DHI Hair Transplant

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Yetkin Bayer

Hair Transplant Surgeon, Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery

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Written by

Noyan Süalp

Updated on  April 24, 2024

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What is DHI Hair Transplant?

Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is an advanced hair transplant technique where individual hair follicles are directly implanted into the recipient area using a specialized tool called a Choi Implanter Pen. Here’s how it works:

  1. Extraction: Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area (usually the back or sides of the scalp) using a micro motor with fine, precise punches, minimizing damage to the follicles.

  2. Implantation: The extracted follicles are immediately implanted into the thinning or balding areas of the scalp. The Choi Implanter Pen allows for precise control over the depth, direction, and angle of each follicle, ensuring a natural look.

  3. Benefits: DHI offers several advantages, including reduced handling of hair follicles (which increases their survival rate), no need for creating recipient site incisions beforehand, and faster recovery times. Additionally, the technique allows for higher density and more natural-looking results.

Overall, DHI is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a more comfortable experience and excellent aesthetic outcomes.

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Operation Details

  • 5 Hours

    Operation Time

  • Local


  • Up to 600

    Maximum grafts in one sessions

  • 2 Weeks

    1st Checkup

  • 2-3 Days

    Average length of stay in Turkey

  • 60 Days

    New Hair Growth

  • 30 Days

    Donor Healing Time

  • 1 Day

    Return to Routine

  • 90 Day

    Healing Time

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The Choi Implanter Pen

Choi implanter pen is not a hair transplantation technique but is a tool used by the skilled and experienced surgeons during a hair transplantation operation. 

The idea of ​​using this tool is to combine two stages, the stage of opening the incisions and the stage of transplanting the hair follicles. 

This technique opens the incisions of the extracted grafts from the donor area and transplant it in the ​​bald area by using one tool which is the Choi implanter pens. The technique used by our surgeons will minimize any aggravation on your scalp as hairs are being removed and then placed into the bald areas.

This is down to the fact that the Choi Implanter Pen works best when it is operating on hair follicles one at a time. The healing period for our DHI hair implant is significantly reduced when compared to traditional FUT or FUE  procedures. This is due to the minimal time in which a follicle is outside of your scalp and the tiny incisions used for the placements. Faster healing also lends itself to reduced scarring, so the results will appear far more natural. The Choi Implanter Pen enables hairs to be removed with the most accuracy of incisions, making the DHI hair implantation one of the best hair loss solutions.

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Operation Procedure

The Procedure of DHI Hair Transplant

Before the operation starts, your surgeon will draw your new hairline on your head based on the predetermined plans and the goal of your hair transplantation. The next step is the injection of long-lasting local anesthesia on the donor site. While general anesthesia is usually not required, you may request a sedative to become more comfortable, since it is a quite time-consuming process.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your doctor will start the extraction process, manually using an extractor device with a diameter in 1 mm or less. As soon as the hair is extracted from the donor area, it will be immediately implanted into the recipient site without further ado. Skipping the incision step, your doctor will load the Choi pen with the extracted hair follicles, and directly implant them into your scalp, according to the predetermined plan of action. The placement of the hair follicles must be done with utmost diligence as it requires a precise direction and angle of 40 to 45 degrees. The surgeon’s skill and experience become prominent at this point. 2 to 6 pens and 15 to 16 needles of various sizes are needed throughout the operation, depending on the structure of the hair.

Following your surgery, you will be informed on what kind of an aftercare routine you should follow on the instructions of your surgeon. You will be given all kinds of necessities required for a post-op period such as shampoos and medications.

While it is understandable to have a desire for quick results as it is a cosmetic condition, it is still important to have realistic expectations. The results of DHI operation do not appear immediately, visible hair growth is expected to occur at least 5 to 6 months after the procedure. There is another fairly normal part of the operation which stirs up trouble in the eyes of the patient, which is then transplanted hair loss happening throughout the weeks after the operation. You don’t need to panic over this period as your hair will be back gradually, both in the transplanted area as well as the donor site.

Finally, it is important to remember that the final results differ from person to person, and greatly depend on the patient’s natural hairline. Likewise, considering your medical history, physical condition, and environmental factors, your recovery period will proceed gradually, depending on the individual momentum of your hair.

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All inclusive Hair Transplant Package

  • Accommodation (3 nights stay in a 4-star hotel)
  • VIP transfers (Private car. From the hospital to the hotel, then to the hospital, and back)
  • Translator service if needed
  • Painless Local Anesthesia
  • MicroFUE maximum density pre-operation haircut
  • PRP Treatment Medications
  • Post-operative care essentials, such as shampoo, lotion, special hat, neck pillow, pain killers, aspirin,  antibiotics, etc.
  • PRP therapy to stimulate better hair growth.

Cost of DHI Hair Transplant in Turkey

What Turkish clinics are delivering in 2020 in terms of services and the quality of procedures With all of the modern technology is what you can consider being cheap, especially compared to other Western countries such as the US, the UK, and all over Europe.   

A DHI Hair Transplant in Turkey can cost you a minimum of $2500-$3500, although other clinics in Istanbul, Turkey’s starting price can lower. However, The price factor here still affects the outcome in many cases.  

FAQ about DHI Hair Transplant

What are the benefits of DHI hair transplant?
  • DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) is a hair restoration technique where individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area and directly implanted into the recipient area using a specialized tool called a Choi Implanter Pen.

How does DHI differ from FUE and FUT?

Unlike FUE and FUT, which involve creating incisions before implanting hair follicles, DHI uses the Choi Implanter Pen to simultaneously create the incision and implant the follicle, offering more precision and control.

Is DHI suitable for everyone?

DHI is suitable for most individuals experiencing hair loss, but a thorough consultation with a specialist is necessary to determine if it’s the best option for your specific case.

Is the DHI procedure painful?

Local anesthesia is used to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Patients may experience mild discomfort during recovery.

What is the recovery time for DHI hair transplant?

Initial recovery takes about 1 to 2 weeks, with most patients resuming normal activities within a few days. Full results are typically visible within 9 to 12 months.

Where do DHI hair transplants often perform in Turkey?

As Turkey is thriving with hair transplantation and many other cosmetic operations, clinics and centers spread throughout the country from the capital city of Ankara, Izmir, and the well-known beach city of Antalya, all of whom can take care of hair transplantation to other basic cosmetic operations. However, the popular Istanbul still serves a greater role and service and thrives on bringing more tourists to medical tourism.

And, in other words, although other cities in Turkey provide Hair transplant in general, Istanbul should be your first choice.

Why is a DHI hair transplant in Turkey cheap?

Turkey is the most popular country in all kinds of hair transplantation and plastic surgery, and it is easier to receive a DHI hair transplant in Turkey, at a much cheaper cost. 


  1. One of the big factors to a cheaper cost, Turkey supports the domestic manufacturing of any goods and products over importing, As a result, it eliminates shipping, logistics, and customs costs from the final pricing stage. This same concept contributes to low health care costs and surgery prices in Turkey.
  2. In the United States or the United Kingdom and Europe, average salaries play a major part in what can truly be called ‘low cost’ here in Turkey, and not only income, but the cost of living is higher.

And that can answer why a DHI hair transplant is cheaper in Turkey.  It’s a matter of understanding how the world works. The low prices have everything to do with the economy and nothing to do with’ the quality’.

How to choose the best clinic for a DHI hair transplant?

If you are already coming to Turkey, you may also go to the best clinics to get your DHI hair transplant, a significant consideration for choosing the best clinic is that first, you have to look at their website online and read the customer review and, secondly, you have to know the expertise of your physician who conducts your procedure. 

And we provide you some of the main factors, to help you choosing Istanbul Turkey’s best clinic for hair transplant:

  • Experience
  • Dedications and Commitment
  • Consistent Results
  • affordable hair transplant 

A high hair transplant cost does not guarantee you the best results, you must know hair transplantation restoration procedures and costs and know what applies to you.

And Do not go for fake advertisements-make research by yourself. Find the center with affordable hair transplant over the internet and then enquire personally.