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How is DHI (No-shave) hair transplant done? – DHI hair transplant cost

DHI hair transplantation is translated into english as "direct hair transplantation". DHI hair transplantation; is also known by names such as the Choi pen technique and unshaven hair transplantation. The difference from FUE hair transplantation is that with the DHI technique, the channel does not need to be opened before the hair follicles are transplanted. This process is done with the Choi pen.

How is Hair Transplantation Performed with DHI Technique?

With the DHI hair transplantation technique, hair transplantation can be done without shaving. Hair follicles taken from the donor area are directly transplanted to the recipient area using the Choi pen.

The grafts taken from the donor area are placed in the Choi pen. With the Choi pen, grooving and graft transplantation can be performed at the same time. While pushing the hair root, it simultaneously places the hair root in the channel it opens on the scalp. Choi pen tips are selected individually according to the thickness of the hair before the operation. The important point in this method is the direction and it is done following the direction of the hair of the person who is transplanted.

Choi pen

With the DHI hair transplantation technique, it is possible to perform different hair transplantation operations such as regional hair loss, tightening the forehead line, and hair growth.

Before DHI Hair Transplant

Before the hair transplant operation, the person needs to know about hair transplant. A comprehensive examination is required to determine the people who are suitable for DHI hair transplantation. Your hair root depth and hair thickness will be the decisive point of whether or not hair transplantation can be performed with the DHI method.

Preparation Before DHI Hair Transplant Operation

  • You should take a break from the drugs you use before the hair transplant operation.
  • Alcohol and smoking should be stopped one week before the operation.
  • Hair dyeing should not be done on women before hair transplantation.
  • If there is a skin disease on the scalp, the scalp should be treated by a dermatologist before the hair transplant operation.

Planning Before DHI Hair Transplant Operation

  • It is important to make personal planning before DHI hair transplantation.
  • The number of grafts to be collected from the donor area should be determined according to the area to be transplanted.
  • It is important to calculate the natural growth directions and angles of hair follicles beforehand.
  • The hairline needs to be drawn.

DHI Hair Transplant Operation

Before the DHI hair transplant surgery, the application areas are anaesthetized with local anaesthesia. The grafts taken from the donor area are placed in the Choi pen and the hair transplantation process is started. DHI hair transplant surgery takes an average of 6-8 hours.

DHI Hair Transplant Operation

Before the DHI hair transplant operation is performed at the IstanbulVita Academic Hospital center, personalized planning is made and the details are shared with the person.

After DHI Hair Transplant

The first wash is done one day after the DHI hair transplant operation. A specialist doctor checks hair follicles. Two days after the operation, the patient can return to his country.

Things to Consider After DHI Hair Transplant Operation

After the hair transplant operation, sauna, Turkish bath and swimming should not be allowed. Such activities should be avoided in the first month.

  • Shampoos suitable for use after hair transplantation should be preferred in the washing process.
  • A drying machine or hair styler should not be used for 1 month after DHI hair transplantation.
  • After the DHI hair transplant operation, there should be no contact with the transplanted area for 48 hours.
  • The first wash should be done by a specialist doctor and the doctor's instructions should be followed.
  • The area where DHI hair transplantation is performed should be protected from sunlight.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption should be stopped before and after hair transplantation.

DHI Hair Transplantation after 10 – 15 days

During these periods, the wounds heal and the crusts begin to fall. The sensitive period of the healing process is left behind.

DHI Hair Transplantation between 1 and 3 months

The hair follicles start to grow and are completely shed with shock shedding. Shock shedding is a normal reaction to regaining your new hair adaptation period.

DHI Hair Transplantation between 3 and 6 months

Between 3-6 months, the transplanted hair becomes stronger and your permanent hair begins to grow.

DHI Hair Transplantation between 8 months and 1 year

After 1 year, the hair transplant process is finished.

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Unshaven Hair Transplant

Shaving in a hair transplant operation makes the operation healthier and more comfortable. In unshaven hair transplantation, the risk of infection is less. Unshaven hair transplantation is applied more in women.

Men and women who do not want to shave their heads may prefer unshaven hair transplantation.

Advantages of Hair Transplantation with DHI Method

  • The simultaneous grooving and placement of the grafts allow the grafts to be placed in place without waiting for a long time.
  • In DHI hair transplantation, more frequent transplantation is performed and a natural appearance is obtained.
  • DHI hair transplantation is a method that can be applied to people with incomplete hair loss.
  • The person undergoing hair transplantation experiences the healing process faster.
  • In this method, unshaven hair transplantation is easier.

Disadvantages of Hair Transplantation with DHI Method

Hair transplantation with the DHI method is a more laborious and sensitive process compared to other methods. It is possible to say that the disadvantage of this method is the application time. In DHI hair transplantation, the process proceeds more slowly than other methods.

DHI Hair Transplantation in Women

DHI Hair Transplantation in Women

Hair loss in women is caused by intense stress, hormonal disorders, overused cosmetic products and some medications. Healthy and regular eating habits will reduce hair loss. A hair transplant operation is offered as a definitive solution to hair loss.

Generally, the DHI hair transplantation method is used in women. Especially women prefer this method because they do not want to shave their hair.

Who Cannot Have DHI Hair Transplantation?

Who will undergo the hair transplant operation is determined after a detailed doctor's examination. DHI hair transplantation cannot be performed on people who do not have a sufficient number of grafts in the donor area and who are under the age of 21-22.

What are the Differences Between DHI Hair Transplant Method and FUE Method?

Differences between DHI and FUE hair transplant methods are observed between applications. In the DHI hair transplantation method, transplantation is done with a Choi pen. Grooving and transplanting grafts are done at the same time. In the FUE hair transplant method, grooving and grafting cannot be done at the same time. While a maximum of 2500 grafts can be transplanted in a single session in the DHI method, 4500 grafts can be transplanted in the FUE method. In the DHI method, hair transplantation is performed in a longer time than in the FUE method.

DHI hair transplantation method is especially preferred for unshaven hair transplantation and for tightening sparse hair.

DHI Hair Transplantation at IstanbulVita

Operations are performed by specialist doctors and their teams at IstanbulVita hair transplant centre. Before the operation in the hair transplantation centre, a personalized treatment method is determined and hair transplantation is started.

IstanbulVita was chosen as the best hair transplant centre of 2021 with its 15 years of experience in hair transplant. It shows the necessary attention by following the hair of the person for a year after the hair transplant operation.

DHI Hair Transplant Cost

To give detailed information about DHI hair transplant cost , the person must undergo a comprehensive examination. In DHI hair transplantation, many factors such as the size of the area where the procedure will be performed can cause changes in prices. Details such as the expertise of the physician who will perform the hair transplant, the technical equipment and the quality of the clinic are also reflected in the DHI hair transplant cost.