DHI Hair Transplant Procedure

DHI is the latest technique used in the Hair Transplantation Industry. In DHI the Surgeon will be using an advanced instrument, shaped just like a pen, which can directly implant the hair follicles.

With the direct hair implantation procedure, people suffering from hair loss can regain natural-looking hair. The special thing here is that, unlike other hair transplants, no major surgery is required. Thus, the exertions for the patient can be reduced to a minimum.

In addition, the risk of infection can be significantly reduced with this technique and unsightly scars after surgery need not be feared. Moreover, our experience shows the enormous effectiveness of this treatment. It is also known as the “Choi Method”.

A very big advantage of the direct implantation compared to the usual transplantation methods is that the growth rate of the hair is very high at 90 to 95 percent and thus allows a very natural hair appearance.

How does the procedure work?

If you require a reshaping of the hairline, the surgeon may mark out the recipient area with a marker pen. This may help to bring the hairline down to a typical length to the eyebrows (5-7cm).

  1. The doctor will design the hairline with a marker pen when needed whilst discussing this with the patient and making sure that they are happy.
  2. The nurses/technicians will shave the patients donor area in order to be prepped for the procedure. The doctor will then administer the local anesthesia to numb the area and make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure.
  3. The surgeon will then begin extracting one graft at a time from the donor area using the Choi pen and hand it to the technician which will be passing another Choi pen for the next graft.
  4. After the procedure, the hair transplant surgeon will bandage your head and provide you with an antibiotic cream for use in the future date.

The Four Stages of a DHI Hair transplant​

Step 01

Punch Incision Around Hair Follicles

DHI hair transplant will be conducted once the surgeon will apply the local anesthesia on the donor area. Hair follicles will be extracted from the donor area using a specialized instrument micromotor with micro punches by the size of 0,6 – 0,7 – 0,8 diameters.

Step 02
Extraction Of Follicular Unit

Hair follicles will be extracted one by one from the donor area.

Step 03
Harvesting Of The Grafts

Placing the extracted follicles in a nourishing environment.

Step 04
Implantation Of The Grafts

The grafts will be load it into the needle of Choi Pen. Those grafts will be implanted by the surgeon on the recipient area at an appropriate angle, depth and direction to give you natural results. The follicles will be implanted carefully one by one for better results.

Why get a DHI Hair Transplant?

Did you know that 80% of men suffer with hair thinning over the course of their lifetime? In extension, conditions such as pattern baldness can affect men and women equally, resulting in low self-esteem and feelings of self-consciousness. DHI hair transplantation is a fantastic solution for anyone suffering with hair loss. Whether you have got a receding hairline, a thinning mid parting, or hair loss on your crown, this surgical procedure can solve your hair loss concerns and really help boost your self-confidence.

Why get DHI over other hair transplant methods?

DHI and FUE hair transplant procedures are a great alternative to older methods such as FUT. With follicular unit transplantation (FUT), patients are left with a linear scar on their scalp -this is where your donor hair follicles have been extracted. As a result, FUT requires a longer procedure time (as the hairs extracted from your donor strip have to be separated under a microscope) and a longer recovery (waiting for your scar to heal). It may even be that unsightly scars left after FUT may never fully heal.

With FUE and DHI hair transplantation, your hair follicles are extracted individually and no linear scar is left after the procedure. Instead, the extraction of individual hairs leaves smaller scabs on your recipient area that typically heal fully within 7 to 10 days.

Furthermore, DHI was developed to speed up the FUE hair transplant process! What separates DHI from FUE is the extraction/implantation tool that negates the need for surgeons to map out where new grafts need to be implanted, making it the most advanced hair restoration technology available today.

Our clinics have also found that direct hair implantation produces less bleeding and scabbing in the recipient area. This means you will be looking your best in no time!

Advantages of DHI CHOI Pen transplant

  • Reduced risk of damage to the hair follicle by reducing the time the follicle is left out of the scalp.
  • The Choi Pen allows smaller incisions, meaning less bleeding.
  • Your specialist has complete control over the angle, direction, and depth of the follicle implantation, providing a more natural result.
  • This method offers more flexibility than the FUE method. Once the donor follicles have been removed, it can either be stored in a special solution to enhance its development, or be transplanted directly into the thinning area, depending on your unique needs.
  • No matter what your particular needs may be or the extent of your hair loss, we will work to determine if the DHI method with the Choi Pen is the best option for you.

After DHI Hair Transplants

After the Direct Hair implantation, your surgeon will advise you on the appropriate aftercare methods. These will usually include applying an ice compress to help reduce the risk of bruising and oedema and taking any prescribed anti-inflammatories and antibiotics. You should also sleep with your head elevated on extra pillows for at least the first three days following the procedure.

You may have to limit your exercise, avoid swimming, alcohol, and smoking, and stay out of the sun as much as possible. We also recommend waiting at least seven days after your final check-up before washing your hair to ensure proper healing and taking between one and two weeks off work.

You will get to see the complete result in 12 months after the procedure. Initial DHI hair growth will be visible within a month following surgery. However, this hair will naturally fall out and begin to regrow within three to five months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Such a variation in cost is dependent upon your own severity of balding. It is difficult to predict how costly a DHI hair transplant will be as every patent is different and requires different needs.
DHI can be used to treat any of the following: hair loss, hair thinning, male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness. Generally it treats the same stages of hair loss as the FUE method.
The DHI method is the most modern method to effectively transplant your hair into the recipient area. The FUE technique, on the other hand, is used for the extraction of your healthy hair follicles from the donor area. Thus, both applications are used in your hair transplant.
Each and every hair transplant procedure carried at Timo Clinic is done by using your own body hair. The donor area can be the back of your head, nape of the neck or a portion where the hair growth is healthy.
As soon as a DHI hair transplant has been carried out, we guarantee that the results are going to be permanent and natural hair will start growing in a few weeks in a fuller, healthier and thicker way.

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