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alright, I see there are no experts in this forum (Hair Transplant)

posted by bverotti E-mail, Belgium, 07.08.2011, 07:29

» ya to be honest I have worked in several FUE clinics from the beginning
» here in the states. Back in 2002 it came here and back then we had a range
» of punch sizes... I think the range was around 0.75mm to about 1.2mm.
» After many years gone by... working for different FUE Clinics that actually
» took it seriously... I can honestly report that the average punch size has
» become a steady state between 0.8mm to 1.0mm... Never have I seen anyone
» using a 0.6mm punch.
» It just doesn't make sense. Not to knock on anyone but no... in layman's
» terms... " Too skinny." ;-)
» Oh I just read your question... If you use a punch that is too small...
» especially below a 0.7mm (and this is my opinion) you will transect and/or
» strip the follicular unit to a point that it cannot survive.

We at Prohairclinic have used 0,5 and 0,6 mm to test, I believe about 5 or 6 years ago. Several docs tried if I recall and it was found that these small punches drive transections up beyond an acceptable level. They only could harvest 1 or 2 hair follicles, but nothing any larger. So 3 or 4 hair grafts where transected vertically. As a consequence the left behind part of the follicle regrew and the part the was transplanted also regrew.

As far as I know all these docs returned to +-0,8 mm punches which enables to harvest up to 5 hair grafts. After all the patient is paying to transplant hairs, not leave them behind.

bverotti is located in BELGIUM and he is available to meet: YES
email to arrange a meeting.

Prohairclinic Belgium
Probably most experienced FUE Team in Europe.

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