What is a Hair Transplant with a Pencil?

Pen (Choi Implanter) technique, also called DHI (direct hair implantation) or Stick and place (hole and place), a technique that has been used for a long time, I am often asked by my patients if it is true that my teacher performs hair Transplant more often with this technique, it causes less damage. In this technique, the grafts are placed from the tip into a thin pipe inside a pen-like tool, not by hand, and after the skin is pierced with a sharp tubular tip, the graft inserted into this pipe is pushed by pressing the back of the pen towards the canal, inserted. I think the harms of this technique are as follows: since hair Transplant is performed randomly and without planning, some places may be frequent, some areas may remain sparse; many elements are needed to always have the pen ready, and this disrupts hygiene at the operation site, bringing chaos. With this technique or any other technique, hair Transplant cannot be performed more often than necessary, it should not be done because dealing with it and opening channels in the skin too often disrupts skin blood supply and can disrupt skin structure.

Organic hair transplantation (with oil injection) technique, DHI Hair Transplantation (Direct Hair Implant), Percutaneous hair transplantation, Golden Hair Transplantation, micro FUE, IceGraft, sapphire tipped hair transplantation, etc. The techniques on social media such as techniques are just word salads used to dye people’s eyes and mislead them. There are only 2 accepted techniques in the world, and all of these nonsense, made-up techniques are FUE techniques themselves.

Percutaneous hair Transplant, golden tip hair transplant, Ice graft etc. etc. these are all FUE techniques and are not different or superior techniques from each other. Only different names are used that try to highlight the product commercially. What makes a hair Transplant superior to others is that the plastic surgeon removes the hair follicles without damaging them, grafts are transplanted in the most serial way, frequently and in accordance with the natural hair output. When the name of the technique changes, the result does not change.



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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