Dhi Hair Transplant
The DHI method, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is the most advanced method of targeting specific areas of hair loss. It is also widely accepted as the most advanced method amongst the treatments currently available to overcome hair loss.
As mentioned above, the DHI method, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is the most advanced hair transplant method to date. It has a number of advantages compared to other methods which are available such as the FUT and FUE. The DHI method makes it possible for surgeons to extract the grafts from the donor area and directly transplant them without the step of opening channels.
The surgeons normally open these canals to place the donor follicles in the FUT and FUE methods. However, with the tool that is used in the DHI method, which is called Choi Implanter Pen, follicles can be directly implanted into the scalp. That is why this method is called Direct Hair Implantation.
The Stages of the DHI Method
The hair transplant procedure by means of DHI consists of two stages; extraction and transplantation. The grafts from the donor area are carefully mapped out and extracted from the donor area using the micromotor device.
The healthy grafts are extracted from the nape of the head, which is an area specifically not prone to hair loss due to male pattern baldness, and are carefully preserved until being prepared for the implantation process. After extraction is complete, the grafts are then carefully placed into a transplantation tool called the Choi Pen, to be directly transplanted. This significantly decreases the time that grafts spend outside of the scalp which in turn increases their survival rate.
The last stage is carefully transplanting the grafts by first placing them into the Choi Pen and injecting them to the scalp. The extremely fine tip of the Choi Pen makes it possible for the grafts to be placed very closely to one another and provide a dense transplant with natural results.
Dhi Hair Transplant in Turkey
For those who seek an effective manner to overcome their hair loss problems, a DHI hair transplant can provide permanent and effective solutions.
A truly successful and solution-oriented DHI hair transplant is within arm’s reach with esteGrande. With our years of expertise in this method we utilise both our experienced approach and the most advanced techniques currently available. As a result of this you can absolutely feel safe and secure knowing you are in expert hands.
The field of hair transplants in Turkey has shown immense growth throughout the years and continues to do so every day. Turkey is undoubtedly a sector leader in the field. Around 60.000 patients travel to Turkey, specifically to have a hair transplant every year. But, what makes Turkey such a hotspot for transplants?
One of the major factors influencing this is, without a doubt, cost-related. Hair transplant prices in Turkey cost only a fragment of those in the UK and US. This financial factor and great deal of experience within the field, alongside the fact that Turkey is a major touristic location brings about an amalgamation of benefits for those who seek to receive this service.
But of course, affordable prices don’t directly correlate to low quality. Quite the opposite, Turkey directly follows the US in terms of having the highest number of JCI certified healthcare institutions in the world.
The Costs of DHI Operations
To give an exact number of the cost of the procedure is not possible. There are many factors which play into the cost of the hair transplant such as the technique and additional treatments given alongside the transplant. Especially with the DHI Technique, the cost of materials used during the procedure and the number of medical professionals present is more, thus impacting the price to a certain degree.
Of course the price of the hair transplant procedure also depends on both the proficiency of those applying the transplant. Certainly, small clinics without a trained medical staff tend to give lower prices, but this is moreso an indication that they are willing to compromise on the level of quality they provide or pave the path for unhygienic conditions without using single-use tools.
Another influential factor is whether or not the patient decides to purchase additional aftercare products.
It is also important to keep in mind that almost all insurance companies classify hair transplants as non-essential cosmetic procedures, thus they do not cover the cost of the procedure.
Every transplant procedure is a bespoke experience and should be treated as such. This personalised procedure should be approached with great care in accord to the needs of the patient. We strongly take into consideration the needs of the patient and ensure that these needs are met. If you are considering a hair transplantation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us so that we can carefully examine your specific hair loss case and provide you with a solution, detailed explanation, and quote.
The Difference Between the DHI and the FUE Methods
The DHI and FUE Methods are fundamentally different from one another. Although some aspects of the procedure are quite similar and the aftercare process is virtually the same, there are key differences between the two procedure methods. The DHI method provides certain advantages. First and foremost the DHI method eliminates the need to open channels before transplantation. This difference in the process makes way for a quick healing time. On the other hand, the elongated process of placing each graft into the Choi Pen during the DHI process makes for a longer transplant period. The FUE method is also more suitable for a larger area of coverage in one session, as opposed to the DHI which may be considered a better option for those who seek more than one session or have a smaller area of loss. Of course, concretely claiming one method is by far better than another is not the most logical approach. Rather than doing so, specifying the treatment according to the needs of the patient is a much more logical approach.
Most patients understandably want to see immediate results after the procedure. Of course this is to be expected as patients invest time, money, and care towards ensuring they receive the results they envision. Nevertheless, one of the most critical matters to keep in mind is that results require patience. A hair transplant can never be expected to provide an immediate change.
In this regard, to paint a clearer picture of what is to be expected, we provide both transparent knowledge on the entirety of the process and what to expect during the aftercare process as well.
Your scalp will feel quite sensitive during the first few days after the transplant. In fact, immediately after the procedure, wearing a bandage is quite important in ensuring that this sensitive area is not susceptible to infection or damage.
The recipient and donor area will begin to scab over. But this is absolutely not a cause for worry, in fact it’s quite important that it does as this is the body’s natural response to protect itself from outer elements. This scabbing, due to causing dryness, will cause the scalp to become itchy but it is important to refrain from scratching the head as this will cause you to damage the scalp and transplanted grafts which leads to them falling out.
Of course it is completely necessary to be quite careful during the first couple of days after the transplant as the transplanted grafts will not yet have fully anchored themselves on the scalp. In order to make sure that the grafts attach themselves properly without any disruption it is quite important to conduct the aftercare process carefully. The specific aftercare knowledge will be given to you during the first wash session, and by your consultant. Furthermore, during the washing session you will also be recommended special lotions and shampoos to assist the healing process.
In order to ensure your discomfort is kept at a minimum, the doctor will also prescribe you with painkillers, antibiotics, and anti-edema medication to combat any inflammation or discomfort.
Your scalp will have fully healed within the span of two weeks, nevertheless this should not minimise the importance of neither the first two weeks nor the ongoing healing and growth process. Any missteps during this process may induce a negative impact and cause the transplanted grafts to fall out. There are certainly some things that you should refrain from doing after the transplant period.
Drinking alcohol and consuming tobacco products can definitely negatively impact your results. You should definitely avoid consuming these products and excessive caffeine as well. You should also avoid strenuous exercise, heavy physical activity such as lifting heavy objects, running, or even sexual intercourse during the initial recovery period. This can cause the transplanted grafts to rebound and become unattached. You should also avoid coming into contact with direct sunlight, sweating excessively, and swimming or submerging your head in water (such as in a bathtub or hot tub) during this time.
Once the healing process is over, you can return to your fully normal routine. All that is left is to patiently wait for results. The results will become visible to the eye after the shock loss stage. Every patient, no matter the type or method used in a hair transplant, will undergo the shock loss stage where the hair strands that have transplanted with the grafts begin to fall out to make way for new, healthy hairs to grow. This is shock loss and should not be mistaken for losing grafts. It is absolutely not the indication of a bad transplant or that your body is rejecting the transplant. On the contrary, it is perfectly normal.
The shock loss period starts 1-3 months after the procedure, depending on the metabolism of each patient.
This may cause some panic but is perfectly natural. This period lasts for around 2 weeks.
During this shock loss, the newly transplanted follicles go into the “sleep” stage in which they adapt to their new placement. After this period, healthy new follicles begin to emerge upon the shedding of the transplanted follicles.
As your newly transplanted hair begins to emerge during the first 1-2 months, it will most likely look thinner and sometimes curlier at first. This hair later grows to become stronger and thicker. Your hair will grow visibly stronger after 6 months. Some strands will grow stronger faster and some will take a bit longer to take on their final form. After the 10th month your hair will become much more visibly strong and final results may take up to a year.
In the end, the entire process and the patience shown is bound to be more than worth it, because thanks to the DHI method, you will have received natural-looking hair that will last you a lifetime.
Advantages of the DHI Method
There are a number of advantages to the DHI method. The elimination of the channel opening stage is quite an important one amongst them. The DHI method consisting of two steps is quite important in terms of providing a minimally surgical experience. It also shortens the healing period as well.
This process also reduces the time grats spend outside of the scalp as well, which increases the survival rate of grafts without the need for additional methods or special vitamin solutions.
One of the greatest advantages to the DHI method is that the operation can be conducted without the need to shave the transplant area. Of course the donor area still needs to be trimmed, but as this area is only the extracted area, the healing time is much quicker and once the hair begins to grow out, it becomes undetectable by the eye that a transplant has been conducted.
The Choi Pen also allows for microscopic-level adjustments to be made while performing the procedure. These adjustments can range from the angle of the graft being transplanted to the depth of the implant. With these minor adjustments, it is highly possible to receive an immensely natural look.
Disadvantages of the DHI Method
But there are also certain disadvantages to the DHI method as well. The elongated procedure time is one of the disadvantages. It is a demanding and highly meticulous process which requires critical care and great experience to conduct.
Tiny specific details must be carefully considered while bringing about such a procedure as it not only demands attention but also great expertise. Considering minor details such as the closeness of the grafts, the angle at which they are transplanted, and adjusting the depth requires great experience. Which is another reason why the DHI method is slightly more expensive when compared to other methods as well.
Frequently Asked Questions About the DHI Method
Does DHI hair transplant hurt?
Like in all other hair transplant operations, surgeons apply local anaesthesia to the patient’s recipient and donor areas before starting the DHI hair transplantation. Anaesthesia eliminates any pain or discomfort the patient might experience during the operation. In short, DHI hair transplant doesn’t hurt at all.
Do I have to take any precautions before my DHI operation?
Avoid taking blood thinners for at least a week prior to your operation to prevent bleeding. You don’t have to take any other precautions.
Will my head bleed a lot during the operation?
Bleeding is minimal in the DHI operations, especially compared to the FUT method.
Will I have any permanent scars on my head?
The operations with the DHI method leave no marks or scars on the patient’s recipient and donor areas.
Do I have to take medication after the operation?
Patients are prescribed with painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the pain and to prevent inflammation.