Beauty rituals have existed for thousands of years, and through the ages, people have searched for the “fountain of youth”—the way to stay young forever. It is for centuries believed that the beauty starts in the face. On top of that, hair is the first noticeable part of your beauty. It enhances your personality. It’s an important part of your appearance and sets the tone for your entire look. A bad hair day is just a bad day..
The benefits of having a full-haired head are emormous. First of all, it enhances your beauty and it will give you confidence. It complements your features and make you look younger. It will make you look like professional and you will be remembered because of your hair! Fortunately, thousands of years later, beauty rituals have made their way into the modern world of beauty. However, with the immense improvements in technology, it is now possible to have a full-haired head on your top and enjoy it forever. Nowadays, a brand-new technique, called DHI, made it possible to get your lost hairs back and it will last orever! But what is it? Lets take a look at it in depth.
DHI, which stands for DIRECT HAIR IMPLANTATION, is a new technique in hair transplantation through which hair follicles are implanted one by one directly to the rare or bald area of the head that needs to be covered. Each hair follicle is planted in a specific direction, angle, and depth so that the patients will have totally natural outlook and maximum viability and visibility with no scars at all. The implanted hairs continue to grow throughout a patient’s lifetime and never fall out.
Compared to the outdated FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) methods, the DHI hair transplant technique has many benefits and superiorities. First and foremost, procedures are done by a DHI certified doctor, not technicians and nurses. Secondly, less donor hairs are needed. This is important because only the surviving hair is worth paying for. Through the operation no scalpels and stitches applied and for this reason there will be virtually no scarring. Plus, the recovery time will be so short such that you will be able return to work the following day of the operation.
DHI uses single-use disposable punches and needles for every session. Strict protocols are applied to all processes and at all levels to guarantee 100% safety.
Full control of the depth, the direction and the angle of placement ensures a 100% natural result.
For the extraction and the plantation, tiny disposable instruments are used with a diameter of 1mm or less.
Graft viability rate is above 90%, while the industry’s average is about 50%, as per DHI studies.
The procedure from beginning to end is performed by medical doctors, trained and certified by the DHI academy.
Only healthy hair follicleswhich are genetically designed to grow for a lifetimeare chosenandimplanted.
In DHI hair transplant technique, hair follicles taken from the donor area are transported to the area to be transplanted with a tool called implanter without opening the channel. Thus, the steps of opening the channel and transferring the collected hair follicles to the opened channels are done in a single step. This is the most important feature of the DHI technique that differs from the FUE technique.
It has a thin and cylindrical tip in the implanter shape. It is quite sharp. This Choi needle is shaped like a channel. Hair follicles are placed along the canal and placed on the needle. The reason why DHI technique is called as Choi method is due to this feature of the needle.
DHI technique is similar to other hair transplant techniques before and after the operation. However, recovery after DHI hair transplant is faster compared to the other techniques.
Pre-DHI hair transplant operation and preparation stages are the same as standard hair transplant application. Before the hair transplant, the doctor and the patient talk about the operation. Necessary tests are done. If the patient’s health condition is suitable for hair transplant, the planning phase is started.
The patient’s hair analysis and anterior hairline design are done. When designing the anterior hairline, the patient’s face shape and gender are taken into account. After the hair design, the hair transplant operation is started.
DHI hair transplant is carried out in two stages. These;
Hair follicles in the donor area are collected one by one with a special tool. It also contains a piece of scalp in the grafts collected. Since there is no channel opening in DHI technique, after the hair follicles are collected, the transplant phase of the hair follicles is started.
In hair transplant with CHOI implanter pen, hair follicles are placed one by one in this pen. This process should be done very carefully. The placed hair follicles are transplanted to the bold areas at an appropriate angle. Proper angle and proper direction are very important when placing hair follicles. The angle and direction should be set according to the transplanted region. The follicle with the correct angle and direction is transferred to the determined area using the pushing feature of the needle.
The most important stage in DHI hair transplant is the transplant stage of the hair follicles.
The empty pens are filled with other hair follicles to be transplanted.
Besides the advantages of the DHI technique, it also has a number of disadvantages.
Local anesthesia is applied in DHI hair transplant. The application time of anesthesia is very short. The pain of local anesthesia needles is prevented by applying sedation before anesthesia. Thanks to sedation and local anesthesia, no pain is felt during the operation.
There are factors that affect the naturalness of DHI hair transplant. In order for the results of hair transplant to be as desired by the patient, great attention should be paid to these factors.
The factor that most affects naturalness in the DHI technique is the front hairline design. It is essential to design the front hairline naturally and in accordance with the patient’s face shape. The front hair area is the most important area in hair transplant, where the channels should be opened at narrower angles and more frequent transplants should be done. The DHI technique also makes it easy to adjust the angles and frequency of the channels. As you approach the forehead, the channels should be opened at narrower angles. With the hair transplant pen, this is much easier compared to other techniques.
The quality of the donor region is one of the important factors that affect DHI hair transplant successfully. In the DHI technique, the nape region (the area behind the two ears) is generally preferred as the donor area. In hair transplant, hair follicles are taken from one’s own body. A sparse donor site cannot produce the expected result for a large hairless area. In this case, different parts of the patient’s body can be used as a donor area, like the chin, the chest, the shoulders, the arms or the legs.
Waiting time of the graft is one of the factors that increase or decrease the success in the operation. DHI is a very advantageous technique in this regard. In hair transplant, hair follicles collected from the donor area are kept until the channels are opened. During this waiting, hair follicles lose their vitality. In DHI hair transplant, since the hair follicles are not waiting, they are transplanted without losing their vitality. In this way, the success rate in the operation increases.
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