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Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) hair transplant

Today, many people are suffering from hair loss, thinned hair, baldness, or undesirable hairline. Various factors including genetics, stress, and external conditions can affect the hair growth cycle and cause hair-loss problems. If you are suffering from severe hair loss and looking to find a long-lasting solution that would give you that healthy hair look back, you might want to consider a hair transplant. There are a number of different methods used for hair transplantation. However, amongst these methods, Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) comes to the fore. Because of its stellar reputation, the DHI method is one of the most preferred hair transplant methods.

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What is the DHI method?

DHI hair transplant is the most recently developed hair transplant method, and it is considered to be the most effective way to achieve a natural-looking hair transplant. This method is a modified version of the follicular hair extraction (FUE) hair transplant method with minor adjustments. Researchers have developed this method by combining the experiences obtained from FUE hair transplantation and innovative tool designs. This powerful combination provides great results for people with thinning hair or bald spots. In the direct hair implantation method, our surgeons extracs individual hair follicles by the help of a special tool called the ‘ Choi implanter pen‘. Then the hair follicles can be directly implanted to the target area without the need for collecting the follicles in a separate place. This operation can take up to 8 hours and several sessions might be required depending on the size of the target area and hair density. Because hair follicles are extracted and implanted directly, the resulting hair vitality is maximised. Natural hair recovery is observed with minimum discomfort and recovery time. With this advanced hair transplant method, you can regain your hair in a safe and effective manner.

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What is the DHI Choi implanter pen?

The Choi implanter pen is a medical tool developed to be used in the direct hair implant process. Our surgeons are able to perform successful and effective hair transplant thanks to the DHI Choi implanter pen technology.

How does DHI Choi pen work?

The DHI Choi implanter pen is a sophisticated tool equipped with a tiny hollow needle on its one end. This pen enables precise extraction of hair follicles with zero incision. The extracted hair follicle is simultaneously loaded to the pen allowing direct implantation to the target area. There are several different versions of the Choi implanter pen with different properties to provide the quickest and most suitable hair transplantation. Your surgeon will be switching between these different pens depending on the area, hair density and other specific factors. Also, the hollow needle tip allows for precise hair implantation resulting in a more natural hair look.

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What are the advantages of DHI hair transplant?

Being the latest hair transplantation method developed by modern medicine, DHI hair transplantation offers various advantages. Because of the precise application enabled by the Choi pen, DHI hair transplantation is considered to be extremely safe. The channels opened for the hair follicle implantation are kept at the minimum and instantly filled by the hair follicles which reduces the risks during the operation. Also, this hair transplantation method leaves minimal to no scarring due to the sophisticated procedure. The non-invasive procedure of DHI hair transplantation provides faster recovery after your surgery and you can go back to your normal life in a short amount of time. During DHI hair transplantation, hair follicles can be implanted closer to each other providing the most natural hair look. Furthermore, your surgeon will have full control over the depth, direction and angle of implanted hair follicles which further improves the natural look. Since your surgeon will be using the healthiest hair follicles, DHI hair transplant provides long-lasting results.

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What are the disadvantages of DHI hair transplant?

As the latest method of hair transplantation developed by modern medicine, DHI hair transplantation has several disadvantages. Unfortunately, during one session it is possible to transplant up to 3000-3500 grafts, where the surgeon can transplant up to 6000 grafts using the FUE method. When deciding on a hair transplant using the DHI method, remember that this method is recommended to cover a smaller area or thicken thinning hair, but with larger losses, further sessions may be necessary.

Who is suitable for a DHI hair transplant procedure?

To be a good candidate for a DHI hair transplant or any hair transplant method, healthy hair follicles in the back or sides of the head are required. These areas will be the donor sites. Hence, if you don’t have a healthy donor area you might not be suitable for a DHI hair transplant. Besides a healthy donor area, the thickness, texture, and type of your hair can also be a factor in deciding whether you are suitable for a DHI hair transplant or not. Also, if you desire transplantation of more hair in one session can prefer DHI hair transplant. When the DHI method was first developed, the Choi pen provided better results on the transplantation of thick and straight hair because of its particular design. Thus, people with curly hair were not advised to get a DHI hair transplant. Thanks to modern medicine, the Choi pens are updated to be suitable for all hair types. Today, you can go under a DHI hair transplant procedure regardless of your hair type.

How long does it take for a DHI hair to grow?

You might be wondering how long you have to wait to get your full head of hair back after your DHI hair transplant process. After your surgery, a certain amount of time must pass for your hair follicles to adjust and capillary vessels that would provide the necessary nutrition for hair growth to form around the hair follicle. To help with the process you should follow your surgeon’s directions on the aftercare of the transplant area. Provided that you take good care and protect the transplanted area from sun damage or other external factors, DHI hair could take 3 – 4 months to start growing. After this period, you will start to get back that healthy natural hair look you dream of. Significant results are usually observed after a six month period while the full result becomes visible 12 – 14 months after your procedure.

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Is a DHI hair transplant safe?

Today, hair transplant procedures are considered to be relatively safe. Because the hair follicles are quickly and individually transplanted, the DHI hair transplant method leaves little to no room for complications caused by open wounds. Since hair follicles are not collected in a different place, their exposure to the outside environment is minimal which means improved sterility. Also, this procedure involves no cuts and stitches which reduces the risk after the operation and accelerates the recovery time. The short recovery time also reduces the potential post-surgery risks. Provided that you follow the advice of your surgeon on the aftercare process, your journey to a healthy hair recovery should be safe and smooth.

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Is a DHI hair transplant painful?

Most people reserve from getting a hair transplant because having an operation seems intimidating. If you choose to get a DHI hair transplant you don’t need to be worried about a painful procedure. Your surgeon will be using local anaesthesia to provide maximum comfort during the surgery. Also, as the DHI procedure involves no incisions, cuts, and stitches there is minimal discomfort during and after the operation. The Choi implanter pen is a sophisticated non-invasive device that removes the need for incisions during the operation. Hair transplant surgeons in Turkey can perform painless DHI hair transplant operations using this innovative tool with expertise.

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DHI vs FUE which hair transplant method is better?

If you have decided to get a hair transplant to achieve a full head of healthy hair, you are probably struggling to decide which method to go for. Hair transplantation is an incredibly personal procedure that should be adjusted to the specific condition of the patients. Thus, you should work with your surgeon to decide which method is better for you based on the degree of hair loss, size of bald areas, and your expectation. There are small differences between the DHI and FUE hair transplant methods that you can take into consideration.The DHI method is more suitable for smaller transplantation areas since a limited number of grafts can be transplanted by this method. On the other hand, the FUE hair transplant is more suitable for covering large areas. For the FUE hair transplant procedure, you will need to shave your whole head while for the DHI method this is not necessary. So, you might want to think about the aesthetics after your surgery. Compared to FUE hair transplant, the DHI hair transplant method causes less bleeding, scarring, and shorter recovery time. Because the DHI hair transplant method requires more expertise and fewer surgeons can perform such a surgery, this method is usually more expensive than the FUE hair transplantation.

What is the price of a DHI hair transplant in Turkey?

Turkey is a popular destination for medical tourism. You can get quality hair transplant operations that deliver great results without spending a load of money. Compared to European countries and the US hair transplantation costs are considerably lower even though the procedure is done by experienced surgeons and with high-quality equipment. Though the prices differ depending on the size of the transplantation area, your surgeon, and the medical tools used during the process, the DHI hair transplant cost in Turkey can change between $2,000 – $5,000. Reach our medical consultants today!

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