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What you need to know about DHI hair transplant London
DHI hair transplant London


Jul 1, 2022

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Este Medical Group

What You Need To Know About Direct Hair Implantation Hair Transplant Surgery

This blog will provide all the information you need about DHI hair transplants. When it comes to FUE hair-transplant surgery, it is essential that you understand the differences between recipient site creation and implanter pens. The following will be covered:

  • What is an implanter pen?
  • How does an implanter pen work?
  • Are implanter pen hair transplants better?
  • Do you want to get a hair transplant using implanter pens?

What is a DHI hair transplant?

A DHI Hair Transplant uses a specialised implanter pen to re-implant the hair into the scalp. Our surgeons use this technique to ensure that all patients receive high-quality results that align with natural hair flow, angulations, and direction. The result blends well with the existing hair.

Hair Transplant Surgery with Implanter Pens

Implanter pens are used to re-insert hair grafts into the scalp while a recipient site or incision is made. Direct Hair Implantation is also known as DHI; the hairs are "directly" implanted using a needle/implanter pen. There are two types of Choi Implanter Pens. They are both very similar and do not appear to impact the outcome of hair transplants.

Placement of Grafts

Grafts can also be reinserted into the scalp using "pre-made" holes or sites made by a needle. The procedure is usually performed in two stages. First, the surgeon must create "recipient locations" or holes using a needle. The second stage involves a surgeon, nurse or hair technician placing the extracted grafts in each site.

How do Implanter Pens work?

On your day of surgery, your hair transplant surgeon will determine which size is most suitable for you.

The hollow tip needle of the implanter pens has a hollow tip. This hollow tip allows the graft to be placed in the needle. The pen then inserts the needle into the scalp to create the hole.

Are Implanter Pen Hair Transplants better?

Surgeon-Led Healthcare

You will need a nurse/technician and a surgeon to perform your hair transplant using an implanter pen. Implanter pens require a high level of skill and experience. Our Surgeons can offer this method; you can rest assured that a skilled surgeon will perform your hair transplant. This gives you the best chance of getting a happy result.

Density, Angulations, and Depth of Hair Transplantation

An implanter pen can be used by a surgeon to precisely control the implantation's depth, angle and density. This allows for natural results when newly transplanted hair grafts are incorporated into existing hair.

Higher Survival Rate for the Graft during Hair Transplantation

The survival rate of the graft increases as it spends less time in the body and is handled less. This gives the transplanted follicle every chance of survival.

Less Healing Time after Hair Transplantation

There are fewer traumas to transplanted grafts than grafts re-implanted.

Hair Implantation

The implanter pen allows surgeons to place the graft more precisely, so if you want transplantation in a zone with thin hairs, this is possible. This allows for greater coverage and precision in hair transplantation.

Do you want a DHI hair transplant in London?

Our patients have experienced natural, dense results and faster recovery times. Each patient can have an open discussion about the various techniques involved in hair transplant surgery.  

Patients looking for a guideline to help them choose between the two methods should consider the size of the transplant. Each graft is transferred individually by the implanter pen, which makes the surgery more time-consuming. If you have a large area that needs to be transplanted, you might need to do your surgery over two sessions.

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not you want to have a hair transplant. Find out more about whether you are eligible for an DHI or FUE Hair Transplant.

Contact us today if you would like to schedule a consultation with our hair loss experts.

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