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DHI (Direct Hair Implantation)



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DHI Hair Transplant

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI), or in other words direct hair transplant method, is generally considered one of the most effective hair transplant techniques in the world. It’s an innovative technique based on the triple synergy – technique, teamwork, and state-of-the-art technology.

Dr. Emrah Cinik is an Istanbul-based renowned and respected specialist in the field of hair transplant. In his hair transplant center, he provides state-of-the-art hair transplant methods, using high-tech equipment. DHI hair implants, using Choi pens is one of the cutting-edge techniques offered.

DHI direct hair implementation is the world’s most advanced technology providing results, which goes above and beyond patients expectations.

What Is a DHI Hair Transplant?

This most innovative and advanced hair transplant surgery includes the extraction process of hair follicles directly from the donor areas using the latest tools. After the extraction is completed, the hair follicles are transplanted into the patient's receipt site using a special Choi Pen with a hollow needle.

In this method, there is a shorter waiting time for the hair follicles to be implanted, as the channel opening step is phased out and they are directly implanted.

What Is a DHI Hair Transplant?

A Short Step By Step Guide to DHI Hair Transplant Procedure

DHI method, the most innovative and advanced hair transplant surgery includes the extraction process of hair follicles directly from the donor areas using the latest tools. After the extraction is completed, the hair follicles are transplanted into the patient’s receipt site using a special Choi Pen with a precise needle.

Step 1: Extraction Phase

DHI hair transplant procedure starts with the extraction phase. The removal of the hair follicles from the donor area is always performed under local anesthesia. Follicles are removed one by one and placed in a special environment and solution under a specific temperature to enhance their natural development.

Step 2: Placement Phase

During the placement phase, follicles are transplanted using a special single-use implanter tool. This sophisticated tool doesn’t require the creation of slits or holes on the patient’s scalp.

The DHI implanter gives a surgeon full control over the entire process, which gives a natural-looking result

Benefits of DHI Transplant

The most known benefits of DHI hair transplant include:

  • Maximum grafts viability – extremely high rate of grafts viability that greatly surpasses the industry average.
  • DHI hair transplant requires local anesthesia.
  • The procedure is performed with a special pen (Choi pen).
  • Patients will regain their hair in a natural way which ensures maximum hair restoration.
  • Short recovery time – the time it takes to recover from the procedure is short.


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Things To Know About DHI Hair Transplant

Things To Know About DHI Hair Transplant

DHI hair transplant is one of the safest procedures that give you a natural hairline. It ensures maximum hair viability and natural results.

DHI hair transplant method requires more attention to details and really works, depending on the number of hair follicles, it can take 1 or 2 days.

Undergoing a DHI method hair transplant will help you put baldness and receding hairline back and enjoy your look more than before. You can easily restore your youthful appearance and a healthy scalp with this affordable hair transplant procedure.

The expertise in the field and years of practice that Dr. Emrah Cinik has will ensure the procedure goes over smoothly and gives excellent results.

DHI or FUE: Choose The One Which Fits Your Needs

DHI techniques and FUE hair transplant techniques have striking similarities. The overall procedure is the same in both techniques; however, there is a small difference in the graft implantation phase. Channel opening is required before graft implantation in the FUE method, which is not applicable to the DHI method. The DHI method combines channel opening and implantation and does them at one step, using a Choi-pen.

So, selecting between DHI and FUE gets complicated. You can make a consideration between DHI and FUE, following the steps below. However, you may still need a consultancy from a hair transplant professional before the final decision.

As a rule of thumb, FUE fits you better if you have a large balding area and DHI is suitable for treating limited baldness and increasing density.

Identify your hair transplant expectations
Age, hair loss type and cause, and desired density and hairstyle should be determined before making the decision. If you want highly dense hair, DHI would be a better choice for you. It all starts with expectations of the patient. However shapes during the consultation.
Determine the transplantation sites
If you need a large area covered, FUE would be a better fit, while regional hair transplantation or hairline lowering would better be done by the DHI method.
Shaven or Non-Shaven Hair Transplant
If you have limited hair loss and want to keep your hair long during hair transplant process, you can benefit from the unshaven DHI method. Unshaven hair transplants require shaving only in the donor part and the recipient part (usually the hairline area). The remaining parts of the hair are not shaved. However unshaven method is not recommended by our clinic.
The number of Hair Transplant Sessions
If you want to cover all your baldness areas in a day, FUE would be the best choice for you. However, you may still need a consultancy from a hair transplant professional before the final decision.
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DHI Hair Transplant In Turkey With Dr. Cinik

Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital offers a wide range of hair treatments, including DHI hair transplants. You can expect to get the highest possible quality of a hair transplant at this well-known hair restoration center.

Hair transplant process requires each and every detail to be paid attention to. Dr. Emrah Cinik always emphasizes the importance of the details in the whole process. You can be sure that the strict measures are taken all during the hair transplant steps, to assure the quality of the hair transplant. Attention to details makes Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital the safest and the most trusted hair transplant center globally.

The following steps are taken for a DHI hair transplant at Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital
You may find out more about your options if you are dealing with a hair issue by contacting Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital. There will be a free consultation session on offer.
Free Consultation
A well-qualified staff uses your photos and data to review your hair loss and the effectiveness of your hair transplant, as well as to plan your hair transplant.
Arrange a time for your hair transplant
Your hair transplant surgery will take place on a date that is set once you are presented with your plan and provided estimates.
Booking the Flight
Your calendar is clear. You’ll fly to Istanbul, Turkey. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you will be greeted by one of our high-end airport shuttles, which will take you to your reserved, luxurious hotel. You’ll be picked up from your hotel and returned after your visit to the hospital.
Pre-operation Stages
Right after you reach Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, you’ll have your blood drawn, your EKG recorded, and a hairline drawing done. Tests are performed to ensure that you do not experience any complications during the hair transplantation process and that your hair is not obstructed.
Donor Area Determination
Using a special hair analysis machine reinforced by artificial intelligence, your hair quality is analyzed in a high precision. At Dr. Cinik Hair Transplant, we employ Tricholab studio to make deep analysis on your hair.
Hairline Determination
Dr. Emrah Cinik analyzes and designs your hairline, considering your forehead muscles, your age, your old photos, and the desired hairstyle you have in mind.
Hair Transplantation
The procedure will begin when your health has been examined, your hairline has been drawn, and your hair transplant has been planned.

The first stage is determined by the approach used. While FUE needs a full shave, the DHI treatment may allow for selective shaving.

Local anesthesia
To numb your scalp, local anesthetics will be used. To guarantee that you have a pain-free treatment, we employ “Comfort-in” technology to administer a painless, pre-needleless anesthetic.
Extraction Phase
It is an essential component of hair transplant surgery. A well-executed extraction yields a healthy, natural-looking donor region as well as healthy, strong grafts in the recipient area.
Implantation Phase
The “Choi Pen” is used in the DHI technology to directly implant hair follicles without the need to open any channels. This is a crucial step since it decides how natural and strong your hair will appear in the future.
Post-operational Care and Services
For some time, transplanted hair needs special care and attention. At Dr. Cinik Hair Hospital, your initial wash will be performed using specific products. Throughout the first several weeks, you will also be provided instructions and care products for your transplanted hair. We want to make certain that your hair transplant is both successful and natural-looking. We will monitor your hair’s development and request images of it for the next 12 months.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Both Sapphire FUE and DHI are the latest techniques of hair transplantation, taking safety and success rate to higher levels. This said DHI would be a better option if you want a shorter recovery or want to keep your long hair.

    Direct Hair Implantation or DHI has many similarities with FUE. The only difference is that in the DHI technique channel opening and implantation phases are merged into one step, using the Choi pen. This enables faster recovery and less scarring.

    Direct Hair Implantation is a hair transplant technique that takes grafts from donor areas and directly implants them into the recipient area without the need to perform the channel opening phase of FUE hair transplants. DHI enables faster recovery and unshaven hair transplants.

    DHI hair transplants are some 20 percent more expensive than FUE hair transplants. A high-quality DHI costs $7,500 to $20,000 in the USA and $10,000 to $20,000 in the UK. As DHI hair transplant requires more effort, the higher price tag is justified.

    DHI is the least invasive hair transplant technique. This reduces the trauma the scalp experiences and increases the recovery speed, making DHI one of the most effective hair transplant methods.