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Is a DHI Hair Transplant Good?

Direct hair Implantation (DHI) is a similar method of hair transplant to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Many of our clients opt for the DHI procedure when their hair is thinning or when they have small areas of hair loss.

DHI hair transplants are considered to be an advancement in the hair restoration industry. This method of hair transplant was developed to implant hair grafts closer together. Thus resulting in the clients having a thicker head of hair.


FUE vs DHI – How effective is a DHI Hair Transplant?

The DHI method of hair transplant has the same extraction technique as the FUE method. Therefore, hair grafts are individually taken out of the donor area by the surgeon using micro-forceps alongside the help of an extraction machine. Next, the hair grafts are prepped and protected at a particular temperature within a special solution ready for implantation.

No incisions are made when implanting hair through the DHI method. Unlike FUE, the DHI hair transplant procedure is carried out by using (Choi) pen technology. Through using pen technology surgeons can implant hair grafts directly into the appointed area of the head. Additionally, when using pen technology surgeons’ have more control with how hair grafts are implanted. (They can determine what angle or depth to place each graft).

Altogether, both the FUE and DHI hair transplants are highly exceptional procedures that offer no visible scarring.



  • Results will leave you with natural-looking, fuller hair.
  • You can decide how your hair grows.
  • There is little downtime enabling you to return to your daily routine soon after the procedure.

    Want to know more about the DHI procedure? See our FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions (Our FAQs)

How is a DHI hair transplant applied?

Briefly put, after hair grafts (roots) are taken out they are then prepped for transplantation.

Roots are then placed into the specialised pens before being injected into the skin. At this stage, the surgeon can adjust the angle and direction of the roots.  When the pen retracts the root stays behind under the skin completing the transplant.

What are the advantages of a DHI hair transplant?
  • After the initial anaesthetic, this is known to be a painless process.
  • Since there is no need for an incision on the transplant site, there will be less bleeding and no damage to the bald area.
  • Recovery is quite rapid following the DHI procedure due to less tension on the head.
  • Less harm is caused to the transported follicles.
  • Pen technology creates a dense, and more natural results.
Does my hair need to be cut for a DHI hair transplant?

In short, your hair will not need to be cut for this method of transplantation. Hair roots can actually be transplanted around long hairs to treat smaller areas of thinning.

Are there any side effects of DHI hair transplants?

Any procedure comes with its risks and a DHI hair transplant is no different.

Possible side effects may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Scalp swelling
  • Itching
  • Infection
  • Temporary hair loss
  • Less sensation in the transplant area of the scalp

Although you may not experience the above side effects it is important to keep them in mind.

How Much Does a DHI Hair Transplant Cost?

In the UK the prices of DHI hair transplants starting from between £2500 – £7000.

However, our DHI procedure starts at £2100. Not only will we save you money on the procedure, the price will cover more than just your DHI treatment.

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