Direct Hair Implantation Technique

Direct Hair Implantation Technique

This is a highly effective type of hair transplant which has become increasingly popular with many patients. Why is this? The reason is that it is 'minimally invasive' which means less risk of scarring or trauma to the scalp.

It is based on the FUE technique follicular unit extraction in which single follicular units rather than strips are removed from the donor area of the scalp. Custom made surgical instruments are used which prevent the risk of damage to the follicular units and the scalp.

This is a relatively new technique which when combined with microscopic dissection, reduces the risk of damage to the hair follicles and results in denser hair growth.

How does this differ from other hair transplant techniques? Easy. The secret of its success is the use of FUE which is both simple and relatively painless. Direct hair implantation does not involve a scalpel, stitches or donor strips and guarantees great results.

Direct hair implantation takes 4 to 5 hours to complete.

Advantages of direct hair implantation

The most obvious benefit is greater hair coverage which looks and feels natural. But this technique removes the risk of damage to the follicles and other forms of trauma which reduces the recovery period.

Another benefit is that the surgeon can insert a greater number of hair grafts compared to other techniques. In fact as many as 1,000 to 1,200 grafts can be placed in a session.

This procedure can be complete in a single day. This includes time spent harvesting (removing) the follicular units followed by the transplantation of these units into the recipient area of the scalp.

Disadvantages of direct hair implantation

Are there any disadvantages? It involves the preparation of 2,000 to 3,000 hair grafts which increases the length of the procedure. So consider the timescale if you are thinking of having this surgery.