View Full Version : 1700 CIT grafts on class 3 patient @ 9 months post-op | Dr. John Cole
This class 3 patient came to our clinic nine months ago. The patients goal was to restore the natural density on the frontal hair line that once existed. This patient has well above average donor density and a medium caliber of hair. This patient was treated with 1700 CIT grafts in one session. CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) encapsulates customized devices developed to enable efficient harvesting of single follicular units. CIT allows patients to avoid the linear scar associated with strip (FUT) hair transplant method. At just 9 months post-op, this patient has regained confidence to go out in public with the "slick" look. The soft and natural appearance of the redefined front line is most satisfying for this patient. Happy New Year to all!
Looks good! So from what I understand the hair will get thicker for the next few months right?
Can you explain the difference between FUE and CIT? Is there a difference? And one more question, can this guy style his hair anyway he likes or does it have to go straight back?
01-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Can you explain the difference between FUE and CIT? Is there a difference?
This guy looks spectacular. I am also wondering the same thing as the poster above.
01-14-2009, 02:11 AM
First of all, FUE or CIT relates to a surgical procedure that uses extraction of the hair follicles directly, it is a much less invasive procedure than old technology (strip) , CIT does not produce strip scar and with this technique you can shave your head to 1 guard while with the strip you get a long scar that prevents the shaved look and you need to camouflage and cover with hair.
CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) Has taken the same idea of FUE but the different is that FIT was developed by Dr. Cole, MD with much success and consistent results, CIT uses different hair transplant tools (http://www.device4hair.com) that were customized by Dr. Cole and are used only by the The Cole Group (http://www.forhair.com), there are also different types of tools that control the depth of our punches , the extraction of grafts without trauma and those tools are patented, CIT has also a different technique of extracting the grafts from the donor area.
With CIT the doctor can averaged a transection rate of 2% while in the industry ,people were claiming a transection rate of 15 to 20 %.
FIT and CIT are our proprietary methods of hair transplantation. We have performed over 1 million grafts and over 1000 surgeries with FIT. In order to separate ourselves even further, we’ve advanced the technology even further and we now call it CIT. It is important to recognize that we have more results than any other clinic out there who claims to perform FUE. Furthermore, our results are ones you can magnify and see whereas many others post photos that hide the lack of a result.
Some techniques of FUE are highly inefficient and produce a low yield with a high rate of follicle injury. Our technique and instruments are proprietary and produce high quality results with the lowest risk of follicle injury.
It would be inaccurate to disclose data that we even use what most clinics refer to as punches. Our instruments can accommodate all patients' needs as no two donor areas are the same. As it was stated over several years ago, we did introduce the smaller extraction tools to the hair transplant industry. If you meet our patients and talk to our staff then you could very well get more information about what is done at our clinic.