KALEM TEKNİĞİ ( CHOI – Implanter Pen- DHI vb.)
Since it was launched as a newly found technique, we should say that it is not a newly found technique.This technique was found by Korean Dr. Choi and his friend in the early ’90s, it was originally developed for the hair type of the Asian race and was developed for all hair types. . I would also like to commemorate my valuable colleague, Dr. Hakan Doğanay, who has been using this technique successfully in our country since 2009 and introducing it to many colleagues, including me, and sharing his knowledge and experience.
This technique is not a disassembly but a sewing process .; Hair grafts, which were removed with FUT in previous years and now removed with FUE method, perform SEWING process without opening a channel with pencil-like special apparatus to the recipient area.
Positive aspects of the Pen Technique;
Successfully enabling unshaved hair transplantation
Since channel opening and planting are at the same time, there is no extra edema since planting is done without the opportunity to bleed tissue.
Less trauma can mean less peroxide load, less oxidative process and thus less damaged hair follicles.
Allowing to planting more frequently
Relative negative aspects of pencil technique;
The number of grafts that can be planted in a day is limited due to a slower and laborious planting. The process can remain even on the second and third day (meanwhile, there are also studies claiming that the maximum grafting spreading over several days rather than one day is better for the survival of hair follicles)
As it is a different technique, it requires that there are specially trained syntax nurses who know this different technique apart from a physician.
The implanter pen and consumables used are quite expensive
For all these reasons, the cost is 1.5 – 2 times when done properly in medical and technical sense.
Dr. Yavuz TUNÇ, MD