Dhi hair transplant, when you think of hair loss, you may see mental images of male pattern baldness caused by genetic factors. However, your genes aren’t the only culprit for losing your hair since thin hair, excessive hair shedding, and bald spots can result from various medical conditions, illnesses, stress, hormonal changes, poor hair care, and age.
Luckily, there are hair transplants, permanent solutions for stimulating natural hair regrowth.
Direct hair implantation (DHI) is one of the most popular hair transplant techniques for regrowing your natural hair and supercharging your confidence. It’s one of the most sought-after procedures here at Sapphire Hair Clinic, too. Read on to learn more.
What Is a DHI Hair Transplant?
A dhi hair transplant is an advanced method of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). It’s an innovative technique that involves fewer steps than FUE hair transplantation.
DHI is a minimally invasive procedure that barely damages the scalp and tissue, as it doesn’t include any incisions. Instead of using blades to open micro-channels to extract and insert hair follicles, DHI surgeons use the so-called Choi implanter pen that allows them to do both at the same time.
A Choi implanter is a patented surgical tool that looks like a pen and has a hollow needle at one end. The needle allows surgeons to load the harvested follicular units inside the pen. That way, they can insert every DHI implant directly into the balding areas using the same pen, without opening micro-channels previously.
Benefits of DHI Hair Transplants in Turkey
DHI hair transplants in Turkey stimulate natural hair growth and provide permanent, natural-looking results.
Since there’s no need for incisions, there’s less traction, tissue damage, and scalp trauma. That means faster healing and shorter recovery, with no visible scars and hardly any post-op pain.
DHI transplants require greater precision, which ensures higher accuracy and, consequently, higher graft survival rates.
The costs of DHI procedures in Turkey are a real bargain, too, thanks to the country’s low labor costs and a devalued currency.
You can expect these and other benefits here at Sapphire Hair Clinic, which boasts of accredited and experienced surgeons and other physicians known for their unparalleled medical prowess.
DHI Hair Transplant Procedure: A Step-by-Step Process
This surgical procedure involves two main phases, although the entire process includes three steps.
Step 1: An anesthesiologist administers local anesthesia, which takes effect in approximately 3-4 minutes.
Step 2: The surgeon uses a Choi pen to harvest hair follicles from the donor area. Instead of emptying the pen’s contents once they load it up, they use multiple Choi implanters. How many they’ll use will depend on the number of necessary grafts.
Step 3: The surgeon inserts the grafts directly into the recipient areas using one Choi pen at a time. The pen makes minuscule slits in the predetermined spots and implants the grafts simultaneously.
How Long Does It Take?
A hair transplant surgery using the DHI technique takes between 6-8 hours, depending on how many grafts your surgeon needs to transplant.
It’s an outpatient procedure, which means you don’t have to stay at the clinic. You can head home as soon as the surgery is over, right after we hook you up with some high-quality hair products for proper aftercare and some pain meds to ease your recovery.
Recovering After a DHI Hair Transplant
Since the DHI method is minimally invasive, the recovery process is quite short.
You may feel slight pain up to a week after the surgery. The scabs will disappear within 5-6 days, which means the healing process will be nearly complete by then.
Avoid physical activities for at least ten days after the procedure, so as not to sweat or elevate your blood pressure. That could cause excessive bleeding or trauma to the newly-transplanted hair follicles, which could dislodge them, interfere with the healing, and jeopardize the treatment’s success.
When Can You Expect the Results?
It takes about a year to start seeing the final results of a DHI surgery, as is the case with all the other hair transplant procedures.
Expect a bit of hair shedding within 2-3 weeks following the surgery. That’s a normal process that indicates that the treatment is working because your natural hair is growing and pushing out the transplanted grafts.
Your healthy hair will start growing within the first 3-4 months, and you’ll notice better results in the next few months. About 12-18 months after your DHI is when you’ll have a full head of hair.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out if you’re a suitable DHI candidate.