History of Autologous Hair Transplantation

  • Reza P. Azar


The first experiments with hair transplantation were performed in Würzburg, Germany, in the early nineteenth century. However, all the conventional procedures, the strip method, punch method, and FUE method, originated in Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reza P. Azar
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  1. 1.Zentrum für Moderne HaartransplantationBerlinGermany

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