Hi Cit News: I’ve highlighted what you wrote in red
This is a great example of when a strip procedure can be a far better option for a patient in the hands of a capable surgeon.
Just to let you know that we have performed around 6000 hair transplants and routinely do mega sessions above 4000 grafts via STRIP (I think you may want to look at the pedigree of the clinic when talking about ability :D) - Please see our video here --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yORkaZXZFgk
I am not a fan of opinions. I am a fan of RESULTS.
I work at Dr. Cole’s office and have never seen a post-op donor area like this! The donor pic is blurry, but the extraction sites look huge and way out of the safe donor range.
Luckily! I have HD Video of his donor which I can post
Dr. Cole has performed over 8,000 strip hair transplant procedures and gradually moved to his proprietary method of FUE beginning in 2002. He currently uses a .85 punch in many cases when possible to safely score grafts. ACell is nearly always used in the donor sites because it helps healing and can reduce white dotting called hypopigmentation.
This patient is near 60 years old and has no signs of miniaturization in the areas we took. He is fully aware of what he have done and in regards to the safety zone. I will also say very bluntly - and you know this so don’t play pretend here - that many of the top doctors (I wont name names) go outside of the safety zone with STRIP surgeries.
You also suggest that a 1mm punch causes scarring and then go on to say we should BHT beard hair into these scars? Are you suggesting that the ARTAS requires repair work? What photos/videos do you have to even come close to suggesting such a statement? Where is your proof? I have hundreds of FUE cases that show the minimal scarring. Luckily I have a great video I made of our patient - who just so happend to have one here with a shaved head using a straight razor - with a 1mm punch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8qeBmJAJ8I
I like to pay attention to what a consumer wants - he understands, and is an engineer and his wife a doctor - that the survival rate was 92% on average, has seen many of our patients before and after and was OVER THE MOON with the thought that he could do this all in one day.
Reality is also: I have yet to have ONE patient come back and be less than over the moon by how great their donour looks. You said it at the top - in your opinion - however, you are right - it is an opinion without fact, video and proof. There are a lot of new people on here who look to these sites and have no idea what is true and not. If you want to disprove something, put out photos, before and after photos and let people decide for themselves.
We have had amazing reviews, mind blowing results, not one complaint from over 6000 patients and continue to do so. That’s reality and I have the photo’s and videos to prove it.
If you want to have this discussion - I am happy to; however, I we can just continue with the discussion that in my opinion is much more realistic:
If necessary, I suggest beard hair grafted into the extraction sites. The Artas is a great idea, but I don’t believe the technology can yet come close to compete with the hands of a skilled FUE surgeon like Dr. Cole.
Considering we have done 6000 hair transplants and have yet to have any negative reviews or complaints I do not even think I need to explain to the readers the motive of the above statement suggesting this will need to be repaired
CITNews and works at Dr. Cole’s office