Every method used for hair transplantation can be seen as effective in the eyes of the people. The reason for this is all those propaganda works done by the numerous aesthetic clinics located in every place of the world. For example, when you read some articles about DHI and FUE methods, you feel that you’re not sure which one to choose. We also prepared an article for you to read. DHI vs FUE? You can find anything related to these both from before-after state to side effects…
Definition of FUE and DHI Methods
FUE stands for Follicular Hair Extraction and it involves the extraction of hair follicles from the donor area of the scalp ( typically back of the head ) and plantation of them on the recipient area. After the extraction sequence is completed, the surgeon opens canals for the extracted grafts. These grafts are later implanted in the recipient area. The procedure generally takes 6-8 hours to complete depending on the patient’s individual surgery plan. Full recovery takes at least 10 months. FUE is considered the best natural-looking giving hair transplantation method.
DHI, short for Direct Hair Implantation, is a brand new technique that is similar to FUE. An implanter instrument simultaneously used for plantation of the extracted grafts. DHI is considered one of the most expensive hair transplantation procedures performed.
Differences Between FUE and DHI
The main difference between those two is the implanter instrument used in the DHI method. As you can see from the name, Direct Hair Implantation, The extracted follicles are implanted on the recipient area at the same time. In the most common FUE method, the extracted follicles are left in special water for 2-3 hours before their implantation to the recipient area of the scalp. No channels are opened in the DHI method, the implanter pen takes care of this job during the implantation which also leads to a faster recovery.