Facial plast Surg 2007; 23(1): 051-059
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-970164
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Evolution of Techniques in Hair Transplantation: A 12-Year Perspective

Jeffrey S. Epstein1 , 2
  • 1Foundation for Hair Restoration, Miami, Florida and New York, New York
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
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Publication Date:
02 March 2007 (online)


Few if any fields of medicine have undergone such dramatic advancements in technique and outcomes as surgical hair restoration over the past 12 years. Not very long ago, the procedure produced results that were, from a cosmetic perspective, acceptable at best; we are now capable of creating results that truly are natural and undetectable in appearance. These developments have clearly resulted in a procedure-follicular unit hair transplanting-far superior in outcome to the once popular other surgical hair restoration procedures of bald scalp reductions and scalp flap surgery, as well as micro- and minigrafting.