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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Higher density.

    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.

  4. Less swelling.

    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.

  5. 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

Dr. Daniel A. Danyo

As a hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Danyo intimately understands his patients’ desire to achieve natural-looking results. He combines extensive training, experience and artistry with surgical precision to provide innovative solutions to hair restoration.

Daniel A. Danyo, MD is one of less than 250 doctors in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the only recognized certification for hair restoration surgery. He founded North Atlanta Hair Restoration in 2012 to provide advanced restoration techniques in a medically safe environment. As a triathlete who has completed two full Ironman triathlons, Dr. Danyo brings a high level of stamina, focus and perseverance to each procedure. He frequently takes on 2,500 grafts or more, a size most other clinics don’t attempt.

Dr. Danyo recently completed a Physician Executive MBA at Auburn University. The extension of the MBA to his resume greatly enhances the patient experience through improved efficiency and effectiveness techniques learned during his program at Auburn. It represents Dr. Danyo's pursuit of perfection and his desire to place his patients first.

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