The most recent implantation method: Direct Hair Implantation
What is DHI?
DHI (direct hair implantation) involves implanting hair into the head using a specialist pen. Grafts of up to five hairs and injected into the scalp at once using a special tool rather than manually creating slits into the scalp.
The hair follicles are removed one by one with a special micro motor as first step.
The hair follicles are then loaded onto a device called the Choi Implanter Pen, and the process is carried out by implanting them directly into the recipient area using the pen. It kind of injects groups of hairs known as grafts directly into the scalp. This gives the docter a lot of control over the placement of the hairs.
It also allows for more comfortable control over the angle, direction, and depth of newly transplanted hair.
What is the difference between standard FUE and DHI?
Compared to the FUE method, during the DHI method, both the incisions and graft implantations are performed simultaneously, which means that both are combined as a part of one or two-step process. Extracted follicular units are being implanted directly into the receiving area using a specialized Choi Pen, implantation tool that stores the extracted grafts, to then release them directly into the receiving area, without creating canal incisions in it.
The Advantages of DHI Method:
By minimizing the amount of time hair follicles spend outside skin, it ensures that the hair transplant process happens in a healthier way. Thus, increases the survival rate of the follicles. As the incision site is smaller, it brings down the possibility of a bleed to the minimum, in this way it allows for a faster healing rate after the hair transplant operation, which allows the patients to return to their daily lives in a short amount of time without any discomfort.
In classic FUE, grafts obtained need to be sorted and stored in a special solution while a hair transplant surgeon creates channels by making small cuts. However, it is known that the time hair-bearing tissues spend outside the body may negatively influence the survival rate of follicles.
Addressing this problem, in DHI Choi pen hair transplants, once the grafts are obtained from the donor area, they are immediately loaded into the Choi implanter pen. At this point, it should be noted that the use of Choi pens provides better precision and accuracy for the hair transplant surgeon.
Finally, the graft-bearing tip of the pen penetrates the skin to implant the hair follicles under the skin directly without damaging surrounding tissues. Minimizing the time hair follicles spend outside the scalp or any other donor area bolsters up the survival rate of grafts and helps patients achieve successful DHI hair transplant results at Harmony Clinic.