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Alopecia is the partial or complete absence of hair from areas of the body where it normally grows.
By far the most common cause of hair loss in men is Androgenetic Alopecia, which occurs due to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) acting on genetically-susceptible scalp hair follicles that causes them to become progressively smaller and eventually disappear. This process is called miniaturization. Other causes can be stress, scalp bacteria, poor nutrition, or hormonal imbalance amongst others.
The various types of alopecia are:
Androgenic alopecia is the main cause of hairloss in women. When women go through different stages in life such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause amongst others and their hormones play an important role when it comes to hair loss. We also cannot leave aside the chemicals that are constantly used on the hair, such as dyes and the particular tight hair styling such as ponytails or braids.
The DHI procedure is painless, local anesthesia is used for the follicle extraction phase and for the implantation phase as well. It is a pleasant procedure where the patient can relax, listen to music, watch TV, and even nap during the procedure.
It’s important to remember that there are some variants that can reduce or prolong the length of the procedure for example, the amount of hair follicles to be extracted, and the quality of the hairs in the donor area. The maximum amount of time there is for the extraction phase is 4 hours and the implantation phase 3 hours, for a maximum amount of 7 hours depending on the amount of hairs to be implanted.
The duration is approximately one hour.
Our procedure is the most delicate hair transplant method, it does not require the use of scalpels or stitches and has no cuts, therefore leaving no visible scarring. We always recommend not cutting the hair in the donor area less than a number 2 with the hair clipper because some patients present white tiny circles where the follicles were extracted.
You will start noticing improvement within 3 to 4 months, but the complete results take up to a year.
Human hair grows between 1mm to 3mm a day and 10cm to 15cm a year.
The donor area takes up to 7 days to heal without any scars.
Yes, we use the best hair implantation technique which allows our doctors to create and redesign a frontal hairline with a natural appearance.
Yes, all the hair implant procedures are performed by highly qualified and trained doctors by the DHI Hair Restoration Academy.
Yes, we offer an exclusive beard implant service, which can be done in different areas such as the mustache, goatee, cheeks, fill in some holes or even implant the complete beard in cases where the person doesn’t have any or very little facial hair. This is one of the most popular treatments in our clinic.
Each patient unique, with individual requirements, so we prefer not to provide a quote or an estimate without having performed an examination and provided an accurate diagnosis. DHI can be 20% more expensive than FUE, but has a consistent hair survival rate of up to 97%.