Considering the number of people who are having a hair transplant, you’d believe that this procedure was once reserved for the affluent only. Two decades ago, a hair transplant was a thing for those members of society who had a disposable income.
Today, many people can afford this procedure. In fact, it has become so popular to an extent that hair transplant specialists are now being forced to invent new techniques to make the procedure more better and safer.
Direct Hair Implantation (hereafter referred to as DHI) is one of the recently invented hair transplant techniques. Award-winning clinics like Estepalace use this technique all the time –and it’s probably one of the reasons why they have a 98% success rate.
This article will walk you through everything you need to know about the DHI hair transplant technique: all you have to do, is to keep reading.
What is DHI Hair Transplant?
Just like the FUE technique, DHI is one of the most recent techniques in hair transplantation. This technique also involves implanting hair follicles one after the other directly to the bald or thinning area of the head. When doing this, hair transplant specialists often use DHI patented pen-like tools and the DHI implanter.
Depth, direction, and angle are controlled by the DHI implanter and the certified, trained specialists who use the tool. As implantation is done at the same time, DHI offers a solution for those who do not want for the hair in the implantation area to be cut off completely. There is no need for shaving in DHI hair transplant procedure, the donor area is trimmed.
Am I a good fit?
Not everyone is an ideal candidate for DHI hair transplant. Consider yourself a suitable candidate if you have any of the listed characteristics:
- Men who have hair loss caused by male pattern baldness
- Men who are classified as a Norwood Scale Class 3 or above
- Women, as well as men who wish to thicken their hair
- Men who want beard transplantation
This procedure is not recommended for patients who do not have enough donor sites.
Cost in Turkey
The cost of DHI hair transplant in Turkey depends on a number of different things. These include:
Number of grafts required: One of the most important factors affecting the cost of a hair transplant is the number of hair follicles to be transplanted. This is because the duration of the procedure will vary on the number of grafts. The higher the number of hair grafts to be transplanted, the higher the cost.
Doctor’s expertise: As with all hair transplantation techniques, the success of the DHI hair transplant is mainly determined by the expertise of the doctor performing the surgery. If your doctor is not experienced enough, then you might not get the desired results. This is to say that the more experienced the doctor performing the procedure is, the more successful the hair transplantation will be. On the other hand, the higher the quality of the doctor, the higher the amount to be paid.
Clinic’s being fully-equipped: This might sound far-fetched, but it’s important to note that the clinic where the procedure is performed should have sufficient equipment. When the DHI hair transplant is performed at a state-of-the-art and hygienic clinic with advanced equipment, comfortable work area and similar elements will be of better quality and smooth. This will, obviously, lead to an increase in the amounts to be paid.
Pre-surgery tests: Before the hair transplant procedure commences, your doctor may need to conduct a number of tests in order to determine whether the patient is an ideal candidate for the procedure. All of these tests come at a cost. In fact, the cost varies on the number of tests performed.
But in case you need to know an average figure, it can be said that the cost of DHI hair transplantation in Turkey is between € 1,500 and € 3,500.
What’s the difference between DHI and FUE?
There are two different hair transplantation techniques that are being used extensively in the world. One is DHI and the other one is FUE. The main difference between FUE and DHI is the way hair follicles are implanted into the recipient area. During FUE, the canals need to be opened prior to implantation and the surgeon manually implants the extracted grafts. During DHI, a specific implanter tool is used.
How is the recovery for DHI Hair Transplant
Generally, most of the people usually return to work after two or five days post-surgery. In 6 to 9 months, the results of your hair restoration will be visible.
Which one is the right clinic for DHI?
The success of your DHI hair transplant surgery is not only determined by the type of technique used, but also by where you have it. You really can’t expect to get desired results at a clinic with a low success rate. We often recommend our clients to have their transplant surgery at a clinic with at least 95% success rate.
In fact, Estepalace is the name that comes into mind when talking about the best hair transplant clinics in the world. Estepalace is an award-winning hair transplant center located in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey.
This clinic has been in operation for 8 years, but the Hair Transplant Specialists have more than 30 years of experience, combined. Estepalace uses technological advanced equipment when performing a hair transplant procedure and this has helped the institution build a reputation of producing satisfactory results.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in June 2020