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DHI Technique

When you decide to have a hair transplant, there are some hair transplant methods that you may encounter. One of these hair transplant methods is DHI Hair Transplant.
DHI Hair transplant, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is among the developments that have been introduced in the field of hair transplant in recent years.
In the DHl method, hair follicles are carefully extracted one by one from the donor area, and implanted into the balding areas or thin areas of the scalp using a choi pen.
The biggest change is that this method does not leave a big scar on the back of your scalp.
The harvested hair follicles in the desired part of the scalp, a special device called the implanter pen is used to place the hair grafts in the bald areas of the scalp. This implanter combines the two stages of extraction of hair follicles and implantation of hair follicles. This is why DHI hair transplant is considered a two-step transplant, unlike the other techniques that have three steps.

How Painful Is A DHI Hair Transplant?

DHI hair transplant is done under local anesthesia; therefore, you will not feel any pain during your procedure. You might experience some mild pain when the anesthesia wears off, which is expected and normal.

DHI transplant procedure can be done without shaving.

This is typically for individuals with minor hair loss who require fewer grafts. For those needing over 2500 grafts, doctors usually recommend a full shave. This makes it easier to maneuver the pen and get a better angle on a shaved area.

The surgical team will administrate anesthesia in the frontal and occipital parts of your scalp. As soon as the donor and the recipient sites are completely numb, harvesting the individual hair grafts begins. This happens while you are lying on your stomach.
The direct hair implantation technique in this surgery has two main steps: Follicles are collected with a tweezer, single blunt punch to make 0.6-0.9 MM incisions with a depth of 2.5-3 MM.

DHI Difference?

The use of the implantation tool, called the Choi pen has made this procedure different from the other techniques of hair restoration.
Implanters are used in the DHl method, generally no need to shave all head, by the number of grafts are limited (not a lot of grafts, because it takes more time).

Cost Factors?

There are some factors that affect DHI hair transplant cost, this is a little bit expensive than others because different a specific device is used, (Choi Pen), medical team,

Who Gets A DHI Hair Transplant?

DHI implantation procedure can be done for almost any type of hair loss.
If you don’t want to shave all head or you have some thin areas and develop on density, you can choose the DHl method.

Step-By-Step The DHI Technique

The first stage is known as the preparation stage and the doctor performs hair analysis on the patient. A decision is made on the technique according to the state of the analysis made by the doctor and in line with the wishes of the patient.
The second stage is known as the stage where local anesthesia will be applied. This stage is completed in about five minutes.
In the third stage, grafts are collected from determined areas and the extracted graft is placed into the DHI pen.
In the last stage, hair follicles are transplanted into recipient areas. At this stage, fine work is applied by the doctor and tiny channels are opened in the areas that are determined previously on the scalp and the follicles are implanted into the channels. After this stage, the DHI hair transplant is completed.

Advantages of the DHI Hair Transplant

This technique provides a healthier transplant of the hair tissue compared to other techniques.
There is absolutely no need for incision in this treatment method.
It is a method in which the control is at the highest level in terms of the depth, angle, and direction of the hair follicles. Risks are minimal in this method.

Which is best FUE or DHI Transplant?

DHI hair transplantation is actually a continuation of the FUE hair transplantation technique. After the DHI technique, the FUE hair transplant technique emerged. In DHI hair transplantation, hair follicles are taken and transplanted one by one to the front. The difference is that while the FUE technique requires opening a channel, there is no need to open a channel in the DHI hair transplantation technique.
FUE technique; Small incisions are made in the skin and hair follicles are added to it. Hair follicles may be broken while transplanting, so the experience of the person doing the hair transplant is very important.
In DHI hair transplantation, the hair follicles placed at the tip of the pen are transplanted directly to the appropriate area on the skin. Therefore, there is no need to create slit-shaped incisions.