The DHI Hair Transplant Technique
Modern society has created modern needs. Today the appearance of a person plays a big role in all aspects of life. Men and women spend millions of pounds each year to become more beautiful on the outside, and one of the most serious problems, faced mainly by men, is hair loss and baldness, even at a very young age. Science has been dealing with this problem for many years now, and the most modern and also the only effective method of treatment appears to be hair implantation.
In the past, we have seen the development and use by various specialised clinics of hair implantation methods on the human head. Until recently, most of these were particularly painful, time-consuming, leaving injuries and scars without any guarantee of long-term results.
How does the DHI Technique work?
Now, only DHI clinics use the revolutionary DHI hair transplant technique, i.e. Direct Hair Implantation, which is very simple to implement, causing no pain, stitches or scars, while it also has the major advantage that the hair continues to grow naturally forever. This method has nothing to do with previous strip methods, which have been applied up to now, and were quite painful.
In this new technique, the hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area and then implanted directly or with a slight delay in the receiving area. Thus, the survival and growth of the hair follicle is increased, as the time it spends outside the patient’s skin is significantly reduced.
For the implementation of this new method tools are used that are considerably smaller in diameter (less than 1mm) than those previously utilised. So, no socket holes are induced, the injury to the skin is minimised, and no scars are created.
Additionally, since the hair follicles are transferred directly from the donor to the recipient area without any treatment, the risk of contamination is reduced to a minimum, with the healing time dramatically shortened, and the patient, after a single visit, can return to work normally, taking of course certain necessary but simple precautions which will be explained post procedure.
Advantages of DHI Hair Transplant Technique
This rapid transplantation of hair follicles maintains and utilises the most of their viability, in comparison to other methods meaning that the time elapsed would create a deprivation of oxygen and blood supply to the hair, with sometimes devastating consequences to it.
Furthermore, with the DHI technique, along with the hair follicle from the donor area, the sebaceous glands and the sheath of the follicle are also removed, something that ensures normal growth of the hair after the completion of the procedure. So the hair is and looks natural, not in any way appearing “fake” or betraying the implantation procedure.
Another great advantage of the Direct Hair Implantation technique is that it is completed faster and with much greater comfort for the patient, as it is performed with him seated on a surgical chair and not lying prone on the surgical bed, as was done with previous methods. The patient, after a short period of time, may treat the new hair as natural, regaining any lost confidence.