Although hair transplants have been performed since the late 1800s, the modern technique of using hair from an area of the scalp genetically encoded not to be lost (the donor area) was developed in the late 1950s by Dr. Norman Orentreich.
Over the past 22 years Dr. B.L. Limmer, Dr. Brad Limmer and his research team developed and perfected a technique now referred to as the "Gold Standard" of hair transplantation: Microscopically Magnified Follicular Unit Micrografting.
The Microscope Makes the Difference
Microscopically Magnified Micrografting is a technique that goes beyond the standard approach to micrograft hair transplantation. After a strip of hair is carefully removed from the donor site (typically in the back of the scalp), it is placed under a powerful microscope so follicular units (micrografts) can be meticulously produced. The quality and size of grafts produced by this technique can not be matched by any other method.
Through careful donor harvest and dissection under Binocular Stereoscopic Magnification, you may obtain ten to thirty percent more hair from your donor area. This is particularly important for patients with gray or blond hair, because light-color grafts are difficult to see with the naked eye; superior visualization results in less graft destruction.
Dense packing of these carefully dissected micrografts is possible, requiring far fewer transplant sessions to achieve an elegant cosmetic effect. The results are so natural that most people will never know that you've had a transplant.
The technique can also be used to recreate lost eyebrows, eyelashes, beards and mustaches, as well as to cover scars.