplantation is simply the removal of hair follicles from one part of the body to another part of the body or even to a different person altogether using surgical techniques. I am going to take you through a brief history of how the proceduere has evolved over the years.
In 1897 a Turkish Doctor known as Menahem Hodara successfully performed an implantation where he took hair from the unaffected scalp area to another bald area that had been infected by favus.(a type of skin infection)In the 1930s, Japanese Dermatologists started using follicle unit extraction technique to remove small grafts of hair to replace damaged areas of the eyebrows and lashes.
In 1958,Dermatologist Norman Orentreich from USA proved that transplanted hair grew and thrived just as it would have at the donor. It was previously thought that since a recipient had baldness, then transplanted hair would not grow on him.In the 1980s,Dermatologists started using the strip excisions during transplantation. This is where a part of the scalp is also removed from the donor.
They were previously using the plug technique.In the early 2000s, Doctors developed a new technique known as the slit technique. In this technique, Dermatologist lay the follicle units on the recipient bald area perpendicular to one another in the direction of hair growth. This is the current hair transplant technique being used by most Dermatologists as it provides the patient with the most real and natural results.