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Transplantation of portions of hair-bearing skin from either animals or humans has been done with varying degrees of success since the early 1800's. However, significant modern developments in hair transplantation did not occur until the next century. In 1939, a Japanese dermatologist named Okuda first described the punch technique of hair transplantation. Dr. Okuda, working on severe burn patients, transplanted round grafts of skin containing hair follicles from the permanent hair-bearing areas into slightly smaller round openings in scarred areas of scalp. The grafts continued to produce hair in their new locations. In 1943, another Japanese dermatologist, Dr. Tamura, used 1-3 hair micrografts to restore female pubic hair. These very small micro-grafts were obtained from a single elliptical incision taken from the donor area. Interestingly, his techniques were very similar to those we are using today. The work of both of these physicians were published in Japanese medical journals, but their pioneering procedures remained unknown to the Western World because of World War II.

 

Hair transplantation was rediscovered by Dr. Norman Orentreich in New York City in 1952, where he performed the first hair transplant for male pattern alopecia. In 1959, Dr. Orentreich published his work in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science (after several years of rejection by a disbelieving medical community). In this publication he put forth his theory of "donor dominance" and this began the "modern" era of hair transplantation. Unfortunately, his work paralleled the "punch" technique of Okuda, rather than the "micrograft" technique of Tamura and so, by the 1960's, hair restoration surgery in the United States was off and running, but in the wrong direction.

 


Information Provided Courtesy of The New Hair Institute, taken from "The Patient's Guide to Hair Transplantation" William R. Rassman, M.D. and Robert M. Bernstein, M.D.

 
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