» » But, FUE is a little different in each doctors’ hands. They use
» » techniques, protocol, instruments, storage solutions, etc.
» » So, to be more specific, some doctors have given their version of FUE
» » their own individual name. FIT was created and developed by Dr. Cole.
» » Mwamba has been trained extensively in this technique and offers these
» » services at WHTC in Brussels, Belgium.
» » Unfortunately, over zealous marketing techniques have tried to say that
» » one docor’s version is far superior to all the others. Thus, there is
» » controversy over what exactally the specific differences are. In
» » FIT is a very good FUE technique that has a long standing history of
» » results. However, other doctors have good FUE techniques as well.
» Hi AqueousSoln(strange name)
» You seem to know a bit about this so can i ask why “CIT” posted in a
» different thread here a few days ago that other people use the term FIT and
» that those people are not actually doing FIT. The only clinics that I know
» that publically admit that they perform FIT are DRs Rose and Mwamba. Does
» this mean that these docs are not doing FIT correctly in the eyes of Dr
» Cole. He clearly said this in a previous thread.
» Question two is this. If you do FIT, and I wanted CIT, could I get CIT
» from Dr. Mwamba or is there a difference.
» Question three, What is the range of size punches that are used for
» I personally in my opinion think larger than a 1mm punch should not be
» used but if any docs do use larger i would like to hear their reasons why.
Aqueous solution is a term used in chemistry. It basically means a solution made of water. As grafts are hydrophillic, and solutions are what patients need, I thought it was fitting. But I guess it could sound strange if you never heard of the term before.
I don’t know why “CIT” posts what he does or what he is talking about. Where is the thread?
Dr. Mwamba offers FIT. Dr. Cole feels that Dr. Mwamba is an excellent FIT surgeon. Otherwise, he would not allow him to use the term “FIT”. I don’t know about Cole’s relationship with Dr. Rose. I’m pretty sure it is friendly, though.
I don’t know what CIT is. It stands for Cole Isolation Technique, but other than that, you will have to ask Dr. Cole’s clinic.
Dr. Mwamba uses punches from .75 to above 1mm for plug removal. He chooses the punch size based on the size of the follicular units. If the punch is too big, the CHANCE (NOT CERTAINTY) of white dots in the donor is increased. If the punch is too small, it increases the CHANCE of transection, sacrifices recipient results, and wastes hair. The punches he uses can be customized as he moves from one area of the donor to another. We make calculations throughout the surgery to ensure a transection rate of 2% or less and to keep us aware of the calculated densities when planning recipient sites.
Many people believe that punches larger than 1mm are bad. That is fine. Dr. Mwmaba can use whatever size you want and discuss the pros and cons with you.