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Emerging technology is keeping me from getting a HT


#1

Anyone else holding off on getting a HT because of emerging technology? I am. Consider this:

  • A year ago, it was necessary to get a buzz cut in your donor area if you wanted FUE. Now, Dr Cole has developed a technology that makes that unecessary. As a former strip session recipient, that is no small matter.

  • Up until now, people with strip scars had two choices: wear your hair long enough to hide the scars, or use precious donor hair to fill the scars in. Now, it’s possible Acell may change all that. It may be that strip scars can be cut out, Acell used in the opening, and scarless skin may fill the opening.

  • Up until now, donor hair was a finite resource. Now, it’s possible Acell may change that, too. It’s possible that using Acell in the empty donor “slots” may cause hair to grow where the previous hair was just removed.

The latter two are, as I said, only possibilities. But, they are possible enough to convince me that I may kick myself in a year if I spend a lot of money and donor hair filling in scars or moving hair that, had I waited, I could have immediately replaced with new hair. And, I would not be surprised if, as Dr Cole becomes more adept at his new technology, his prices may drop a little.

So, again, my question is, is anyone else struggling with the desire for a HT, but the feeling that he should wait?


#2

How does it work? I really would not have to shave and still had no scar?

How many grafts / session? And whats the price?


#3

» How does it work? I really would not have to shave and still had no scar?
»
» How many grafts / session? And whats the price?

Not having to buzz down for FUE sounds quite appealing, but I am not a big fan of this idea. I would much rather go through several months of buzzed hair than come out with a less than stellar result because the surgeon really could not see where he was grafting and could not really see how the placement of each graft worked with the surrounding hair. It is a MUCH “cleaner” procedure with a buzzed head, IMO. As far as “new technology” goes, I really doubt that there is anything new or technological about the way Dr. Cole performs FUE without having to buzz the hair short.


#4

» » How does it work? I really would not have to shave and still had no
» scar?
» »
» » How many grafts / session? And whats the price?
»
» Not having to buzz down for FUE sounds quite appealing, but I am not a big
» fan of this idea. I would much rather go through several months of buzzed
» hair than come out with a less than stellar result because the surgeon
» really could not see where he was grafting and could not really see how the
» placement of each graft worked with the surrounding hair. It is a MUCH
» “cleaner” procedure with a buzzed head, IMO. As far as “new technology”
» goes, I really doubt that there is anything new or technological about the
» way Dr. Cole performs FUE without having to buzz the hair short.

Dont know anything about the new technology, but logic tells me it must be harder for a Dr to perform fue with long hair than short. Also alot of people like myself get fue because they like to buzz cut.


#5

A scarless, hairless skin in the back of the head will be as bad as a scar.

Someone should ask Acell what their experience with full thickness wounds in humans was? Did the healed skin have some, none or normal hair growth?

That shouldnt be hard for them to answer. That will help decide whether the wait is worthwhile.

» Anyone else holding off on getting a HT because of emerging technology? I
» am. Consider this:
»
» - A year ago, it was necessary to get a buzz cut in your donor area if you
» wanted FUE. Now, Dr Cole has developed a technology that makes that
» unecessary. As a former strip session recipient, that is no small matter.
»
» - Up until now, people with strip scars had two choices: wear your hair
» long enough to hide the scars, or use precious donor hair to fill the scars
» in. Now, it’s possible Acell may change all that. It may be that strip
» scars can be cut out, Acell used in the opening, and scarless skin may fill
» the opening.
»
» - Up until now, donor hair was a finite resource. Now, it’s possible Acell
» may change that, too. It’s possible that using Acell in the empty donor
» “slots” may cause hair to grow where the previous hair was just removed.
»
»
» The latter two are, as I said, only possibilities. But, they are
» possible enough to convince me that I may kick myself in a year if I spend
» a lot of money and donor hair filling in scars or moving hair that, had I
» waited, I could have immediately replaced with new hair. And, I
» would not be surprised if, as Dr Cole becomes more adept at his new
» technology, his prices may drop a little.
»
» So, again, my question is, is anyone else struggling with the desire for a
» HT, but the feeling that he should wait?


#6

» » How does it work? I really would not have to shave and still had no
» scar?
» »
» » How many grafts / session? And whats the price?
»
» Not having to buzz down for FUE sounds quite appealing, but I am not a big
» fan of this idea. I would much rather go through several months of buzzed
» hair than come out with a less than stellar result because the surgeon
» really could not see where he was grafting and could not really see how the
» placement of each graft worked with the surrounding hair. It is a MUCH
» “cleaner” procedure with a buzzed head, IMO. As far as “new technology”
» goes, I really doubt that there is anything new or technological about the
» way Dr. Cole performs FUE without having to buzz the hair short.

I understand that. The recipient area is bald totally in my case so there would not be this problem.


#7

» Not having to buzz down for FUE sounds quite appealing, but I am not a big
» fan of this idea. I would much rather go through several months of buzzed
» hair than come out with a less than stellar result because the surgeon
» really could not see where he was grafting and could not really see how the
» placement of each graft worked with the surrounding hair. It is a MUCH
» “cleaner” procedure with a buzzed head, IMO.

I think you’re missing the point of the new technology. The difference isn’t in not having to shave the recipient site. Not shaving the recipient site isn’t unusual, at all. You can go to just about any doctor who does FUE and he won’t require you to shave the recipient site. It’s the donor site they want shaved, so they can more quickly identify and remove the hair. Dr Cole has developed a means of removing that hair without shaving the donor area. That is no small deal to those guys who have strip scarring that they need to hide and who work in professions that don’t allow one to wear a hat.

» IMO. As far as “new technology”
» goes, I really doubt that there is anything new or technological about the
» way Dr. Cole performs FUE without having to buzz the hair short.

Well, the possibilities are

  • There is something new that Dr Cole has developed that allows him to do unshaven FUE at little additional cost over a typical FUE
  • There is nothing new that Dr Cole has developed and he is nevertheless somehow able to do unshaven FUE at little additional cost over typical FUE, while other doctors can’t or won’t.

Whatever the case, the fact remains that a person can go to Dr Cole and get an unshaven FUE/CIT for a little more money than they would pay for a standard shaven FUE/CIT.


#8

» How does it work? I really would not have to shave and still had no scar?
»
» How many grafts / session? And whats the price?

Dr Cole’s office would be a better source of info than I am, but I think it’s $10 a graft with a max of 800 grafts per day. You don’t have to shave your head. As for how it works, he hasn’t said. I believe he’s developed a tool of some kind.


#9

» A scarless, hairless skin in the back of the head will be as bad as a
» scar.
»
» Someone should ask Acell what their experience with full thickness wounds
» in humans was? Did the healed skin have some, none or normal hair growth?
»
» That shouldnt be hard for them to answer. That will help decide whether
» the wait is worthwhile.
»
» » Anyone else holding off on getting a HT because of emerging technology?
» I
» » am. Consider this:
» »
» » - A year ago, it was necessary to get a buzz cut in your donor area if
» you
» » wanted FUE. Now, Dr Cole has developed a technology that makes that
» » unecessary. As a former strip session recipient, that is no small
» matter.
» »
» » - Up until now, people with strip scars had two choices: wear your hair
» » long enough to hide the scars, or use precious donor hair to fill the
» scars
» » in. Now, it’s possible Acell may change all that. It may be that strip
» » scars can be cut out, Acell used in the opening, and scarless skin may
» fill
» » the opening.
» »
» » - Up until now, donor hair was a finite resource. Now, it’s possible
» Acell
» » may change that, too. It’s possible that using Acell in the empty donor
» » “slots” may cause hair to grow where the previous hair was just
» removed.
» »
» »
» » The latter two are, as I said, only possibilities. But, they are
» » possible enough to convince me that I may kick myself in a year if I
» spend
» » a lot of money and donor hair filling in scars or moving hair that, had
» I
» » waited, I could have immediately replaced with new hair. And, I
» » would not be surprised if, as Dr Cole becomes more adept at his new
» » technology, his prices may drop a little.
» »
» » So, again, my question is, is anyone else struggling with the desire for
» a
» » HT, but the feeling that he should wait?

Is this FDA approved? Thus far, I have heard it all…


#10

I’m in the same boat.

I’m not doing squat with HTs until I know two things:

  1. Whether or not Folica’s technology is working on humans, at least in testing.

  2. Whether or not Acell regenerates human scalp follicles.

Acell’s healing benefits are also worth learning, but they’re not a significant deal-breaker for me personally.


#11

» Anyone else holding off on getting a HT because of emerging technology? I
» am. Consider this:
»
» - A year ago, it was necessary to get a buzz cut in your donor area if you
» wanted FUE. Now, Dr Cole has developed a technology that makes that
» unecessary. As a former strip session recipient, that is no small matter.
»
» - Up until now, people with strip scars had two choices: wear your hair
» long enough to hide the scars, or use precious donor hair to fill the scars
» in. Now, it’s possible Acell may change all that. It may be that strip
» scars can be cut out, Acell used in the opening, and scarless skin may fill
» the opening.
»
» - Up until now, donor hair was a finite resource. Now, it’s possible Acell
» may change that, too. It’s possible that using Acell in the empty donor
» “slots” may cause hair to grow where the previous hair was just removed.
»
»
» The latter two are, as I said, only possibilities. But, they are
» possible enough to convince me that I may kick myself in a year if I spend
» a lot of money and donor hair filling in scars or moving hair that, had I
» waited, I could have immediately replaced with new hair. And, I
» would not be surprised if, as Dr Cole becomes more adept at his new
» technology, his prices may drop a little.
»
» So, again, my question is, is anyone else struggling with the desire for a
» HT, but the feeling that he should wait?

Yep, I am in the same boat, not only that, but I am a NW4/NW5, it’s encouraging to see what hasson and wong can do for some very bald people but I figure the odds are probably not in my favor.


#12

Dr. Woods has been offering FUE without scar for years, so I don’t know what you mean when you allege Cole making some sort of break through


#13

Every time you cut the skin, you cause some amount of scarring. It’s just a question of how noticeable it is.

IMO these clinics offering “no scar” FUE work are misleading people. “No scarring” means the guy could shave slick-bald afterwards and there would be no evidence of the work visible at all.

(Don’t tell me this is possible with Dr. ____'s new revolutionary FUE tools & methods methods. SHOW ME AN EXAMPLE OF IT.)