DHT Technique

DHT Technique

DHT Technique

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Direct Hair Transplant (DHT) is one of the methods of transplanting hair. It represents a modern leap forward in hair transplantation, providing patients with natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Understand DHT

DHT is a modified version of the traditional FUE method. DHT takes the FUE procedure to a new level by making the transplantation process more efficient and effective.

In conventional FUE, hair follicles extracted from the donor area are stored outside the body while the recipient area is being prepared. This waiting period can impact the survival rate of the hair follicles. They may become dehydrated or get damaged during this time, leading to lower survival rates.

The Advantages of DHT

DHT eliminates the waiting time for the harvested hair follicles. Instead of storing them outside the body, the hair follicles are immediately transplanted into the recipient area. This crucial difference sets DHT apart from traditional FUE and other hair transplant techniques, offering several key advantages:

  1. Enhanced survival rate

By directly transplanting the follicles without prolonged exposure to external conditions, the risk of damage or dehydration is significantly reduced. As a result, the survival rate of the transplanted hair follicles tends to be higher in DHT, leading to more successful and long-lasting outcomes.

  1. Natural-looking results

DHT's ability to preserve the hair follicles' integrity allows for a more natural appearance after transplantation. The surgeon can precisely place each follicle in the right direction, angle, and density, mimicking the hair's natural growth pattern. The meticulous focus on detail guarantees a seamless integration of the transplanted hair with the natural hairline.

  1. Minimal discomfort and fast recovery

Like FUE, DHT is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no stitches or sutures. This leads to minimal discomfort during the process and faster healing times compared to traditional hair transplantation methods, reducing downtime for the patient.

  1. Suitable for various cases

DHT can be suitable for a wide range of patients, including those with advanced hair loss or individuals who have previously undergone unsuccessful hair transplantations. It allows surgeons to strategically target specific areas of the scalp, making it a versatile option for various stages of hair loss.

The DHT Procedure

The DHT procedure typically involves the following steps:

  1. Donor area preparation

The surgeon identifies the donor area, usually at the back or sides of the head, where hair is genetically resistant to balding. This area serves as the source of healthy hair follicles.

  1. Follicle extraction

Grafts are extracted from the donor area using a specialized micro-punch tool with a diameter of 1 mm or less. The surgeon ensures precision and care to minimize any damage to the follicles.

  1. Recipient area preparation and transplantation

The recipient area is carefully prepared. This is the crucial step that sets DHT apart. Instead of storing the extracted follicles, they are immediately transplanted into the recipient. Meticulous placement is vital to achieve natural-looking results.

  1. Post-transplant care

After the procedure, patients are provided with post-transplant care instructions to ensure proper healing and optimal results. The transplanted hair typically falls out in the weeks following the procedure but will regrow within a few months.

DHT vs FUE

DHT and FUE are both reliable methods of hair transplantation. However, DHT is superior to traditional FUE in many aspects. However, it's important to note that the superiority of one technique over the other can be subjective and may vary depending on the specific case and the surgeon's skill. Let's explore why DHT is superior to FUE in some cases:

  1. The higher graft survival rate

DHT's immediate transplantation reduces follicle time outside the body and enhances the survival rates of these grafts.

  1. Increased efficiency

DHT's streamlined process eliminates the need for sorting and counting follicles, saving time for surgeons and patients.

  1. Reduced follicle trauma

DHT's gentle handling and immediate placement reduce trauma, promoting better post-transplant hair growth.

  1. Precise graft placement

DHT offers better control over hair follicle placement, ensuring a natural hairline appearance.

  1. Faster recovery

DHT's immediate transplantation results in minimal downtime, allowing a quicker return to regular activities.

  1. Suitable for advanced hair loss

DHT's higher survival rate and efficiency make it ideal for advanced hair loss cases or previous unsuccessful transplants.

Bio-DHT

Bio-DHT is the more advanced version where a liposomal ATP solution is provided while transplanting the follicles. Liposomal ATP provides energy to the grafts and can significantly improve their survival rate.

It is an innovative combination of DHT and PRP therapy. In this technique, grafts are taken from the recipient area and immediately implanted back into the same area, while PRP is injected at the recipient site.

Compared to the FUE, Bio-DHT hair transplants are more beneficial and effective, delivering excellent results.

Conclusion

DHT is the most advanced version of hair transplantation, and you should always choose it over other methods if you want the best result. To book your free consultation, please fill out the form below.

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DR. MANISH BHAKTA PRADHAN

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