Thank you for answering all our questions. This site is a great help!
Can you address the below paragraph pulled of Hasson & Wong’s (Canada) website?
“Hasson & Wong have pioneered the revolutionary Lateral Slit Technique. This technique of creating recipient site incisions allows for far more accurate control of hair graft angulation and direction. In addition, the coverage of bald scalp is increased on average by two hundred percent…Hair transplant surgery utilizing the Hasson & Wong Lateral Slit Technique is the only technique that is able to duplicate the alignment and distribution of hair as it occurs in nature. The result of this amazing technique is the complete absence of plugginess seen in other techniques including standard follicular unit transplantation.”
Hasson and Wong do very nice work. I have nothing but admiration for them both. With regard to lateral slits, I have been doing them on all my cases for three years, but I have never been convinced that they are superior to vertical slits. The written studies done by different doctors throughout the world have not proven that lateral slits are any better. Patients who have had lateral slits on one side and vertical slits on the other side, are split on which side is better. So while there may not be any scientific proof that lateral slits are superior or inferior, it becomes a matter of physician preference, and my choice is to use lateral slits.