What’s the difference between Dr. Cole’s technique and the techniques of “Dr. A.” Poswal and Dr. Umar? I’m talking about their extraction and re-implantation techniques. Dr. Cole draws a clear line between what he calls his Cole Isolation Technique (CIT) and the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) practiced by Dr. Poswal and Dr. Umar. For example, consider this quote from Dr. Cole’s website administrator, “forhair”:
“everything you see on this site regarding FIT (non strip) refers to CIT (Cole Isolation Technique). There is no other doctor in india that does what we do and have consistent results like we present on this website. There are some doctors that claim to do something similar (FUE) but i can’t really recommend them because the lack of results.”
I’d like to avoid any attacks on ANY of these doctors, as well as cheerleading for any of them. I know they all have people that like or dislike them for this or that reason. I’ve also read some of Dr. Cole’s comments raising his concerns about a lack of ethics on the parts of a couple of doctors, and it may be that those doctors are Dr Poswal and Dr Umar. I don’t want to get into any of that. My question is strictly confined to medical technique, not medical ethics. Such discussions obviously have merit, but by question is simply “What is the difference between the extraction and re-implantation techniques of CIT and FUE?” It would be most helpful if the doctors themselves or their paid representatives could respond.
A second, related, question is whether all three doctors have made the details of their techniques available to the world and their differences are the result of a conscious decision, or if (like Dr Woods) they have kept the details of their techniques secret and their differences are therefore the result of each trying to work through the issues on their own.