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DHI, derived from the initials of “Direct Hair Implantation,” stands for direct hair transplantation. The distinguishing feature of this procedure is the direct and immediate implementation of the hair transplantation process. In the DHI method of hair transplantation, hair follicles harvested from the donor area are directly implanted into the recipient area without creating any incisions. This means that both the extraction of hair follicles and their transplantation occur simultaneously in this method.


What is DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)?

DHI, also known as Direct Hair Implantation, is a hair transplant technique that involves the direct implantation of hair follicles into the recipient area using a specialized tool called a Choi pen. This method allows for precise and controlled placement of hair follicles without the need for creating incisions beforehand.

How is DHI performed?

During a DHI procedure, the surgeon uses a Choi pen, which has a hollow needle attached to it. The surgeon extracts hair follicles one by one from the donor area and immediately implants them into the recipient area using the Choi pen. This direct implantation method reduces the time the hair follicles spend outside the body, enhancing their survival rate.

What are the advantages of DHI?

Some advantages of DHI include:

  • Precise and controlled placement of hair follicles, resulting in a more natural hairline.
  • No need for incisions or sutures.
  • Reduced handling and exposure of hair follicles, leading to higher graft survival rates.
  • Faster recovery time compared to some other hair transplant techniques.

Is DHI suitable for everyone experiencing hair loss?

DHI can be suitable for many individuals experiencing hair loss. However, the eligibility for DHI depends on various factors, such as the extent of hair loss, donor hair availability, and the quality of the donor area. A consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon is necessary to determine if DHI is the right option for an individual.

Are the results of DHI permanent?

Yes, the results of DHI are generally considered permanent. The transplanted hair follicles are usually taken from the donor area, which is resistant to the hormone responsible for hair loss (DHT). Therefore, the transplanted hair is expected to grow and continue to thrive in the recipient area. However, it’s important to note that existing hair loss in other areas not treated by DHI may still progress over time.

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