Sometimes after strip surgery you may or may not see variations of hairs growing in skewed angles above and below the linear scar. It may be relatively subtle or very obvious. No real potential for increased transection w/ strip, unless the surgeon cuts directly into the oddly oriented region; Dr. Cole avoids transection in regular areas by aligning the device for extraction to the emergence angle of the hairs. In these cases, the angles of the hairs are not uniform enough to avoid higher transection rates with strip.
In the photos below, you may or may not see the different orientations of each follicular unit. Usually each region in most patients’ donor areas has hairs growing in about the same angle. Usually a crown will have the uniformed whorl pattern with variations of different angles of growth, but these particular photos actually show the left side of a patient’s donor area (left occipital region).
Some viewer may understand that some physicians actually refer to certain clinics as performing a “blind surgery”. In CIT, this is not the case at all. Dr. Cole will carefully examine the area under magnification to make every adjustment to instrumentation in order to meet the demands in a donor area. This process will afford the patient with a consistent result in the end.