Obviously you are compelled to follow my work. That is wise as you may learn something about high quality strip surgery, or FUE sessions that can end in less than 12 hours .
I would like you, Dr. Ray Woods, to clarify a few points:
"And manipulating before and after photos is ridiculously easy."
Were you implying that I manipulate before/after photos? If so would you state that clearly in writing so that your meaning is well understood?
"Employing a cheer squad…"
Were you implying that I employ people to deceive the public? If so, please submit that directly in writing as well.
I won’t bother holding you to the “mass hypnosis” charge.
“More than a decade ago, I was on the verge of derailing an institutionalised cashcow for thousands of doctors in this business, many of whom were terrified that their lack of skill and ability would be exposed.”
Would you please list the “many” doctors in the business you were referring to. I would also like to know how you came by this information. Did you do a telephone poll or did you stand outside a yearly meeting of the ISHRS and ask doctors as they exited “ are you afraid of me? Is my interference unwelcome?” Or did you perhaps make the whole thing up to inflate your own sense of self importance?
As you can see, despite your claims that the industry felt threatened by you, the HT field has grown exponentially in both Strip and FUE, all without your contribution.
An entire FUE branch of the industry has been created and has been growing steadily since 2001 without you. In fact, based on internet photos and write ups, you have been surpassed on several fronts.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt some years ago and attended a conference held by your sister (whom I do respect and admire) and your lawyer. When your lawyer outright LIED about you having patents on your technology your credibility went into the toilet. How dare you try and sell intellectual property for hundreds of thousands of dollars that you knew you couldn’t protect or claim exclusivity on. When I busted your lawyer and made him aware that I had performed a patent search and knew for a fact there were no patents or applications, he backpedaled and claimed “The patents will issue when we want them to”. If he could do that, he’d be a multi-billionaire.
Regardless of the ad homonym attacks you regularly resort to, the facts are the facts.
You are not transparent.
You unnecessarily veil what you actually do in secrecy. That’s fine. That’s legal. But you have no right to claim that your techniques are superior to EVERY other doctor as a group (strip or FUE) when you refuse to allow your own methods to be evaluated by your peers or the public.
Your results are no more impressive than that of other FUE doctors.
FUE results, graft for graft, do not compare to strip surgery. No FUE doc has proved otherwise.
You publicly vilify every HT doctor as scoundrels, criminals, incompetents, and even potential murderers. But when you are held to account for your outlandish pubic claims you throw a hissy fit and have a temper tantrum right here on the internet.
The results from FUE cases are consistently poorer in volume and density when compared to an equal number of strip grafts. Your ridiculous innuendo of photo manipulation not withstanding. Again, if this is a charge you are making toward me in particular I ask you to clarify it in writing.
There are so few successful BHT results that it’s offering as a clinical procedure should only be prefaced by the fact that it is experimental and has so far demonstrated consistently poor results.
The amount of trauma an FUE graft must endure far exceeds that of a strip graft and is the probable reason for consistently lower yields in any hands. Until you can prove, through disclosure, that your FUE grafts endure fewer traumatic forces, you have no right to claim superiority of your technique over that of others who have not only re-invented FUE, but improved upon it and disclosed same.
You are still under the impression that your procedure is a “threat” to the HT world. Guess what, nobody cares what you do anymore. In case you haven’t noticed, the field of strip and FUE HT has exploded WITHOUT you. In my own particular case I would be taking a step backwards using your techniques because my 500 graft FUE procedures don’t take all day and half the night. Grafts should be placed back into the body as quickly as possible to ensure maximum yield. You of all people should know that.
You have not accepted my open challenge to all FUE doctors who claim that their techniques are superior to mine which is to simply videotape their techniques in action and allow our peers and the public to compare. By you not accepting this challenge I can only assume that you believe my techniques, and those of a few other FUE doctors, are equal or superior to your own.
I’ll give you this in all fairness. While you refused to disclose your methods, you were the first to popularize FUE. In doing so you showed it could be done. In the field of innovation that’s 50% of the battle. I applaud you for this. Knowing something CAN be done makes learning how to do it that much easier. Your sister gave me the other part of the FUE riddle which was to start with many small cases. How right she was. I followed her words to the letter and developed those microsurgical skills you often discuss.
You were a champion in doing what you did. But for the life of me, after receiving the recognition you deserved, I can’t understand why you shunned and vilified the rest of the HT world and cloistered yourself away. Did you honestly think we were all going to put down our scalpels and go sulk? Didn’t you think that even a few of us were up to the challenge of inventing our own FUE tools and techniques?
Perhaps you’d be doing 3,000 FUE grafts in less than 10 hours by now had you been able to work better with others. It makes no sense and it is a shame.
As for YOU Dr. Arvind, you shamelessly lifted a before/after patient photo right off of Dr. Rassman’s site and presented it as your own when you debuted on the internet. That makes you a thief, and a stupid one at that. I saw this fraud for myself, and why any patient would trust you after just that one incident alone is beyond my comprehension.