DHI Hair Transplant

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The decision to undergo a DHI transplant is not one taken lightly, by you or us. Information, honest and transparent, is the key to a successful decision and treatment. Discussion with your medical team is essential for you to have all the facts as they pertain to you.
We are with you from the start to finish, providing answers to all your questions. To help with that we will give you 3 briefs.
Your medical team is led by a doctor, trained in the DHI mode of hair transplantation. He has the knowledge and experience to inform you of all aspects of this procedure in depth. All your questions get answered to help make the decision for a DHI hair transplant easy.

The DHI hair transplant has similarities to the FUE technique. But one of the most noticeable differences between the two would be the equipment and method of conducting the procedure. Surgeons skilled enough to do this procedure say it offers better chances to bring about the expected results.

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How DHI Hair Transplants Are Done

Also known as Direct Hair Implantation, this technique aims to take a more direct approach to hair transplantation. It does away with a few steps that you would typically find with methods such as the FUE. You still need to get hair follicles from the donor area for grafting into the recipient area.
The hair follicles get extracted in the same way as with the FUE technique. A small punch device is used to remove the hair and its surrounding tissue from within the scalp. Once the right amount has been extracted and set aside, a special tool called a Choi pen is used. Therefore, you may also hear this procedure referred to as the Choi method.
The Choi pen comes with a hollow needle attached to a tube with a plunger. It’s available in different sizes, depending on the size of the follicular grafts. The hollow needle serves two purposes:
Each hair implant is carefully placed into the Choi pen’s hollow needle end. The surgeon then places the needle at a 40-45 degree angle to the scalp of the patient’s recipient area. The needle makes a small incision in the scalp before the surgeon pushes the plunger to release the hair follicle into place. As such, it incorporates both the incision and implantation process into a single step.
Advantages

Advantages of doing DHI Hair Transplants

The FUE method has been known to have pros and cons. However, when compared with the DHI process, there are more benefits for patients to experience.

Recovery

What To Expect During Recovery

As with any hair implant procedure, recovery time is necessary to help the graft incision areas heal. Don’t worry if your scalp looks red and swollen, or feels sore. The medical practitioner working with you will have a post-operative pack to help you manage any discomfort. This could include anti-inflammatories, antibiotics to keep infections at bay, and sterile saline to keep the area moist. However, you also have a part to play in the recovery process. You should:
  • avoid any headgear that could irritate the region with new hair implants
  • avoid drinking and smoking for at least a week
  • avoid strenuous activity like weight lifting for at least four weeks
  • avoid unnecessarily touching the scalp to give the small scars time to heal
  • avoid using hair care products for at least a month
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In Summary

In general, anyone in need of a hair transplant should consider the DHI method. The fact that you don’t need to shave the donor area completely makes it suitable for people with long hair. Apart from being less intrusive, recovery times are also considerably shorter than with the other implant methods. Also, getting the procedure done may cost you more, but a DHI hair transplant has been shown to have better results after recovery. You should expect to see some hair growth from as early as a month after the procedure.