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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. »»


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. »»

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