Laser Hair Transplants

Laser hair transplants were introduced in 1993 and seemed to solve the problem of graft compression that affected mini- and micrograft transplants. The laser was used to vaporise a narrow slot in the scalp, actually removing tissue, reducing the risk of graft compression. Technological advances allowed for precise incisions, causing only minimal thermal damage to the surrounding tissue.
The problem rising with laser techniques, however, is the sealing of the blood vessels nourishing the newly transplanted graft, slowing the healing process and making for unpredictable hair growth.

Table of Contents:
Hair Loss Treatment in the 19th Century
A Japanese Discovery
The Beginnings of Hair Transplantation in Western medicine
Minigrafts and Micrografts
Laser Hair Transplants
The Gold Standard in Hair Transplantation