Dhi Hair Transplant

DHI hair transplant is one of the most used techniques in hair transplant. This technique is done with a tool similar to a pencil called ‘Choi’ pen. In this technique, hair transplant is carried out in two stages. This feature is the most important feature that distinguishes DHI hair transplant from other hair transplant techniques.

DHI hair transplant is one of the most used techniques in hair transplant. This technique is done with a tool similar to a pencil called ‘Choi’ pen. In this technique, hair transplant is carried out in two stages. This feature is the most important feature that distinguishes DHI hair transplant from other hair transplant techniques.

What is DHI Hair Transplant?

DHI hair transplant (Direct Hair Implantation) means direct hair transplant. People who are experts in DHI technique perform the operation using a medical pen called “choi”. In DHI technique, grafts are collected with choi pencil and implanted directly to the bald area without opening the channels. In other hair transplant techniques, hair transplant is done in 3 stages. The first stage is the collection of hair follicles, the second stage is the opening of the channels and the third stage is the implant of the hair follicles. There is no need for the second stage in DHI technique. Thanks to Choi pen, there is no need to open a channel and make an incision. Hair follicles are transplanted after being collected..

The reason for this is to shorten the time in hair transplant, increase the quality and enable the patient to have a more comfortable operation. Choi pen is very thin and pointed. It has a tip that can fully insert the hair root. The needle of Choi is in the shape of a channel. The reason why DHI hair transplant is also called as CHOI method is due to this feature of the needle.

Operation 2 – 6 Choi pen and approximately 15 – 17 Choi nib are used.

DHI Hair Transplant Technique Stages

Step 1: Collection of Hair Roots

Step 2: Transplanting Collected Hair Roots

Collection of Hair Roots

Local anesthesia is performed first in hair transplant. After the anesthesia, the hair follicles are collected from the donor area. Since there is no channel opening  after this stage, the stage of transferring the hair follicles directly to the balding areas is started with the help of choi pen.

Transplanting Collected Hair Roots

The collected hair follicles are placed one by one into the choi pen. This placement should be done very carefully. The Choi pen must be immersed in the scalp and the proper angle of the hair’s exit direction for the hair to grow naturally. The hair follicles placed inside the Choi pen are transplanted using the pushing feature of the needle with the appropriate angle and direction.

Suitable Candidates for DHI (Choi) Hair Transplant

DHI hair transplant technique can be made to any person suitable for hair transplant. With the developing technology, hair transplant can be done more safely with Choi pen. Successful and natural results can be obtained in the operation performed by the team specialized in DHI technique.

Painless Hair Transplant

Hair transplant is done under local anesthesia. In this way, no pain is felt during the operation. Sedation, along with local anesthesia, reduces the pain felt to a minimum level to almost zero.

Sedation is a state of sleep that is specially adjusted and scaled for the patient and is adjusted by preserving all reflexes of the patient with sedative drugs. It is very reliable. Ideal for patients with needle fear.

Advantages of DHI Hair Transplant Technique

  • The reason for choosing this technique is that the hair follicles can be transplanted without waiting after they are collected. In this way, the retention rate of hair follicles is higher. Because the longer the hair roots are kept, the more they lose their vitality.
  • This technique allows hair transplant without damaging the tissues.
  • Hair transplant can be done more frequently with this technique and more natural results can be obtained.
  • The existing hair is not damaged. This technique can also be applied to patients who have not completed hair loss.
  • The healing process is fast. The patient can reach his daily routine in a shorter time.
  • The cut area is less. In this way, the risk of blood is minimized.
  • Unshaved hair transplant can be done easier with DHI hair transplant.

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Disadvantages of DHI Technique

DHI hair transplant technique has some disadvantages compared to FUE technique.

  • In order to use the DHI technique well and to specialize in this field, both the doctor and the team must go through a special training process.
  • Compared to other techniques, DHI technique is more costly.
  • The specialist who will perform the operation must be more careful and conditioned.

Success and Naturalness in DHI Hair Transplantation

Many factors need to be considered for DHI hair transplant to be successful and the hair to look natural after the operation.

DHI is the front hairline that affects the most naturalness in all hair transplant techniques. It is very important to draw the front hairline naturally and in accordance with the patient’s face shape. In addition, the frequency of hair transplant to this area, the angle and direction of the hair are also very important. The front hair area is the most careful area of hair transplant. The natural hair in this area has an exit direction and angle. This angle and direction should be considered while doing hair transplant. This can be done more easily with DHI hair transplant. Because the angle of the channels can be adjusted more easily and the hair transplant can be done more frequently with DHI technique.

Waiting times of grafts are important factors that affect success in hair transplant. DHI hair transplant technique is very advantageous in this regard. In other hair transplant techniques, hair follicles are kept after picking. Because the channels must be opened in order to transplant the hair follicles. During this waiting, hair follicles begin to lose their vitality. The longer the waiting, the more vital the hair roots lose. In DHI hair transplant technique, this waiting is not experienced. Collected hair follicles are transplanted without waiting for the channels to open. In this way, the hair follicles do not lose their vitality and the success rate in the operation and the efficiency of the hair follicles after the operation increases.

Another factor that shows the quality of DHI hair transplant is the hair quality in the donor area. As a donor area, the area between the two ears is generally preferred. This area is the most ideal area in the body for hair transplant. The donor area, which has sparse scars, can not give ideal results for large hairless areas. If the nape is insufficient for the donor region, other areas in the patient’s body may be preferred as the donor region. Main areas used as donor area:

  • Nape,
  • Beards,
  • Chest,
  • Shoulders,
  • Legs and
  • Handles.

You can contact us to get more detailed information about DHI hair transplant operations performed successfully in Estheticana and to discuss DHI hair transplant costs.

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