DHI hair transplant is a modification of the FUE technique, as In FUE technique, the surgeon manually cuts the channels in the scalp before transplanting the hair follicles, while during DHI, they use a specialized pen-shaped instrument that can do both at the same time, called “Choi pens”, this is the only difference between the two techniques.
The procedures of the DHI technique are not different from the procedures of the FUE procedure. First the forehead line drawn with high accuracy by specialists, then the donor area (a slice from the back of the head) is shaved in preparation for the extraction of the follicles, and numbed by pressure technique and without pain, the follicles are extracted using a precise device (micrograph motor) in a distributed and regular manner until the area is not affected.
Then the extracted follicles are sorted and kept in a nutrient saline in preparation for cultivation.
Then, by using choy pens, the transplantation is done where the follicles are placed inside the pen and then planted directly without making any incisions or scars. taking into account the appropriate angle for hair growth.
Who needs a DHI procedure?
People with androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss, are the best candidates for hair transplantation, a condition commonly referred to as male or female alopecia.
The characteristics for good candidate:
- Age: should be over 25.
- Hair diameter: People with thick hair usually achieve better result.
- Hair color: People with fair hair achieve much better results.
- Expectations: People who have realistic expectations are more likely to be satisfied with their results.