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With the DHI method, extracted hair follicles from the donor area are directly planted one by one in the microchannels opened in the recipient thinning area with a DHI patented tool which is a pen-like device consisted of a micromotor and a hollow needle. The experience of the DHI team is crucial for the success of the hair transplant.

What is DHI Hair Transplantation?

Hair loss is a common problem in both men and women. Since hair loss can be caused by many different reasons, the methods that can be applied for treatment also vary. Hair transplantation, which has attracted great interest from both men and women in recent years, is one of the most frequently applied methods in case of hair loss. New hair transplantation techniques have emerged as a result of both the intense demand and the advances in the hair transplantation industry. By applying the most accurate hair transplantation technique for each person, existing problems can be solved in the fastest and most effective way.


It is possible to get effective results when DHI hair transplantation technique is performed by experts and experienced professionals in the field. Since the process of opening the canal and placing the hair follicle in the canal is performed simultaneously within the scope of DHI hair transplantation method, the collected hair follicles are placed in place without waiting too long. Reducing the waiting time of the roots is an extremely important advantage. Because as the waiting time decreases, the risk of root loss also decreases. Thanks to the DHI hair transplantation method, it is possible to transplant hair more frequently and achieve a more natural appearance. For this reason, DHI hair transplantation is one of the most preferred hair transplantation methods.


The DHI technique, a direct hair transplantation procedure, is applied with an implanter pen. DHI hair transplantation, also known by different names such as Choi pen technique and unshaven hair transplantation, is a minimally invasive procedure. DHI hair transplantation is performed using the most advanced extraction and implantation tools with a diameter of 1 mm for a faster healing process.


Since the DHI hair transplantation technique minimizes damage to the hair follicles of individuals, a fast and healthy recovery process is experienced. Although it is basically based on the FUE technique, it can be stated that DHI hair transplantation is a partially new hair transplantation technique. The most important difference between DHI hair transplantation and FUE hair transplantation is that in the DHI hair transplantation method, a separate channel opening process is not required before the hair follicles are transplanted. In DHI hair transplantation technique, which is applied using the DHI Choi pen technique, grafts are taken from the donor area and transplanted directly to the recipient area.


In DHI hair transplantation method, also called direct hair transplantation, Choi medical pen is used and graft collection is performed. No incisions or channels need to be made in the skin for the placement of the collected grafts. This means that the procedures that need to be performed within the scope of the hair transplant procedure will be reduced to one.


Patient comfort is also optimized in this way. The DHI hair transplant method provides a quality hair transplant procedure for people with hair loss problems. The result is a dense and natural appearance. In addition, since hair transplantation is performed by preserving the existing hairy appearance without shortening the hair, the person can continue his daily life from where he left off after DHI hair transplantation.


How is DHI Hair Transplantation Performed?

DHI hair transplantation is a method that needs to be planned and applied on a patient-specific basis. In order to ensure the comfort of the patient during DHI hair transplantation, the patient is first given local anesthesia. After local anesthesia, hair follicles are collected from the donor area. The collected hair follicles are placed very carefully and one by one in the Choi implanter pen. After the hair follicles are meticulously placed in the Choi implanter pen by the assistants, the transplantation procedure is performed by the doctor who is specialized and experienced in this field.


In order for DHI hair transplantation to give natural and successful results, there are some points to be considered. The first of these is that hair follicles should be transplanted at angles of 40 to 45 degrees. In order to achieve a natural appearance after hair transplantation, hair transplantation should be performed by determining the correct angle and direction according to the direction of hair growth for each person.


After determining the right angle and direction, the hair follicles placed in the Choi implanter pen are implanted into the target area. During this process, the pushing feature of the needle is utilized. During DHI hair transplantation, a number of Choi pens ranging from 2 to 6 and as many as 15 to 16 Choi pens should be used. Choi implanter pens have different sized tips. The pen tip to be used during DHI hair transplantation should be selected depending on the patient-specific hair follicle and thickness.

What are the Stages of DHI Hair Transplantation?

The stages of DHI hair transplantation method are listed below:

  • In the DHI hair transplant method, as in a standard hair transplant procedure, the hair follicles suitable for transplantation in the donor area are first separated from the scalp. A micro motor is used for this.
  • The follicles separated from the scalp by collecting the hair follicles are transferred to a sterile environment using surgical forceps.
  • The collected hair follicles are meticulously placed into the Choi implanter pen, one by one. This step is very important to prevent damage to the hair follicles. After the placement process, the hair follicles are transplanted.
  • The hair follicles in the implanter pen are transplanted in accordance with the natural direction of the hair and at angles of 40 to 45 degrees.
  • DHI hair transplantation method may take 4 to 8 hours depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted.
  • A control examination is performed on the first day after the hair transplantation procedure performed with the DHI method. Afterwards, it is possible to perform the washing process.

Is Anesthesia Used in DHI Hair Transplantation?

Anesthesia is used in DHI hair transplantation so that the patient does not feel pain or ache during the procedure. Anesthetic cream or spray can be applied before DHI hair transplantation. Thus, the area can be numbed before the needle is inserted. Then, local anesthesia injections are made into the scalp using fine needles. Mild tingling and stinging may be felt during the injections. The anesthesia takes effect within a few minutes and the numbness lasts throughout the procedure.


In some cases, such as when the patient has a high level of anxiety, sedation may be applied. This relaxes the patient and puts them in a state close to sleep. Sedation can be used with local anesthesia or alone.


How Long Does DHI Hair Transplant Take?

DHI, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is a hair transplant method that has become increasingly popular in recent years and offers many advantages over the traditional FUE method. How long it takes to complete the DHI hair transplantation method may vary depending on the number of grafts to be transplanted, the condition of the donor area and the width of the area to be transplanted. It can usually be completed between 4 and 8 hours. A small number of grafts to be transplanted allows the procedure to be completed in a shorter time. Low hair density and weak roots in the donor area may cause the procedure to take longer. If the area to be transplanted is large and an intense appearance is desired, the procedure may take longer.

What Should Be Considered After DHI Hair Transplantation?

The decision on whether the DHI hair transplantation method is suitable or not is made after evaluations made for each patient. Factors such as hair root depth and hair thickness are effective in evaluating suitability. Another issue to consider is that the needles used in the DHI hair transplantation method may not be suitable for everyone.


People who will undergo DHI hair transplantation should stop using aspirin and other drugs with blood thinning properties at least 1 week before the application. Thus, the risk of developing any complications can be minimized. Likewise, ingredients containing caffeine and its derivatives should be avoided. The use of hair care products, creams, sprays and lotions should be stopped at least 1 month before the application. Otherwise, there may be a risk of affecting the success of the operation.


It is important to pay attention to some points in order to experience an easy and fast recovery process after DHI hair transplantation. At this stage, it is necessary to fully comply with the doctor’s recommendations and not disrupt the necessary care processes. In this way, the probability of the operation being successful can be increased.


The day after the DHI hair transplantation method, the transplanted hair follicles are checked and evaluated whether there are any problems. Under normal conditions, washing the hair is allowed from the second day of the hair transplantation procedure. On the other hand, it should not be forgotten that the hair care procedure to be applied after DHI hair transplantation may vary from person to person depending on various factors such as the condition of the hair follicles.


For the DHI hair transplantation method to be successful, the application area must be meticulously protected. The hair transplantation area should be protected against possible impacts. It is recommended that the person who underwent DHI hair transplantation rest for the first 3 days after the application. Comfortable clothing should be preferred to protect the area against friction. Particular attention should be paid to the sleeping position and the risk of the pillow causing friction should be reduced.


Although there is no scar in the application area with this method, small crusts may form on the scalp. These crusts, which will disappear on their own in a short time, should not be removed.


Heavy exercises should be avoided for the first 4 weeks after DHI hair transplantation. If you want to exercise during this period, short walks should be preferred. You should not smoke or consume alcohol after DHI hair transplantation. The recommendations of the doctor who performed the hair transplantation should be followed regarding the shampoo to be used. In addition, after hair transplantation, care should be taken to prevent the hair transplantation area from coming into contact with direct sunlight.

What are DHI Hair Transplantation Methods?

DHI hair transplantation begins with applying local anesthesia to the patient. The effect of local anesthesia prevents the patient from feeling any pain during the application. The first step after local anesthesia takes effect is graft harvesting. During the graft harvesting phase, hair follicles are loosened and collected one by one using special devices.


In the DHI hair transplantation method, the grooving and hair transplantation stages are performed together. After the grafts are collected, the appropriate angle for hair transplantation is determined and the transplantation phase is started directly. The collected grafts are placed one by one into a special device called an implanter pen. Small slots are opened according to the determined angle and grafts are placed in these slots. The procedure ends with the completion of graft transplantation.


DHI hair transplantation can be applied to anyone suffering from androgenic alopecia, that is, male pattern hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is basically caused by the male hormone killing hair-producing cells. Accordingly, the hair becomes thinner, its growth slows down and it begins to fall out. DHI hair transplantation is an effective method that can be used to solve the problem of male pattern hair loss. DHI hair transplantation is also a suitable method for people with mild to moderate hair loss who are at the beginning stages of hair loss.


In order to apply the DHI hair transplantation method, there must be a sufficient amount of healthy and permanent hair follicles in the person’s donor area. The donor area is usually determined to include the hairy area on the back or side.


Since hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, it is also important that the person’s general health condition is appropriate. The health status of people with health problems such as bleeding disorders, infections and chronic diseases should be evaluated, and after this stage, a decision should be made regarding suitability for the DHI hair transplantation method.


Since hair follicles are added one by one from the donor area with the DHI hair transplantation method, the hair follicles must be healthy and permanent. If the hair follicles are weak or damaged, a different method may be preferred.

Process After DHI Hair Transplantation

The healing process after DHI hair transplantation may vary from person to person. Although the healing process usually takes 1 to 2 weeks, a period of 6 to 12 months is usually required to achieve full results. During this period, temporary shedding of the transplanted hair follicles may occur. However, it should not be forgotten that these shedding are a natural part of the normal healing process and are necessary for the growth of new hair follicles.


After DHI hair transplantation, slight swelling, redness, pain, soreness and crusting in the operation area may be observed in the hair transplantation area. These symptoms usually disappear on their own within a few days.


After DHI hair transplantation, it can be seen that new hair follicles start to grow in approximately 3 to 4 months. Of course, this period may vary from person to person. The transplanted hair follicles usually fall out within 1-2 months after the procedure, and new hair follicles start to grow within 3-4 months. With this process occurring slowly and gradually, the new hair follicles, which are short and thin in the first few months, begin to grow longer and thicker over time. After DHI hair transplantation, it usually takes 1 year for new hair follicles to grow completely. During this period, the process of hair growing and shaping continues.


After DHI hair transplantation, the recovery process usually takes 1-2 weeks. The hair transplantation area should not be washed for the first 1-2 days. The transplanted area should not be touched or scratched. Additionally, contact of the operation area with sunlight should be avoided. During the recovery process, all medications recommended by the doctor should be used completely and regularly.


The new hair obtained after DHI hair transplantation looks like the person’s own natural hair. Since hair that is compatible with the scalp has the same color, thickness, texture and growth rate, a pleasing, natural appearance can be achieved.


The appearance of the newly transplanted hair becomes apparent after the healing process. Although hair may fall out in the first few weeks, this is natural. The hair that falls out is replaced by hair with healthy roots.

DHI Hair Transplant Prices

DHI hair transplantation prices may vary depending on the size of the area to be transplanted, the medical instruments to be used during the procedure, the type of anesthesia to be applied, the expertise and experience of the doctor who will perform the application, and the price policy of the clinic where the application will be performed.


Although the DHI method is similar to the FUE method, it has several advantages and disadvantages:

Extracted hair follicles are immediately planted in recipient area and therefore they are only in outside of the body for a very short time.

They are easily planted among the hair strands in thinning area.

With the DHI method, implanted hair continues to grow for life and does not fall off the transplanted area.


The hair obtained after the DHI hair transplantation technique has an appearance similar to natural hair. Aesthetically satisfactory results can be achieved by transplanting the hair follicles at the right angle and with the right distribution. The procedure time of DHI hair transplantation technique is shorter than other hair transplantation techniques. Thus, it is sufficient for patients to spend less time for hair transplantation.


Since it is a minimally invasive method, there is usually a rapid recovery process after DHI hair transplantation. In addition, pain and discomfort after the procedure are minimal. As DHI hair transplantation technique offers a faster transplantation process, more hair follicles can be transplanted. Thus, a denser hair appearance can be achieved.

  1. DHI method takes longer than the FUE method.
  2. The DHI method is more expensive.

DHI Hair Transplantation Treatment & Recovery Process

  • 2-8 hours
  • 1 day (Before the operation)
  • 2 days (After the operation)
  • 6-12 months

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