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Dr. Ken Williams & his assistant Jackie visiting Cole Instruments

Dr. Ken Williams recently visited our office to observe the PCID. He saw the versatility of this machine and the steps that Dr. Cole takes to obtain the optimal results for all his patients. Dr. Williams has been doing FUE for 3 years. He was impressed with the PCID and…

What happened at the FUE Technology Workshop 2012?

The International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons sponsored the FUEpalooza Technology Workshop in Denver, CO, August 4-5, 2012. Cole Instruments was one of a few companies invited exclusively to showcase the specialized line of surgical tools and instruments. FUE surgeons attending the event sat in on lectures and demonstrational workshops…

Cole Instruments is Headed to the Bahamas!

Cole Instruments, a leader in FUE surgical tools and equipment, is pleased to announce its exhibition at the 20th Annual ISHRS Meeting held at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas, October 17– 20, 2012. 600+ participants are anticipated to attend this year. For anyone who will be there, please come by booth…

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…

Cole Instruments at the FUE Technology Workshop 2012

Cole Instruments, in attendance with Dr. Cole is pleased to be a part of the FUE Technology Workshop and Hands on Experience in Denver, CO August 4th and 5th sponsored by The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and Hair Sciences Center of Colorado-HSCC.  The agenda includes lectures of the…

Dr. Cole discusses potential advantages with the Graft Chiller Plate

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Thursday, 21 June 2012 17:19;
Dr. Cole discusses potential advantages with the Graft Chiller Plate by Cole Instruments, Inc. in this presentation about graft holding solutions. Hypothermic storage reduces metabolism of the cells and can improve the survival rate of hair transplant grafts in some instances. Only the Graft Chiller Plate by Cole Instruments, Inc. can maintain a constant hypothermic temperature over the course of an entire hair transplant procedure. Ice can melt suddenly and result in a rapid rise in temperature. This sudden rise…

Tools to Increase Density in The Recipient Area

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Wednesday, 23 May 2012 21:22;
Are there any instruments that allow the physician to increase density in the recipient area? No, there are no specific instruments that allow the physician to improve the yield when higher densities of grafts are placed into the recipient area. Studies have shown that densities above 30 grafts per square millimeter can result in a reduced follicle yield. There are two products we are currently using to help improve the yield of grafts, however. These two products are free radical…

Hairmes Software for Calculating Scalp Surface Area with Hair Restoration

Jean Devroye recently asked Alexandre Duvallet to create a software program to measure the scalp surface area.  The software is useful for measuring both the donor area and the recipient area.  One can also plot the follicular density in a given area using the software. The software has it’s limitations,…

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…

Recipient Site Preparation

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Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:53;
There are numerous instruments for creating recipient sites.  These include custom made blades, hollow core needles, solid core needles, sapphire blades, and SP 89 – 91 blades, as well as other less commonly used items. 73BKVGJKR6WH Custom Made Blades: These consist of razor blades cut to a specific size.  We first began using these in 1991 as an alternative to the use of scalpel blades for micro and mini grafts. Of the ensuing years, the number of recipient sites increased…