DHI Hair Transplant

One of the preferred methods of hair loss solution is the DHI hair transplant technique. DHI, which stands for Direct Hair Implantation, is a hair transplant method in which strong hair follicles in the neck area are captured one by one with an implant pin and implanted directly in the receiving zone.

Although it is basically based on the FUE technique, DHI hair transplantation is considered to be a partially new technique. The biggest difference with FUE hair transplantation is that with DHI hair transplantation no need to open a channel before transplanting the hair follicles. In hair transplantation performed with the DHI Choi pen technique, hair follicles from the donor area are transferred directly to the recipient area.


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Turkey is one of the best countries in the world when it comes to hair transplantation. Especially in Istanbul there are centers that provide quality service in this area.

Frequently Asked Questions

There may be some concerns and questions in people considering hair transplantation using the DHI method. Frequently asked questions and answers on this topic are as follows:

Where and by whom can the DHI technique be applied?

It can be applied by plastic surgeons and doctors in operating theaters and outpatient clinics.

Is the DHI technique harmful?

The operations performed by proper planning and an experienced surgeon can do no harm.

Do the transplanted hairs fall out afterwards?

Hair loss can occur 1 month after the day of surgery. This is a natural situation and an improvement that the process requires. Then the hair grows back stronger.

Do you need to stay in the hospital after surgery?

You do not need to stay in the hospital after a DHI hair transplant. The person can continue with his daily activities.


What are the characteristics of the pins (implanting pin) used in DHI?

The main features of the implant pins used in the DHI technique are:

  • It is produced in an elegant structure.
  • The length of the needle can be adjusted according to the comfort of the user and the condition of the patient’s scalp.
  • The length of the stopper in the needle can be adjusted to fix the hair follicle.
  • Designed with 3-stage cutting and fine slots for smooth placement.
  • The implanters are individually sterile packed.

How is DHI hair transplantation applied?

The DHI hair transplant technique is performed under local anaesthetic. Hair follicles from the donor area are transferred directly to the recipient area with a DHI pen.

The follicular unit collected from the donor area is placed on the needle of the implanting pen. Hair follicles of sufficient thickness, placed on needles of different diameters at an angle of 40-45 degrees, are planted one by one in the area to be combed, according to the previously made schedule. As the needle pushes the hair root, it is simultaneously inserted into the canal that has been opened in the scalp.

Implantation pins are selected in different diameters based on the thickness of the hair before surgery.

With the DHI technique, major hair loss can be treated, as well as various hair transplants such as local hair loss, forehead narrowing, hair thickening. Due to these properties, this method increases the chance of a solution in hair transplantation. In the early stages of hair loss, the implant pin method is preferred when planning the protective hair transplant.

Bij de FUE-methode worden de gezonde haarwortels een voor een verwijderd door een plastisch chirurg, als een rechte lijn op het achterhoofd tussen de twee oren. De verpleegsters sorteren de grafts vervolgens in groepjes van 1, 2 en/of 3. De volume (haardikte) per cm2 wordt vastgesteld en berekend, om te kunnen bepalen wat de beste stap is voor de patiënt en hoeveel grafts bijv. het beste resultaat geeft. De lengte en breedte van de lijn van het donorgebied wordt bepaald om de optimale aantal grafts te kunnen extracteren. De FUE-methode maakt ook gebruik van hoogwaardige technologische vooruitgang, desondanks wordt er wereldwijd toch liever gekozen voor de FUE-methode

Who is DHI hair transplant applied to?

This method can be applied to anyone who has a good donor area and has no health problems.

What are the benefits of DHI hair transplantation?

The DHI technique has some advantages over other techniques:

  • It facilitates the placement of grafts with the implant pins that can be used in different diameters.
  • The treatment ensures a new hair with a high density.
  • It has a great effect on the survival of the extracted hair follicles.
  • The implant tools used in the surgery can be easily sterilized.
  • There is a painless and fast recovery process.

What are the causes of hair loss?

In general, male and female pattern baldness is one of the most common causes of hair loss. However, there are many more factors that can cause hair loss.

  1. Androgenetic alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is another term for male or female pattern baldness. It is one of the most common causes of hair loss.

Both male and female pattern baldness are genetically determined. Men tend to lose hair from the temples and crown. In women, the hair often becomes thinner all over the head.

Androgenetic alopecia is more common as a person gets older, but can start any time after puberty.

  1. Pregnancy

Some women experience excessive hair loss shortly after giving birth. This is due to the decrease in estrogen hormones. It is a temporary situation and usually disappears within a year or less.

The following methods can be tried to restore hair loss during pregnancy:

  • Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner,
  • Use of products designed for thin hair,
  • Avoid heavy conditioners or shampoos, as they can be too heavy for fine hair.
  • In order not to weigh the hair down, applying the conditioner to the ends of the hair instead of the scalp is what you should pay attention to when caring for your hair.
    1. Telogen discharge

    This type of hair loss is a condition where the hair remains in the telogen (natural loss) phase, which is part of the growth cycle.

    Telogen hair loss is a temporary condition that usually improves over time. The reasons for this hair loss are:

    • Severe stress
    • Operation
    • Childbirth
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Thyroid problems
    • Chronic diseases
    • Irregular feeding
    • Certain medicines
    1. Anagen Current

    Anagen effluvium causes hair loss in large amounts and rapidly during the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle.

    This condition can cause hair loss from the head and other parts of the body, including the eyebrows and eyelashes.

    Causes of Anageneffluvium include:

    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation
    • Fungal infections

    If a person is experiencing anagen fluvium as a result of undergoing chemotherapy, it may help to cool the scalp during treatment. Hair usually grows back 3-6 months after stopping chemotherapy.

    1. Alopecia areta

    Alopeciareta is an autoimmune disease that causes sudden hair loss. The immune system attacks the hair follicles along with other healthy parts of the body.

    Hair on the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes can fall out in small pieces.

    People who experience this condition should definitely see a doctor.

    1. Medications

    Some medications have side effects that can cause hair loss.

    Examples of such drugs are:

    • Blood thinners such as warfarin
    • Drugs used to treat acne
    • Antidepressants
    • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
    1. Nutritional deficiencies

    Nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss. Diets that are too low in certain vitamins, such as protein and iron, can sometimes cause this.

    For this reason, people who think they are experiencing hair loss should see a doctor to check if there is a nutritional deficiency that could be causing their hair to fall out.

Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit for DHI hair transplantation and all other techniques. Even persons under the age of 18 can receive this treatment with the consent of their family.
How long does the DHI hair transplant take?

The duration of the operation depends on the size of the area where the hair transplant is applied. In general, the process is completed in an average of 6-7 hours.
How long does it take to get the new hairs?

After surgery, redness and crusting may occur in the area where the hair is transplanted. This view can be prevented by washing the head once a day.

A month after surgery, the hair returns to the preoperative state with the shedding of the scabs. Then the real process begins. After 3-4 months new hair starts to appear and after 9-10 months the whole process is completed and natural and strong hair is achieved.

Can DHI hair transplantation be done multiple times?

This will depend on how the transplanted person will respond to the treatment. If hair loss persists after surgery or if the area to be transplanted is large, multiple sessions may be required.

How long does the hair grow with DHI hair transplantation?

How long the hair grows depends on the grafts planted. If the grafts are planted in the natural direction of the hair, you can have very long hair.

Is DHI hair transplantation suitable for everyone?

Anyone who is suitable for hair transplantation can benefit from the DHI hair transplant technique. These procedures are determined by blood tests and various tests performed by doctors before surgery.

What does the new hair look like, can it be checked?

If the grafts are planted in the correct size and direction, the appearance of new hair will be quite natural and easy to control after DHI hair transplant.


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