Hair loss needs to be treated medically or surgically
loss in men and women is a global phenomenon and is a cause for psychological distress, diffidence and, premature aging in many people. Hair loss needs to be treated medically or surgically. For centuries various artificial aids like wigs, camouflage, hair building fibres, and hair weaving have been available for patients with hair loss. However, these methods were only partially effective due to their unnatural and artificial nature. The permanent solution for restoring natural growing hair is hair transplant surgery.
Since the days of Susruta, the legendry surgeon of 5th century B.C and father of restoration surgery, the science of modern restoration surgery has come a long way. Hair transplant surgery, a branch of restoration surgery, has also progressed ever since J. Dieffenbach wrote his doctoral thesis on auto transplantation of hair in animals in 1822.
Dr. Norman Orentreich performed the first hair transplant surgery in 1952, on a patient of male pattern baldness and the rest is history.
Over the years, hair transplant surgery has seen a sea of changes and offers a multitude of opportunities to patients. Ground breaking research and swift acceptance by the public has made hair transplant surgery one of the most dynamic surgical fields in modern medicine. For years hair transplantation was performed using large grafts or plugs. In 1984 mini grafting technique was introduced. The 1990s saw mini & micro grafts gaining popularity. However the introduction of follicular unit transplantation (F.U.T) in 1995 revolutionized the art of hair transplant surgery.