The DHI method is a technique used in hair transplantation and stands for “Direct Hair Implantation”. With this technique, hair follicles are harvested from the donor area and transplanted directly into the transplantation site without any cuts or scars. These two processes, harvesting and transplanting, take place almost simultaneously. The most distinctive feature of DHI is this direct application approach.
How Long Does DHI Hair Transplantation Take?
DHI hair transplantation method may take more time compared to other hair transplantation methods. In general, a hair transplant procedure takes about 5-6 hours, while with the DHI method, this time can be up to 8-10 hours. The main reason for this longer time is that each hair follicle is dealt with individually.
The Choi pen is a special tool used in the DHI method and makes the hair transplantation stages more practical. However, paradoxically, this practicality may increase the total operation time instead of shortening it. Especially when high graft numbers such as 3000 or 5000 are reached, the process takes more time by taking and transplanting each graft one by one with the choi pen.
How is DHI Hair Transplantation Performed?
DHI hair transplantation method is known for removing hair follicles from the nape of the neck. In this process, high-tech micromotor devices are used to carefully harvest hair follicles from the nape of the neck. These follicles are preserved in a specific solution to maintain their vitality. When the root extraction is completed, the area where the hair will be transplanted is anesthetized and the transplantation process begins. With the DHI method, it is essential to design the hair before transplantation, so that the new hair follicles are guaranteed to be placed naturally in the correct direction of each hair. With this method, hair follicles are directly transplanted without the need for extra procedures such as canalization.
This both speeds up the transplantation process and shortens the recovery time. In addition, this method reduces the risk of complications after hair transplantation and increases the reliability level of DHI. Since there is no need for extra care or dressing after the procedure, individuals can return to their normal lives more quickly. The DHI method offers effective and natural results against hair loss problems; it offers an ideal solution for those who experience hair loss due to genetics or stress.
Who Can Have DHI Hair Transplantation?
This procedure is suitable for individuals who suffer from hair loss and thinning, but only have a limited amount of donor hair follicles. Whether the amount of donor hair follicles is sufficient will be determined during the initial consultation with your doctor.
Initially, your doctor will give you detailed information about how the operation will be performed, how long the total process will take, the possible risks and the cost depending on the amount of grafts.
Is DHI Hair Transplant Applicable to Women?
Unlike other methods, the DHI technique can be performed without shaving. For this reason, this method is frequently used in women’s hair transplantation procedures.