DHI Hair Transplant
Hair loss is a common problem that many people have throughout the world. The most effective treatment for hair loss or balding issues is to have a hair transplant. There are several methods that can be applied in hair transplant operations, and the DHI method is one of them.
The DHI method, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is the most advanced hair transplantation method up to date. The DHI method allows surgeons to pick individual hair follicles and extract them without damaging the patient’s scalp. It also eliminates the necessity of opening canals in the recipient area.
The surgeons normally open these canals to place the donor follicles in the FUT and FUE methods. However, with the tool that is used in the DHI method, which is called Choi Implanter Pen, follicles can be directly implanted into the scalp. That is why this method is called Direct Hair Implantation.
Three Stages of the DHI method
Hair transplantation operations with the DHI method consists of three stages. The first stage is the collection stage, where the surgeons individually pick and extract follicles to be used in the recipient area. This stage is performed with a device called micro motor, similar to the FUE method.
With the help of this device, surgeons pick follicles from the patient’s donor area, which is usually the nape area. The reason why surgeons pick the nape area as the donor area is that the hair located in this area does not fall out. This feature makes them perfectly suitable for hair transplantation.
The second stage is the arrangement stage. This is the stage that makes the DHI method differ from the other transplantation methods. In this stage, the staff members carefully place the hair follicles into the Choi Implanter Pen. The time that the donor follicles spend outside of the patient’s scalp is reduced significantly during this stage. This greatly improves their chance of survival of the donor grafts.
The last stage is, of course, the plantation stage. In this stage, surgeons directly implant the hair follicles with the use of Choi Implanter Pen.
Frequently Asked Questions About the DHI Method
Q: Does DHI hair transplant hurt?
A: Like in all other hair transplant operations, surgeons apply local anaesthesia to the patient’s recipient and donor areas before starting the DHI hair transplantation. Anaesthesia eliminates any pain or discomfort the patient might experience during the operation. In short, DHI hair transplant doesn’t hurt at all.
Q: Do I have to take any precautions before my DHI operation?
A: Avoid taking blood thinners for at least a week prior to your operation to prevent bleeding. You don’t have to take any other precautions.
Q: Will my head bleed a lot during the operation?
A: Bleeding is minimal in the DHI operations, especially compared to the FUT method.
Q: Will I have any permanent scars on my head?
A: The operations with the DHI method leave no marks or scars on the patient’s recipient and donor areas.
Q: Do I have to take medication after the operation?
A: Patients are prescribed with painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the pain and to prevent inflammation.