Quick question regarding your “FUE Scars” response on May 30th. Are any tools under research or developement (at NHI or anywhere else) that will leave wounds in the 0.75 mm or less range? Or does “impractical” mean “impossible?”
There are some doctors using a 0.75mm sharp punch for FUE which is smaller by a factor of 30% from the 0.9mm punch. The follicular holocaust is very large. If it were reliable, I would be using it. Some doctors are telling their audience of patients that they CAN do this successfully with a 0.75 mm sharp punch. I am just a mortal and will not delude the public into believing what they may want to hear, or selling them a ‘bill of goods’ that I believe promotes the business at the patient’s expense.
If the technique can be perfected (we are trying to do just that), then it would be superior to what we do now with a 0.9mm instrument, because the wound would be much smaller, faster healing (now it heals in 5 days), create a smaller scar (now the scars are 0.9 mm round) and possibly would allow more harvested follicles. But alas, the technology is where it is now, that is, except in those doctors who promote their godly likeness.