DHI Hair Transplant
Follicular Unit Excision,
a specific hair transplantation technique from the USA using DHI method
For those who have baldness problems, hair restoration can be done with hair transplantation technique called “Follicular Unit Excision” which also known as “FUE”. This technique was invented since the 1980s. It involves harvesting individual follicular units on the back of the head which is less affected by DHT hormone (Dihydrotestosterone) (DHT hormone is the major contributor of hair loss, hair thinning and baldness). The obtained follicular units are then implanted at the desired area. This method can be used in people of all ages and genders depending on the adequacy of the occipital hairs.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)
A new alternative to permanent hair transplantation.
When you find that your “baldness and hair thinning” problems become too big to “cover up” or even using any hair growth products cannot help your hair look thicker and natural as before, permanent hair transplantation is considered the best choice for you to give you really permanent, strong and natural hair. If you start doing your own research to find out as much as you cans about your options for hair transplantation, you will find plenty of information on FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) hair transplants. However, if you search deeper and further, you will find a permanent hair growth technique called DHI (Direct Hair Implantation).
What Is DHI?
DHI is a type of FUE hair transplant method which also involves the excision of grafts from the back of the scalp (donor area) but the main difference is the way in which the hair is implanted. In an FUE hair transplant, the hair transplant surgeon makes incisions over the entire scalp and places the follicular units into these incisions using forceps. However, the DHI hair transplant technique each hair can be implanted one at a time into the scalp without the need for any incisions using the specific tools called DHI Implanter
The Advantages of DHI Hair Transplant
The DHI hair transplant process does not require any incision which means that it does not cause a linear scar as in the case of an FUT hair transplant and does not cause small round scars in the areas from which hair is extracted, especially if the extraction points are too close together as in FUE process. However, with a DHI process, the hair extractions are well-distributed and so there is no scaring. With the special DHI Implanter with a 0.6-0.8 mm tip, the wounds are very small and heal fast. There is no need for a recovery period and in some cases, the patient can return back to his/her normal routine within the same day.
In hair transplantation using DHI technique, a specialized tool called DHI Implanter is used to place and implant each hair, one at a time into the scalp. This tool can also control the depth, angle and the direction of the implanted hair follicles, so your new hairs grow as your natural hairs. This method provides more accurate and thicker results of hair transplantation compared to the traditional FUE technique.
Highest Graft Quality
DHI Direct Hair Implantation is a very safe procedure with low risk of complications and a very high rate (over 90%) of hair survival. Our DHI method is superior to other hair transplant methods currently available so let us show you how the DHI difference can help restoring your hair and your confidence, permanently.
DHI is a very neat process
An FUT hair transplant of 3,000 grafts generally takes about 4 – 6 hours while an FUE hair transplant takes 6-8 hours. However, DHI can take a lot longer which is why the treatment might need to be divided into the shorter sessions. If you want to complete the entire DHI procedure in a single day, it may take 8-10 hours.
The DHI Procedure
1. The surgeon will trim or shave the hair on the back of the head which is called the Donor Area, an area that is not influenced by DHT hormones to facilitate the graft removal. Then the surgeon will inject your scalp with a long-acting, local anesthesia. You will be conscious throughout the hair transplantation process, but do not feel any pain.
2. After the local anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will use the special DHI Implanter with a small 0.6-0.8 mm tip to carefully remove the hair follicles without affecting or damaging the hair grafts and surrounding hair follicles.
3. The strip is carefully dissected, trimmed and sorted into follicular units (grafts) by the hair transplant team. Each unit contains of different number of hair shafts and is carefully prepared for the transplantation. We keep the collected hair grafts in a special solution to increase survival rate and growth rate.
4. For the hair transplantation process, the trimmed grafts are placed in the DHI Implanter and are placed and implanted into the desired area (without prior incision as in FUE technique) without affecting the skin area several times. In addition, it can control the direction and the degree of the implanted hair follicles to give you more natural result compared to traditional FUE technique.
After hair transplantation, our team will close the wounds and put on a hat on patient’s head to cover and protect the implanted grafts from impact on the first day and patient must come back our clinic for the wound dressing on the next day. The doctor will schedule the follow-up visits periodically during the first year.
Who’s A Good Candidate For DHI?
People with baldness problems due to pattern hair loss, who still have enough hair on the occipital area to be transplanted into the problem areas.
People who do not respond positively to medical treatments for hair loss.
People who suffer from hair loss due to trauma such as burns or lacerations. This hair transplant technique also helps conceal scars on the head.
People who have previously had a hair transplant with FUE technique but still have hair thinning problem.
If you wish to solve your problems, you can visit our clinic to get the advice and initial assessment by a doctor in order to find the solution and method that is suitable for each individual’s problems.
DHI and FUE hair transplantation procedure at BEQ Clinic
Lack of understanding in the nature of hair loss may result in poor hair restoration. With fine arts and experiences, I, “Dr. Danai Thampibal” can design your hair style for actual hair restoration.
“Dr. Danai Thampibal” is a pioneer in finding ways to understand and classify hair styles into 2 or 3 categories and specializes in designing your hair style to make you look good in your own way. Both science and art are used in designing hair style by considering physiognomy and spontaneity. The hairstyle is designed according to age, gender, hair loss phases, race, face and head shape.
It is a close hair transplant technique, in which grafts are carefully extracted as individual follicular units while avoiding nerve and blood vessel damage with the goal to harvest the grafts as much as possible. This is done by considering the balance and hair restoration of the donor area. With special characteristics of techniques and technologies used in our clinic, your scalp will heal faster and return to its original state as if it had never been excised before.
We never outsourced for hair transplant which means that you have a group of people who have specialized knowledge, thoroughness and attention in the hair transplantation to provide you the services without any pain and disappointment. You will get a modern hairstyle that meets your needs. This can minimize the possibility of the worst results of the hair transplantation.
The perfect angle and direction of the hairstyle including proper graft excision are the key to obtain natural results of hair transplantation as much as possible. This means that we must perfectly perform and put our heart into the hair transplantation at all recipient sites.
Too deep graft insertion causes the holes on the scalp and too shallow graft insertion can cause stone-like lumps or resulting in ingrown hairs or hairs may not grow at all. Our team has experience and expertise in this area, thus ensuring that these terrible events will not occur.
All these steps of the hair transplant process will give you only great results. We believe that we can provide you the better results which can be demonstrated by the close-up videos taken by small video camera lens. In addition, we also comb your hairs to show you that the transplanted hairs can move naturally and our technique can provide you the satisfyingre sults immediately after hair transplant.