Which is better: DHI or FUE?

en 2020-08-26 17:19:41 2020-09-20 17:03:33

The choice between FUE or DHI procedure depends on several reasons such as the patient's hair loss classification, the size of the thinning area and quantity of available donor hair. Since hair transplant is a very personal treatment, it is believed that the technique that meets a patient's expectation the most is the one that gives best results. 

Both FUE and DHI are different types of hair transplant techniques that can help you in achieving your desired look. However, there are certain differences between FUE technique and DHI technique. This is why it is important for an individual to know which of these hair transplant techniques would be the best solution for a satisfied look. Some of these differences can be listed as follows:

  • The FUE method is ideal for covering large areas, whereas the DHI method provides a better possibility for achieving higher density. if the patient has severe hair loss and bald patches are too wide to be covered, even if the patient wants to undergo a one session hair transplant procedure using the DHI method, he/she will be a better candidate for the FUE technique. The reason for this is that the FUE technique enables to harvest higher amounts of grafts in a single session.

  • The major distinctive feature of the DHI method compared to other hair transplant methods is that the DHI technique employs a pen-like medical instrument called "Choi implanter" that creates the recipient sites and simultaneously transplants the grafts.

  • The FUE method requires patients to have their heads completely shaved prior to the procedure, whereas the DHI method only requires the donor area to be shaved. This provides a significant advantage for female patients.

  • The DHI method requires more skill and experience than other hair transplant methods. This in turn, requires the physicians and medical teams to be exposed to a long-term training period so as to specialize in utilizing this technique.

  • The DHI method has a faster recovery period and can be performed with less bleeding compared to the FUE method.

  • The FUE method is ideal for covering large areas, whereas the DHI method provides a better possibility for achieving higher density


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