Millions of men and women suffer from hair loss. Therefore, it is no surprise that hair restoration and the latest methods are a hot topic. Although hair transplant procedures have been around for many years, methods and techniques are constantly evolving. Many people are familiar with the term “hair plugs” when discussing hair transplants. However, in recent years, as techniques have dramatically changed, we tend to hear more about hair transplant .
Hair plugs were a popular hair restoration method in the 60s and 70s, but are generally considered outdated nowadays. During the procedure, a punch tool was used to harvest small pieces of tissue with around 20 healthy hairs each from the donor site of the patient’s scalp. The surgeon then removed small circular pieces of the scalp from the recipient area to create holes to transplant the healthy hairs. The plugs were transplanted into the holes and then typically stitched up, although sometimes they were also left to heal on their own.