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DHI is one of the most recent techniques in hair transplantation through which hair follicles are implanted one by one directly to the bald or thinning area of the head thanks to the DHI patented pen-like tool, the DHI implanter. Depth, direction, and angle are controlled by DHI implanter and the certified, trained specialists who use the tool. As implantation is done at the same time, DHI offers a solution for those who do not want for the hair in the implantation area to be cut off completely. There is no need for shaving in DHI hair transplant procedure, the donor area is trimmed.

Who Is This For?

  • Men who have hair loss caused by male pattern baldness
  • Men who are classified as a Norwood Scale Class 3 or above
  • Women, as well as men who wish to thicken their hair
  • Men who want beard transplantation

Treatment Duration

6 to 8 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects

  • Infection
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Itching
  • Numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp
  • Inflammation or infection of the hair follicles (folliculitis)

Recovery Time

Patients may expect to see new hair growth for about a month but then it may seem to stop. New growth starts again 3-4 months after procedure, obvious difference is noticed at 6 months and complete results become visible from 9 months to a year.

Success Rate: 97%

Alternative Treatments

  • Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
  • Stem Cell Hair Transplant

Before / After

DHI Hair Transplant at Estepalace Hair Transplant Center

How Does it Work?

Online Consultation

First things first, an online consultation (between you and a DHI Hair Transplant specialist) will be scheduled –this is done in order to make sure that you’re a suitable candidate for the beard transplant surgery. You will be asked to send some pictures of your face and head (from the top, front, left, right, and back angles). After a Hair Transplant specialists reviews your pictures, you will be told the approximate number of grafts that you need. During the online consultations, expect the following questions:

  • Have you ever had a beard transplant before?
  • Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of?
  • Are you currently taking any medication?
  • What do you expect from DHI hair transplant surgery?

It is during this consultation that your surgeon will learn about motivation, expectations, and goals –in regards to the surgery.

For your online consultation, we will kindly ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide down below, so we can evaluate your case.

Preparation for surgery

Each and every DHI Hair Transplant procedure is tailored to suit every individual’s needs, preferences and the clinic’s best practices. When you arrive at the clinic, you will have your final consultation which will be done face-to-face between you and your surgeon. When you have both gone through the details of the DHI Hair Transplant procedure, your surgeon will examine your overall health condition by carrying out physical and blood tests.

As you are being prepared for the surgery, your surgeon will give you a long-acting local anesthesia. This is done so that you feel comfortable during the surgery. Once the anesthesia kicks in, your surgeon will start the procedure. Since there is no need to make incisions in this type of a hair transplant, the next step will be the extraction process.


Your surgeon will extract the hair follicles one by one from donor area, using a specially designed disposable instrument with a diameter of 1mm or less.


The extracted hair follicles are then implanted directly into the recipient area using an implant tool. No holes or slits are created prior to implantation with DHI hair transplant procedure.

You can always ask your surgeon to give you sedatives, just in case you’re not calm during this phase. This will help you relax.


A day after the surgery, you will have to return to the clinic for a quick review. Your surgeon will most likely give you a few instructions that you should carefully follow to make the recovery process flawless. Some of the instructions include:

  • You should not touch the recipient area for the first 3 days.
  • You can return to low-to-moderate exercise 7 days after the session, but you should avoid heavy weight lifting for 10 days.
  • You may wash the recipient area with normal pressure 10 days after the procedure to remove any scabbing and keep the scalp clean.
  • You should avoid direct sun exposure for 4 weeks. This is important for a more comfortable post-op period.
  • You can not use a helmet for 15 days after the procedure.
  • You should avoid usage of chemical products on your scalp for 1 month. You can use the products that your surgeon give you after the surgery.
  • It is also very important to minimize smoking for 3 days, as well as to stop consuming alcohol while taking antibiotics.


What Shall I Expect from a DHI Hair Transplant?

  • In your first week after the surgery, you may experience minor swelling and discomfort. Don’t panic, these are all okay and expected.
  • In your second week after hair transplant you may notice some redness in donor and implanted area which is also normal and will disappear soon.
  • About 3 weeks after DHI treatment, you may notice the temporary loss of implanted hair. This is quite normal and expected.
  • After 3-4 months of the DHI hair transplant you will realize that implanted hair is growing slowly. Whole process of growing can take up to 16 months.


Things You Should Do Before Surgery

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirins and any other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So you should not take in anything alcoholic 24 hours prior surgery.
  • If you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, you should inform your surgeon before the surgery commences. 



Is DHI Hair Transplant Painful?

You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure is done. However, your surgeon may prescribe painkillers to relieve this pain and discomfort.

Does DHI Hair Transplant Leave a Scar?

No, DHI technique leaves no visible scars in both the donor and implanted area.

What Is the Difference Between FUE And DHI Hair Transplant?

The main difference between FUE and DHI hair transplant techniques is the way the collected grafts are implanted in the recipient area. During FUE hair transplant, the surgeon manually implants the harvested grafts, while in the DHI technique a special implant device is used for this process.



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