Hair plugs are obsolete and are no longer performed. Currently, the two techniques called follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the most common procedures.

Some people still mistakenly use the terms hair plugs or hair implants to refer to any type of hair transplant including modern FUT and FUE techniques. Let’s examine the history of hair plugs and look at why they’re no longer used today.

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