Graft Embedding Placer
KEEP (Koray Erdogan Embedding Placer) is a hair graft embedding placer designed and developed in 2016 by Dr. Koray Erdogan, Vice-President of the World FUE Institute and Medical Director at the ASMED Surgical Medical Center in Istanbul, Turkey.
KEEP was first introduced to the medical community of FUE surgeons in November 2016 at the World FUE Institute’s 1stInternational World FUE Institute Workshop held in Tenerife, the Canary Islands, Spain in November 2016. It is presently being produced in Istanbul, Turkey by MagnaMedikal.
KEEP was designed by Dr. Erdogan with the intention of addressing the issue of post-surgical curving and graft damage due to the traditional use of forceps during the placement phase of hair implantation. It was identified that the handling of forceps after long hours of surgery by surgeons and technicians induced greater pressure on the grafts thereby causing damage to them. It was also determined that while searching for the correct angle of pre-made incisions for accurate graft placement, damage could also occur.
KEEP, though extreme efficient in all types of hair transplant surgery, was found to be especially effective in cases where thick skin, easy bleeding, splay and fragile grafts were present. Since it is easier and less tedious to use than forceps, graft placement is faster, and this results in more cost-effective surgery.
KEEP is made of stainless steel (50 microns) and is available in a variety of sizes to accommodate different graft conditions and graft sizes. It is also produced for both right hand and left hand applications and is able to withstand normal medical sterilization processes.
In recent studies conducted by Dr. Koray Erdogan and other surgeons affiliated with the World FUE Institute, healthy unimpaired grafts placed with KEEP demonstrated a faster hair regrowth rate, while the graft regrowth rate remained the same.