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The DHI Hair Transplant Technique

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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.

Conclusion

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.

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Samantha Mccallum
Samantha Mccallum
25 June 2024
My experience with Harley Street Hair Transplant has been fantastic straight from my first communication on 27/04/24 which was about my eyebrow hair transplant with the amazingly lovely Sara (Lead Patient Advisor). Was only 3 days later my free consultation via video call with the amazing Doctor Mohammed Ditta. Dr Ditta has a great energy and shows his compassion and confidence on helping me to get the confidence back from total eyebrow hair loss, which I never deemed possible. He was very informative of the procedure that was being held in Manchester clinic and putting me at ease by answering all my questions. So as of 20/06/24 I am now on day 5 post op and it has been a journey. Sara has been with me every step of the way answering all questions, checking in on me regularly and supporting me through this process. Day of procedure was so settling that I didn’t have time to be over thinking. The very cheerful warm welcoming lady at the front of house on entry to then being greeted by harley street hair transplant director Yannis who is great, he was funny, welcoming and just so caring, being supportive throughout the whole procedure popping in checking on me and even helping me exit building after procedure which to me is a company of kindness. Dr Ditta in person was fantastic with warm energy and patience he explained everything in detail ensuring my comfort throughout the procedure and his two lovely girls on his team were amazing. He ensured I had an understanding of the after care process to ensure best results and ensuring support from the company if anything is needed. Still having regular communication ensuring my recovery is still going well, which is it!! Confident in my eyebrow hair transplant journey!
G fitmarp
G fitmarp
24 June 2024
Great clinic with friendly and experienced team. I wanted my surgery done in the UK and found the clinic on Google. Process started with virtual consultations with patient advisor and then with the surgeon. FULL costs were given up front, with good finance options available. On the day I designed a new hairline with the surgeon and ended up getting about 1600 grafts iirc, which was good value for money. Clear pre- and post-op instructions given and recovery has gone as expected. Now waiting patiently for regrowth :)
Julie Burhnam
Julie Burhnam
12 June 2024
If anyone is thinking big having this procedure done I would highly recommend it to be done here. I’m so excited to see the new hair growth starting and it’s only 3 mths since the procedure. The surgeon was absolutely first class and the after care is amazing. Regular check ups and in between checks you can pick the phone up and speak to them even if it’s just for reassurance.
anthony page
anthony page
10 June 2024
I visited the clinic near Manchester a little over a month ago and have been very happy with the service to date. It's too early to see the results yet but I am pretty optimistic as it all went to plan. The engagement before, during and after was faultless. Quick responses to any queries and good after care/follow up. The day itself, as expected, is quite long and be prepared for possible swelling after. The first few days after it were a little rough, but that was explained to me before hand. That said, i was up and out and about by day 3 and worked from home OK throughout all of it. The surgery itself went well and I was very impressed with Dr Tetiana and her team, they helped a long day go as best as can be expected, worked hard and were good company throughout. Sara has also followed up regularly since. Very happy to recommend and good luck!
patrick boyd
patrick boyd
13 April 2024
Very happy with the process so far. With a busy schedule I wasn’t too sure about taking 2 weeks of work but we managed to get the procedure booked within a month or so of my initial consultation so I was able to plan around it all easily. The team were very helpful in assessing my aims and suitability for the procedure and answered all my questions and concerns. They also offered the use of a facility in Manchester which I preferred so I wouldn’t have to use public transport post procedure. The procedure itself was a little uncomfortable at the start but I understand this is completely normal until the numbing kicks in. Both Dr Ditta and the two technicians were very experienced and comforting during the procedure. They handled my complications easily and I knew I was in safe hands. I had initially been looking at 1900 grafts but when we sat down to design my hairline more grafts were needed and I had a healthy donor area so we upped it to 2500 grafts at no additional cost. Currently on day 12 post procedure but the scabs came off on day 10 ahead of schedule, my aftercare routine was explained clearly and I was given everything I needed. My advice to anyone considering a transplant is that the procedure itself and the day after are a little rough but worth it. It’s definitely a big factor knowing your surgeon is experienced and you’re in good hands. I’ve recommended the team to friends of mine who are considering the procedure and would encourage people to use the team at the Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinics.
Sav fandi
Sav fandi
12 March 2024
I was a bit nervous before the procedure but it was a very comfortable environment there. I was well taken care of and the results now are incredible! Many thanks to the team!
James D
James D
18 February 2024
Would highly recommend. Everyone I had the pleasure of dealing with was so friendly and helpful. I had help with travel and accommodation and i was so well looked after before, during and after the procedure. I'm very thankful and now just waiting for the results.
WatchTheHorison
WatchTheHorison
30 August 2023
Welcoming staff. Nurse and doctor was lovely. No issues parking and coffee while you wait.
Mazza Ellerton
Mazza Ellerton
23 August 2023
Great experience. Made to feel really comfortable throughout the whole day and would highly recommend
Tom Francis
Tom Francis
23 August 2023
If you are thinking about it - go for it! Looked after, day went smoothly and worth it - let’s wait and see for the progress.

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