How FUT Hair Transplant Surgery Grew In Popularity

October 10th, 2011

In this video, Dr. Bernstein discusses the evolution of hair transplant surgery, including how patients revolutionized the hair transplant profession by demanding that surgeons use the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure. Doctors only took note of this procedure once a select few physicians, including Dr. Bernstein was regularly performing it and started chatting about it on the internet.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplant video:

“I think that it’s interesting because when we gave the first presentations in the society, the ISHRS, nobody was doing the procedure and people thought we were crazy. It wasn’t until patients started to chat about the procedure on the internet that doctors really started taking notice. You needed microscopes, you needed a huge team and people just didn’t want to do it. It wasn’t until there was a popular demand for the procedure that doctors started taking notice. And it wasn’t until about 1999 or 2000 that even the society was really even talking about it at meetings. They were still talking about different ways to make slit grafts and scalp reductions and all of the sudden around 2000, things started to turn around where the meeting now is almost entirely follicular units. So it’s really been an incredible change. It’s been exponential. It started very slowly the first couple of years.”

Video clip provided by Hair Transplant Network

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on October 10th, 2011 at 5:31 am



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