What is the advantage of using implanter pens in follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant surgery?
I use technicians, and I could easily delegate this part of the procedure to them. I choose to do this myself not because I do not trust them, but because I believe I owe this to my patients. When they sign up for surgery with me, I should perform this most critical part of the procedure myself. I do not think most patients understand how easy it is to crush FUE grafts with forceps. Even the most gentle placer can injure the bulb with forceps.
So while it is true that FUE grafts can be injured with implanter pens, they are much less likely to be injured than by forceps placement. To explain this with words is one thing, to see it is another. That is why I welcome any hair restoration physician to my clinic to observe the procedure at anytime, at no cost. (With patient approval).
Dr. Michael Vories
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