» Year 2007 was the year of stagnation for fue / bht, there was no
» improvement or breakthrough. In 2006 Dr. A at least tried to push the
» limit and introduced donor exchange and donor sealing, there was nothing
» in 2007, doctors keep doing the same old fue / bht, big disappointment.
I would think by now possibly everything has been tried and tested. Each doc has found his way to perform FUE in a way that suits him best. After all, there are only so many ways FUE can be performed.
Anyway the next evolution will be speed of execution. Roughly we did 500-700 per day in our first year, then going to 1000-1500 per day second year, stepping up to 2000 grafts (or even 3000 with dr. Ilter) in the third year.
In 2007 we did quite a bit of 3000 graft sessions, some of which will return this year and will add another 1000-2000 grafts … totalling 4000 or 5000 grafts. Some years ago nobody believed that these numbers would be possible. But here you have it, the average patient will be able to harvest about the same numbers of grafts then using strip. Furthermore patients with poor laxity will likely even outnumber the total number of grafts that can be harvested.
Maybe I should focus to post a bit more on this webforum again, informing about some of the things going on.
Strip procedures have not evolved either, why is not that being mentioned here? The only thing I have seen evolving is that a handfull of docs worldwide are now offering giga sessions.
Tricho closure is nothing but another closure methode and even this method is far from a perfect solution. In fact it does not even solve the slighest issue involving : donor scar stretching, laxity problems, destroyed nerve, tissue waist, afterpain, recovery time …
IF FUE would be at the same price level of strip, what would you do ?
FUE will likely never be at the same price level of strip however, unless techs are doing the bulk of the work, just like during strip sessions.