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  • thejack
    Senior Member
    • Dec 2009
    • 172

    FUE punch size

    Hey I was wondering what the typical punch size that top FUE surgeons use? I have read about issues with the punch size being too big and whether this can still cause problems nowadays? Thanks for any response.
  • bighosedragger
    Junior Member
    • Dec 2008
    • 20

    #2
    I believe most Drs. use multiple size punchs for fue dictated by the size of the follicle. Also many Drs. custom cut the blades for the recipient sites as well. Some Drs that are well known for fue....Shapiro, Feller. there are many more if you search this site....do plenty of research as there are many things you should know about fue besides punch size!

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    • Dr. Glenn Charles
      IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
      • Nov 2008
      • 2423

      #3
      The most common punch sizes for FUE are .8 mm and 1.0 mm. There are several different companies that make these devises. There also some newer automated instruments that can assist the doctor with the FUE. It is true that many doctors including myself make our own recipient blades. This allow a custom fit for each patients grafts.
      Dr. Glenn Charles
      Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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      • namratasnv
        Junior Member
        • Feb 2010
        • 17

        #4
        Originally posted by Dr. Glenn Charles
        The most common punch sizes for FUE are .8 mm and 1.0 mm. There are several different companies that make these devises. There also some newer automated instruments that can assist the doctor with the FUE. It is true that many doctors including myself make our own recipient blades. This allow a custom fit for each patients grafts.
        Thanks allot Doc for this as, one of my friend from Florida wants to go for FUE treatment and he was little afraid of it, but now I can assure him for this treatment.

        Well, right now he is taking Generic Propecia and waiting for the results.

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        • Dr. Glenn Charles
          IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
          • Nov 2008
          • 2423

          #5
          Even if you are not ready to have any kind of hair restoration procedure, it is a good idea to see a hair restoration specialist. This way your situation can be followed closely, and you might be able to determine if the medications are doing the job.
          Dr. Glenn Charles
          Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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          • Dr. Lindsey
            IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
            • Dec 2008
            • 6179

            #6
            Dr. Charles gave good advice. If you are in Florida, consider having your friend have a visit with him. Propecia may solve your friend's problems, but it would be good to have a hair doc to check the progress. Sometimes folks get a good response and haven't even noticed it.

            Dr. Lindsey McLean VA
            William Lindsey, MD
            Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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            • bigmac
              Senior Member
              • Nov 2008
              • 253

              #7
              [QUOTE=Dr. Glenn Charles;8664]Even if you are not ready to have any kind of hair restoration procedure, it is a good idea to see a hair restoration specialist. This way your situation can be followed closely, and you might be able to determine if the medications are doing the job.[/QUO


              Hi Dr Charles.

              Is this offered free or is there a charge involved as it will use up your time doing a miniaturization check etc

              Thanks bm.

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              • Dr. Glenn Charles
                IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
                • Nov 2008
                • 2423

                #8
                I cannot speak for other clinics, but I do not charge for consultations or follow up visits.
                Dr. Glenn Charles
                Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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                • bigmac
                  Senior Member
                  • Nov 2008
                  • 253

                  #9
                  Thanks Dr Charles.

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