DHI Hair Transplant Turkey

Direct hair implantation or DHI hair transplant Turkey is a variation of the FUE technique. It utilises a Choi Implanter Pen for creating incisions and implanting hair grafts in the recipient areas. With this, you can achieve high follicular density in the balding region. Moreover, you will have permanent, natural-looking results.

DHI Hair Transplant Overview

Direct hair implantation or DHI hair transplant Turkey is a variation of the FUE technique. It utilises a Choi Implanter Pen for creating incisions and implanting hair grafts in the recipient areas. With this, you can achieve high follicular density in the balding region. Moreover, you will have permanent, natural-looking results.

Moreover, since the hair grafts spend less time out of the body, they have a greater survival rate. The Choi pen also allows for accurate angling and precise placement of the grafts. It also helps in achieving higher density.

How Much DHI Hair Transplant Turkey Costs

Hair loss treatments in Turkey are affordable due to the comparatively low cost of living than anywhere in the UK and Europe. Reduced cost of labour means that the fees of the doctor, operating room cost, anaesthesia, medications, hotel accommodation and transfer services are cheaper.

Other than that, a DHI hair transplant Turkey clinic will give you a maximum number of grafts per session. So, the cost will not vary depending on the number of grafts you need.

Who Can Have DHI Hair Transplant Turkey & Why

Usually, men and women, above the age of 25, with pattern baldness get a DHI hair transplant. Usually, this method is suitable for those with only a limited amount of hair loss and need up to 3,000 grafts. Moreover, since the surgeon can implant more grafts per cm2 (70-80) using this technique, the patient can achieve a higher density with it. It is also a more suitable method than FUE for creating a natural hairline.

Initially, the DHI method was only for those people who had thick, straight hair. However, now, people with fine, curly hair types can also get it. When creating a treatment plan, the surgeon considers the colour and texture of the patient’s skin/hair along with the hair type.

Am I Suitable For Hair Transplant?

What To Think About Before You Have DHI Hair Transplant Turkey

To make the right decision when choosing your clinic and surgeon, you need to ask for a few things. Make sure to ask for the resume of the surgeon to find out their qualifications, training, licensing, and certifications. Moreover, ask your surgeon how many DHI hair transplantation surgeries they have performed and what was the complication rate in those surgeries.

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In addition to that, ask how the surgeon dealt with those complications. This will give you an idea of the expected follow-up after the surgery. Learn more about the patient satisfaction rates of the surgeon. You may also request a meetup with a previous patient of Longevita hair transplants who had direct hair implantation.

How To Best Prepare for DHI Hair Transplantation

For your DHI hair transplant Turkey, make sure you do the following:

  • Stop taking blood-thinning medication at least 10 days before.
  • Do not take vitamin B and E 1-week before the surgery.
  • Refrain from smoking 1-week before your procedure.
  • Do not take drugs or drink alcohol 3 days before DHI hair transplant.
  • Do not shave your hair. However, make sure to remove any extensions or wigs that you’re wearing 3 days before the procedure.
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What DHI Hair Transplant Involves

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In DHI hair transplant Turkey, the surgeon will administer local anaesthesia to ensure a painless procedure. After that, using a motorized, punch-tool s/he will make incisions and extract an individual hair follicle from the donor area.

The donor hair is then loaded into the hollow needle of the Choi pen using forceps. The needle comes in various diameters (0.6-1.2mm) to ensure the accommodation of different types of follicular units. The pen has a spring mechanism with a plunger/pusher for the insertion of grafts in the recipient areas.

Using the Choi pen, the surgeon makes the incisions and places the grafts in the scalp simultaneously, which makes the surgery quicker than FUE. Moreover, the pen gives the surgeon precise control over the entire process where s/he can adjust the angling, positioning, and depth of the hair grafts. Generally, the DHI implanter technique has a surgical time of 6-8 hours, but it can vary depending on the area of baldness and the number of grafts needed.

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Recovery and Results of DHI Hair Transplant Turkey

You’ll get discharged from the clinic on the day of the procedure. You might experience pain, soreness, bruising, and swelling in the weeks following the treatment. The surgeon will prescribe painkillers, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medicines to you for the recovery process.

It is recommended that you rest for 2-3 days afterwards. You should discuss the nature of your work with your surgeon before going back to work.

It is possible for you to temporarily lose your hair for a few months after the DHI technique due to shock loss. You will start noticing hair growth after 3-4 months. It may take 12-18 months for you to see the final results from your DHI hair transplant Turkey.

DHI Hair Transplant Aftercare

Stay hydrated after the surgery to flush out drugs from local anaesthesia. Moreover, avoid eating salty foods as they can worsen swelling. You also need to elevate your head when lying down. Make sure that you avoid any activity that makes you sweat. Meanwhile, make sure to wash your scalp according to the instructions of the surgeon.

You can start covering your head with loose scarves or caps 2-weeks after the surgery. You can start scalp massages after the 2-week mark to improve blood circulation. To further support the recovery, you can use oils and take supplements. Make sure to double-check with Longevita Aftercare before you start using any products/supplements for hair.

Side Effects to Expect After DHI Hair Transplant

Side effects from a DHI hair transplant Turkey are usually temporary. You may have:

  • Pain, bruising and bleeding
  • Swelling/numbness
  • Itchiness
  • Infection
  • Folliculitis or pimples

What Could Go Wrong After DHI Hair Transplant

You may get an infection in the surgical area. Make sure you take the antibiotics as prescribed by the surgeon. Whenever you do touch your scalp, make sure to wash your hands. Following surgery, the grafts are extremely fragile for a week or two. Physical trauma can dislodge them and permanently damage the results of the surgery.

What To Do If You Have Any Problems After DHI Hair Transplant

In case a problem arises after the DHI hair transplant Turkey, you can immediately get in touch with our aftercare department. You can avail of these services online, by call or by email.

Alternatives to DHI Hair Transplant Turkey

If you’re suffering from extensive baldness and need more than 3,000 grafts, a traditional FUE surgery can achieve your desired outcome. However, in case of ineligibility to hair transplant due to medical history or weak donor area, you can consider scalp micropigmentation (SMP). It can also augment the results of your DHI hair transplant Turkey to achieve the appearance of high density. In addition, you may discuss with your doctor the possibility of taking medication for permanent hair loss.

Other Procedures to Have with DHI Hair Transplant Turkey

To improve the results of the DHI and recover quickly, you can get platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections right after the surgery and in the months following it. You can see the final results sooner with it because it stimulates hair growth.

FAQ

Can I get DHI hair transplant Turkey without shaving my head?

Yes, you can get this hair restoration surgery without shaving your head.

How effective is a DHI Hair Transplant?

No study has specifically measured the effectiveness of DHI hair transplants. However, since the time that the grafts spend out of the body is less, the follicles have greater survival rates.

Which parts of the DHI hair transplant Turkey will be done by a doctor and which by a non-doctor?

The surgeon will use the Choi pen to insert the grafts in the balding area. However, technicians help with the loading of the grafts in the Choi pen to speed up the process.

Is DHI better than FUE?

One is not better than the other since DHI is a modification of FUE hair transplant. FUE is more suitable for candidates with extensive baldness, while DHI is better at achieving a high density when the recipient area is not that large. Patients needing hairline restoration are better suited for DHI, while FUE is recommended for the crown/vertex.

Is DHI more expensive than FUE?

Yes. It is because of the surgical equipment used. The Choi pens are disposable, and the surgeon uses more than one during the surgery.

Who is my DHI hair transplant surgeon, what are their qualifications and experience, where can I verify this?

We will share the CVs and portfolios of the DHI surgeon with you, where you can learn more about their qualifications, training, and experience. You can verify their licensing on the online medical registers of the relevant bodies.

Is my DHI hair transplant Turkey clinic registered with a health care authority?

Every clinic in Turkey has the registration of the Ministry of Health, and in London, they all have the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) registration.

Does the doctor have insurance that covers DHI hair transplants?

Yes, the surgeon performing your DHI hair transplant Turkey will have insurance against malpractice.

Will follow-up checks for DHI be offered in the UK, and who will do them?

Yes, they are offered by hair transplant surgeons in our London clinic.

Reviewed and Approved by Dr Kuddusi Onay

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