Nowadays, the direct hair transplantation DHI technique is one of the leading methods that is applied using the latest technology in hair transplantation. The most important feature of this technique is that hair transplantation can be performed without the need for surgery. The technique is applied with an implanter, which looks like a pen-shaped syringe with a hollow tip, not exceeding 1 millimeter in diameter.
What is the DHI Technique?
Before explaining the DHI (Direct Hair Transplantation) technique, let’s talk about the general factors that cause hair loss.
– Genetic factors: genetic factors are generally more common in males. It occurs when the father’s baldness genes are passed on to the next generation. It is a hair loss that specifically needs treatment.
– Medicines: Some medicinal drugs used cause dysfunction in hair follicles. The name of hair loss due to the use of certain drugs is telogen effluvium type hair loss. The active ingredients of drugs that cause this type of hair loss are beta-blockers, amphetamines, lithium, heparin, warfarin, and levodopa. With the discontinuation of the use of these drugs, the problem of hair loss may improve. However, the realization of this improvement is not certain.
– Breastfeeding: childbirth and breastfeeding are tiring for the female body. For this reason, hormonal disorders can affect hair follicles, and hair loss may occur.
– Anemia, thyroid disorders, and psychological problems are among the other main causes of hair loss. Again, the medicines that are taken for the treatment of these health issues may cause hair loss.
Hair Transplantation with DHI Technique
This technique begins with the placement of hair follicles from donors into the implanter. At this stage, the hair follicles are placed on the implant and the hair transplantation tool is made ready for hair transplantation.
After the implanter is ready, hair transplant specialists begin to transplant hair follicles at an angle of 40 – 45 degrees. Here, experts have to continue hair transplantation by paying attention to the direction of the person’s healthy hair.
The needle (CHOI needle) that is used for hair transplantation with the DHI technique has the feature of pushing the hair follicles inside. Thanks to the pushing feature of this needle, the hair follicles are transplanted under the scalp.
This technique allows the hair follicles to remain under the skin for a long time, even permanently. Hair follicles, which remain under the skin for a long time, mature more and cause strong and healthy hair to grow outside the skin.
Since this hair transplant technique does not require surgery, it does not cause surgical scars on the scalp of the person and at the same time increases the hair density by 99% compared to other direct techniques.
Although this hair transplant technique is more expensive than other hair transplant techniques, it is a more advanced technique in terms of obtaining successful results. However, great care is essential when using the CHOI needle at the same time. Because, if the correct use of the needle is not taken care of, other natural and healthy hair follicles on the scalp may be damaged.
Eyebrow Transplantation with DHI Technique
DHI technique can be applied in hair transplantation as well as it is widely used in eyebrow transplantation. Thinning or burns in the eyebrows, etc. With this technique, the damage to the eyebrows caused by various reasons can be removed in a healthy way and the appearance of the eyebrows can be improved and made healthy.
With this technique, local anesthesia is applied in eyebrow transplantation. Anesthetic drugs are used for local anesthesia. Thus, the risk of experiencing pain is eliminated.
The DHI technique is a more practical method when looking at all other hair transplantation techniques in general. Because there is no need to make holes in the hairless area where healthy hair follicles will be transplanted.
Although the primary factor in the necessity of hair transplantation is health, the determining factor in eyebrow transplantation is the aesthetic concerns of the person. Therefore, before starting the procedure, these aesthetic concerns of the patient should be taken into account and it should be ensured that he or she feels safe.
In eyebrow transplantation, first of all, a consultation, that is, a preliminary examination, is made, and the problems in the patient’s eyebrows are determined. And the treatment is planned according to the results of these determinations. Then, healthy hair follicles are collected in accordance with this planning. Hair transplantation is performed with the help of CHOI implanter of the collected healthy hair follicles. After the eyebrow transplantation with DHI technique is completed, the hairless area is medically dressed.
Beard Transplantation with DHI Technique
Although it is generally known as beard transplantation, this process is also can be applied as mustache transplantation. It is a method that can be safely applied to men who have a reduction hair in beard and mustache or no beard hair and mustache. Because beards and mustaches are one of the most important masculine features that affect the aesthetic appearance of men.
DHI method is used in beard transplantation as well as in hair transplantation. Healthy hair follicles on the back of the head are taken for beard transplantation. These hair follicles are taken especially from the area behind the ear. The reason for this is that the hair here is very difficult to shed, because these hair follicles are very strong and healthy, and they are less likely to be affected by health-related negativities.
After the preliminary examination is performed in the first step, it is planned to apply the DHI technique. The amount of hair needed in the area to be transplanted and the number of grafts to be taken from healthy hair follicles are calculated accordingly.
The procedure starts with local anesthesia and the steps applied in hair and eyebrow transplantation processes are followed. As always, it is extremely important to pay attention to the growth direction of the beards during this process. At the end of the procedure, no other procedure is applied and the patient is sent home. The next day, the patient is dressed and the PRP method is applied to the hair transplant area.
What are the DHI Technique Advantages?
First of all, the DHI technique is a one-stage technique in terms of application. Because there is no other procedure that needs to be done before the healthy hair follicles are placed in the hairless area. Except, of course, for local anesthesia…
- In this DHI technique, the staying period of healthy hair follicles out of the scalp is very short. This ensures that the hair transplantation process with this technique is healthier and more productive.
- The risk of losing healthy hair follicles, that is, dying, is very low.
- In the DHI technique, the areas exposed to the cut are very low. Therefore, the bleeding rate and risk are very low.
- Since the hair transplantation procedure performed with the application of the DHI technique is minimally complicated, an easy and fast recovery is observed after the procedure, and thus the patient returns to his / her daily life quickly.
- This technique does not require shaving, so it is easier.
Does Hair Loss Occur After Hair Transplantation With DHI Technique?
As in some other advanced technology hair transplantation techniques, patients experience hair loss in the 1 to the 3-month period following the hair transplantation procedure in the DHI hair transplantation technique. If the patient is not adequately informed about this, it can be worrying and even disappointing for the patient. The patient should be informed about this spill in order to know the process. Hair loss that occurs in a period of 1 to 3 months after the procedure is called shock hair loss. Because it shocks the patient. However, there is nothing to be afraid of. This is part of the hair transplant stage and is very natural, that is, a must-have. In shock hair loss, only hair strands fall out, healthy follicles are not lost. Hair loss occurs for about two weeks, and then healthy hair begins to grow.
What Should Be Considered After the DHI Technique?
As for the application of every hair transplant technique, also after receiving hair transplant treatment with the DHI technique, the patient should take care of the area where the hair transplant is applied, should not use drugs that cause hair loss unless it is necessary, and should always have their testosterone hormone levels checked. In addition, the use of harmful substances such as cigarettes and alcohol should be avoided.
Who is the DHI Technique Suitable for?
DHI is one of the unshaven hair transplantation methods, so it is one of the most preferred hair transplantation methods by women. In other words, the DHI technique is a very effective and successful hair transplant method for women. Women can benefit from this hair transplant application with peace of mind.
Male pattern hair loss usually occurs on the top of the head. Or sparse hair problem is often seen in men. For these two types of hair problems, hair transplantation with the DHI technique can be applied easily and successfully, and successful results can be obtained. As we mentioned before, after the hair transplantation process, the necessary care recommendations should be paid attention and necessary precautions should be taken.
Which Centers Perform Hair Transplantation with DHI Technique in Turkey?
Turkey is a world-renowned country in terms of hair transplantation applications with successful results. The reason for this is that the applied hair transplantation techniques in Turkey are designed with the latest technological developments. In addition, Turkish experts who apply the DHI hair transplant technique have a much greater accumulation of knowledge and experience compared to other hair transplant experts in the world.
Are There Risks of DHI Technique?
DHI technique is a risky hair transplantation technique for patients with benign or malignant tumor disease, patients with blood diseases caused by blood values that prevent adequate coagulation, and those with both chronic and acute diseases. It is also not a suitable hair transplant technique for patients under the age of 18.