A patient recently asked me to help him compose a list of questions to ask a prospective FUE doctor. He is a class 7 (most extreme hair loss) who is comparing Dr. Bolton’s method (MaxHarvest Plus™)
to an FUE procedure.
Here is the list:
1. Can you guarantee me that you and your staff will give me 100% focus and attention during my procedure and not attend to anybody else? We do. 2. Can you show me more then 50 one procedure results of men with my amount of hair loss and there results after one procedure? We can. 3. Can you show me pictures of people like myself of one procedure results from the top looking down? We can. 4. From behind? We can. 5. How many HAIRS do you think you can get for me? 6. What is the breakdown of hairs per graft on average? 7. Will I average 1,2, or 3 hairs per graft? We average 6-8 hairs per graft. 8. How much coverage can you get me in one procedure? 9. What kind of density can I expect? 10. Will my density be 20% , 30%, , 40%, 50% or more of original density? 11. How long do I sit in the chair for my procedure? With us less then 6 hours. 12. What is the percentage of grafts that survive the removal process? We average a 95% survival rate. 13. Who removes the follicles from the donor area and what are their medical qualifications? Dr. Brett Bolton is the only one who will extract your follicles. He is a medical doctor with over 18 years experience. 14. Is there a drop off in the ability to extract one follicle at a time after 5 hours? 15.Will the person doing the extracting be as good the last 5 hours as he was the first 5 hours?It takes Dr. Bolton approximately 15 minutes to harvest tissue and close the area. 16. Is the FUE hair transplant really scar-less? 17. Can I see pictures of a shaved donor area after an FUE procedure? 18. What percentage of the donor area is used when extracting follicles for the FUE procedure? 100%. 19. Are follicles harvested from outside the donor area to get a higher yield? Yes. 20. What is the impact on the donor area if I come back for a second procedure? Will it be hard to get more hair? Yes. 21. How does this compare to a strip procedure. Poorly. 22. Does the amount harvested from one procedure to the next drop off significantly for a strip surgery? No, because the donor is not severely damage like after an FUE procedure. The donor required for an FUT strip is a very small percentage of the overall donor area, which allows the patient to have multiple procedures for increased results.
The fact is, when the correct questions are asked, it’s an absolute no-brainer comparison. FUE simply does not compare. Don’t take our word for it though, simply look at the evidence.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions.