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DHI Hair Transplantation

DHI technique is an advanced hair transplantation technique which is newly spread in Turkey but famous in the world. Since no incisions were made during the application and there was no scar in the area after hair transplantation, nowadays many patients prefer hair transplant with DHI technique. However, there are not many doctors who specialize in this technique, which has just begun to be performed. This is why DHI hair transplantation should be applied in professional clinics by doctors who have trained and developed in this field.

DHI hair transplantation steps
  • Local anesthesia is applied to the region where the follicles will be taken and hair transplantation will be performed. During the operation, the patient is perfectly awake but doesn't feel anything.
  • The donor area is gotten loose with the help of a special device, and the hair follicles are collected from the donor area one by one.
  • The collected hair follicles are made ready one by one for transplantation.
  • Hair follicles are placed in the scalp by taking into consideration the direction and position of the hair. A fine-tipped medical pen that is immersed in the scalp by the doctor puts the hair follicles inside the scalp when the button on the back is pressed. This way the operation is complete without the need for incision.

Even though the DHI hair transplantation consists of fewer steps than the FUE technique, the hair transplantation process lasts two times longer than the FUE technique due to the need for more dense hair follicle transplantation and operation to be done very carefully.

Differences between DHI and FUE techniques

  • In FUE technique, the procedure is three phases, but the DHI is two phases. With the DHI technique, the grafts are collected with a medical pencil, then the follicle taken by this pen is placed directly on the skin without opening the incision. In the FUE technique, these two processes are performed separately but the operation of the DHI technique reduces the patient's comfort and convenience.
  • While the FUE hair transplantation technique can be placed at a maximum of 30 grafts in 1 square meter, this number may be up to 100 with DHI hair transplantation.
  • With DHI hair transplantation, more dense transplantation can be performed especially in narrow areas.
  • Because incisions are opened in the FUE technique, deviations can be seen in the direction of hair when the follicles are placed. However, no such problem is encountered in the dhı technique. The direction of the hair can be determined clearly.
  • In the DHI technique, the patient does not have to wait between sessions during hair transplantation because grafts are applied by taking one by one. Sessions that can be divided into several parts may be applied on different days. In FUE technique, the patient has to wait a few hours under local anesthesia, as the grafts are processed.
  • In the FUE technique, blood clots are seen to be placed in the area where the grafts are to be inserted because incisions need to be opened. Even bleeding can happen. However, in the DHI technique, there is no bleeding in the scalp because opening-round holes of a micron make the application.
  • The FUE technique may not hold every transplanted follicle because they are processed by taking grafts and stay outside for more extended periods of time. However, the success rate is much higher because the application is performed when the hair is received in the DHI technique. Also, follicles are not kept under the microscope, so they are not exposed to heat or light. That's why they're more healthy.
  • In FUE technique, patients must wait for at least three days to wash the hair, but in DHI technique, while the doctor does not specify otherwise, patients can wash their hairs the day after the operation.

Benefits of DHI hair transplantation

  • There is no possibility of a scar because no incision is made and the pen technique is applied. Also, the healing process is much faster (max. 1 week) because the donor area where the hair follicles are taken is not sutured.
  • If there is no suitable hairs on scalp for transplanting, chest or beard hairs can be transplanted.
  • Collecting and replacing the hair follicles at the same time allows the collected hair follicles to be placed in the scalp without waiting for long periods of time. The risk of follicle loss is minimized because the hair follicles have decreased waiting period.
  • Because too much hair follicles can be transplanted, more hair grows, and the most natural appearance is obtained
  • The patients can wash their hair the day after the operation.
  • The patient is prevented from having unwanted complications as it requires less anesthesia and medication. Also, there is no risk of infection because there is no incision.
  • The results are more permanent and accurate.
  • An optional unshaved practice can be performed. This allows the patients to continue their daily life after the operation without any changes.