Plug procedures, popular in the 1960s and 1970s, often resulted in an unsightly “pluggy” or “dolls head” look. In the past we tried to work around the plugs with fine grafts in order to camouflage them, but this proved ineffective. At Bernstein Medical, we now find it best to totally remove the old plugs, put them under a microscope, dissect them into smaller follicular units and then re-implant them. This process is called Combined Hair Transplant Repair. In this way, many of the cosmetic defects created by hair plug procedures can be partially or completely reversed.
In this video, Dr. Bernstein and a patient at Bernstein Medical are interviewed by Charles Gibson of Good Morning America in their two-part series on treating hair loss called, “The Bald Facts.” Dr. Bernstein discusses the importance of aesthetic planning of a hair transplant and the difference between the old “pluggy” transplants and today’s modern follicular unit transplantation techniques.
The Discovery Channel interviews Dr. Bernstein for a segment on hair transplant repair. View the segment, which includes footage of Dr. Bernstein speaking about hair transplantation and performing a transplant procedure