Hair Transplant

What Is DHI Hair Transplant

Hair loss affects a significant portion of the population, with over 85% of men experiencing it by age 50. DHI, or Direct Hair Implantation, is a cutting-edge hair transplant technique designed to address this issue effectively. It involves extracting hair follicles from a donor area on the back of the head and implanting them into bald areas. Unlike traditional methods like FUE, DHI implants hair follicles simultaneously while opening channels, offering improved results.

DHI Techniques

DHI hair transplant procedures can be categorized into two main techniques:

  1. Mega DHI Technique: Allows for the implantation of up to 7000 hair follicles over two sessions on consecutive days, providing higher density.

  2. Extremely DHI Technique: Transplants up to 5000 hair follicles within 12-15 hours in a single session, offering efficiency and comprehensive coverage.

Candidates For DHI Hair Transplant

Ideal candidates for DHI hair transplant typically include individuals experiencing androgenic alopecia, or male and female pattern hair loss. To qualify for this procedure, candidates should:

  • Be over 25 years old, as hair loss can be unpredictable before this age.
  • Be in good general health.
  • Have sufficient hair density and diameter in the donor area for successful transplantation.

Pre-Procedure Instructions For DHI Hair Transplant

To ensure the success of the DHI hair transplant procedure and minimize risks, patients should adhere to the following pre-operative instructions:

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for at least a week before the procedure, as it can interfere with anesthesia.
  • Stop smoking for at least two weeks before the surgery to promote optimal healing.
  • Refrain from taking blood thinners, including natural sources like green tea.
  • Follow a healthy, balanced diet to optimize overall health and facilitate recovery.

Stages Of DHI Hair Transplantation

The DHI hair transplant procedure typically involves several stages:

  1. Consultation and Planning: Evaluation of the donor and recipient areas, determination of follicle quantity, and design of the new hairline.
  2. Preparation: Necessary medical tests and check-ups, including blood tests and dermatological examinations.
  3. Harvesting: Extraction of hair follicles from the donor area and preservation in a saline solution to maintain viability.
  4. Implantation: Creation of channels and simultaneous implantation of follicles using the Choi Implanter Pen for precise and efficient placement.

Post-Procedure Instructions For DHI Hair Transplant

Following DHI hair transplant surgery, patients should adhere to specific post-operative instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize complications:

  • Maintain head position to prevent swelling.
  • Wear a headband to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid washing hair for three days post-procedure.
  • Refrain from swimming and exposure to direct sunlight for several months.
  • Avoid smoking to support healthy follicle growth.
  • Use medical shampoo and avoid harsh chemicals.
  • Avoid activities like Turkish baths and saunas to protect follicles.


Additional treatments and practices can enhance results and promote hair growth post-transplant:

  • Consider PRP therapy to strengthen implanted follicles.
  • Cold laser sessions can stimulate blood circulation and promote hair restoration.
  • Hair vitamins may support healthy hair growth and recovery.
  • Full results typically become visible after one year, with noticeable growth within six months.