More common in men than in women, hair loss is caused by many factors—genes, hormonal imbalances, stress. As soon as you experience abnormal and prolonged hair loss, the best thing to do is to see your doctor so that they can carry out tests to prescribe the most suitable treatment.
The DHI technique—Direct Hair Implantation—carried out under local anesthetic, follows on from said treatment, achieving personalized hair restoration to suit each patient. Carried out exclusively by specially-trained doctors, it is considered today as the most highly specialized non-invasive technique for achieving natural hair growth in hair-free areas, recreating a harmonious hairline on the forehead, and also for preventing hair loss by increasing hair density on those areas of scalp where it is starting to thin.
With the aid of a special tool (0.7 to 0.9mm in diameter), the doctor harvests follicles one by one from the back and sides of the head, areas which are not affected by the genetic factors that cause hair loss. These follicles are then preserved in a HypoThermosol holding solution, which is usually reserved for organ transplants, until they are ready to be implanted.
A small stylus, equipped with an eyed needle into which the follicle is placed, enables the doctor to “inject” the graft into the area concerned—scalp, chest, chin, eyebrow, scar, etc.
Thanks to the high precision of the innovative and high-performance DHI tools—which give control over the angle, direction and depth of the implant according to each patient’s capillary pattern—the follicles, which are inserted in between the existing hairs, are undetectable. Their adaptation to their new environment is helped by the lack of trauma, from their harvest to their re-implantation – no incisions, no stitches, no holes, no scarring and no damage to the surrounding tissue. And since there is no minimum time interval required in between grafts, the implantation density is maximized—up to 4,000 hairs in one eight-hour session—with more than 95-percent re-growth.
In the Philippines, the first DHI clinic has been established at Makati City, with a team of professionals experienced in the DHI technique.
For more information, log on to www.dhifrance.com.