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#1

Hi Jo,

If a dr. claims to be using the lateral slit technique but used needles instead of custom flat blades, would one still get the same results and if no please give us your opinion.

Furthermore , would you be able to say “I am using the lateral slit techique using needles”

Thx,

Bart


#2

» Hi Jo,
»
» If a dr. claims to be using the lateral slit technique but used needles
» instead of custom flat blades, would one still get the same results and if
» no please give us your opinion.
»
» Furthermore , would you be able to say “I am using the lateral slit
» techique using needles”
»
» Thx,
»
» Bart

The lateral slit technique, by definition, requires the use of custom flat blades cut from medical razor blades matched up to the length and width of the target grafts to be placed. The whole concept, as defined by Dr. Hasson and Dr. Wong, is not just the use of a blade vs. a needle but rather a specific approach to hair restoration.

If one is using needles they cannot say that they are using the lateral slit technique with any truth. All they can say at most is that they are making their incisions in a coronal fashion (perpendicular to hair direction) as opposed to a sagittal fashion (parallel to hair direction).

And to answer part one of your question, again, no. With blades used properly one has better control over the angle and direction and there is no pitting or cobblestoning to be had. This is only a qualified statement if everything is done properly.


#3

» » Hi Jo,
» »
» » If a dr. claims to be using the lateral slit technique but used needles
» » instead of custom flat blades, would one still get the same results and
» if
» » no please give us your opinion.
» »
» » Furthermore , would you be able to say “I am using the lateral slit
» » techique using needles”
» »
» » Thx,
» »
» » Bart
»
» The lateral slit technique, by definition, requires the use of custom flat
» blades cut from medical razor blades matched up to the length and width of
» the target grafts to be placed. The whole concept, as defined by Dr. Hasson
» and Dr. Wong, is not just the use of a blade vs. a needle but rather a
» specific approach to hair restoration.
»
» If one is using needles they cannot say that they are using the lateral
» slit technique with any truth. All they can say at most is that they are
» making their incisions in a coronal fashion (perpendicular to hair
» direction) as opposed to a sagittal fashion (parallel to hair direction).
»
» And to answer part one of your question, again, no. With blades used
» properly one has better control over the angle and direction and there is
» no pitting or cobblestoning to be had. This is only a qualified statement
» if everything is done properly.

Thanks buddy, your answer is very clear and I fully agree with you.

Bart


#4

Can you show a demo what you guys are talking about?


#5

» Can you show a demo what you guys are talking about?

The reason why I asked is that some clinics are offering ‘latteral slit technique’ but they use needles instead of blades.


#6

Joe, u mentioned before hasson and wong will be using acell once its approved in canada. Are there any updates


#7

» Joe, u mentioned before hasson and wong will be using acell once its
» approved in canada. Are there any updates

I might be wrong but I remember reading somewhere that Hasson and Wong needed to investigate safety issues with Acell (something like that ) before using it on their patients, I don’t think they are waiting for it to be approved in Canada


#8

» » Joe, u mentioned before hasson and wong will be using acell once its
» » approved in canada. Are there any updates
»
» I might be wrong but I remember reading somewhere that Hasson and Wong
» needed to investigate safety issues with Acell (something like that )
» before using it on their patients, I don’t think they are waiting for it to
» be approved in Canada

Dr Robert Jones, a Canadian HT surgeon, is already testing Acell, so whatever Hasson and Wong are saying doesn’t sync with what Dr. Jones is trying.


#9

No, we’re not testing it’s safety. Health Canada, which is the US equivalent to the FDA, has not passed it for use on humans in Canada yet as Acell hasn’t even submitted for approval. This is straight from the VP of Acell to my ears. We could get in trouble for using non-approved medical treatments so we’re keeping our noses clean until we are able to legally move forward with it.


#10

» No, we’re not testing it’s safety. Health Canada, which is the US
» equivalent to the FDA, has not passed it for use on humans in Canada yet as
» Acell hasn’t even submitted for approval. This is straight from the VP of
» Acell to my ears. We could get in trouble for using non-approved medical
» treatments so we’re keeping our noses clean until we are able to legally
» move forward with it.

OMG. That means Dr. Jones is going to prison.
Should I tell him, or should you?