Yokobi Clinic has a history of over 40 years since its establishment in 1963.
The current clinic director joined the Clinic in 1985.

The Clinic has been pioneering a up-to-date technique.
No treatment only provides benefits but comes with possible risks. We believe in informed consent, which is to provide full and clear information with benefits and risks to recipients of our transplant.

We also have an on-line message board for anyone who has had or will have treatment at the Clinic to post their positive or negative comments to share with others. We believe full disclosure of information will help with advancements in the transplant field.

Message from Dr. Imagawa

There are many people who have hair loss problems today. You might be one of them and might have tried everything available, such as using external or internal chemicals or wearing wigs.

Such efforts may not have brought you successful results. It must be very difficult to share hair loss problems with others. Someone who have healthy hair may tell you that hair loss is not serious as it is not a life threatening disease. It is hard for them to understand how serious hair loss problem is for you. While the modern cosmetic surgery technique has been making great progress, the needs of hair restoration is still underestimated in Japan.

In USA, which is the most advanced country in the field of cosmetic surgery, the study of technique of lanugo hair transplant has been focused more among other surgical treatments with increasing clinical positive results. I have had many opportunities to attend international meetings which made me realize that it is the prime task and the needs of the times to develop a safe and secure hair restoration technique in Japan.

This website was created with the intention of providing accurate information on hair transplant as well as sharing the voices of the recipients, including myself. I hope the information will help you find an answer to your hair loss problems.

Professional background

Dr. Imagawa learned the technique of hair transplant and scalp reduction from Dr. G.Seery in Sacramento, California in 1990, and the technique of hair transplant and flap from Dr. T. Mayer in Los Angeles in 1992. Since then, he has maintained relationships with many hair transplant experts.

Dr. Imagawa is a early member and well known as one of the Japanese “regulars” of International Society of Hair restoration Surgery ( ISHRS ).

He was appointed to a member of an Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Fibers in 2003, International Advisory Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Media Relations in 2006.He passed the exam of American Board of Hair Restoration Sugery, and the only first Japanese doctor certified by ABHRS.


・ Published his research on micro-transplant and FUT for the first time in Japan.
・ Analyzed the density and hair root of Japanese donors
・ Introduced the books written by Japanese pioneers of hair transplant and translated them into English

This year, Dr. Imagawa was selected as one of the 80 hair transplant experts in the world to write “Hair transplant 4th edition Marcel Dekker” edited by Dr. M. Unger and Dr. R. Shapiro. This is referred to as the bible in the hair transplant field since 1979.Dr. Imagawa wrote the section of “Hair transplant in Asian Patients”. It proves the quality of the technique of Yokobi Clinic to the world.He is also the chief editor of new textbook entitled "Hair Restoration Surgeon in Asians" by Springer.


Graduated in Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1974
Medical Doctor, 1983
Director of Medical Corporation Yokobikai, 1985?Present
Diplomate American Board of Hair Restoration surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
   ISHRS Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Fibers Member 2003
   ISHRS ProBono Committee Member 2006?
   ISHRS Regional Workshop Program Director 2007
European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery(ESHRS)
Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR)
Board of Governor of Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (JSAPS)
Japan Society of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS)
Japan Association of Aesthetic Medical Inc.
Japan Society of Clinical Hair Restoration, Past Board member (Chair of board 1999)
Asian Assosiation of Hair Restoration Surgenos(AAHRS) founder and Board of Governor


Archimedes Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2001
Michelangelo Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2002
Roma Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2003
Peak Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2004
Mediterranean Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2006
Caesar Award, Italian Society of Hair Restoration (ISHR), 2007
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