Direct Hair Implementation literally translates to direct hair transplantation. The difference between this method and traditional FUE is that the hair is transplanted with special needles called Implanters as soon as the incisions are opened (the canals are not opened) before the hair is transplanted.
Because there is no canal opening process in this transplantation method, planting between the hairs is also possible. As a result, hair transplantation can be performed both unshaven and to tighten the gaps between the hairs.
This method is also known as hair transplantation for women, because the most important factors in women’s hair transplantation are hair transplantation without cutting and transplanting between the hairs. Men who want an unshaven transplant can benefit from this technique as well.
Use of the DHi Method
The DHi technique differs from other methods in that micro canals are opened and grafts are planted at the same time.
After the hair follicles collected during hair transplantation with the Choi implanter pen have been separated from the tissue pieces, they are placed one by one into the pen. This placement should be done with extreme caution. This ensures that the most natural-looking results from hair transplantation are obtained. After placing each hair follicle, the professional assistants who perform the transplantation process here give these hair follicles to the hair transplantation specialist.
Application of the DHi Method
Hair follicles are planted at 40–45-degree angles at this point, which is the most suitable angle. Aside from this angle, it is critical to place the roots in the proper direction to ensure naturalness in the hair. After the angle and direction of the hair follicles placed in the Choi needle are correctly determined, the transplant is performed by protecting the existing hair with the needle’s pushing feature. Between 2 and 6 Choi pens and an average of 15-16 pointed choi tips are used in the operation. The tips of these pens can be different sizes depending on the person’s hair root and thickness.
When compared to the FUE method, the DHI (Choi) hair transplant method has several advantages and disadvantages. Let’s start with the advantages:
It reduces the amount of time the hair follicles are out of the tissue and ensures a healthier planting.
Hair follicles have a higher survival rate.
Because the incision area is smaller, the risk of bleeding is reduced as much as possible.
The presence of hair in the area to be transplanted is less of an issue with the DHi technique. As a result, it is easier to transplant hair between the hairs in areas where the hair is not completely shed.
Following the operation, the patient recovers more quickly, allowing him to return to his daily routine in a short period of time.
The DHI method allows for hair transplantation without shaving.
It enables more intensive hair transplantation in hair transplant operations performed in small areas.
The following factors can be mentioned as disadvantages of the FUE method:
To use this technique effectively and to specialize, both the doctor and his team must go through extensive training.
When compared to other hair transplantation methods, it is generally a more expensive method.
Because this is a very delicate procedure, the team that will perform the planting must be cautious and in good physical condition.
Planting in a hairy area implies that the planting area is very narrow, and if the transplanter lacks experience, Choi may damage the tips and other hair follicles while working in this narrow area.
Is DHi/Choi Hair Transplantation Right for Everyone?
With the improvement studies carried out over time, this method, which was originally applied only to people with straight and thick hair with the Choi pen, has been produced to be suitable for more general hair types. The implanter pen used today has a thick structure ranging from 0.64 mm to 1.0 mm.
Hair transplantation can now be done much more safely with Choi tips, thanks to scientific and technological advancements. Hair transplantation with Choi tips produces effective, predictable, and most importantly natural-looking results in specialized clinics.