Not many clinics are having an issue at this time with punch sizes. Good results are seen by Bisanga, Harris, GHI, and Itler and others. These clinics have time tested cases. All have used the smallest punch possible. No one person is the same and different punch sizes are tailored to the patient is a good arguement but that arguement goes both ways. Larger punches don’t exactly need to be utilized on everyone. So what the heck is the problem? I stated that 4 clinics+ above don’t have a problem with using smaller punches. Why can’t other clinics attempt to do the same? Especially since it was proven by those clinics that the grafts taken by such punches are:
- Showing growing grafts and good yields after 1 year.
- Shown by myself clear pictures of 1’s, 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s haired grafts are unharmed and show definitive intact follicles.
- Shown by myself virtual bloodless donor areas the day of surgery and then the next day post op showing clean donor areas that have barely noticible “holes” (a good indicator that scarring will be minimal.
- And finally, GHI showing razor cut donor areas in clear pictures that absolutely prove that the smallest punch can provide, a virtual imperceptable donor region post op AND after several months post op.
So in summary, The collaboration of several clinics posting picture after picture of post op pics, shaved down areas post op, 12 month picture posting post op pics of good growth; AND in combination with my clinical microscopic view pics spanning across several different patients of grafts as well as showing in-surgery pictures of FUE donor areas; pretty much shows a definitive cross-sectional study of the 0.75mm punch… in that the smaller punch has been proven to be successful.
An unorthadoxed scientific accidental valid study was performed across several clinics AND over a period of time.
How do you like dem apples?