DHI IMPLANT METHOD
Unlike the FUE method, with the DHI implantation method, microchannel creation and follicle implantation are performed simultaneously, i.e. extraction and implantation are combined as part of a two-step process, grafting capillary follicles extracted directly in the reception areas without the need to create engravings of the canal in the area. This method is performed through the use of an instrument called “implanter”, which has a hollow needle connected to a cylinder and a thrust device.
During a capillary DHI transplant, in a first pass the follicle is introduced into the implanter with extreme care so as not to damage it. The follicle is inserted and positioned at the end of the implanter, to be delivered to the specialist. The needle is then inserted at a precise angle of 40 – 45 degrees into the scalp. During the procedure, between 2 and 6 implanters and about 15 or 16 needles are required. The device has a variety of needle sizes to adapt to the follicles. Of course, the DHI method has advantages and disadvantages compared to the FUE technique.
ADVANTAGES OF THE DHI TECHNIQUE
Reduction of the time in which the bulbs remain outside the body, guaranteeing a strong and safe positioning.
High survival of implanted follicles.
Reduction of bleeding during the follicle implantation phase.
Quick healing during the postoperative phase, the patient can return to his normal routine more quickly.
It is not necessary to trim the reception area, as it is the most appropriate procedure for this situation.
DISADVANTAGES OF THE DHI TECHNIQUE
The doctor and medical staff need more time to specialize in the use of this technique.
In general it is a more expensive procedure than other hair transplant methods.
This method requires more attention and precision.