FUE or DHI? That is the key question...

Many of you might be asking this question when faced with the decision of undergoing a hair transplant. Which method is better? Which will yield better results? There are many myths and inaccuracies surrounding these questions that could lead to confusion. Therefore, in this article, we will thoroughly explain the differences between the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) methods to help you make an informed decision.

What are the differences between the FUE and DHI methods?

Although both techniques start with the same step, the extraction of grafts – which are groups of hair follicles – the differences begin at the moment of their implantation. In the FUE method, after the grafts are harvested, the surgeon creates micro-incisions in the scalp into which the hair is then manually implanted. This method may require shaving the head completely before the procedure.

The DHI method, often considered an improved version of FUE, uses a specialized CHOI applicator that resembles a pen. This applicator allows for the direct implantation of hair under the skin and increases the precision of placing each graft, but unfortunately, it prolongs the duration of the procedure. Importantly, DHI allows the procedure to be performed without the need to completely shave the head, which is particularly attractive to women and men who prefer discretion and do not want to change their current hair appearance during recovery. However, it is important to remember that even with the DHI method, the donor area, from which the hair is harvested, must be shaved.

Who is the DHI procedure best suited for?

The DHI procedure is especially recommended for those who value minimal interference with their appearance during the healing process. It is an ideal option for women who are concerned about the need to shave their hair, as well as for men who need to fill in small areas of baldness, up to a maximum of 4500 grafts. DHI offers discretion, which is important for individuals working in environments where image is crucial.

Is the DHI procedure better than FUE?

Both hair transplant methods can yield excellent results, and the choice of method should depend on the individual needs of the patient, not on prevailing myths. Both FUE and DHI offer identical outcomes in terms of natural appearance, density, and hair placement. Differences in skin healing and post-procedure pain are usually minimal and depend more on the individual characteristics of the patient than on the chosen method.


The decision between FUE and DHI should be dictated by personal preferences, expectations regarding the results, and readiness to go through the recovery period. It is crucial to consult with a specialist who can help assess which method will be best for your individual needs. When choosing a clinic, pay attention to the experience and professionalism of the team, as they are the guarantors of the procedure’s success.

Thanks to a thorough understanding of these methods, you can approach the decision about a hair transplant with greater confidence and trust. We invite you to continue reading our articles to learn more about the possibilities and techniques that support hair beauty and health.

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