What are hair plugs?
Sometimes people still ask us: "what are hair plugs?"
“Hair plugs” were an antiquated form of hair transplant surgery that existed in the 1980s and early 1990s, typically producing very poor results that were also highly noticeable. The surgeon would use a device similar to a hole punch device, and “punch out” circular groups of hair from the donor region, then “plug in” those same circular hole punches into the recipient area along the hairline. The repetitive and perfectly circular nature of the plugs looked awkward and unnatural. This type of surgery no longer exists today, although the stigma of the phrase “hair plugs” lingers onward, despite many advances in technology and a different style of surgery altogether.