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Dr.Cole - "new technique"?


#1

hello dr.cole ,
you mentioned recently in another thread that “Our newest technology is going to change those variables for good” - when will this particular technology be available to patients , and what does it pertain to - tools / techniques?
i was about to book a procedure with you , but after reading the above posts i now feel that maybe i should wait a while ?
thanks


#2

» hello dr.cole ,
» you mentioned recently in another thread that “Our newest technology is
» going to change those variables for good” - when will this particular
» technology be available to patients , and what does it pertain to - tools
» / techniques?
» i was about to book a procedure with you , but after reading the above
» posts i now feel that maybe i should wait a while ?
» thanks

Yes please. I want to know too.


#3

» hello dr.cole ,
» you mentioned recently in another thread that “Our newest technology is
» going to change those variables for good” - when will this particular
» technology be available to patients , and what does it pertain to - tools
» / techniques?

I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that, since he didn’t answer this question in the thread in which he mentions the new technology, he won’t answer it here either. I have only my gut to go on, but that gut tells me the new technology is almost, but not quite, ready to be implemented. Until it is ready, we’ll be out here hanging. :wink:

Maybe he’ll reveal it as part of his consultations on Feb 23rd…I can’t help but think it will be soon, since he HAD to know the sort of interest his comment would make. I mean, one can’t say, “You no longer need to shave any part of your head and cost is about to become a non-factor. Our newest technology is going to change those variables for good”, and not expect people to stop dead in their tracks and wait to hear more. :slight_smile:

I’m sure he isn’t remaining silent for no reason, and despite not hearing more yet about the new technology, it is still exciting to hear that the two biggest hurdles (cost and shaving the head) are about to be lowered and taken out of the way, respectively.


#4

He made a very bold statement, I hope he can back it up. It sounds too good to be true in my opinion.


#5

» » hello dr.cole ,
» » you mentioned recently in another thread that “Our newest technology is
» » going to change those variables for good” - when will this particular
» » technology be available to patients , and what does it pertain to -
» tools
» » / techniques?
»
»
» I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that, since he didn’t answer this
» question in the thread in which he mentions the new technology, he won’t
» answer it here either. I have only my gut to go on, but that gut tells me
» the new technology is almost, but not quite, ready to be implemented.
» Until it is ready, we’ll be out here hanging. :wink:
»
» Maybe he’ll reveal it as part of his consultations on Feb 23rd…I can’t
» help but think it will be soon, since he HAD to know the sort of interest
» his comment would make. I mean, one can’t say, “You no longer need to
» shave any part of your head and cost is about to become a non-factor. Our
» newest technology is going to change those variables for good”, and not
» expect people to stop dead in their tracks and wait to hear more. :slight_smile:

»
» I’m sure he isn’t remaining silent for no reason, and despite not hearing
» more yet about the new technology, it is still exciting to hear that the
» two biggest hurdles (cost and shaving the head) are about to be lowered
» and taken out of the way, respectively.

More importantly maybe the question to ask is whether a doctor has made a bold statement in the advancement of the Industry OR to create controversy and gain interest in their personal agenda; regardless of advancement. Whether the question is answered is irrelevant because the answer can be pre planned; what is more important is the “new technology” is revealed without prejudice and being substantiated by an independent source other wise it could be seen as self promotion.


#6

Before photo:

After photo:


#7

LOL, how many grafts? Strip or fue?


#8

» Before photo:
»
»
» After photo:
»

Possibly closer to the truth… Monkey Business


#9

» » » hello dr.cole ,
» » » you mentioned recently in another thread that “Our newest technology
» is
» » » going to change those variables for good” - when will this particular
» » » technology be available to patients , and what does it pertain to -
» » tools
» » » / techniques?
» »
» »
» » I could be wrong, but I have a feeling that, since he didn’t answer
» this
» » question in the thread in which he mentions the new technology, he
» won’t
» » answer it here either. I have only my gut to go on, but that gut tells
» me
» » the new technology is almost, but not quite, ready to be implemented.
» » Until it is ready, we’ll be out here hanging. :wink:
» »
» » Maybe he’ll reveal it as part of his consultations on Feb 23rd…I
» can’t
» » help but think it will be soon, since he HAD to know the sort of
» interest
» » his comment would make. I mean, one can’t say, “You no longer need to
» » shave any part of your head and cost is about to become a non-factor.
» Our
» » newest technology is going to change those variables for good”, and not
» » expect people to stop dead in their tracks and wait to hear more. :slight_smile:
»
»
» »
» » I’m sure he isn’t remaining silent for no reason, and despite not
» hearing
» » more yet about the new technology, it is still exciting to hear that
» the
» » two biggest hurdles (cost and shaving the head) are about to be lowered
» » and taken out of the way, respectively.
»
»
» More importantly maybe the question to ask is whether a doctor has made a
» bold statement in the advancement of the Industry OR to create controversy
» and gain interest in their personal agenda; regardless of advancement.
» Whether the question is answered is irrelevant because the answer can be
» pre planned; what is more important is the “new technology” is revealed
» without prejudice and being substantiated by an independent source other
» wise it could be seen as self promotion.

He might actually be hurting his business because people are now going to take a wait-and-see approach rather than signing up for hair transplants.


#10

» More importantly maybe the question to ask is whether a doctor has made a
» bold statement in the advancement of the Industry OR to create controversy
» and gain interest in their personal agenda; regardless of advancement.
» Whether the question is answered is irrelevant because the answer can be
» pre planned; what is more important is the “new technology” is revealed
» without prejudice and being substantiated by an independent source other
» wise it could be seen as self promotion.

Well, as a former Cole patient, I can only tell you that he wouldn’t have said it if it weren’t true. As for his revealing it “without prejudice” (whatever that means) and your requirement that it be “substantiated by an independent source”, all I can tell you is that you personally should not take advantage of it until you feel secure. I, on the other hand, already trust him.

I really find your attitude about Dr Cole strange. You talk as if he is some unknown who popped onto the board and made some wild claim. He’s arguably the best hair transplant doc out there. Even those guys whose favorite is someone else (say, Dr Woods or Dr Umar) would probably consider him in the top three or four. Do you really think he would come on this board and risk his reputation by blowing smoke about a new technology that is not really forthcoming? To what end? As someone else has noted, the result of his referencing this coming new technology is that people will most likely postpone their procedure, not rush to his office and have a transplant before the new technology is available. That’s why I think it must be coming soon.

The danger he puts himself in by mentioning it but not revealing it, however, is that people’s expectations will get so high that what he has come up with will not live up to their speculations. Kind of what happened with the Segway Personal Transporter. To generate some hype, the company released the news that an inventor had come up with a vehicle that would revolutionize transportation, and within a week people were speculating that it was a flying car. It was, in fact, a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric transportation device. Cool? Well, sure, I guess. But, it’s no flying car,:wink: so most people were disappointed! In Dr Cole’s case, the similar danger is in the area of the cost of the procedure. Left to themselves, people are likely to push the cost lower and lower, when what he he is about to offer may be more along the lines of $8 graphs for unbuzzed hair (now he charges more for unbuzzed hair).


#11

» » Before photo:
» »
» »
» » After photo:
» »


»
» Possibly closer to the truth… Monkey Business

where is dr. cole i want to here about this technique.


#12

http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/viewtopic.php?p=6002#6002


#13

» http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/viewtopic.php?p=6002#6002

That’s just repeating what he said here.


#14

» » http://www.forhair.com/hairtransplant/viewtopic.php?p=6002#6002
»
» That’s just repeating what he said here.

youre right - but it also says an announcement may be made next week .


#15

“The negative to CIT/FUE is shaving the head and cost. You no longer need to shave any part of your head and cost is about to become a non-factor. Our newest technology is going to change those variables for good.”

For him to say that cost will be a non-factor, it has to be at least as cheap as strip or even lower. I think right now he charges $8 for fue. I don’t believe he will lower that to $3, so the most likely scenario is $5 per graft. That’s my prediction.


#16

» “The negative to CIT/FUE is shaving the head and cost. You no longer need
» to shave any part of your head and cost is about to become a non-factor.
» Our newest technology is going to change those variables for good.”
»
» For him to say that cost will be a non-factor, it has to be at least as
» cheap as strip or even lower. I think right now he charges $8 for fue. I
» don’t believe he will lower that to $3, so the most likely scenario is $5
» per graft. That’s my prediction.

I am sorry but that is a useless prediction. Umar is already charing $5 now, your prediction suggests that Cole will be matching Umar’s prices, big deal!


#17

» I am sorry but that is a useless prediction. Umar is already charing $5
» now, your prediction suggests that Cole will be matching Umar’s prices,
» big deal!

It is a big deal if Dr Cole drops his prices nearer to Dr Umar’s and doesn’t require you to buzz your hair like Dr Umar does. What do you expect, that he will drop his prices to $2 or $3 a graph? People need to be realistic.


#18

» I don’t believe he will lower that to $3, so the most likely scenario is $5
» per graft. That’s my prediction.

It was offered to me 2 years ago at a price in between the amounts above.


#19

» » I am sorry but that is a useless prediction. Umar is already charing $5
» » now, your prediction suggests that Cole will be matching Umar’s prices,
» » big deal!
»
» It is a big deal if Dr Cole drops his prices nearer to Dr Umar’s
» and doesn’t require you to buzz your hair like Dr Umar does. What
» do you expect, that he will drop his prices to $2 or $3 a graph? People
» need to be realistic.

Well, when he used the term “NON FACTOR”, I would expect something more drastic. Let’s face it, even $5 per graft is out of reach for the majority and it IS a factor for a lot of us. He should have worded his announcement more carefully and there will be no unrealistic expectations.


#20

» It is a big deal if Dr Cole drops his prices nearer to Dr Umar’s
» and doesn’t require you to buzz your hair like Dr Umar does. What
» do you expect, that he will drop his prices to $2 or $3 a graph? People
» need to be realistic.

6000 grafts at 2$ a graft is still $12000. Even if he only clears half in revenue, which is probably conservative, he still gets $6000. So $6000 for 2 days work. Why is that unrealistic? If only he works 300 days a year, he still clears $900,000…oh how will he feed the kids?