How can one prevent his/ her existing hair from thinning?

The falling of existing hair can be controlled by PRP. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a new method for the treatment of alopecia. It takes place by injecting activated plasma into the scalp; with the objective of stimulating the scalp to endorse hair growth.

Can diabetic patients undergo DHI hair transplant session?

DHI hair transplant can be performed on diabetic patients. The doctor will check whether the blood glucose level is controlled and stable at the time of the procedure.

By who is the DHI hair transplant session performed?

Only by doctors! By hand and trained certified! A Degree in Medicine in Dermatology or Plastic Surgery qualifies a Doctor to apply for DHI trainee Doctor.  A DHI Trainee has to undergo a series of tests, practice sessions and a strict evaluation process before he is certified as a DHI Specialist and allowed to perform sessions.

Successful completion of Online tests with DHI Global and a viva session with   the DHI Global Medical Director completes the certification process for the DHI specialist that allows him to do paid sessions.

What is the performing doctor’s qualification and experience?

A Degree in Medicine in Dermatology or Plastic Surgery qualifies a Doctor to apply for DHI trainee Doctor.  DHI is a specialized procedure in which only a Doctor can be trained in our DHI system, hence prior experience is not mandatory.

What is the role of DHI certified assistants during the procedure?

The DHI certified assistant counts and separates the hair follicles. During implantation he/she loads the hair follicle in the DHI patented implanter and hands over the instrument to the DHI certified specialist. Complete extraction and implantation is performed by the DHI certified specialist.

How many sessions can a person undergo in a lifetime?

The number of sessions depends on the size of the balding area, donor yield and the client’s own personal goals. In order to ensure optimal density throughout their lifetime, our clients generally opt for 1 to 4 sessions. With our diagnostic tools and mathematical calculation, the DHI Total Care Consultant is able to calculate the number of hairs which can be implanted and the number of sessions required.

How many hairs can be extracted in one session?

Almost 50% of the hair from the donor area can be extracted over a lifetime and up to 33% can be extracted in the first session.

Can body hair be transplanted on scalp and vice versa?

Yes, body hair and beard hair can be transplanted on the scalp. Similarly hair from the scalp can also be implanted on body parts.

Can someone else be the donor for a client who does not have a sufficient donor area?

The recipient body only accepts follicles with the exact genetic match hence hair follicles of another person cannot be implanted.

How much does DHI hair transplant cost?

The cost of the DHI session depends on the size of the session required to give the best possible density and natural results.

The session size can only be determined after the DSA steps are completed and the medical team is able to provide a full treatment plan.

Do I have to shave my hair to undergo DHI hair transplant?

It is not necessary for a client to shave his entire head for a DHI session. DHI sessions can be performed on shaven, zone shaven and unshaven head as well, however the price and the number of hairs which can be implanted varies in each of these session types.

The session size can only be determined after the DSA steps are completed and the medical team is able to provide a full treatment plan.

What is the difference between FUE and DHI extraction technique?

Unlike with other hair transplant methods- such as FUE and FUT (Strip)- with Direct Hair Implantation, there is no need for reception incisions or holes on the recipient area. Hair follicles are implanted directly to the area using the patented DHI implanter tool. Thanks to this there is full control of depth, direction and angle of placement of each graft.

Unlike other hair transplant methods, DHI Direct Hair Implantation does not include scalpels, reception incisions or stitches. The hair follicular units are extracted one by one using a specifically designed disposable tool with the diameter of 1mm or less to avoid trauma to the area.

With the DHI Direct Hair Implantation, there is no processing of the hair follicles in order to avoid the risk of necrotic cuttings and also to avoid the effects of staying outside their natural environment for too long. Instead, with the DHI Direct Hair Implantation the extracted hair follicles are directly placed and kept at a specific temperature and in a solution that enhances their development after placement.

Even though it is common that hair transplant procedures are performed by technicians for cost efficiency reasons, at DHI Medical Group the procedure from start to finish is performed only by medical doctors. All our doctors have been trained and certified by the DHI Academy – the one and only training Academy in hair restoration.

All the above ensure 100% safety, natural results, maximum viability and lifetime growth every time.

At what stage of hair loss, is a transplant suggested?

Transplantation is suggested as early as stage one of the hair loss as hair transplantation is the only way to restore lost hair.

Up to what age can transplants be done?

Hair transplant can be done on clients from 18 – 65 years of age.

Can implantation be done on stable Alopecia Areata sites on scalp, beard area etc and will it yield good results?

Yes implantation can be done on non-progressive Alopecia Areata. Outcome may vary from individual to individual.

How many hairs do you implant per cm2 for dense packing?

It should not exceed 40 grafts/ cm square. Each graft may contain multiple hair follicles.

What is a body hair transplant? From which body part is a body hair transplant taken?

If your scalp has been damaged from previous strip surgeries or you have an advanced stage of hair loss, we can now move hair follicles from nearly every part of the body such as the back and chest. It is noted that the growth of beard hair is better than body hair. Beard hairs are naturally coarser than other body hairs and therefore, could provide better scalp coverage. Many leading hair restoration physicians also feel that using beard hair is more viable than hair from other parts of the body, which possess even shorter growth cycles.

Which sites of the body are commonly used for extraction?

Hair follicles from nearly every part of the body can be extracted especially from the beard and chest areas. It is noted that the growth of beard hair is better than the rest of body hair. Beard hairs are naturally coarser than other body hairs and, therefore, could provide better scalp coverage.

What is the site of extraction for eyebrow reconstruction?

In women, the finer hair in the area over the ears should generally be harvested. In men with fine hair and coarse eyebrows, the area adjacent to the occipital protuberance is usually the coarsest hair on the scalp and may be the best match.

What is the site of extraction for moustache reconstruction?

Harvesting hair from the beard area just inferior to the jaw line may provide better donor hair for moustache reconstruction.

What are sebaceous glands and do extracted follicles have sebaceous glands with them?

Sebaceous glands are microscopic glands in the skin that secrete an oily/ waxy matter called “sebum”, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. The extracted follicles do not have sebaceous glands in them.

Can another person's hair be used for implantation, e.g. siblings?

No, autoimmune rejection of hair grafts occurs when we implant another person’s hair.

Does implantation help in repairing scars?

Yes but it depends upon the depth and duration of scarring. Approximately 50% is the survival rate of the implanted hairs post implantation.

Can implantation be done on stable Alopecia Areata sites on scalp, beard area etc and will it yield good results?

Yes implantation can be done on non-progressive Alopecia Areata. Outcome may vary from individual to individual.

Can implantation be done for eyebrow reconstruction from the beard area and will it give natural results?

Yes, implantation can be done for eyebrow reconstruction from the beard area. Results will depend upon the recipient site quality i.e. scarred or non- scarred area. In case of eyebrow reconstruction, the implanted hair needs to be trimmed regularly.

Who are the clients for body hair transplant?

The clients for body hair transplant are:

1. Those having very poor scalp donor area (density <60 hairs/cm2).

2. Scarred donor area because of multiple hair transplant procedures or trauma, burns, scarring alopecia etc.

Can implantation be done on scalp psoriasis?

Psoriatic scalps have good blood supply, which is good for results. There is a slight risk of aggravation by psoriasis, but it can be done with a well-informed special consent.

Can implantation be done on a recipient area studded with multiple cysts and pustular lesions?

No, as it can raise the infection chances on the scalp area.

Any chances of brain damage post implantation?

The brain is inside the skull bone and extraction and implantation is done in the superficial skin level only. It is an absolutely safe and US FDA approved procedure and there cannot be any chances of brain damage.