View Full Version : Motorized vs Manual punch for FUE?

08-16-2011, 10:22 AM
I'm considering my options and two HT surgeons are on my list with whom I would like to have FUE.

One major difference between the two is that one of them uses manual punch for making incisions at the donor area.

What punch tool (manual or motorized) is considered to be more successful? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each of them?

08-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Come on guys, nobody to comment?

08-28-2011, 02:47 PM
meh i don't see how you'd actually make an informed decision based on who uses what method. if it was the SAME hair transplant surgeon offering two different method then it makes sense. i'd go w/ the one who produces better results regardless of what method s/he uses.

08-29-2011, 04:36 AM
From all the pictorial evidence I have seen over the years the yield has always appeared higher for a hand punch in the hands of a very skilled doctor. This doesnít mean you canít get yield from the drill but when you look at the numbers involved it never seems to match up.

In my opinion drills are about speed and profit. This in no way benefits the patient.

Some types of work require slow and meticulous attention to detail like an artist with a small paint brush. Sure it takes longer but I donít think you can compare it to the painter with a spray gun.