Hair Transplant History

After hair transplantation was first described in the 1950s, hair restoration procedures eventually started to focus on smaller and smaller grafts of hair, but in 1995, a single paper revolutionized the field. Dr. Bernstein and Rassman’s “Follicular Transplantation,” was the first medical publication to describe the concept of using follicular units; naturally-occurring groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4 hairs; in performing a hair transplant. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) was born and the field of hair restoration hasn’t looked back. Read a detailed history of hair transplantation and learn more about its evolution from the days of hair plugs to the most up-to-date procedures. »»

Milestones in the Development of FUT & FUE

See a year-by-year review of the major milestones in the development of Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), complete with links to major publications and notes on the importance of each milestone. »»

Old vs. New Procedures

Dr. Bernstein writes this brief overview of old versus new hair transplant procedures. In it, he compares out-dated techniques with the current procedures, as well as new research on hair multiplication and cloning. »»

Timeline of Innovations at Bernstein Medical

Visit our timeline page to see a chronology of our innovations at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration. The timeline outlines the central role that Dr. Bernstein has played in the evolution of surgical hair restoration over the years. This includes notes on major publications as well as Dr. Bernstein’s presentations to the hair restoration industry and appearances in the mainstream media. »»


There are many misconceptions about surgical hair restoration. Some relate to the procedure itself, but perhaps the most important ones to clear up are those regarding the indications for surgery — in other words, which patients are candidates for this procedure and which patients are not. Read on as Dr. Bernstein dispels the top 10 hair transplant myths. »»


How many people have hair transplantation surgeries each year? Is hair restoration popular outside the United States? Are women having surgical procedures? What age do most patients have their procedures? Find out some interesting statistics compiled by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). »»


Follicular units, mini-micro grafts, graft excision, Norwood classification, miniaturization, and more. What do these terms mean? Find out in our glossary of hair transplant terms. »»

Interview with Dr. Bernstein

Read an interview with Dr. Bernstein on hair transplantation. »»

Evaluation for Hair Transplant: Density and Miniaturization

A patient’s donor density and miniaturization are critical variables in deciding who is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery and for determining how many grafts are appropriate for a particular patient. Read a review of why these factors are important in evaluating a patient’s hair loss before planning a hair transplant. »»

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