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Directional changes of hair


#1

Strip surgeons have stated that follicular unit extraction was only ideal for patients with very tight or very loose scalps. We see that FUE (follicular unit extraction), like CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) is a minimally invasive method and allows patients to wear a shorter hair style. Our form of FUE has evolved into CIT and is no longer only an option for patients who don’t heal well via strip (FUT), but for those who desire a minimally invasive hair transplant method that bears most natural looking results.

The initial incisions to harvest a strip usually destroy about 5% or more of the surrounding follicles. The photo below shows a scar on the donor from strip (FUT) harvesting. The hair angles normally sweep to one side or the other after the average strip of 1 cm is taken. These skewed hair angles can be caused from suture tension on the tissue.

Below is a recently taken photo of a scar that actually shows surrounding hairs growing in an upward direction and downward direction. Sometimes the scar heals and contracts due to the patients healing ability, other times because of bad strip surgeons.

www.forhair.com

My advice is not medical advice


#2

That’s an interesting post since patients are often unaware that strip surgery will alter the direction(s) of hair growth in the donor area. This occurrence can certainly limit one’s styling/cutting options. It is important to note, however, that the distortions are unlikely to be this drastic (above photos) after a single strip surgery. There will always be some angle distortion, although. Warping the donor area is more of a concern after multiple strips. If you switch to FIT/FUE you will not have these concerns. Similarly, if you do FIT/FUE from the start you will not have to worry.


#3

MyWHTC,

I have to ask something here. I read your post then noticed the links at the bottom of your signature. I wasn’t sure what they were for but then realized you work for Dr. Mwamba.

In the banner at the top of your homepage and other pages I see a Flash photo presentation of different guys with good hair, some with pretty women, and a photo of two women and a man that are presumably doctors because they have stethoscopes around their necks (needed for HT surgery?). My question is, are these men and women doctors that work at your clinic and are the other men patients of your clinic or are they stock photos grabbed from the web?


#4

» MyWHTC,
»
» I have to ask something here. I read your post then noticed the links at
» the bottom of your signature. I wasn’t sure what they were for but then
» realized you work for Dr. Mwamba.
»
» In the banner at the top of your homepage and other pages I see a Flash
» photo presentation of different guys with good hair, some with pretty
» women, and a photo of two women and a man that are presumably doctors
» because they have stethoscopes around their necks (needed for HT
» surgery?). My question is, are these men and women doctors that work at
» your clinic and are the other men patients of your clinic or are they
» stock photos grabbed from the web?

Good question Joe…


#5

Jotronic and Piperz ,

They are stock photos. The site is in early development and those are placeholders as far as I am concerned. Interesting that you raised that point as I just had a discussion over the weekend about how these photos had to be changed. Looks like you beat me to the punch though. You will soon see results (some of which are already available in the WHTC gallery) in those places as well as photo of the clinic interior.

I will start a thread when everything as up.


#6

Also -Jotronic, Piperz, & others - if you have any other comments, questions, concerns, or whatever, please free to let us know and shoot us an email. We’ll be augmenting/changing certain aspect of the website soon, so your input is appreciated, especially now. Thanks!


#7

Hello there,

I’ll start off by saying that the most appreciated feature for a site that deals with hair transplantation are:

  1. Clarity of images

  2. Lots of videos shot under fluorescent light or direct sunlight

  3. Pictures or videos that clearly show the donor site post HT

  4. Before pictures that are not misleading in any way shape or form, It would be especially appreciated if you could show picture of patients NOT shaved before the procedure as that does not give us a fair indication/idea of how much resident hair there really is left.

  5. Desplay a vast, exhaustive and well documented body of work that clearly shows how all the different stages of hairloss have been adressed

  6. Be clear and straightforward about costs, possible travel arrangements, etc

  7. It would be absolutely smashing if you could provide a clear and detailed stipulation of the standard contract that patients have to sign.

If you want I can go on…


#8

P- Your points about photos are well taken (no pun intended). I share your views. Currently we have no video but that is something we shall have to explore in the near future. As for points six and seven, these things we can quickly remedy (so thanks). And, yes, press on with any additional ideas if you have any.


#9

» Hello there,
»
» I’ll start off by saying that the most appreciated feature for a site that
» deals with hair transplantation are:
»
» 1) Clarity of images
»
» 2) Lots of videos shot under fluorescent light or direct sunlight
»
» 3) Pictures or videos that clearly show the donor site post HT
»
» 4) Before pictures that are not misleading in any way shape or form, It
» would be especially appreciated if you could show picture of patients NOT
» shaved before the procedure as that does not give us a fair
» indication/idea of how much resident hair there really is left.
»
» 5) Desplay a vast, exhaustive and well documented body of work that
» clearly shows how all the different stages of hairloss have been adressed
»
»
» 6) Be clear and straightforward about costs, possible travel arrangements,
» etc
»
» 7) It would be absolutely smashing if you could provide a clear and
» detailed stipulation of the standard contract that patients have to sign.
»
»
» If you want I can go on…

Agreed. Also a small description and any history of the cases would be appreciated by viewers. The photo collections also not only need to be clear, but the photographed angles of the specific cases must be consistent as well.


#10

Ha, Ha… MyWHTC was looking for suggestions, not a dictatorial statements. However I do like the keyword consistency… lol.


#11

CIT,

LOL! I’m quite sure half of those photos appear on your website too. However, your point is well taken. Thanks.

Hairtech,

Yes, I have my pen and pad ready :smiley: In terms of consistency, I think we could improve the angles and the distance photos are taken from, a little. They are not too bad as far as I can tell, though.


#12

My only suggestion is that you do not use flash or studio lighting for pictures or video. You most likely have flourescent lighting in your office so this should be used with the patient directly underneath. That way, there is no question about density, coverage etc. Good luck with your new site.


#13

» CIT,
»
» LOL! I’m quite sure half of those photos appear on your website too.
» However, your point is well taken. Thanks.
»
» Hairtech,
»
» Yes, I have my pen and pad ready :smiley: In terms of consistency, I think we
» could improve the angles and the distance photos are taken from, a little.
» They are not too bad as far as I can tell, though.

You are very welcome MyWHTC. Your clinic is definitely on the road of success! I hope that more patients actually see the advantages of FUE.

www.forhair.com

Toll Free: 800 368-4247
USA: 1 678 566-1011

My advice is not medical advice.


#14

Good point Jotronic.

And congrats MyWHTC… I know very well the success you have ALREADY achieved and the success you will continue to achieve.


#15

» » CIT,
» »
» » LOL! I’m quite sure half of those photos appear on your website too.
» » However, your point is well taken. Thanks.
» »
» » Hairtech,
» »
» » Yes, I have my pen and pad ready :smiley: In terms of consistency, I think
» we
» » could improve the angles and the distance photos are taken from, a
» little.
» » They are not too bad as far as I can tell, though.
»
» You are very welcome MyWHTC. Your clinic is
» definitely on the road of success! I hope that more patients actually see
» the advantages of FUE.
»
» www.forhair.com
»
» Toll Free: 800 368-4247
» USA: 1 678 566-1011
»
»
»
» My advice is not medical advice.

I know “Dr Mwamba” was affiliated with Cole for some years and that he has gone alone now; I was looking at one or both of you but doing my research I have found that many people think you are still the same. Like this thread; even a fool knows that CIT replying and putting a hyperlink to Mwamaba web site helps his site gain credibility; so are you still connected or only a little professional courtesy


#16

Just one of the many reasons I would not do nor recommend strip to anyone. In addition to this aspect you also have more pain, longer recovery times, and longer evidence that surgery has been performed as opposed to going with FUE.

I am so glad I did not go with strip. I got much more donor and have much more that I can use by way of FUE if necessary as opposed to strip.

End of story.


#17

» Just one of the many reasons I would not do nor recommend strip to anyone.
» In addition to this aspect you also have more pain, longer recovery times,
» and longer evidence that surgery has been performed as opposed to going
» with FUE.
»
» I am so glad I did not go with strip. I got much more donor and have much
» more that I can use by way of FUE if necessary as opposed to strip.
»
» End of story.

Keepitshorter

can you explain because I have been told and it make sense that FUT will give more but you say the opposite; FUE or CIT whatever it not make sense that it can give more and I think there are differences between both of them but still never been told a good answer it gives more; would rather have it because another strip doesn’t excite me too much


#18

» » » CIT,
» » »
» » » LOL! I’m quite sure half of those photos appear on your website too.
» » » However, your point is well taken. Thanks.
» » »
» » » Hairtech,
» » »
» » » Yes, I have my pen and pad ready :smiley: In terms of consistency, I
» think
» » we
» » » could improve the angles and the distance photos are taken from, a
» » little.
» » » They are not too bad as far as I can tell, though.
» »
» » You are very welcome MyWHTC. Your clinic is
» » definitely on the road of success! I hope that more patients actually
» see
» » the advantages of FUE.
» »
» » www.forhair.com
» »
» » Toll Free: 800 368-4247
» » USA: 1 678 566-1011
» »
» »
» »
» » My advice is not medical advice.
»
» I know “Dr Mwamba” was affiliated with Cole for some years and that he has
» gone alone now; I was looking at one or both of you but doing my research I
» have found that many people think you are still the same. Like this thread;
» even a fool knows that CIT replying and putting a hyperlink to Mwamaba web
» site helps his site gain credibility; so are you still connected or only a
» little professional courtesy

Dr. Patrick Mwamba is licensed to practice medicine in Belgium and is authorized to practice our procedure. He is highly trained by our clinic and still has affiiliation with us.

My original response was toward piperz’s comments about establishing a great website and having good photography/videography.


#19

Are you serious? :lookaround:


#20

» Keepitshorter
»
» can you explain because I have been told and it make sense that FUT will
» give more but you say the opposite; FUE or CIT whatever it not make sense
» that it can give more and I think there are differences between both of
» them but still never been told a good answer it gives more; would rather
» have it because another strip doesn’t excite me too much

To me as long as you have enough you can get with FUE, I would rather go that route even if it takes several surgeries to get where you want to be; the reason I think this was is because of no visible scarring, very very short healing times, and no staples, etc.

Additionally, in my last procedure Dr. Umar was able to get a lot of donor hair from the nape of my neck which would not have been possible with strip.

http://rbcdsu.blogspot.com/2008/02/first-procedure-with-dr-umar-february.html