Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) January 10, 2007
The age of the pluggy-looking hair transplants is long over, but some physicians are pushing the envelope even farther with new technologies in hair restoration surgery. While many hair loss suffers are now able to get natural-looking hair transplant results on the top of their heads with the more refined follicular unit grafts, the resultant scarring on the back of the scalp still limits how short patients can clip their hair. Today most hair transplant physician's harvest "donor hairs" via scalpel by removing long, thin strips of tissue from the back of the head where the hair is programmed to never fall out. This technique leaves patients with permanent linear strip scarring that must be hidden with surrounding hair. Luckily, a new technology in hair transplantation has emerged out of the Southern United States to overcome this surgical setback.
Recognizing the limitations of strip harvesting, Dr. John P. Cole, founder and chief surgeon of the Cole Hair Transplant Group (forhair.com) in Atlanta GA, has developed new technology for strip-scar-free hair restoration surgery. He calls his procedure Cole Isolation Technique (CIT). With this procedure, a special microsurgical instrument is used to the extract individual follicles from the donor zone one by one, creating a virtually undetectable donor area. This approach gives transplant recipients the option to wear their hair extremely short in the back without the fear of exposing hair transplant scars. The scalpel-free method is far less invasive than the traditional strip excision, offering patients a faster and easier recovery. And what is more, Cole's CIT enables extensive follicle extractions from areas where a strip physician's scalpel cannot safely cut. It is now a reality to transplant more follicles than was ever thought possible by using all areas of the scalp and body for potential hair sources. Patients who do not have enough donor follicles on the back and sides of their heads can opt to have filler hairs taken from their bodies and moved to balding areas. Body Hair Transplantation (BHT) via CIT allows for harvesting in multiple regions including the chest, stomach, back, and legs.
Unlike many supposed hair loss cures, Dr. Cole's procedure has proven results in great abundance. Patients can visit Cole's interactive website http://www.forhair.com to view clear and untouched photos and videos of patients from all over the world. Moreover, Dr. Cole and staff have created an online hair transplant forum community where past and prospective patients can post questions and exchange ideas.
For more information about Follicular Isolation Technique and Dr. John P. Cole, please call IHTI at 800 368-4247.