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Hair Transplant Surgical Tools

The Ideal Temperature and Holding Solution for Hair Follicles

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:07;
Holding solutions for grafts are essential for optimal hair transplantation results. Very little research, however, examines holding solutions ideal for follicular grafts. There are, in actuality, there are numerous facets we must consider both about holding solutions and their temperature. These include: How does chilling effect follicular grafts? If chilling is beneficial, then what are the best temperatures? What is the best holding solution and at what temperature? Are any holding solutions bad for our grafts? Also significant, more and…

PCID Vs. Other Motorized Extraction Devices – A Comparison

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:46;
** To view the table in full screen please "double click" on the table or click on this icon -  , you can also scroll the table with the mouse to right and left. To exit full screen mode double click with your mouse again. Item Cole PCID ARTAS Neograft Harris SAFE Feller Ellis Alphagraft Er-p LeadM mPCID Vortex Main system items Control box, handpiece, touch screen Controller, chair with robotic arm, computer. Controller, vacuum pump Controller,…

Sharp Punches Vs. Dull Punches

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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:27;
Over the years we have performed a number of punch force comparison studies to evaluate the sharpness of our FUE punches. As you can see from Figure 1, Cole punches are far sharper than any punch in the world. We performed a study where we evaluated the force required to break a piece of silicone rubber using a force meter. In this study we evaluated the 1 mm punch that is available from a variety of manufacturers. We placed each…

How to Choose FUE Punches for Hair Restoration

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Friday, 23 December 2011 01:15;
Not all FUE punches for hair restoration are created equally. Other than the punches Cole Instruments created, FUE punches have a thicker wall and are not as sharp. Cole Instruments created the thinnest wall and sharpest punches on the market.  This is very important to the success of FUE hair transplant surgery. Removal of hair follicles in FUE depends on two forces.  One is the axial force or the inward pressure on the skin. The second is the tangential force…

Return on Investment by using PCID

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Wednesday, 25 May 2011 16:36;
The following charts explains how the PCID machine can actually make money for the hair transplant surgeon just by using it compared to the strip and FUE manual procedure. FUE Procedure - Productivity Comparisons Cost Comparison for 2000 Grafts 2000 Grafts Strip CIT - No Auto CIT - With Auto         Remove Strip and Repair 60 mins None None Dissection of Grafts 5 - 10 hours 5 hours 1 hour Create Receipient Cut Sites 1 hour 1…

A Review of Follicular Unit Extraction - FUE

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Saturday, 21 May 2011 01:16;
In 2008 Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) comprised 10.8% of all hair restoration surgery procedures performed by ISHRS members. 1 Despite its  increasing popularity there is no dominant method utilized to perform FUE.  For the vast majority of physicians, however many questions remain.    How do we approach the donor area ?  How do we harvest the grafts?  With the many instruments on the market(Table 1) what do we choose to harvest the grafts?  What is an acceptable degree of transection?  What…