Today’s top hair restoration surgeons will create tiny incisions with small tools to maximize dense packing and reduce trauma to the scalp during a hair transplant procedure. The cutting tools however, vary from surgeon to surgeon.
The discussion on whether custom cut flat blades or pre-fabricated needles is optimal for making incisions has come up from time to time on our hair loss forum. While some clinics believe custom cut blades reduces trauma to the scalp and allows for packing hair more closely together, other clinics believe that by pushing the hair apart, sharp point needles can actually reduce the risk of shock loss.
In this hair loss forum discussion thread, read views by leading hair restoration clinics like Coalition members Hasson and Wong, Dr. Jerry Cooley, and Shapiro Medical Group. Feel free to offer your own input on this important topic.