The DHI hair transplantation method, which is called direct hair implant, is performed by implanting the follicles using a special tool with fine-tipped needles. While performing this process, there is no incision or stitch scar at all. The purpose of this transplantation method is to minimize the time that the hair follicles stay outside and place the follicles with a good density and continuously.
What To Do Before a DHI Hair Transplant?
The patient is given the necessary information about hair transplantation. Health checks and examinations are made to determine whether the patient is suitable for the operation. If the patient is suitable for hair transplant, the area where the hair follicles will be taken is determined and the informed consent form is signed.
In order for the patient to not feel pain during the follicles extraction, local anesthesia is applied on the nape area(donor area, where roots are stronger). After local anesthesia is applied, the area is expected to be numb and the follicles are collected one by one with thin tweezers. After the collection, follicles are lines up in a certain order.
The nape area is bandaged and local anesthesia is applied to the area to be transplanted. The DHI technique differs from other techniques because there is no need to open the channels. Follicles are placed in the recipient area with the help of special tools that look like a pencil.
Waiting time is less compared to other hair transplant methods and accordingly, follicles loss is minimized. It offers the opportunity to transplant directly to the desired area. Since the angle and direction of the hair follicles are easily determined, the hair will have a natural appearance. Problems such as swelling and bleeding are not encountered. There is no need to open the channels. The recovery process is short, allowing to come back soon to social life.
The DHI hair transplant technique has no serious disadvantages except that it is more expensive than other transplantation methods. Since it is a more sensitive procedure compared to other techniques, the experience of the doctor and the team who will perform the procedure is very important. This can be considered as a disadvantage, as serious problems may occur if it is performed by a doctor with not enough experience.