DHI Hair Transplant Miami

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI)

Care4Hair provides Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) services to patients in Miami and worldwide who are suffering from substantial hair loss. This method is one of the most widely practiced hair transplantation methods because it does not require the head to be shaved and yields natural, full results with minimal downtime. Eric Valladares, MD, specializes in DHI and other leading hair transplant techniques in hair restoration. He and his skilled team of professionals have guided both male and female patients on their hair restoration journeys, reviving their hairlines and confidence in a short time.

What is DHI?

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is a similar procedure to the FUE hair transplant. Your surgeon will remove hair follicles from a donor area and implant them into balding areas to eventually grow new hair. However, the differentiating factor of a DHI is that the surgeon uses a specific implanting tool to inject the grafts into the recipient area.

Best Candidates for DHI Hair Restoration

  • Are losing their hair due to androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern baldness
  • Are over 25 years old
  • Have a hair density of more than 40 follicles per square centimeter at the donor site (usually the back of the head)
  • Have realistic expectations about outcomes.

If you are unsure whether this type of procedure is right for you, consult a Care4Hair hair transplant surgeon in Miami to receive a free consultation and customized information.

The DHI Hair Transplant Method

The DHI hair transplant procedure at Care4Hair in Miami goes as follows:

  • 01

    Local anesthetic is applied to the area (shaving the head is unnecessary with the DHI method).

  • 02
    Follicle Extraction

    Dr. Valladares will remove follicles from the donor area using a fine-tipped tool.

  • 03
    Graft Implantation

    Follicles are loaded into a pen-shaped tool, formally known as the Choi Implanter Pen, and implanted directly into the recipient area.

  • 04
    Clean & Bandage

    The Care4Hair team will then apply antibiotic cream and bandages to all affected areas for recovery.


Advantages of the DHI Hair Transplant Method

  • The DHI hair transplant method permits transplantation without shaving the scalp.
  • There is no need to create incisions on the patient’s scalp with DHI.
  • The DHI implanter better controls the depth, angle, and direction of the implanted follicles.
  • Since the DHI technique does not require the canals to be opened before implantation, it minimizes the length of time hair follicles stay outside the tissue and ensures healthier transplantation.
  • Minimal pain and downtime after the DHI procedure.

Disadvantages of the DHI Technique

  • A slower process in comparison to other hair transplantation techniques
  • Higher costs in contrast to more traditional methods

DHI Hair Transplant Results & Recovery

Crusting, pitting, and postulation occur very minimally with the DHI method, as it does not require cuts during the hair transplantation process. However, patients should expect “shock loss,” a shedding of the hair that takes place within the first three weeks after the transplant; this is common and only signals your body’s natural response to the surgery. Grafts will fall within 2 to 3 months after DHI hair transplant and gradually begin to grow again. At the end of the 4th month, the regrowth rate should be around 20-30%, by the 6th month, about 50-60%, and final results should be visible approximately 12 months after the operation.

Hair Transplant Before and After

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DHI Hair Transplant Cost

The average cost of a DHI procedure ranges between $3,000 and $14,000USD. Pricing varies depending on the quantity of grafted hair and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Our specialists would be delighted to sit down with you to discuss your unique situation. Together we will determine if this procedure is right for you and craft a look, an action plan, and budget in preparation for achieving it.

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DHI Transplant Side Effects and Risks

Possible side effects of DHI can include:

● Bleeding
● Swelling of the scalp or bruising around the eyes
● Infection
● Inflammation
● Itching

DHI vs. FUE Hair Transplant: Which Is Better?

Compared to FUE, DHI is considered a more effective hair transplant procedure since it allows the surgeon to determine the direction and dimensions of hair growth. This technique enables denser, more natural-looking results. The follicles are also implanted more quickly after removal. Additionally, recovery from a DHI hair transplant is faster than with FUE.

Receive Personalized Quotes and Answers to your Questions.

Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Valladares at Care4Hair clinic in Miami.


    Is DHI more painful than other hair transplantation methods?

    Throughout his many years of experience in hair transplantation, Dr. Valladares has recommended the best procedures for men and women of all ages, hair types, and hair densities. Not only is the Care4Hair clinic equipped with the latest technology in hair restoration, but it offers patients exclusive assistance. Our team of specialists will walk you through your hair restoration journey from beginning to end, with your complete satisfaction being our primary goal.

    What Is the Main Difference Between DHI and FUE?

    Both the DHI and FUE procedures involve taking healthy hair follicles from one part of your scalp and implanting them in areas where thinning and loss have occurred. What sets the DHI technique apart is that the surgeon uses a specific follicle implanting tool, known as a Choi Implanter Pen, to inject the grafts to the recipient area in place of manual implantation. Because of this, DHI does not require the same incisions needed for the FUE technique. Since the follicles are quickly transferred from the donor to transplant sites, the hair spends less time disconnected from the body, warranting healthier transplantation.

    Why choose Care4Hair for my hair restoration needs?

    The Care4Hair specialists serve clients from Miami and around the world with care, precision, and an unparalleled ability to deliver natural-looking results. Not only is the Care4Hair clinic equipped with the latest technology in hair restoration but Dr. Valladares recommends the best procedures for your age, hair type, and aesthetic goals while emphasizing optimal aftercare practices to boost permanent results.

    Can I receive hair follicles from someone else?

    Patients often ask the Care4Hair team if they can obtain hair follicles from someone else. Unfortunately, it is impossible to receive hair follicles from a donor unless you share bone marrow or are identical twins. Otherwise, if a patient were to receive donor follicles, their body would flag the skin tissues as foreign and reject the grafted hair. This rejection would cause the patient to automatically develop an immune response and reject the foreign tissue without immune-suppressant drugs.

    Is there an age limit for the DHI hair transplant surgery?

    DHI hair transplants can be safely performed on a patient of any age. However, patients between 30 and 50 are considered optimal candidates since hair loss begins to stabilize at this age.

    Are the Results From a DHI Hair Transplant Permanent?

    Yes, the results of a DHI hair transplant surgery are long-lasting and deemed to be permanent. Your healthy follicles are moved to a new area, and within just a few months, natural hair growth begins. However, for the best results, the surgery should be performed by a proficient hair restoration specialist like Dr. Valladares. He enforces post-procedure care instructions for all of his patients to ensure optimal hair regrowth and patient satisfaction.

    Are the Results More Natural With the DHI Technique?

    The direction and dimensions of hair growth are set as desired with the hair sowing pen, allowing for fuller and more natural results.

    What is the success rate of the DHI hair transplant?

    Due to the advantages of this method, the success rate of a DHI hair transplant has reached up to 95%.

    Are there possible complications when performing the DHI procedure?

    Allergic reactions to anesthesia and infections are rare after a DHI hair transplant but do occur. Following the surgeon's post-operative care instructions and disclosing your medical history during the initial consultation is vital to prevent such complications.

    Can you receive a hair transplant if you have a medical condition?

    Patients with pre-existing medical conditions should notify Dr. Valladares of their entire medical history at the initial evaluation. The Care4Hair specialists will also require a list of your medications and any known allergies. After obtaining this information, we may determine if you are a viable candidate for this procedure.

    Receive Personalized Quotes and Answers to your Questions.

    Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Valladares at Care4Hair clinic in Miami.

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