Why Pen Implanters – Part 2
Last week, we discussed some of the many reasons why North Atlanta Hair Restoration uses pen implanters with our Shave-less FUE/SmartGraft combination procedure. This week, we are going to cover a few more reasons why we believe this is the gold standard of hair restoration. As of this writing, we are the only clinic in the world offering this cutting-edge technique.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is a method of follicle transplant that uses a coring movement to remove the follicle from the donor site and then, using the pen implanter, transplants it into the recipient site. Normally, a portion of the head is shaved when this procedure is done. North Atlanta Hair Restoration is one of the few clinics in the country offering a shave-less version of this procedure. The shave-less FUE is minimally invasive and virtually concealable. Not many people want the world to know that a hair transplant was just completed – our process allows people to get back into their normal work and social activities almost immediately.
Dr. Danyo’s level of manual dexterity and endurance, combined with the sharp needle pen implanter, enables him to work around the existing hair both when he cores and when he implants. The SmartGraft Machine stores cored hair follicles in an optimal environment of moisture and temperature control prior to them being loaded into the pen implanter when the doctor is ready for implant. This allows for a smooth work flow and less time in the seat for the patient. Other benefits include:
Healing is quick.
Unlike the strip method, harvesting follicles with the pen implanter leaves no stitched wound. It is minimally invasive and doesn’t leave scarring.
Grafts are placed at proper and consistent depth.
The sharp needle pen implanter gives the doctor a great deal of control in how the follicles are placed. This reduces the chances of wild hairs.
Technicians who use dull pen implanters need a surgeon to place cuts in the scalp where the follicles will be implanted. The size of the cuts determines the number of follicles that can be placed in a given area. A doctor using a sharp needle implanter doesn’t need to have the cuts made beforehand. The follicles can be placed in one motion. This enables the doctor to place the follicles very close together.
With use of the dull pen implanters, a saline solution is used to hydrate the area to reduce the chance of infection. Using sharp needle implanters, the solution is not needed. This reduces the chances of swelling in the scalp and face.
No need to shave.
The pin-point accuracy of this type of technique allows the doctor to work around existing follicles. This is particularly appealing to men and women who don’t want anyone to know they are restoring their hair. Only your hair doctor needs to know.
We would love to talk to you about what we can do for you and your hair. Please use our contact form, or give us a call to schedule a tour of our facility.
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.