I have always respected Dr. Harris for his honesty and approach to hair transplantation. He has been performing FUE for quite some time with success.
With that said, the introduction of speed to the process of FUE seems to be the most damaging factor to the end result.
Extracting the grafts faster means handling the grafts faster, moving them faster and due to the high extraction, that means the clinic will busy themselves placing the grafts faster.
In observing the procedure numerous times and speaking to those involved in the surgery, I believe the greatest damage to the actual graft is #1-extracting the graft from the scalp---there is a certain amount of tearing involved regardless of method. #2 handling/placing of the grafts. It takes experienced, dedicated, and caring staff to place fragile FUE grafts. It is my opinion that that improper handling/placing of the grafts is the root cause for most poor results.
I have no issue with speed. However, there is always a balance. It is no surprise that the introduction of speed to the process seems to reduce the efficacy of the entire procedure.
My point through all of this is that while a great engineer such as Dr. Harris can produce a safer method of scoring the grafts......the entire process and all hands involved carry risk. The tool and hand wielding it is only one step in the process.
Patient Advocate/FUE Coordinator for Shapiro Medical Group. My advice and opinions are my own and is not medical advice. I am a Cubs fan.