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.
Our team have been involved in the hair transplant industry since 2013 and through this time we have refined our process to treat each client of ours according to their individual hair loss treatment needs. We aim to get to know, understand and set expectations for what can and can’t be done based on the amount of follicles available from the donor area.
1) Initial Enquiry
All patients can enquire via email, telephone, social media and website form. Here we verify if you qualify for treatment before proceeding further – it’s a free service we provide for our clients who want great results without any hassle or stress.
For clients that qualify, the next step is a consultation with our clinical director Kevin. Before COVID we used to do a lot of face to face consultations, however the vast majority of our consultations are currently virtual (over zoom/skype/facebook messenger). Here we will assess your head from donor area to the areas of hair loss that need treatment.
3) Treatment Options
Post consultation hair loss treatment options will be discussed with you as well as pricing and any finance options available. We know that it’s a big decision to make and so we will provide all of this documentation via email and then you are in the driving seat of when you with to proceed, be it for an fue or fut hair transplant or prp therapy.
4) Decision and Preparation
Once you have decided to go ahead with the treatment outlined in your consultation, our team will help you prepare for your treatment.
5) Day of Your Treatment
You will be greeted by our team at our clinic on the day of your treatment. You will also meet with and speak with dr. Kalra and our tech team prior to your surgery. Depending on the amount of grafts that you require, your surgery can last from 3-8 hours. All our procedures are carried out by dr. Kalra himself along with our technicians that assist him.
6) Aftercare and follow ups
All the aftercare instructions will be given to you post procedure by dr. Kalra. He will also go through what you should expect within the first few of weeks post treatment at which time you can also contact our team if you have any further questions. Our clinical director Kevin will also be following up with you in order to check how your hair is growing back and how you are progressing in general. Our aim is to provide the best possible service to you. We know we have achieved this when our work is not noticed and the natural look is achieved.