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Hi John, I used your new punch yesterday for harvesting off the chest and it worked so much better than the previous standard punch, I think because it caused less torsion if the skin ! I use your Vortex. Thanks mate, Paul .
Date of Posting: 09 March 2018
Posted By: Dr. Paul Spano
Suite 5/767 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039, Australia
Klinik Dr Inder In Malaysia, own and run by Dr inder is proud to announce that we use all Cole instruments, in our clinic.
Thank you Dr John Cole for the pioneering work and understanding of sharp punches and FUE donor harvesting in our FUE method for Hair Restoration procedure.
Here I would like to mention about his hew extraordinary instruments which I use in my daily FUE procedure.
1. PCID & mPCID: It is a computer-aided FUE harvesting device allowing the attachment to the handled motor unit with an exceptionally sharp, thin-walled punch with or without serrated tips. The handled unit can be sterilized. The system allows the operator to adjust punch oscillation or rotation seeds and limits the depth of punch penetration. It gives the operator the option of reducing rotation ramp time or spin speeds, using rotation, oscillation, and roto-oscillation during harvesting.
2. Serrounded punch: This is a very sharp, thin-walled punch with serrated tips that reduce the surface area in contact to the skin with the aim to diminish the degree of frictional force.
3. Cole instruments chiller device: We use a cole instruments chilling device in order to reduce ischemic perfusion reperfusion injury. The grafts are immersed in the holding solution at a constant temperature of 4.5°C.
4. Donor template: We use the excellent donor template to do the marking of the donor area.
5. Castroviejo and ATOE Forceps: We use 0.3mm castroviejo forceps to gently lift the graft from the extraction site. And then we use the atoe forceps with a functional design to facilitate the rapid extraction of previously punched grafts. The forceps holds up to 25 grafts at a time.
I would highly recommend DR John Cole’s instruments as it is the best way to go about hair restoration procedure.
Thank you, DR John Cole, for your continuous effort in improving the hair restoration procedure and instruments.
Date of Posting: 16 September 2017
Posted By: Klinik Dr Inder
Dr. Inder is an American Board Certified in Aesthetic Medicine and a member of The International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Dr. Inder is 30 years experience in hair restoration hair loss and aesthetic medicine. Dr. Inder fully performs FUE technique for various part of the body the past 10 years for her local and international clients. Dr. Inder and her team are trained by Dr. John Cole. She uses the latest instruments, techniques, protocol and medication all from USA., P-G-002, Jalan 13/1, PJ Centrestage, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
In Malaysia, at Smart International Aesthetic at Glojas Health Clinic, Kuala Lumpur, we are very happy using PCID, mPCID and most of the Cole Instrument tools in our SMART FUE and SMART U-FUE Hair Restoration technique.
This is a smart programmable device which has superb serrated sharp punch, precise depth control, less force needed and with the proper selection punch diameter. All the grafts are easily extracted with ATOE. All of the extracted grafts even the double and triple follicles looks good, perfect and very beautiful under video microscope observation. We have been using Cole Instruments tools for many years now and the result is fantastic!
Thanks for Dr.John Coles's brilliant innovative idea to make this PCID,mPCID and all of the tools to a smart device. We are very satisfied and highly recommend Cole Instruments as they are very professional, reliable and efficient.
Date of Posting: 26 April 2017
Posted By: Dato' Dr. JasG, M.D
Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, Smart International Aesthetic at Glojas Health Clinic, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
I was highly inspired of your work and i decided to start using cole's punch and i must say they are exceptionally good. I practice in delhi and i do lots of mega & giga session FUE procedures. My average extraction speed was around ~1200 FU/hr before but with your punches i m now able to break beyond 1500 FU/hr. In some cases with good density i was able to extract @ of almost 1800 FU/hr which few months back i considered impossible.
All the credit goes to you for inspiring me . Thanks a lot for everything.
Date of Posting: 17 August 2016
Posted By: Dr. Kavish Chouhan
Dr. Kavish Chouhan is the director of Dermaclinix and is considered amongst the best dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon in India., New Delhi, India
I would like to highlight the great learning experience I had at the 2 - Day Observational training I underwent at Dr John Cole's clinic in Atlanta. I was able to learn and observe the great dedication and passion he has for his work. Also his constant endeavour to keep the transection rates to the minimum have brought a new sense of awareness to me and the way we perform Hair Transplant Surgeries back here at our clinic, HairMD , in Pune, India.
I am highlighting a few of the products of the many we use.
We have been using Cole Punches since the last one Year at our Hair Transplant Clinic, HairMD in Pune, India.
The punches have brought a phenomenal decrease in the transection rates in our surgeries, and also greatly increased the speed of graft extraction. The increase in speed has been such that we were able to complete a surgery of 10,142 FUE grafts in just one session over three days, taking 2500 grafts from the scalp and 7642 from the Beard.
We diligently record our transection data and due to these super sharp punches, we are able to consistently achieve transection rates as low as 4-8 % on an average. Also due to the superior quality of punches, the speed wound healing is also increased and we do not even need to apply dressing from the second day of surgery. Also, just 15 days post surgery, there are no visible scars seen on the Donor Area.
We also are use the CDD Vortex for all our surgeries and it has greatly reduced the strain on our hand due to its light weight design. The depth limiter in it has helped us lower our transection rates a lot.
Another device we use at our clinic is the Electric Chilling device. The wonderful device has reduced a lot of headache for our technicians, who had to constantly check the Ice packs for its temperature and keep changing them.
I would highly recommend the wide range of products here at Cole Instruments, which has helped us revolutionise our Hair Transplant Practice.
Date of Posting: 08 November 2015
Posted By: Dr Dhanraj Chavan
My experience with the PCID is fantastic…I arrived for training 3 days ago and had a lot of problems first time doing FUE, now i am at my 3rd day and it’s very easy for me to extract the grafts, believe it or not but my transection rate is below 5% while in the beginning it was around 15%!
Date of Posting: 25 July 2015
Posted By: Dr. Carlos Calixto
Hope you and the team had a great New Years break.
We had a big procedure (1000 Grafts with just me and my assistant) yesterday and for the first time, used ALL of the Cole Instrument equipment. Please provide feedback to John
1. Loved the Univet Loupes
2. Loved the CDD Vortex – Really light and quiet. Once I start booking more and more procedures, I will definitely upgrade to the COD for sure
3. Loved the Donor Template – although I didn’t quite get the same dimension boxes – but i’ll try again next week
4. Making recipient sites was excellent using the counter – I need to figure out how to manage bleeding of the scalp as it made it difficult to see whilst making the sites
5. All the forceps, blades etc.. where of high quality
6. My nurse could not stop raving on about the Electric Cooling Device
I can’t thank you all enough.
Date of Posting: 03 February 2015
Posted By: Dr. Peter Paraskevas, MBBS
Dr. Peter Paraskevas is the medical director of Vein Health Medical Clinic., 28-32 Arnold Street, Box Hill, Melbourne, Victoria, 3128, Australia
This is a video Testimonial from Dr. Narendra G.Patwardhan after his 2nd visit at Cole Instruments. Dr. Narendra is a Dermatologist and practice hair transplant surgery in his clinic in Pune, India.
Date of Posting: 14 August 2014
Posted By: Dr. Narendra G.Patwardhan
I thank you very much for your kind offer about mini PCID. You did an fantastic machine.
It is amazing how much better it is than all the pre existing ones. It is of utmost quality , and allows so many options.
I did one procedure with it, but I set the rotating speed to 2500, ( I saw it on your video) but it actually was too fast for me.
I also set length of the punch too long.
I thank you very much for your email and I will adjust according to your recommendation.
I am very pleased to use this wonderful machine and I am sure I will now increase the number of FUE in my practice .
I look forward to more teaching.
Date of Posting: 21 July 2014
Posted By: Dr. Patricia Cahuzac
Dr. Patricia Cahuzac mainly practice hair transplant surgery at her clinic located in Paris, France. Doctor Patricia is a medical doctor qualified in dermatology and she is a member of the ISHRS (Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), Paris, France
MPCID : World's first programmable device for graft extraction in Hair Transplantation. It was amazing to work with. Our centre is the first and only one in India to have it. We are grateful to the inventor, Dr John Cole. We are also the first centre to use his serrounded punches in India. With these revolutionary gadgets the transection rate has dramatically reduced to less than 3 percent.
Originally posted on Facebook: MPCID By Dr. Pradeep Sethi
We are very grateful for the prompt response last time. The punches have made surgery so much faster. We are able to harvest more grafts. The CDD vortex is as good as mpcid and also very cost effective .
We have placed orders for two boxes of punches from the website. We were hoping the hand piece would be available to us along with the punches.
Date of Posting: 11 February 2014
Posted By: Dr. Pradeep Sethi
New Delhi, India
In Malaysia, at Health Pathway International Centre Kuala Lumpur, we are very happy using PCID, mPCID and most of the Cole Instrument tools in our SMART FUE and SMART U-FUE Hair Restoration technique.
This is a smart programmable device which has superb serrated sharp punch, precise depth control, less force needed and with the proper selection punch diameter , all the grafts are easily extracted with ATOE. All of the grafts even double and triple looks good, perfect and very beautiful under video microscope observation.
Thanks for Dr.John Coles's brilliant innovative idea to make this PCID,mPCID and all of the tools to a smart device.
We are very satisfied and highly recommend Cole Instruments as they are very professional, reliable and efficient
Date of Posting: 19 December 2013
Posted By: Health Pathway International Centre
Health Pathway International Centre is an Aesthetic Centre located in Malaysia., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date of Posting: 30 October 2013
Posted By: Balen Abdullah, MD
I had the opportunity to visit Dr. Cole and watch a few surgeries. I was very impressed with two points. First, all the instruments he created to solve so many problems. They make every step seem to be easy and safe. Second, the team worked in such a logical way that time was not wasted and everything flows naturally. Now I can understand how FUE can allow the same number of grafts as FUT, but with many advantages. I intend on improving my practice after I could learn from him. Dr. Cole, congratulations for your great job and thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Date of Posting: 27 August 2013
Posted By: Dr. Mauro Speranzini
S?o Paulo. BRAZIL
What I observed was, Dr. Cole developed an excellent team and they are doing excellent work. They placed 2500 grafts in a matter of 4 hours. Dr. Cole has excellent quality instruments which he himself invented and they are so easy to use…He does a very excellent job of follicular unit extraction. I’m sure the results from what I have seen, are going to be superb and the patient will benefit from the work he had done at Dr. Cole’s clinic.
Date of Posting: 15 August 2013
Posted By: Dr. Narendra G. Patwardhan
Dr. Narendra G. Patwardhan, is a Dermatologist in Pune, India. Dr. Patwardhan was the program chairman for the Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons of India 2012 annual HairCon meeting in Calcutta, India., Pune, India
The CIT punches are without question the most superior FUE punches being produced today. The serrated internally sharpened edge virtually glides into the tissue with little pressure being required. Although I am very experienced in FUE these punches have further improved my graft quality, reduced my transection rate, increased my harvesting speed, and improved the healing of my donor sites
I want to use your Vortex for the India workshop. We have one, which my partner loves too much for me to bring with me. We have ordered two more, but are told there is a back order. Is there anything you can do to get me another unit to bring to India?
Date of Posting: 06 August 2013
Posted By: Robert H. True, M.D
Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, 499 7Th Avenue 24th Floor, South Tower New York, New York, USA
We got the Path D Laser Assisted Hairlin on friday.
it is really great, it takes us about 2 minutes to draw a complete perfectly
symmetrical hairline instead of 15 minutes or longer.
Date of Posting: 05 August 2013
Posted By: Prohair Clinic
Prohairclinic was the very first institute in Europe in 2004 that started to us the FUE hair transplantation technique exclusivly and full time, hence our 'advantage via experience'. That is why hair loss patients worldwide choose Prohairclinic because of our consistent results based on years of experience., Jules Moretuslei 137, 2610 Wilrij
I was one of the first hair surgeons in 2009 to use the NeoGraft device. I believe it to be a fine device, but when I first used Dr. Cole’s device at the FUE Palazoo in Denver Colorado in 2012, I fell in love with it and I bought one because it is that good.
I can honestly say my T rates have dropped from 5-10% range when I used the NeoGraft, to 3-5 % range with Dr. Cole’s PCID. Some days my T rates are 1-2 % and I give all the credit to the quality of the punches and design of the system. My harvesting rates have gone from 250- 300 grafts per hour, to well over 500 -600 grafts per hour. I owe this all to the design of the punches and FUe device.
On the design of the punches, they have a decrease surface area that reduces forces that tend to increase follicular trauma or transection. The steel is hardened compared to the NeoGraft punches that are not hardened. The Cole punches are also designed to be the sharpest in the world, so when using a limited depth technique with FUE, your T rates are typically reduced.
The last very important issue to address is that hand fatigue and repetitive motion type symptoms. These problems are rarely discussed in physician forums. But this problem is very serious because on a long term basis, physicians using manual FUE or FUE utilizing motorized devices have musculoskeletal problems. With the PCID device I have found my aches and pains are dramatically reduced with the Cole device. This is because the PCID and sharp punches reduce the work load and microtrauma to the FUE operator.
Date of Posting: 23 May 2013
Posted By: Ken L. Williams
Hair Restoration Surgeon, Irvine, Orange County, California
I am extremely delighted to use your instruments. I shall be attending
the Orlando live surgery workshop from 17th to 21st April, 2013. I
shall look forward to purchase your instruments there.
Date of Posting: 19 April 2013
Posted By: Dr. Arika Bansal
Hair Restoration Surgeon at Direct Hair transplantation Clinic, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Dr. Sikos has been using the Turkish punches after seeing them at Melike Kulahci's workshop 2 years ago.
In the Bahamas, I bought a set of your punches and we started using them last November. We like them and the last time Dr. Sikos was over a couple of weeks ago, it was clear that your punches were our preferred ones. I think my nurse has or is about to order some more.
Date of Posting: 12 February 2013
Posted By: Dr Bessam Farjo
Dr Bessam Farjo is one of the leading hair transplant surgeons in the world, he and his wife were trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and they work together, along with their team to provide quality follicular unit hair restoration. Dr Bessam Farjo is also the medical director of the Institute of Trichologists., Manchester, England
I have seen many people practices and how they perform hair surgery. Your methodologies are the most advance and sophisticated I have seen.Much more important, they are common sense and within reach. Your device is certainly better than the NeoGraft, Harris, or True devices. I feel the Artas still has a way to go. They are working out the flaws.
In Orlando when they demonstrated the Artas device, I was not impressed with the harvested grafts. Their stated harvest rate may be fast once you get the spreading device attached. But the details and other requirements between changing areas slows down the device dramatically. They were only able to do 600 grafts in two hours on one case they demonstrated. I wonder how the device would be if they used your punches and design.
I am excited about the positive changes with your device in my practice.
Date of Posting: 09 August 2012
Posted By: KFM
Hair Transplant Doctor - Don't want to disclose his name
It was a pleasure talking with you and seeing you in action during the Denver workshop. I have been to several of the FUE workshops over the years and have been routinely disappointed with all of the nonsense and hype that has often been presented. You clearly stand tall above the crowd with your comprehensive research, creativity and superb technique. I can't tell you how much I appreciated the quality of your presentations and your fine surgical technique.
Date of Posting: 09 August 2012
Posted By: IS
Just thought I would let you know that I did a 1425 FUE yesterday (in 11 hours). I used your manual punch and am an enthusiast of sharps bits and manual oscillation. I am most indebted to you for the generosity of sharing your experiences.
Date of Posting: 18 July 2012
Posted By: William H. Reed, MD
Dr. Reed is an active member of the ASHRS and ISHARS. Dr. Reed was first introduced to hair transplantation in 1993, while exploring solutions for his own hair loss. He was impressed by the emerging use of small micro hair grafts and underwent two procedures himself. He was so impressed with the results that he studied this new procedure and in 1995 opened La Jolla Hair Restoration Medical Center. Since then he has been dedicated to refining and teaching hair transplantation. He now performs all microscopic hair transplantation exclusively., 6515 La Jolla Boulevard, Suite C La Jolla, CA 92037
Thank you very much for the fast repair! Everything works perfect. I did 2100 FUE's yesterday and 2300 today. I'm used to do 500 extractions in half an hour and make a few minutes pause and continue this way.
I started to reduce the diameter of the punch and I get still good FUs with a low transection rate and less skin. With the modification I think the PCID runs smoother and the serrated punches are really great. With them I can work faster and I was already fast!
“I'm very happy with the devices I bought. The CID changed my life in the OR. I get much nicer and thinner grafts and the whole procedure is less tiring. This new device will have a lighter cable, you told me, so it will be very good balanced and miles ahead compared with the SAFE SYSTEM I used before. Its already now very light and has a good ergonomic handling. I'm looking forward for the updated PCID. The cooling devices are also great.”
Date of Posting: 07 May 2012
Posted By: Dr. med. von Albertini
Dr. Conradin von Albertini, M.D. specializes in Hair Transplants and Liposuction. He has studied domestically as well as abroad and is a proud member of the ESHRS (European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery), Riverside Center Zurich, Switzerland
We demonstrated the ease of extraction and the low transection rate
with the PCID. We demonstrated chest hair, scalp hair, and beard hair
Date of Posting: 11 April 2012
Posted By: AKClinics
AKClinics are pioneers of hair transplant by Follicular Unit Extraction technique (FUE) and also Strip Technique Follicular Unit Transplant (FUE). AKClinics are based in India., Ludhiana, Punjab,India
btw, i did a great talk on youtube praising the cole system. hopefully that will bring you some business. will be giving a similar talk with dr. cole in atlanta in march and also in rome in may.
Date of Posting: 31 January 2012
Posted By: Samuel Lam
Dr. Lam is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified hair restoration surgeon. He has authored five major medical textbooks, Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Surgery of the Asian Face, Complementary Fat Grafting, Simplified Facial Rejuvenation, and Hair Transplant 360 along with over 150 book chapters and scientific papers. He lectures monthly nationally and internationally with well over 100 lectures to date. He is the 2002 winner of the John Orlando Roe Research Prize for his research on skin rejuvenation., 6101 Chapel Hill Blvd, Ste 101 Plano, TX 75093 USA
I have received both of the Self-Filling Injection devices that you had sent out to us. I appreciate you getting them to us so quickly. I had already sent you out the 2 small pieces that hold the plunger in place.
Dr. Elliott has used the newly improved device that you have sent to us, and it works fantastic! Thanks again!!
Date of Posting: 23 January 2012
Posted By: Dr. Vance Elliott
DDr. Vance Elliott grew up in Saskatchewan, but has made his home in the Edmonton area since 1996. From that year until late 2003, he was head surgeon with a large hair restoration group in Canada and the USA. In 2000, he and his family moved to Sherwood Park, adjacent to Edmonton. His children attend school in this community and he launched his Hair Surgery and Cosmetic Medicine practice in late 2004., 501 Bethel Dr. Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0N2
Thanks John, you have taken this technique to a degree of sophistication and excellence that I thought would be impossible.
Date of Posting: 20 July 2011
Posted By: Richard Shiell
Dr Shiell has been an invited speaker and Faculty member at many of these, as well as others in England, Switzerland, Brazil, Spain, Greece, Japan, The Philippines and Malaysia. He is known and respected by his colleagues for his knowledge and wide experience, and he is equally renowned for his willingness to teach and to share his vast experience with other members of his profession. He has been influential in introducing and promoting many new instruments and techniques in the field of Hair Replacement Surgery., Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Just wanted to say thank you for letting me work with the Programmable Cole Isolation Device. I think the PCID is just brilliant and I can see how the graft count can now sky rocket. This is better for the patient, the doctor, the team, etc. Truly brilliant! Your manual instruments were amazing, but the PCID is a stroke of genius.
Date of Posting: 29 April 2011
Posted By: Jay Darji, MD
Dr. Darji has had an exciting medical career, working initially in his career as an ER physician and later in the field of outpatient cosmetic surgery. These companies have since become industry leaders in healthcare education (www.medschool.com and www.medantic.com). He is also a published author in a number of medical journals including Leukemia and Lymphoma and The Journal of Nuclear Medicine and has received multiple honors throughout his undergraduate medical education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
I finally had an opportunity to use the site counting device. It performed flawlessly... well-constructed, ergonomically designed, accurate, easy to load, simple controls, etc.
Date of Posting: 31 March 2011
Posted By: Dr. Bernard Cohen
Dr. Bernard Cohen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery., 4425 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33146-1837
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