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What we got in 2007 and what we will get in 2008


#1

What we got in 2007

The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
Improvements in the hair mill product
Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
General acknowledgement that FUE is not the total replacement for strip
Greatly improved strip scars due to better suture and undermining techniques
Disguise of strip scars by tricho section and FUE implantation

What we expect from 2008

Alternatives to the front loaded first pass HT
Further improvements in hairline design by a mix of angulations as well as staggered transitions
Possible changes in holding solutions.
Increased use of beard hair
The beginning of incorporation of HT parallel with other cosmetic procedures
Dr. A and Dr. Woods stop flirting and announce their mutual admiration.
Full integration of FUE and strip

What we won’t get in 2008

Communication between clinics
Improvements in FUE techniques


#2

» What we got in 2007
»
» The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» Improvements in the hair mill product
» Discussion of rational approaches to NVI

What is NVI?


#3

» » What we got in 2007
» »
» » The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» » Improvements in the hair mill product
» » Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
»
» What is NVI?

norward class 6


#4

» What we won’t get in 2008
»
» Communication between clinics
» Improvements in FUE techniques

Add to that: we won’t get hair multiplication in 2008.


#5

2008 will turn out the year of FUE.

Already some docs have turned FUE only, about 3 or 4 years after we did, but still we applaud the move.
In 2008 you will see other big names starting to flirt with FUE, possibly even make the entire switch.

In 2008 mega FUE session will proof to be just as efficient as strip sessions.
Where we focused on 2000-3000 graft sessions last year we will start seeing more 4000-5000 FUE graft sessions (maybe not in 1 session, but nevertheles offering same yield or similar yield compared to strip)

FUE is patient driven, pushed by the internet it will become harder and harder to convince people to opt for invasive surgery.

Happy new year !!


Consultant for Prohairclinic Belgium
FUE only institute since 2004
Specialized in FUE megasessions


#6

» 2008 will turn out the year of FUE.
»
» Already some docs have turned FUE only, about 3 or 4 years after we did,
» but still we applaud the move.
» In 2008 you will see other big names starting to flirt with FUE, possibly
» even make the entire switch.
»
» In 2008 mega FUE session will proof to be just as efficient as strip
» sessions.
» Where we focused on 2000-3000 graft sessions last year we will start
» seeing more 4000-5000 FUE graft sessions (maybe not in 1 session, but
» nevertheles offering same yield or similar yield compared to strip)
»
» FUE is patient driven, pushed by the internet it will become harder and
» harder to convince people to opt for invasive surgery.
»
» Happy new year !!

So, you have been fue only for three years and do not have a single FUE only in your galary over 2000 FU???


#7

» What we got in 2007
»
» The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» Improvements in the hair mill product
» Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
» General acknowledgement that FUE is not the total replacement for strip
» Greatly improved strip scars due to better suture and undermining
» techniques
» Disguise of strip scars by tricho section and FUE implantation
»
» What we expect from 2008
»
» Alternatives to the front loaded first pass HT
» Further improvements in hairline design by a mix of angulations as well as
» staggered transitions
» Possible changes in holding solutions.
» Increased use of beard hair
» The beginning of incorporation of HT parallel with other cosmetic
» procedures
» Dr. A and Dr. Woods stop flirting and announce their mutual admiration.
» Full integration of FUE and strip
»
» What we won’t get in 2008
»
» Communication between clinics
» Improvements in FUE techniques

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.


#8

»
» 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.
:slight_smile:

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.


#9

» What we got in 2007
»
» The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» Improvements in the hair mill product
» Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
» General acknowledgement that FUE is not the total replacement for strip
» Greatly improved strip scars due to better suture and undermining
» techniques
» Disguise of strip scars by tricho section and FUE implantation
»
» What we expect from 2008
»
» Alternatives to the front loaded first pass HT
» Further improvements in hairline design by a mix of angulations as well as
» staggered transitions
» Possible changes in holding solutions.
» Increased use of beard hair
» The beginning of incorporation of HT parallel with other cosmetic
» procedures
» Dr. A and Dr. Woods stop flirting and announce their mutual admiration.
» Full integration of FUE and strip
»
» What we won’t get in 2008
»
» Communication between clinics
» Improvements in FUE techniques

Definitely increaesd use of beard hair in 2008. I am hoping for better consistency and predictability of BHT in 2008.

I disagree with what you said about “full integration of FUE and strip”. I had strip before and I can assure you I will never touch strip again. If people are better educated about the difference between strip and FUE, I doubt there will be that many people who want to go for strip.


#10

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 broadly agree with this, the only thing I would add is that donor sealing, having been introduced with much fanfare, was quietly dumped. A couple of doctors and a few posters were made to look very stupid after hyping it so much :expressionless:


#11

If
» people are better educated about the difference between strip and FUE, I
» doubt there will be that many people who want to go for strip.

If we could make people experience the difference between FUE and strip I guess hardly ANYBODY would choose for strip, the difference is just overwelming.

Consultant for Prohairclinic
FUE only institute since 2004
Specialized in FUE megasessions


#12

» What we got in 2007
»
» The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» Improvements in the hair mill product
» Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
» General acknowledgement that FUE is not the total replacement for strip
» Greatly improved strip scars due to better suture and undermining
» techniques
» Disguise of strip scars by tricho section and FUE implantation
»
» What we expect from 2008
»
» Alternatives to the front loaded first pass HT
» Further improvements in hairline design by a mix of angulations as well as
» staggered transitions
» Possible changes in holding solutions.
» Increased use of beard hair
» The beginning of incorporation of HT parallel with other cosmetic
» procedures
» Dr. A and Dr. Woods stop flirting and announce their mutual admiration.
» Full integration of FUE and strip
»
» What we won’t get in 2008
»
» Communication between clinics
» Improvements in FUE techniques

Long time lurker, first time poster. Do the veterans feel that the price for FUE will go lower in the US? I see the price has generlly come down, I wonder if would it make sense to wait a little bit longer? Norwood 3 here. Thanks.


#13

» » What we got in 2007
» »
» » The death of the acceptable dishonest picture
» » Improvements in the hair mill product
» » Discussion of rational approaches to NVI
» » General acknowledgement that FUE is not the total replacement for strip
» » Greatly improved strip scars due to better suture and undermining
» » techniques
» » Disguise of strip scars by tricho section and FUE implantation
» »
» » What we expect from 2008
» »
» » Alternatives to the front loaded first pass HT
» » Further improvements in hairline design by a mix of angulations as well
» as
» » staggered transitions
» » Possible changes in holding solutions.
» » Increased use of beard hair
» » The beginning of incorporation of HT parallel with other cosmetic
» » procedures
» » Dr. A and Dr. Woods stop flirting and announce their mutual admiration.
»
» » Full integration of FUE and strip
» »
» » What we won’t get in 2008
» »
» » Communication between clinics
» » Improvements in FUE techniques
»
» Long time lurker, first time poster. Do the veterans feel that the
» price for FUE will go lower in the US? I see the price has generlly come
» down, I wonder if would it make sense to wait a little bit longer?
» Norwood 3 here. Thanks.

How would you know what were getting in 2008, are you a doctor?


#14

» How would you know what were getting in 2008, are you a doctor?

Not a medical Doctor. Even if I was, I could not know what will happen. Just some ideas and beliefs.