Differences Between DHI & FUE

If you are suffering from hair loss and have done some research, by now you probably have heard DHI Turkey and FUE Turkey a lot. But you probably have asked, what are the differences? What are they?

  • FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction, with this technique, hair gets removed from the scalp. As a result, FUE doesn’t leave obvious looking scars and guarantees natural-looking results. Whilst having an FUE hair transplant, groups of 1–4 grafts, a.k.a. follicles, are manually taken out one by one and gets put in a storage solution. Once the removal part is finished, the trichologist opens the canals by making use of micro blades. After the canals are opened, the trichologist takes the grafts out of the solution and implants them into the areas that need hair.
  • DHI: Direct Hair Implantation, with this technique, grafts are taken out one by one using a specialist equipment that has a diameter of 1mm or less. The grafts are then put into a tool that implants, also known as “Choi Implanter Pen” and hairs get implanted right into the area that needs implantation. Whilst the DHI procedure is being performed, the canals and the implantation occurs at the same time. The Choi Implanter Pen lets the trichologist have more accuracy whilst implanting the grafts. This lets them be in charge of the angle, direction, and depth of the newly implanted hair. Time for recovery for DHI is nearly same to FUE. End results normally can be seen within a similar time span.

What Is the Difference Between DHI and FUE?

The biggest difference between DHI and FUE is the way grafts are implanted into the recipient area.

Which technique is right for me?

When we compare the techniques, DHI is the newest. However, DHI is normally is suggested for patients that are under 35 years of age. Reason for this is, patients around that age don’t have the same amount of hair loss, and the success rate is usually higher when compared with older patients.

The FUE technique is thought as a safe technique with small possible side effects like small white scars from which the grafts are taken out. But this isn’t seen a lot in the FUE technique, infection or tissue death can happen at the site of the procedure too. With DHI, maximum grafts can be done usually is 4000. The FUE however usually is chosen if the patient wants a big area to be covered.

What are the results of DHI and FUE procedures?

With FUE Hair Transplantation if the canals are opened properly, the success rate of your operation is high. Patients get a natural looking result.

Biggest advantage of the DHI hair transplant operation is that, trichologist has full control over the angle, depth, and placement of the grafts, so the end result with this technique look very natural.

With both techniques, the patients will see the end results after 12 months.