Baldness is a timeless problem that affects both women and men. Faced with such a phenomenon, hair transplantation is the most effective method. There are two main hair transplant techniques , so which will be better: DHI VS FUE !
This transplant is a long-lasting and permanent solution to baldness . The improvement of hair transplant techniques now makes it possible to obtain a natural and undetectable result. Nevertheless, the results obtained vary enormously depending on the clinic, the practitioner and especially the technique chosen.
DHI and FUE techniques are the most famous and used. How to choose between the two?
DHI VS FUE
From extraction to implantation
Performing a FUE ( Follicular Unit Extraction ) transplant session requires solid expertise on the part of the surgeon. This method involves removing hair bulbs one by one. In one session, 1000 to 1500 follicular units are extracted from the donor area.
These follicles are then implanted, always one by one, in the recipient area with low or zero hair density . The donor area is located in the back part of the head. In these areas, the hair is not sensitive to androgens , the hormone responsible for androgenetic alopecia. The recipient area is often at the crown and hairline.
DHI VS FUE: the results
The results of a hair transplant appear gradually. After the transplant, the hair enters the telogen phase (the resting phase of the hair) before growing back a few weeks later.
The results appear after 6 months, and are final from 12 months after the transplant. The rendering of the operation is natural and undetectable.
The transplanted hair behaves like natural hair and grows back. They can therefore be cut and styled according to the tastes of the patient.
The follicular unit extraction technique used in FUE leaves no visible scars and allows the donor area to be reused for a possible subsequent operation. With FUE it is also possible to take hair from different parts of the body.
The FUE technique is particularly indicated for patients who have a bald area to cover, as FUE has a limit of implantable grafts per session of 5,000 follicles.
DHI is quite similar to FUE, with a few differences. DHI is often presented as the evolution of FUE.
The specificity of the DHI method is the use of a special pen called DHI Implanter or CHOI Pen. This implantation pen provides better precision and good direction to the implanted follicle.
Unlike the FUE method, the implants used for this technique are directly transplanted into the recipient area. This technique leaves no scars.
The DHI technique offers very good density, but the limit of this technique lies in the maximum number of grafts that can be implanted in one session, which is only 2000.
If in the DHI, the shaving of the donor area and the recipient area, is not absolutely essential, it is highly recommended because it guarantees better results.
This technique is particularly indicated for patients with a loss of density, and not a bald area to cover. This is the case for female pattern baldness for example.
DHI is often more expensive than FUE.
DHI VS FUE
Regarding the density of the hair cover, it is 45 to 60 grafts per cm 2 in FUE while DHI expects double with 80 to 90 bulbs per cm 2 . FUE is therefore a better option for patients with bald areas to cover, while DHI is recommended for patients suffering from more diffuse loss and wanting to regain volume.
Between DHI and FUE, there is no better technique, FUE is better for covering bald areas, and DHI for giving volume. The two techniques can be combined.