Surgicalhair restoration has come a long way over the years, with a number of techniques available today. One that has surfaced to be a promising approach is DHI or Direct Hair Implantation. It was founded by the DHI Global Medical Group which was led by Mr. K.P. Giotis. It was their goal to focus on scientific research, diagnosis and treatment of scalp and hair disorders.
After 41 years of studies they were able to develop a patented technology which was developed to treat hair loss around the world. It was designed to provide a painless treatment and natural-looking results which could last a lifetime.
It was also concluded that DHI technique delivers a superior success rate compared to FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). DHI reduces the handling time of the grafts, or the time they stay out of the skin, which also means that they have increased survival and growth rate.
As the name implies, with Direct Hair Implantation, the grafts are extracted directly from the donor area to be transferred to the recipient site. The hair surgeon performs this follicle by follicle, with the use of punches that are smaller in diameter to create a more refined result.
This less invasive approach also promotes higher success rates because human error is also significantly minimized. The entire operation is said to last for less than three hours, which cuts back on the factor of human fatigue that the surgeon is subjected to.
With its simple nature, the procedure doesn’t utilize any scalpel which means it is pain and scar free. This also means that the risk of infection, bleeding, and trauma is reduced. They also claim that this procedure no longer needs the application of local anesthesia.
The instruments also make it possible for the hair to be handled less because the grafts will no longer undergo a process under the microscope. This means that it has a better survival rate. Adding to that, DHI technique can also be commended for its efficiency because it can remove up to 6000 individual hairs, while FUE is only limited to 2000 follicles per day.
Aesthetically, DHI is also more appealing because the patient no longer have to shave his scalp. So it can be less uncomfortable for the patient going in public during the immediate days after surgery.
DHI allows the surgeon to fashion the hair better while taking close consideration of its depth, angle, But what is important to ensure successful results is the proper placement of follicles. This is a major factor to guarantee an aesthetically pleasing result.
The number of sessions for a DHI technique would depend on the extent of the balding area, the yield of the donor grafts and what the patient particularly wants.
After 16 weeks, one can already notice growth with the transplanted hair but this will be largely dependent on the capillaries that form around it. Hair growth is sure to be expected for years to come because the hairs from the donor region are genetically programmed against hair loss.