Hair transplantation with the DHI method

Hair transplantation with the DHI method

What do you need to know about DHI transplant? What is DHI? How to use?

One of the things that are very misunderstood and confused is the name of the DHI technique. This is a method, not a technique. DHI, which is the newest method in hair transplantation, is a direct hair transplant procedure. People with hair loss can get the life they want faster with this new method. The DHI hair transplant method is faster than the Fue method.

The DHI method offers long-term results as well as faster recovery. The DHI method is combined with extraction and implantation. Hair follicles are removed in a short time and then transplanted directly to the transplantation area without the need to make a cut beforehand. This is done using an implantation device (Choi pen)
What is the Choi pen? What is it used for?

The Choi pen is a hair pen that is technologically produced only for this job. Due to its structure, it has a very thin and sharp tip. Its form in the form of a hollow needle allows the grafts to settle into the needle. This is another reason why the DHI method is called the Choi method. The device can be shaped according to the hair type of each person in hair transplantation procedures.

Various fine-tipped needle sizes are available during surgery to suit the pre-determined grafts. With the DHI method, we ensure that the patient relaxes and undergoes a painless operation, as in all our hair transplant procedures.

Is it necessary to use sedation in hair transplant operation?
Before getting grafts from the donor area and the transplantation area, it first aims to have a painless operation. For this, local anesthesia or sedation is applied to the patient before the DHI method. Although it is a comfortable operation under anesthesia, in some cases, the procedure can be performed without anesthesia according to the person. Sedation is a completely effective and definitive solution. It is very easy to apply and anesthesia is applied under the scalp with a fine-tipped needle. It is completely painless and fast. For patients who do not want this, sedation may be abandoned upon preference. These methods are followed to realize a successful DHI hair transplant method.

How is the DHI method procedure done?

The DHI method should be done by a specialist doctor or surgeon. Otherwise, various complications may occur. Specialist doctor / surgeon or technicians transfer the grafts taken and the implanter Choi pen.

During the DHI method, the hair follicles are gently inserted into the hollow needle at the end of the special implanter pen to be returned to the specialist doctor.
While applying the DHI method, the needle is inserted into the scalp at a correct angle of 40-45 degrees by the surgeon. While creating the incision site, the graft is implanted by pressing on the piston. During a procedure, normally 2-6 Choi implanter and approximately 15-16 needles are used for different areas of the product.

Advantages of DHI Method

What are the most advantageous aspects of DHI hair transplantation compared to the classical Fue method?​

- Shortening the time grafts stay outside the body
- To ensure that the grafts are placed in a stronger and healthier way.
- Increasing excellent hair follicle survival rates.
- Less bleeding during recipient area creation.
- Grafts experience less trauma during the DHI method stage.
- It causes less damage to the blood that goes to the hair transplanted area.
- Contribution to faster recovery process in the postoperative stage both in the donor area and in the recipient area.
- The patient can return to his normal routine more quickly.
- The removed hair area does not need to be shaved.
For this reason, DHI is a more suitable procedure for those who want to keep their hair long. It should be remembered that the donor area needs to be shaved and the follicular unit will be made in place before the transplant. Thanks to this and such features, the DHI method is a more effective and preferred method compared to the classical fue method.

DHI Method Disadvantages Disadvantages
DHI has a general disadvantage compared to FUE hair transplantation. These disadvantages are not a change in the area to be made or a difference in the area of hair transplantation. The DHI method is slightly more expensive than the Fue method.

One of the reasons for this is the necessity to follow the procedures more closely. It requires attention and correct intervention.
Doctors and staff must have long-term training to specialize in the DHI method process. The costs arising from this complicated procedure are more than a fue transfer.
However, when compared with the cost abroad, DHI hair transplantation in Turkey is still an affordable price. Turkey still coming at the beginning of the country, promising the highest quality worldwide. Turkey prefers to only hair transplant Many people from abroad. In addition, the second most preferred method other than the DHI method is the fue method.

Are all patients eligible for DHI hair transplantation?

The DHI method is a viable method for almost all patients seeking hair loss treatment. Because the only thing done is to remove hair from people with sufficient donor area. However, this was not the case at the beginning.

In the early stages of the Choi pen technique, it could only be used for a specific hair type such as thick and straight hair.
Now it can be applied to people with all hair types. Patients who come after the DHI method can enjoy the natural looking results they obtain.
How did the universally used DHI method come to its current state?

The DHI method, used worldwide, was developed in Korea. Developed by experts at the renowned Kyungpook National University in Korea, this method has become very popular. The Choi implanter pen is often considered the "original" implanter pen device. It is sold in this way around the world.

Shortly after its creation, experts began to operate in this field. Experts spent a long time researching to understand this new technique in the best way and to see if it could benefit all patients equally and universally.

However, according to the results of the studies, a very interesting result emerged during the hair transplant surgery. Studies have found that not all people are ideal candidates to use the Choi implanter pen.

What is the Choi pen? Who is it suitable for?

In the first transplants using Choi pens, it was revealed that Asian patients with hair loss had better results than other ethnic patients.

When the reasons for such an effect were investigated, the results made the experts think. As a result of the research, it was understood that the effect was mainly due to the texture and thickness of the patients' hair. Following this, the experts came to the following conclusion. Asian people's hair (in general) is thick and straight. On the other hand, other breeds have curly features and thinner hair. This situation made it difficult for the hair of other patients to be properly placed in the transplant device and transplanted into the scalp at the same time.

The sizes of the needles used during hair transplantation studies varied between 0.8-0.9 mm. It offered an effective procedure by adjusting according to the hair structure of the patients. Without proper diameter and flatness, follicles may experience a buckling effect. Therefore, the hair to be selected must be determined properly. Improper placement of selected hair can cause extreme trauma to the grafts and follicles. Therefore, it was reported that not all patients were ideal candidates for the use of the Choi implanter pen during hair transplant surgery.

Can a Choi Pen be used with enough information?
Some doctors stated that it can be used for all kinds of people if sufficient training and experience is provided with the Choi implanter pen. They did not agree with this statement, stating that effective graft placement is possible for all hair types.

With scientific and technical advances, hair restoration procedures have evolved over the past decade and are now able to improve all types of hair features.
He reached a point where it is possible to make hair transplantation using the Choi Implanter pen on the abscess and a reasonable number of grafts.

So, yes, almost all patients can opt for the DHI implant method if they choose and experience the same consistent, effective, predictable, safe and natural-looking results as these first Asian patients. Hair growth timelines are similar for all patients.