DHI vs FUE Hair Transplant: Which is the BEST Choice in 2024?

The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method is the preferred and most advanced method for Hair Transplant solutions. In the 80s it was the “hair plugs” which were the preferred method and in some places, may still be a cheap alternative. Looking more like rows of corn, this method did the job, to an extent, but there was much more to be desired for that natural head of hair. The “Strip” method was then implanted in the 90s whereby a strip of hair on the back of your scalp, which contained numerous follicles, was removed from a donor area and attached to the balding area of the scalp.

In the 2000s the FUE method become the latest advanced method for hair restoration, which was a leap above the others, as this method involved transplanting 1-3 hair follicles into the donor area. This offers a more natural looking head of hair while allowing more donor follicles to become permanent. The results are amazing with the FUE method, while this procedure is continually improving and advancing for quality and effectiveness.

What is the FUE Safe System?

The Safe System builds on the FUE method and offers other options for hair transplant surgery. As a specialized procedure, only a few clinics offer this treatment, with Hair Palace being one of the few that is certified to use this recently patented method. The heart of the Safe System is its precision and ability to target single follicles without damaging the scalp. With less trauma to the scalp, the recovery times are quicker, and more hair follicles are permanent.

Because of the precision involved in the Safe System, doctors now have the ability to use donor hair from the chest, back and stomach. In some cases, there is not enough donor hair on the scalp which makes an FUE transplant impractical. If this is the case, then patients can use the sometimes called “last resort” and use hair from other parts of the body for donor hair. Of course, this all depends on an in-depth consultation with your doctor as well as being a somewhat hair individual.

Benefits of the FUE Safe System:

  • Quicker Recovery Time
  • No Visible Scaring
  • Applicable to Fox Negative Patients
  • Increase in Donor Hairs
  • More Donor Hair Options (Back, Chest, Stomach)
  • More Natural Look

If any of these benefits seems attractive to you, then please contact our staff for a consultation. As one of the few clinics that are certified for the FUE Safe System, Hair Palace is well placed to help those looking for a permanent hair loss surgery solution with natural looking results at an affordable cost.

DHI versus FUE hair tranplants

FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) are both methods used for hair transplantation.

FUE is a technique where individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area (usually the back of the head) and transplanted to the recipient area (usually the front of the head). The procedure is done using a small punch tool that is used to remove the hair follicles one by one.

DHI, on the other hand, is a technique where the hair follicles are extracted using a special tool called the Choi Implanter Pen. The hair follicles are then transplanted directly into the recipient area without the need for making incisions or creating a recipient site. This method allows for more precise and natural-looking results.

Both methods are considered safe and effective, but the choice of which method to use depends on the individual’s specific needs and the surgeon’s expertise.

How to treat thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairline?

There are several treatment options for a bald patch on the head, including:

  1. Topical Minoxidil: This is a medication that is applied to the scalp to help stimulate hair growth.
  2. Oral Finasteride: This medication is taken by mouth and is used to help inhibit the production of the hormone that causes hair loss.
  3. Hair Transplant: This is a surgical procedure in which hair is taken from one area of the scalp and transplanted to the area of hair loss.
  4. Scalp Micropigmentation: This is a non-surgical procedure where pigments are applied to the scalp to create the appearance of hair.
  5. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy: It’s a non-surgical treatment that uses a patient’s own blood plasma, which is rich in growth factors, to promote hair growth.
  6. Lifestyle changes: Eating a healthy diet, reducing stress, and getting enough sleep can all help to promote healthy hair growth.

It’s important to consult a dermatologist or a trichologist to know which treatment will work best for you to rescue your hair crown. We do suggest hair transplant as the only lasting solution to treat bald patch on the head as well as receding hairline or thinning hair.