Found this info on Sword site in reference to regenix regarding the FUE…any truth to this, especially in my case?
“The Follicular Unit Extraction Technique: The concept makes sense, and it sounds great! Instead of making an incision in the back of the head, simply remove each individual follicular unit with a punch blade then relocate it to the areas of thinning and lossâ€¦ all in one step. The problem is, it isn’t quite that simple.
Hair follicles don’t grow straight up and down beneath the skin. They grow at angles, and each follicle can be at a dramatically different angle than the follicle next to it. It’s virtually impossible to know for sure. Clinical studies have shown that 25% to 40% of all follicular units being extracted during follicular unit extraction are destroyed. They are simply cut in half. And since we have a limited supply of donor hairs, we can’t afford to destroy even one unnecessarily. Additionally, the punch blade will leave multiple scars throughout the donor area. When follicular units are simply extracted from areas of the skin, the result is an overall thinning to the remaining hair. Follicular unit extraction procedures last, on average, 30% longer, cost more, result in less density and compromise the donor area.
Every surgeon has this procedure option at their disposal; the vast majority sees that it just isn’t in the patient’s best interest to utilize it.”
Partial truths can be dangerous. In the right hands, under the right conditions, he is wrong about FUE. He is right that 50% or more of the follicular units can be destroyed if the doctor doing it does not know when to do the procedure and how to get out yields in the 90% range. I suspect that either the doctor who wrote this does not want to learn how to do it right, has not been trained in the procedure properly, is ignorant, or he is just incapable of doing it and does not want to admit it. I do not fault a doctor who does not want to perform FUE, but I would expect that doctor to learn what he is talking about and admit he does not know enough.