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Is there any device that can see


#1

If a hair follicle is dead or damaged after extraction? Supermicroscope or something. Its a stupid question but im wondering.


#2

» If a hair follicle is dead or damaged after extraction? Supermicroscope or
» something. Its a stupid question but im wondering.

Every follicle is an organ by itself. I don’t think there is a device that can detect if the follicle is dead or alive upon extraction.

Picture of an intact follicle - courtesy of Dr. Woods.

The closest that I can think of is to watch how the process is done in real time so that you can verify for yourself that each follicle is intact the moment it is harvested from the donor site.

Watch this video, see how you can examine each follicle yourself.
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#3

The reason why I ask in regards to BHT. Several theories are floating around about why bht doesnt grow on the head. One theory is the grafts are damaged during extraction even though they don’t appear so. I was wondering if there was any device that could tell if the organ was damaged after extraxction.


#4

» The reason why I ask in regards to BHT. Several theories are floating
» around about why bht doesnt grow on the head. One theory is the grafts are
» damaged during extraction even though they don’t appear so. I was wondering
» if there was any device that could tell if the organ was damaged after
» extraxction.

I think you should look for all the fatty tissue and the bulb attached to the follicle, that’s your clue that the follicle has been removed correctly, no missing parts :slight_smile: