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The DHI Hair Transplant Technique


Hair loss is a widespread concern that transcends age, gender, and cultural boundaries. As advancements in medical science continue to evolve, so do the techniques for addressing hair loss. One such groundbreaking method that has revolutionised the field of hair transplantation is Direct Hair Implantation (DHI). In this article, we will explore the intricacies of the DHI method, its unique features, and the benefits it brings to individuals seeking effective and natural-looking hair restoration.

Understanding Direct Hair Implantation

Direct Hair Implantation is a state-of-the-art hair transplant technique that has garnered immense popularity due to its precision, efficiency, and aesthetically pleasing results. Unlike traditional methods, such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), DHI offers a direct and controlled approach to implanting hair follicles into the recipient area.

The DHI process involves a meticulous and highly specialised method of harvesting, preparing, and implanting hair follicles. The key differentiator is the use of a Choi Implanter Pen, a sophisticated tool that allows for the direct placement of hair follicles without the need for prior channel creation, as seen in other methods.

Step-by-Step Procedure:

  1. Consultation and Assessment: Before the DHI procedure, a thorough consultation is conducted to assess the patient’s individual needs, expectations, and the extent of hair loss. A comprehensive evaluation helps determine the optimal course of action and the number of grafts required for the transplantation.
  2. Hair Follicle Extraction: DHI involves the extraction of hair follicles from the donor area, typically the back or sides of the scalp. Unlike FUT, which requires the removal of a strip of tissue, or FUE, which involves extracting individual follicular units, DHI employs a more controlled and less invasive approach.
  3. Graft Preparation: The extracted follicles are then meticulously examined, sorted, and prepared for implantation. This step ensures that only healthy and viable follicles are selected for transplantation, enhancing the overall success of the procedure.
  4. Choi Implanter Pen: The hallmark of DHI is the utilisation of the Choi Implanter Pen, a specialised tool that streamlines the implantation process. The pen has a hollow needle attached to it, enabling the surgeon to pick up individual grafts and directly implant them into the recipient area.
  5. Direct Implantation: With the Choi Implanter Pen, the surgeon makes precise incisions and implants the hair follicles directly into the scalp without the need for creating recipient channels beforehand. This direct approach allows for greater control over the angle, depth, and density of the implanted grafts, resulting in a more natural and aesthetically pleasing outcome.

Benefits of Direct Hair Implantation:

  1. Natural-Looking Results: The direct implantation method ensures a natural distribution and orientation of the transplanted hair follicles. This closely mimics the natural growth pattern, making it challenging for onlookers to distinguish between transplanted and existing hair.
  2. Minimised Trauma to Grafts: The Choi Implanter Pen minimises the time that grafts spend outside the body, reducing the risk of damage and dehydration. This translates to a higher survival rate for transplanted follicles and an increased likelihood of successful hair growth.
  3. Precision and Control: DHI provides unparalleled precision and control over the implantation process. Surgeons can adjust the angle, depth, and direction of each graft with precision, ensuring optimal aesthetic results tailored to the patient’s unique features.
  4. Faster Healing Time: The minimally invasive nature of DHI results in faster healing times compared to traditional methods. Patients typically experience less discomfort, swelling, and scarring, allowing for a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.
  5. No Need for Channel Creation: Unlike other methods that require the creation of recipient channels before implantation, DHI’s direct approach eliminates this step. This not only expedites the procedure but also reduces the risk of trauma to the existing hair in the recipient area.
  6. Versatility in Hair Restoration: DHI is suitable for various hair restoration goals, from filling in receding hairlines to addressing more extensive balding. The method’s adaptability makes it an excellent option for a diverse range of patients.


Direct Hair Implantation stands at the forefront of modern hair transplantation, offering a refined and innovative approach to address the universal concern of hair loss. With its unique use of the Choi Implanter Pen, DHI provides patients with natural-looking results, minimised trauma to grafts, precision in implantation, faster healing times, and versatility in addressing various degrees of hair loss.


Patient Testimonials

Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.

You can read our great reviews of FUE hair transplants over on Google and TrustPilot

Ryan A
Ryan A
My experience so far has been very good. The staff were professional and friendly and put me at ease. The day went really smoothly - after the injections the whole procedure was pain free. Would recommend this practice.
Abbigayle Pace
Abbigayle Pace
I would like to thank James who has been amazing leading up to my surgery always answering my queries and getting back to me straight away. The day of the surgery the girls were so lovely and nice and made me feel very comfortable before and during the surgery. I am currently 5 weeks post off and so far everything going well thank you Harley street
Jammiedodger 62
Jammiedodger 62
I had my hair transplant in April and can honestly say the experience was the most pleasant. Everyone was professional and went to their utmost to make me feel comfortable and relaxed especially when they could tell how nervous I was. The skill of my surgeon and accompanying medical was without question the best. I healed quickly and near pain free due to their recommendation and knowledge. I would recommend harley Street to anyone considering a hair transplant and also to just arrange a call even if you're unsure as they will answer all your questions clearly and highly informative.


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