» » Some of the arguments that come out of your clinic are so transparently
» » slanted that it is cringe worthy. There is no reason that a strip
» » would cut larger Fus anymore than you would with FUE. The last argument
» » that your cliniic put in favour of FUE was that you (coles clinic) get
» » larger number of folliular units containing more hair than strip
» » and that is an advantage. Then why would a strip clinic want less hair
» » an FU. This is just a cheap smear tactic on another technique.
» I don’t think that forhair was trying to smear strip clinics with
» his assertion. He was just pointing out one of the limitations of strip
» and a reason why he believes that FUE/CIT is a superior procedure. If
» anything, it is FUE doctors and clinics that are frequently smeared by
» strip physicians and advocates who perpetuate the myths that FUE produces a
» lower yield, has a higher transection rate and is only indicated for very
» small procedures. Most of the FUE detractors have very limited experience
» with the procedure- how can you bash something that you haven’t practiced
» and don’t truly understand? On the other hand, Dr. Cole has performed over
» 8,000 strip procedures in his career. He believes there is a valuable
» place for strip in this field but, after years of experience with both
» methods, he believes that FUE is a fundamentally superior hair
» transplantation method.
» As clinics generally charge by the graft (not the number of hairs actually
» implanted), there is definitely an incentive for clinics to divide
» naturally occurring follicular grouping into additional grafts. With CIT,
» Dr. Cole averages a calculated density of 2.93 hairs per graft; the
» calculated density is only 2.00 hairs per graft with strip. This means
» that, in opting for a CIT procedure, the patient is getting almost one
» additional hair per graft than they would otherwise- about 30% more for
» what they pay. This difference in calculated density can partially be
» attributed to the fact that FUE physicians can cherry-pick the largest
» follicular units from a larger expanse than just the excised strip.
» However, it’s also likely that strip clinics are further subdividing
» follicular units when they dissect the strip. This doesn’t mean that strip
» doctors are necessarily trying to ‘cheat’ patients- it’s more likely that
» the technicians who actually cut the grafts (very rarely do strip doctors
» prepare the grafts themselves) are not properly trained.
Only valid point: FUE practitioner can cherry pick multiple hair grafts, so that they can give more multi-hair grafts in a procedure.
(1) Strip clinics have financial incentive to split the grafts, whereas FUE practitioners are saints, they will never split the grafts.
(2) Strip graft dissecting technicians are not properly trained. When both FUE, and strip clinics can properly train the technicians to insert the grafts (except perhaps dr.woods clinic), strip clinics for some reason cannot train their technicians to do the dissection!
Another un-commented slandering statement from Forhair:
“FUE tend to produce better results the strip” Wow, what a statement, based scientific research and published results!
Forhair’s intention might not be to slander strip, and his/her personal preference might be FUE. However, you twist it or back it, the bottomline is, the statement was loosely worded without careful thought. It’s ok if it’s from an independent poster, but if it comes from someone who is representing a Clinic, more discretion and thought is required-- a prospective patient might construe it as a fact!