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What size instrument would you use?


#1

Below are photos of one patient’s follicular units taken on the donor area at 200x. By looking at the photos, you may note various differences in geometry of each hair and size of each follicular unit.

If a given patient’s donor area shows variations in the diameter of hairs and the distance between hairs within a follicular unit. Which size instrument would you use on this patient?






#2

These are really amazing pictures. I have never seen anything like this before.


#3

» These are really amazing pictures. I have never seen anything like this
» before.

Good pictures. not sure if its worth the question, why not show “real size” and ask again,


#4

» » These are really amazing pictures. I have never seen anything like this
» » before.
»
» Good pictures. not sure if its worth the question, why not show “real
» size” and ask again,
What’s “real size”? Some FUs shown here are double to triple the size of others.


#5

I think the question that you have not answered is what the smallest size internal diameter instrument is. You skirted this question in a previous post and there have been a number of times that Dr. Cole would or could not confirm that he goes to .75mm. You have not given any numbers although you have bought the issue up twice. Dr. Cole has said that he uses instruments “equivalent” to .75 but that is not clear and is a cryptic answer. So if you are going to bring the subject up, is there any chance you can just answer the question?


#6

Scary pictures, look like alien incubation on the SciFi channel.


#7

» Which size instrument would you use on this patient?

1 - 1.5 mm, anything smaller compromises graft survival as shown by armani + feller fue results.


#8

» » Which size instrument would you use on this patient?
»
» 1 - 1.5 mm, anything smaller compromises graft survival as shown by
» armani + feller fue results.

As far as I am aware amarni has never published the nature of his FUE tools. Quite a few Surgeons go well below 1mm and have reported no problems (Harris Bezinger HDC etc)


#9

» » » Which size instrument would you use on this patient?
» »
» » 1 - 1.5 mm, anything smaller compromises graft survival as shown by
» » armani + feller fue results.
»
» As far as I am aware amarni has never published the nature of his FUE
» tools. Quite a few Surgeons go well below 1mm and have reported no problems
» (Harris Bezinger HDC etc)

I almost never use a 1mm punch. Maybe once or twice every couple of years.

I prefer .8mm and .9mm punch sizes. Anything below that is unnecessary in my opinion.


#10

n/t


#11

» » Which size instrument would you use on this patient?
»
» 1 - 1.5 mm, anything smaller compromises graft survival as shown by
» armani + feller fue results.

Hi Haggis

Haven`t spoke to you for a while,hope you are well.

I`m not sure how you have come to this conclusion about punch sizes.I have never seen one fue result from Dr Feller where it is stated a punch bigger than 1mm has been used and that graft survival is compromised by anything smaller.
As for Dr Armani i cant comment as i dont know what size punch he uses.

Maybe you could answer my question i have asked Dr Cole/Cit numerous times on what size punches he uses.

Thanks Bri.


#12

» Below are photos of one patient’s follicular units taken on the donor area
» at 200x. By looking at the photos, you may note various differences in
» geometry of each hair and size of each follicular unit.
»
» If a given patient’s donor area shows variations in the diameter of hairs
» and the distance between hairs within a follicular unit. Which size
» instrument would you use on this patient?
»
»
WHAT SIZE PUNCH DID YOU USE ON THIS PATIENT,WHY ASK US.

MAYBE THIS ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION.


#13

» » » Which size instrument would you use on this patient?
» »
» » 1 - 1.5 mm, anything smaller compromises graft survival as shown by
» » armani + feller fue results.
»
» Hi Haggis
»
» Havent spoke to you for a while,hope you are well. » » Im not sure how you have come to this conclusion about punch sizes.I have
» never seen one fue result from Dr Feller where it is stated a punch bigger
» than 1mm has been used and that graft survival is compromised by anything
» smaller.
» As for Dr Armani i cant comment as i dont know what size punch he uses.
»
» Maybe you could answer my question i have asked Dr Cole/Cit numerous times
» on what size punches he uses.
»
» Thanks Bri.

I believe cole was the first physician to use the .75 for FUE.


#14

» » Below are photos of one patient’s follicular units taken on the donor
» area
» » at 200x. By looking at the photos, you may note various differences in
» » geometry of each hair and size of each follicular unit.
» »
» » If a given patient’s donor area shows variations in the diameter of
» hairs
» » and the distance between hairs within a follicular unit. Which size
» » instrument would you use on this patient?
» »
» »
» WHAT SIZE PUNCH DID YOU USE ON THIS PATIENT,WHY ASK US.
»
» MAYBE THIS ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION.
»
»

I am saying that Cole first used the .75 instrument. Or .95 because the units are larger and smaller if you look closely.


#15

I am saying that Cole first used the .75 instrument. Or .95 because the units are larger and smaller if you look closely.

Are you sure,i think you need to go and check your source of information.


#16

» I am saying that Cole first used the .75 instrument. Or .95 because the
» units are larger and smaller if you look closely.
»
» Are you sure,i think you need to go and check your source of information.

All hair transplant docs who claim to have used the .75 tool first, please come forward!