Hair transplant techniques have been around for over a century. While there have been changes in the techniques used, people have been trying to cover their hair loss for a long time. Let’s briefly look at hair transplant techniques and find out why NeoGraft might be the best hair transplant technique in history.
How Long Ago Did Hair Transplants Begin?
Hair transplant has its beginnings in skin grafting, a healing and restoration tool used since ancient times. The first known hair transplant was done in 1897 by a Turkish doctor, Dr. Menahem Hodara, to treat an infectious disease that afflicted the scalp and left ugly scars behind.
By the 1930s, a doctor in Japan, Dr. Shojui Okuda, perfected what was known as the “punch technique.” This procedure involved taking small skin punches with hair less than 4mm in diameter to use as transplants. In the 40s, also in Japan, a dermatologist named Tamura decreased the size of these punches, which further advanced the technology of hair transplants.
In 1952, dermatologist Dr. Norman Orentreich did the first hair transplant to treat male pattern baldness. Later, hair plugs were a popular technique to treat hair loss. But unfortunately, hair plugs left a visible pattern and didn’t come close to looking natural.
By the 1980s, doctors transplanted strips of hair from the back of the head to the bald areas, which evolved into smaller strips, known as micrografts. Eventually, this became the foundation of FUE and FUT transplants used today.
What is NeoGraft?
NeoGraft is today’s best hair transplant technology, and it is offered at Dr. Benjamin Stong’s Kalos Hair Restoration in Atlanta. The special NeoGraft team uses a machine to perform Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant services. Follicular Unit Extraction involves taking individual hair follicles from the scalp and transplanting them individually. NeoGraft makes this procedure much faster by using a machine. NeoGraft transforms lives as it transplants hair follicles one by one. There is virtually no downtime after the procedure, and you can expect excellent results.
To find out more about whether NeoGraft is right for you, contact Kalos Hair Restoration in Atlanta today.
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