The Evolution of Hair Transplantation:  A Brief History from Hair Plugs to Strip Excision and FUE


by Vlad Ratushny, MD, PhD Hair transplantation in the US originated with Dr. Norman Orentreich, a NYU Dermatologist who performed the first hair transplant to treat male pattern hair loss in 1952. At that time, doctors were using the hair plug technique. This technique involved taking large punch grafts in which they would harvest dozens [...]