* The idea behind the implanter device was simple: to combine the act of making an incision site in the recipient area and the implantation of an extracted graft into one act.
* The Choi Implanter is a pen-like device featuring a hollow needle attached to a tube and plunger apparatus.
* During a hair procedure with the Choi Implanter, the hair restoration physician and/or technicians loads harvested follicular units into the implanter pen.
* Using forceps, the graft is placed gently into the hollow needle (at the end of the implanter) and handed back to the physician.
* The surgeon then inserts the needle at an appropriate angle in the scalp (making the incision site) and implants the graft by pressing down on the plunger.
* Normally, anywhere from 2-6 Choi implanters are used concurrently during a procedure, and the device comes in a variety of needle sizes to fit single, double, and triple follicular unit grafts.
* Adequate graft survival rates
* Decreased bleeding during recipient site creation
* Reduced trauma during graft handling
*Decreased time of surgery (with an experienced Choi Implanter team) due to the combination of graft site creation/implantation