Hair loss is a common problem for many men and women. Some products and treatments can slow down the receding of the hairline and the thinning of hair. However, those solutions can’t completely stop this hereditary trait from ultimately happening. Fortunately, there is a way to permanently solve this problem and that is hair transplanting.
When it comes to such treatment, there are three essential steps that specialized Hair Transplantation and Plastic Surgery clinics such as follow. First is graft-extraction, which is the removal of hair, and Beauty Travels 24 (health tourism agency) favors the FUE Gold technique for this process. The next step is to open-channels, where new channels for the transplanted hair strands to grow from. The last step is graft-implantation, and this is where the placement of the graft happens. There are two methods for this procedure.
1. Manual implantation
Just as how it sounds, manual implantation is performed by the surgeon by hand. It allows them to evaluate the hair shaft resistance through sensation, which makes it ideal for patients with issues regarding skin sensitivity. The grafts are implanted manually by inserting them individually, allowing the surgeon to control which direction the strands follow, and that, in turn, can make the hair look more natural.
- The surgeon can manage which direction the graft grows.
- It looks just like natural hair.
- Barely any scars from the surgery will be left after the treatment.
- Hair implantation is complicated to perform by hand, so this technique will require trained experts in the field.
- Patients may recover more quickly than with the DHI method, but it will still take quite some time before they become fully healed.
2. Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) method
The DHI method can be alternatively referred to as the Percutaneous, pen, or Choi pen technique because it utilizes the Choi Implanter Pen to directly insert the new hair follicles into the designated area after the graft was removed. This makes it more ideal for small, specific regions that cannot be adequately reached using hands.
- The DHI technique works best for small regions.
- It can implant hair in a more detailed manner than surgery by hand.
- It consumes a shorter application time than manual implantation.
- It requires precise and gentle motions to be done correctly, so unless the surgeon performing it is skilled, it can be riskier.
- The graft may get damaged during the treatment.
- The direction of the growth of the implanted hair is less unpredictable.
The technique that will be used for the graft-implantation depends on which suits the patient’s condition best. At Beauty Travels 24’s clinics, manual implantation has the highest satisfaction rate and it is also the method recommended by specialists due to its numerous advantages. However, the DHI technique is also effective, although it comes with relatively more risks and looks less natural. Overall, surgeons at Beauty Travels 24’s clinics are capable of using both methods, and there could be instances where their surgeons recommend the use of both methods to achieve natural looking hair.