DHI hair transplantation is a variant of classic FUE hair transplantation. The procedure follows a procedure similar to the FUE Sapphire hair transplant technique, with the difference that in this method no previous openings of micro channels are made but the implantation of the extracted follicles is performed with a medical instrument called implanters or CHOI pen.
The hair follicles extracted from the donor area are transplanted to the most unpopulated areas with these devices without the need to use traditional blades. This device has a very thin, cylindrical and sharp tip, which allows, among other things, that follicles can be implanted in areas where the patient still retains hair and that the recovery of the skin after the intervention is faster and more comfortable.
Steps in DHI Hair Transplantation (No Total Shaving):
The operation is performed under local anesthesia. With sedation that is applied previously and always under the supervision of our anesthesiologist, even the discomfort of the application of local anesthesia is minimized.
As with the traditional method, the follicles will be extracted from one by one of the available donor areas, usually the occipital and parietal area of the head, and can also be extracted if necessary from the lower part of the chin, or from the interpectoral area.
The hair follicles are placed one by one at the end of each implanter, and in this way the implantation of the units will be facilitated with the correct angle and direction. The number of implanters used during the intervention will depend on the total number of follicles to be extracted, although the average is usually around 15/16 devices.
Advantages of the DHI technique:
Since blades are not used, the risk of bleeding is minimized and allows new follicles to be grafted between the patient’s native hair, a faster recovery is observed after the operation since tissue damage is lower compared to other methods. This method makes it possible to perform the intervention without the need to completely shave the receiving area.