June 30 2011, 2:56 pm PT | Posted in: FUE
Have you heard of the Ahi technique based on FUE. Is this truly original or simply a marketing spin on the FUE method of hair transplant. The company in question is http://www.ailesburyhairclinic.com/
Their site says that it’s just follicular unit extraction (FUE) but the difference is, “the AHI variation of this method is that we use a specially designed implantation pen to place hair follicles…”
Many clinics use FUE extraction tools and the implantation instrument they’re likely using is called the Choi Implanter. The Choi implanter has had variable results in its use — many complete failures and some excellent results with those who have mastered it. The Choi is probably the most universally used instrument for implantation, but few use it in the US, where there is more accountability to failures of the transplant.
Dr. Richard Shiell recently reported: “I think the original device was invented by a non-doctor who was doing eyebrow grafts at a Leper hospital in Korea some 30 years ago.” There are many innovative people in this world who, when challenged, rise to the situation and create new technology.