What are the Differences Between FUE and DHI?

Yoo Retouch clinic regularly uses DHI and FUE technologies, which have a worldwide reputation in hair transplant treatments and draw attention with their strong results, to their patients. People who have baldness problems in certain areas of the scalp due to hereditary or environmental reasons can achieve a permanent and natural hair appearance by using one of these two treatments. So, which of these approaches should you use? The differences between these two techniques can be listed as follows;

  • Due to the use of a medical instrument that requires additional knowledge, the DHI approach may be slightly more expensive and take slightly longer than FUE.
  • DHI procedure can give extraordinary results in patients who require unshaven hair transplantation. It is very important to shave the hair before using the FUE technique.
  • Since the DHI procedure progresses more slowly, it is recommended to transplant 1500 grafts in a single session. This figure is roughly 4500 for the FUE procedure.
  • While the FUE Technique requires waiting for the grooving phase, direct sowing can be started in DHI.

What is DHI Hair Transplantation?

DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) Hair Transplantation is the abbreviation of Direct Hair Transplantation. Grafts are collected using a medical pen called choi, which should only be used by professionals, and the hair obtained with this pen is transplanted directly into the skin without any incisions or channel openings. In traditional hair transplant procedures, these two operations are performed at different times. However, thanks to the pen used, the treatment is reduced to one and the patient is comforted. In short, while FUE is a three-stage hair transplant procedure, DHI hair transplant is a two-stage approach. The purpose of the application is to increase the quality of hair transplantation, to present an intense image, to preserve the existing hairy image and to ensure that the person who has the hair transplant returns to his normal life as soon as possible without cutting his hair.

How is DHI Hair Transplant Applied?

After applying local anesthesia to the donor area, the hair follicles are loosened and retrieved using a special pen. The collected hair follicles are then placed on the scalp using this unique tool. Hair follicles are transplanted into the scalp using a special choi pen. Although the tip of this pen is incredibly narrow and pointed, hair follicles can be inserted into it thanks to its unique structure. When pushed to the specific place under the hair follicle, this fine-tipped medical pen, which is dipped into the scalp at an appropriate angle, places it on the scalp. This approach, which does not harm healthy tissues, is beneficial because it allows more frequent planting. The reason why this process is often preferred is that the roots are discarded immediately after they are taken. As a result, the survival rate of the grafts and the probability of being healthy increases. Although he has been around for a long time, his star has recently shone. It is critical that the procedure, which takes about 10-12 hours, is performed by specialists in a clinical setting. As in robotic hair surgery and Fue technique, control is done on the first day following the procedure. The washing process starts on the second day and lasts for eight days.

Since DHI hair transplantation is a minimally invasive procedure, it is very important to perform it in a sterile environment. After hair transplantation, infection may occur on the scalp with inappropriate settings. This is one of the important issues that endanger both the success of the application and the health of the person. For exactly these reasons, reputable clinics should be chosen for hair transplantation. You should definitely choose Yoo Retouch clinic to avoid these problems. However, redness, pain, itching and crusting on the scalp after hair transplantation are considered typical for the first 1-2 weeks. These symptoms are typical of the proper healing process of the treated skin. However, persistent redness and discomfort lasting more than two weeks may indicate an infection. In addition, the success rate of hair transplant surgeries may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon and the equipment of the application center. Many aspects such as the quality of the devices used, the expertise of the practicing physician and whether they have sufficient knowledge about the current methodology are critical factors that directly affect the effectiveness of the DHI hair transplantation process. As a result, patients who want to stop hair loss, eliminate permanent hair loss (baldness), have a very natural looking scalp, get a quick solution with limited sessions and reduce the risk of consequences such as infection can benefit from it. It is vital to apply to reputable institutions for an approach and to select teams of professional physicians in the field.

What is FUE Hair Transplantation?

Hair is an important aspect of appearance and aesthetics. Many people want thick, healthy hair. Hair loss and hair loss difficulties can be noticed in both men and women for various reasons such as hormonal variables, air pollution, stress, vitamin and mineral deficiency. Genetic causes are the most common cause of male hair loss. Hormonal variables and vitamin and mineral deficiencies such as iron and B12 are the most common causes of hair loss in women. Hair transplant procedures can now be used to treat hair loss problems. The FUE hair transplant procedure is one of the most popular among hair transplant doctors. Patients who want to have a hair transplant are first subjected to a hair examination by hair transplant specialists. As a result, the structure and quality of the hair, the density of the shedding, the quality of the hair follicles in the donor area from which the hair will be taken are determined. Following this, if the patient is determined to be a suitable candidate for the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction), the operation is started. The most important benefit of the FUE method is that the patient’s hair looks natural after the treatment. Anyone over the age of 18 can have FUE. Anyone who suffers from hair loss or hair loss is a candidate for hair transplantation. However, if the patients have another skin disease, the surgery may not give the desired results. Patients with other diseases are first referred to the appropriate department. The FUE procedure is generally used in men, but it can also be applied to women who experience hair loss.

How is FUE Hair Transplantation Applied?

Hair transplant specialists first evaluate the front hairline of the patients who apply with the complaint of hair loss in order to obtain a natural appearance after the treatment. The main reason for this is that the front hairline, whether it originates from the front or the back, distracts the patient from naturalness. In addition, having a straight front hairline is not a desired position in terms of naturalness. After the front hairline is determined, the hair loss and the open area where the loss is severe is evaluated. The FUE hair transplant procedure is divided into four steps. The donor area where the hair follicles will be collected is first shaved and then the process is started. The logic of this is to facilitate the removal of hair follicles by using a micro motor. The area where the hair follicles will be collected is then anesthetized with local anesthetic drugs and the second stage is started. In the second stage, hair follicles are taken one by one from the nape area using micro motor technology. At this point, the most important reason for choosing the nape area as the donor area is that the hair in this area is more resistant to shedding. It takes an average of two hours to collect hair follicles. After the removal of healthy hair follicles, it is very important that these hair follicles are not damaged. As a result, the collected healthy hair follicles are placed in a specific solution. Then, the transplanted area is anesthetized with local anesthetic. Then, the grooving process, which is one of the most critical steps of the process, is completed. After the roots are collected, holes called canals are opened with steel-tipped special tools in the area to be transferred and the collected hair follicles are moved to the holes one by one. FUE hair transplantation takes an average of 7-8 hours.

FUE hair transplantation is a successful technology that is widely used all over the world. Rapid technological developments lead to continuous improvement of the FUE procedure. For example, the Sapphire FUE technique, in which the channels are formed with sapphire tips instead of steel tips, allows the creation of significantly narrower channels than the traditional approach. In addition, with FUE, the hair is taken from the genetically least damaged area. As a result, the chance of success after hair transplantation is quite high. In addition, one of the most important benefits of the surgery is that the channels where hair transplantation is performed are extremely small. This speeds up the recovery process after surgery. In addition, the FUE process provides more hair follicle transfer due to the opening of extremely narrow channels. As a result, those with extensive hair loss can benefit from the FUE procedure. Since it does not require technical stitches, the recovery time is also shortened. Since the success rate of the FUE procedure is high, a single session is usually sufficient. If the patient has extensive hair loss, a second session may be required, but this is unusual. Patients can return to work the next day.

Which Hair Transplant is More Effective?

Hair transplantation is a medical technique in which the FUE method is used to remove healthy hair follicles from the donor area between the two ears to fill or tighten the bald spots on your head. Hair transplant results have improved over time according to the procedures used. The preferred approach can be determined through one-on-one discussions between the expert and the client who will carry out the procedure.

Lateral Slit Technique: A specially designed instrument with blades specially formed according to the thickness of the graft used and the intended operation is used to open the channels. The angle of the channels to be opened can be reduced to 15-20 degrees with this procedure and 45-50 grafts can be planted per cm2.

Sapphire Fue Technique: In the grooving phase of hair transplantation, grooving is performed by using real sapphire tips, which is the hardest element after diamond, instead of metal slit. Sapphire glass is the hardest glass in the world after diamond. The angle of the channels to be opened can be reduced to 10-15 degrees with this procedure and 60-65 grafts can be planted per cm2.

Long Hair Transplantation: In the Long Hair Technique, the roots are taken with special tips and planted as far as possible. In this process, the hair is not shaved in any way, including the donor area. The Sapphire Technique opens the channels, allowing the healing process to progress faster. This strategy involves planting in the front and top of areas that are beginning to thin or have lost density.

DHI Technique: DHI Hair Transplantation is the transplantation of individually collected hair follicles using Choi implanter pens instead of transplantation. DHI Hair Transplantation is the transplantation of the grafts obtained with a surgical pen, the thickness of which varies between 0.6 mm and 1 mm, directly to the scalp without opening any channels after they are separated and cleaned. This technique, which is performed in two stages in traditional hair transplantation methods, is known as direct hair transplantation because it is performed in one go with implanters in DHI Hair Transplantation.

Unshaven Hair Transplantation: Roots are taken with FUE procedure in people who will have hair transplantation. Following this, channels are usually opened using the SAFR approach. The donor area where the roots will be taken is shortened by machine. However, the cultivation area is never pruned. The recovery procedure after hair transplantation is the same. The main benefit of this process is that the hair returns to its original shape within 2-3 months in shaved hair transplantation, and unshaven hair transplantation takes 10-12 months. It returns to its normal appearance after a day.