DHI Hair Transplantation
Although DHI (direct hair implantation) or hair transplantation method with a pen is described as a new and different method, it is actually an old transplantation system which has been known for a long time. In this system, grafts taken from the hair or from different parts of the body are placed in an apparatus before they are transplanted. Grafts are transplanted with the help of this apparatus.
It is actually an indirect method, not a direct one. Instead of transplanting the grafts directly into the opened channels, they are actually transplanted indirectly by placing them in a tool.
Advantages of DHI Hair Transplantation
Although it is said that it does not include stitches and incisions as an advantage, this is actually an advantage of the FUE method compared to the FUT method and it is not exclusive to DHI.
Although it is expressed as an advantage that no holes are opened in the transplantation area; as in every transplantation process, holes are opened since hair follicles are placed under the skin in the DHI method as well.
Increasing the number of follicles that can be transplanted also does not reflect the truth. Because this process is a transplantation method.
It is not a follicle extraction method. Therefore, it is not possible to increase the number of follicles that can be transplanted.
Wound healing after transplantation is not shorter than in other transplantation methods. The learning curve is long. More staff is needed compared to the normal method. The cost of the pens used and the cost of additional staff causes a higher cost than in the normal method, which is reflected in the patient.
In fact, the most important disadvantage is that the grafts required for transplantation are obtained by micro-motor. It holds all the disadvantages of the micro-motor. It is true that this method is more laborious and longer. Therefore, it is not possible to shorten the duration during which grafts can stay outside.
In a study conducted in Japan, it was shown that scars developed four times more in the DHI method compared to slits. Again, in this study, it was reported that DHI is not a suitable method especially for dense transplantation and it is more traumatic. You can write your questions for DHI hair transplantation prices and detailed advantages and disadvantages of the method.