As the demand for hair transplant increases, so does the need for better techniques. The hair transplant industry generally calls for advancements. Could be the competition or the passion for the field, but it seems new innovations keep popping up. One such technique is the DHI Choi FUE.
But, this does not mean that every innovation is a breakthrough. Some variations might enhance on a particular aspect, but at the cost of another. So at what cost is DHI Choi FUE operating?
There is no doubt about the popularity of the treatment. But, it is important to note that the prevalence, in no way, correlates to scientific evidence. Sometimes it is good marketing. So you need to do your research always. And try to dig out as much scientific information as possible.
What Is DHI Choi FUE?
DHI Choi FUE is a hair transplant technique that originates from FUE hair transplant. Initially there were only two techniques for hair transplant. But later, variations on either one of the techniques started appearing. DHI Choi FUE takes the traditional FUE and adds a twist to the final stages in the process.
How Does DHI FUE Work
DHI Choi is a technique that follows the standard FUE technique with a twirl. In other words, DHI Choi FUE starts out as a normal hair transplant.
The first step includes the hairline design. Then comes the extraction of grafts.
This is where DHI Choi FUE then switches up. Instead of opening channels then implanting the grafts, DHI aims for a shortcut. Using a special pen, surgeons make incisions and insert grafts at once. It does sound fascinating at first glance.
Is DHI Choi A Good Technique?
To understand why DHI may not be your ideal treatment we have to go over some points. First grafts are EXTREMELY sensitive. And, DHI Choi FUE is vigorous to an extent
Follicular units are susceptible to damage. And thus, need protection through the process. The delicate nature of the grafts makes them respond negatively. By exogenous trauma we mean, dehydration, hot temperatures, infection, and most importantly mechanical trauma.
So, for better results, the grafts have to be handled as gently as possible.
This is also why the best surgeons place the grafts in hypothermosol solutions after extraction. Hypothermosol hydrates the grafts by supplying grafts with essential nutrients and moisture. Also, it maintains a suitable temperature for grafts. Follicular units must stay in cool environments to prevents the risk of infection.
Disadvantages of DHI FUE Hair Transplant
As you can conclude from the talk above, there is one factor that hypothermosol cannot protect grafts from, and it is mechanical trauma. The entire success of a hair transplant depends on the number of grafts that it can extract and implant.
With that, it is a critical factor that determines the success or failure of the surgery. For every person, there is a limit to how much donor hair they can extract and implant. For that reason, handling grafts safely is important.
Donor regions are finite, and you need every graft you can use.
It is in the gentle handling of the grafts that DHI Choi FUE fails. For starters, nurses will have to load the graft into a pen. A risky process that in other hair transplant techniques could end by direct implanting of grafts into channels.
There is already a risk in loading the grafts into the pen-like needle. But allowing a machine to load the grafts into incisions, you are operating on a thin sheet of ice. The possibilities of something going wrong with the pen are endless. Given the small mistake tolerance of the surgery, is this something you want to risk?
Advantages Of The Technique
There is no doubt the time merging two processes into one would save. Indeed, if you are looking for time efficiency over better results, DHI Choi is the choice for you. The argument most used to support DHI Choi is that it makes the process quicker. Or it speeds the process by an average of one hour.
This means it leaves the grafts out of the body for shorter periods. We are not arguing against this point. True it is beneficial. But, it is not the only time-efficient technique of hair transplantation.
Better Alternatives To DHI Choi
There are treatments that are both time-efficient and yield better results. For example, a technique known as sapphire FUE uses sapphire blades that are scientifically proved to be more time-efficient. Sapphire FUE cuts the processing time by an hour. In other words, it handles the grafts as should be. But at the same time cuts short the out-of-body-time period.
Even traditional FUE would be a safer alternative to DHI FUE.
Although DHI Choi FUE is marketed and advertised for, patients should never rely on ads alone to make a decision. Thankfully science exists to prove the actual efficiency of current techniques. According to science, DHI Choi poses a risk on the delicate grafts by exposing them to unnecessary action. Although the argument is often for a shorter out of body time for the grafts, this should not fool you.
There are a variety of techniques that are both time-efficient and yield better results. In a case like handling sensitive, delicate grafts, is a mechanical approach the best? We call nay, science calls nay, but what do you call? The final decision is yours!
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