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The history of hair transplantation

1939

The history begins with a Japanese dermatologist Dr Shoji Okuda (1886-1962), who published a revolutionary method in a medical journal using small instruments similar to today's instruments that are being applied. Not only for hair transplantation but also eyebrows, beard, mustache and other areas where the hair is present. Unfortunately, due to the war that followed his method did not find sympathy from the West.

1950

Hair transplantation began in 1950, but the appearance was very unnatural, the so-called "doll" effect. Dr. Norman Orentreich began with experimental ideas by relocating hair from the back of the head to the area where hair fell off.

1960

1960-1970 Hair transplantation is becoming very popular and then it is already considered to reduce the instrument's diameter to make the result look natural. Certainly, the donor part of the head suffered big traumas and scars, often following major pains along with unavoidable swelling.

1980

Hair scarring is experiencing a great shift and instruments that have been used up until then are replaced with mini and micrographs (small instruments). The donor part was still separated through the scalpel, and the micrographs were split into the grafts with scalpel, which most probably damage the follicles. The mini graft contained 4 to 8 hairs.

1995

Dr. Robert Bernstein has presented his research "Follicular Transplantation" by presenting a binocular microscope from Dr. Bobby Limmer from San Antonio - Texas as one of the options for easier follicular separation and better results.

1999

An incinerator is introduced, a tool that improves the sustainability of follicles.

2001

Improved the FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction)

2004

The technique evolves in response to surgical novelties in hair transplantation. Within this procedure, the number of follicles that can be implanted during one day (2,000 follicles)

2005

SHF (Single Hair Follicle) The technique was introduced and accepted as an improved version of the FUE Hair Transplant Method

2008

Research, advanced diagnostics and superior treatments are introduced.

Philosophy is respected to provide each client with the highest quality service. A natural result is set as a goal.

2010

Direct implantation of hair, a minimally invasive technique, is introduced, which sets new standards of quality in the field of hair transplantation.

2013

The technique of introducing PRP (Platelet-rich plasma), plasma enriched with platelets in hair transplantation, is being advanced.

2014

The application of micropigmentation commences, one type of tattoo, which is used in extreme cases when the donor part is not good enough.

2015

AHT (Advance Hair Transplantation) method is being formulated and colostrum and peptide use is introduced with regular PRP therapy in order to achieve a better result.

2016

In the AHT method, using special elements, the percentage of hair transplant performance increased to over 90%.

2017

At the jubilee on 25th ISHRS congress, AHT technique decides to introduce the S.A.F.E HEX Technology system using the most advanced instruments presented as an innovation. An ATP-v BioElemnts, additive for better preservation of follicles is also introduced.

2018

At the European Congress in Oxford, we hold a lecture on innovation in hair transplantation. The ATH method was awarded by the President of EMA (European Medical Association), Dr Vincenzo Costigliola, for the prestigious BEST MEDICAL PRACTICE Award in Hair Transplantation.