Hair Plugs – And Why We Don’t Use Them Anymore


by Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD Prior to the advent of modern hair transplantation, hair transplant surgeons performed hair transplants using hair plugs.  In 1939, Dr. Shoji Okuda of Japan described using hair plugs to treat alopecia areata, leprosy, and scarring alopecia.  Dr. Norman Orentreich, a NYU dermatologist, performed the first hair transplant to treat [...]