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Happy anniversary


#1

It suddenly dawned on me that

  1. 1989 It is 20 years since I visited Dr Barry White in Melbourne, Australia, and walked away with the committment to make FUE happen , even though it was considered impossible.

  2. 1999 It is 10 years since the worlds first successful body hair to scalp transplant , proving that it will grow, cover, grow longer and be an incedibly valuable last line of defence for both cosmetic coverage and vital repair work in surgically inflicted scars

  3. 2009…if hair is our primary concern, then we don’t know how lucky we are.

Remember, hairloss is not a disease. It is a normal condition.

There are plenty of successful men with baldness, and there are plenty of failures with a full head of hair

It is a luxury item, and a matter of choice

And if you choose to do it , do it properly, or dont do it at all , and you will be better off

Dr Ray Woods


#2

Thanks for your continued dedication to the improvement of this industry. I only wish a plane ticket to australia plus surgery was more affordable. I would be there next week…


#3

Dr. Woods, since you have been doing this for 20 years, may be you know better, what do you think are the bumps on Ace’s head?


#4

» Dr. Woods, since you have been doing this for 20 years, may be you know
» better, what do you think are the bumps on Ace’s head?
»
»

Looking along the hairline, white dots are present. In most cases there is no hair growth , just white dots.

That means the follicles inserted were transections…fragments, and growth was never possible.

Judging the size of the dots, 18 OR 16 guage needles were used…Nice and easy for techs in a production line clinic, but bad for the patient, who has to live with the results

That is the most likely explanation, and that would be the doctors fault

To be absolutely fair, there is a very small chance all was done correctly , but the patient scratched the scabs prematurely and post op procedures were not observed…just like kids are told not to scratch chicken pox scabs or acne pimples, otherwise lifelong scarring may ensue.

In this business, in my observations, if things go wrong, 95% of the time it is the doctors fault . But ,sometimes, the doctor is innocent, and the patient did not observe strict instructions.

Without further information, that is all I can suggest.
And repair of the situation would be , in the right hands, routine.

Dr Ray Woods


#5

» Looking along the hairline, white dots are present. In most cases there is
» no hair growth , just white dots.
»
» That means the follicles inserted were transections…fragments, and growth
» was never possible.
»
» Judging the size of the dots, 18 OR 16 guage needles were used…Nice and
» easy for techs in a production line clinic, but bad for the patient, who
» has to live with the results
»
» That is the most likely explanation, and that would be the doctors fault
»
» To be absolutely fair, there is a very small chance all was done correctly
» , but the patient scratched the scabs prematurely and post op procedures
» were not observed…just like kids are told not to scratch chicken pox
» scabs or acne pimples, otherwise lifelong scarring may ensue.
»
» In this business, in my observations, if things go wrong, 95% of the time
» it is the doctors fault . But ,sometimes, the doctor is innocent, and the
» patient did not observe strict instructions.
»
» Without further information, that is all I can suggest.
» And repair of the situation would be , in the right hands, routine.
»
» Dr Ray Woods

Interesting observations, you don’t think that is ingrown hair?

btw, congrats, really, 20 years for FUE???


#6

congrats Dr.Woods for 20 years of fantastic work!!!


#7

Isn’t 18 or 16 guage needles very big? I doubt any doctor would use that for the hairline. A video would be nice to get a better idea what those white dots are, they seem to be raised bumps, not just white scarring. Whose pic is that, who is the doctor?


#8

I thought Fue was introduced in the early 2000, that wasn’t 20 years ago, it wasn’t even a decade ago. Anyway, Dr. Woods if you had performed on patients some 10 or 20 years ago, do you have recent photos of them showing what their hair look like now after 10 or 20 years?


#9

Happy Anniversary!

FUE was introduced to the United States in 2000/2001, but it started in Australia at Dr. Woods’ clinic in the early 1990’s.


#10

» Isn’t 18 or 16 guage needles very big? I doubt any doctor would use that
» for the hairline. A video would be nice to get a better idea what those
» white dots are, they seem to be raised bumps, not just white scarring.
» Whose pic is that, who is the doctor?

Just a few threads down in the forum, Aceinhibitor’s pics, he went to Armani
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-49687-page-0-category-2-order-last_answer.html


#11

Those bumps look like cobblestoning that occurs when there’s either too much excess tissue around the grafts, or when the grafts are not implanted at the correct depth. Too deep you get indentations/pock marks. Too shallow you get cobblestones…

Ace Inhibitor is an Armani patient and Armani uses hypo needles for recipient, so I think Dr Woods is right about the needle size. It would have to be a larger needle since techs are used, as anything of a smaller gauge, such as 21 or 23g, and the site would close up immediately.

Happy Anniversary Doc. Thank you for your blood, sweat, tears that pushed the envelope and gave us an alternative to big smiley face. For that, you’re a champion in my books…

Also, do think we are going to see any big advances in this industry in the next 10 years?


#12

Happy Anniversary Dr. Woods. And thanks for all your hard work.


#13

» Happy Anniversary Dr. Woods. And thanks for all your hard work. Happy Anniversary Indeed! May the Hair Gods Look upon you forever. See you soon.


#14

» » Dr. Woods, since you have been doing this for 20 years, may be you know
» » better, what do you think are the bumps on Ace’s head?
» »
» »
»
»
»
» Looking along the hairline, white dots are present. In most cases there is
» no hair growth , just white dots.
»
» That means the follicles inserted were transections…fragments, and growth
» was never possible.
»
» Judging the size of the dots, 18 OR 16 guage needles were used…Nice and
» easy for techs in a production line clinic, but bad for the patient, who
» has to live with the results
»
Those are very strong assumptions basing it from 1 photo alone. Dr. Woods, if we consider the above to be true, then how soon after the hair restoration (post-op) will the patient notice the bumps? Days? Weeks? Months?
And if it were the needle size, then wouldn’t atleast a few other patients experience similar bumps from the same surgeon?

Happy Anniversary and it’s a real pleasure having you on the forums with us.


#15

» » » Dr. Woods, since you have been doing this for 20 years, may be you
» know
» » » better, what do you think are the bumps on Ace’s head?
» » »
» » »
» »
»
» »
» »
» » Looking along the hairline, white dots are present. In most cases there
» is
» » no hair growth , just white dots.
» »
» » That means the follicles inserted were transections…fragments, and
» growth
» » was never possible.
» »
» » Judging the size of the dots, 18 OR 16 guage needles were used…Nice
» and
» » easy for techs in a production line clinic, but bad for the patient,
» who
» » has to live with the results
» »
» Those are very strong assumptions basing it from 1 photo
» alone. Dr. Woods, if we consider the above to be true, then how soon after
» the hair restoration (post-op) will the patient notice the bumps? Days?
» Weeks? Months?
» And if it were the needle size, then wouldn’t atleast a few other patients
» experience similar bumps from the same surgeon?

»
» Happy Anniversary and it’s a real pleasure having you on the forums with
» us.

So is it true that Armani is using 16 or 18 needle size? Is Dr. Woods right on?


#16

» I thought Fue was introduced in the early 2000, that wasn’t 20 years ago,
» it wasn’t even a decade ago. Anyway, Dr. Woods if you had performed on
» patients some 10 or 20 years ago, do you have recent photos of them showing
» what their hair look like now after 10 or 20 years?

It wasn’t PUBLICIZED in the US till after year 2000, perhaps that’s what got you confused.

Here’s a copy of the newspaper advertisement for the technique in Australia, back in 1995.


#17

dr. woods dont you think after 20 years it s time for a new invention?


#18

» Those bumps look like cobblestoning that occurs when there’s either too
» much excess tissue around the grafts, or when the grafts are not implanted
» at the correct depth. Too deep you get indentations/pock marks. Too shallow
» you get cobblestones…
»
» Ace Inhibitor is an Armani patient and Armani uses hypo needles for
» recipient, so I think Dr Woods is right about the needle size. It would
» have to be a larger needle since techs are used, as anything of a smaller
» gauge, such as 21 or 23g, and the site would close up immediately.
»
»
» Happy Anniversary Doc. Thank you for your blood, sweat, tears that pushed
» the envelope and gave us an alternative to big smiley face. For that,
» you’re a champion in my books…
»
» Also, do think we are going to see any big advances in this industry in
» the next 10 years?

I’ve seen that before as well and this is what it looks like. For his sake I hope it is not. Looking forward to hearing the end result of this guys struggle one way or another. Let’s hope it’s something simple.


#19

» Remember, hairloss is not a disease. It is a normal condition.
»
» There are plenty of successful men with baldness, and there are plenty of
» failures with a full head of hair

No, it’s not normal, it sucks big time losing your hair!


#20

It is worth to be celebrate.haha
Best wish!