Cole Instruments manufactures the highest quality surgical punches on the market. These punches are ideal for manual use or assisted use with a mechanical extractor. Cole Instruments, Inc. (CII) offers two different styles of punches available in multiple sizes. The stainless steel CII punches offer the sharpest cutting edge available. The hardened steel improves the life of the cutting edge, while the thin walls reduce friction. This enables the CII punch to have the least amount of resistance during skin penetration. Using the CII punch, physicians have been able to extract over 2000 grafts with a single CII punch. The optimal cutting characteristics along with the minimal depth features of the manual or mechanical punch holders ensure the CII punch will produce the fastest rate of extraction along with the lowest rate of follicle injury.
The Classic CII punch is designed for use in the Cole Instruments manual punch handle. The sizes vary from 0.75 mm to 1.35 mm. The Cole Instruments handle allows for precise depth control to minimize the risk of follicular damage. They can be used on the manual punch holder, Vortex, mPCID, and PCID.
The Serrounded punch is a serrated tip punch offering a much sharper edge than the classic CII punch. The Serrounded Punches are available in sizes from 0.75 mm to 1.30 mm. The Serrounded punches reduce the cutting surface in contact with the skin at multiple angles while reducing the friction. The surrounded punches are recommended for the PCID, but can also be used on the manual punch holder, mPCID, and Vortex.
CII Best Value non-coated punch is just as sharp as the CII classic, punch. These have an inside bevel or outside cutting edge similar to the CII Classic punch.
CII Best Value Titanium nitride coated punches have a longer life due to the TIN coating. These are an inside bevel, outside cutting edge punch similar to the CII Classic punch.