The Choi Implanter Pen
Implanting the donor grafts is a crucial step of hair transplantation - one that determines whether a natural direction of hair growth is observed. There are two main methods of carrying out graft implantation. The first basic method requires the surgeon to first create tiny incisions on the recipient area and only then to place donor grafts into these pre-created channels. The second, more advanced method involves a revolutionary new instrument called the Implanter Pen, which completely eliminates the unnecessary trauma cased by the incisions and instead inserts the grafts directly into the recipient site in one step.
How Does The Implanter Pen Work?
The Choi Implanter device resembles a pen with a hollow needle at one end. A technician in the operating room first inserts a donor hair graft into the hollow needle at the end of the implanter using a special tweezer-like instrument. The technician then passes the loaded implanter to a surgeon, who uses an advanced technique to insert the needle in the scalp at a certain angle, mirroring that of the natural hair growth. The graft is fixed in the scalp tissue by pressing on the other end of the implanter pen, which is then extracted, leaving the graft safely implanted in the skin. This process is repeated for every single graft.
Why Do We Use The Implanter Pen?
Since the implanter pen eliminates the need to create channel incisions during implantation, this technique decreases bleeding and shortens recovery times. More importantly, this instrument actually decreases the risk of damaging the graft during the transplant, so the rate of graft survival and regrowth following the transplant are noticeably higher. Our team includes a number of technicians, who are specially trained in loading of the Choi Implanters, allowing for a quick pen turnaround rate and an adequate pace of the transplant.
This instrument allows our team to achieve significantly better results of facial hair transplants. It also lets the surgeons safely plant grafts between existing hairs, which gives us greater flexibility when increasing density or planting grafts without trimming the hair in the recipient area.