Difference between DHI and FUE

First, we need to clarify a topic. FUE means Follicular unit extraction and it is a method of collecting grafts, but in the process, called micro motor tools were used to open the holes where the hair was placed into the canal and the name of the cultivation technique was known as FUE.


The topic we will talk about in a moment will be between the two implantation methods, the Canal Method (FUE) and DHI method.

EXTRACTION: FUE technique is used in our clinic to collect grafts in two hair transplant methods, and grafts are collected one by one through micro motors from the area where we call the donor area and there are no scars after the reception procedure.

In the canal (FUE) method, it is necessary to open the holes where these grafts are placed in the area to be implanted. For this very small cutters are used. In the area to be planted, these small cutters (slit) are drilled by the number of grafts planned to be planted. Then, grafts are inserted into these holes one by one with a tool called a penset. In order for the grafts to be placed in these holes, these micro-holes must be slightly larger than the grafts, which, if less so than DHI, will reduce the density and increase the minimal post-sowing trail.

The grafts collected in the DHI hair transplant technique are placed in individual implanter tools (CHOI-PEN). Each graft is then directly implanted in the area. Through these pens used, the canals which are exactly the size of the graft will be formed and smaller canals will be opened. In this way;

Advantages of DHI

1-More density Since the opened canals will be fully grafted, there will be no loss of space and more frequent density can be done. In the canal (FUE) method, 45-60 centimeters of hair can be added, while DHI can be 80-90 grafts per square centimeter. Therefore, if the patients have a small amount of hair loss, DHI method will be the best option.

2-Implanting on the hairy area Through the pens used, smaller holes can be opened and hair can be implanted easily without damaging natural hair.

3-Faster recovery Healing is achieved in a shorter time because of the holes, which can not be larger than the grafts.

4-More natural planting In this way, a more natural image can be obtained in the field where the planting is done, since the direction of each piece of hair can be comfortably connected with the undiluted hair.

5-Probability of Minimum Scar

6-Back to work faster

7-Less bleeding and less scaling.

8-The possibility of planting without cutting the hair. Since there is no such step as canal opening, only the donor area can be planted after cutting the hair in the field.                       


The sharp part that is attached to the object used for opening the canals which is called the “handle”, is particular for the patient and has to be changed for every patient. The most appropriate size of cutter is used for the grafts of the patient.

100% natural, proper angle, density same as a natural one, scarless method, is done painlessly under local anesthesia.

Surgical success guarantee with 88% success rate over of ISHRS’s.

The operations are done only by our hair surgeons.

We guarantee that you will not lose the transplanted hair in a lifetime.

Possibility of planting high number of grafts.                                                                                                                              


Collection: The grafts are removed one by one from the scalp by the tool “micro motor” which has a holey and sharp point. With this method, depending on the patient’s graft size, the points changing between 0.7-1.25 of diameters are used. The grafts whose sides are split from the hairy skin, are collected by the technicians individually.   


Canal Stage: In this stage, appropriate for the grafts’ height and thickness, micro sized tools called “handle” which have little sharp surfaces are used. Once the recipient area is receptive to no pain or discomfort, the micro-lateral incisions will be made with specific interest in angle, depth, orientation and density.                                                                                                                           

Plantation: The grafts that were collected in the collection stage are planted in the holes which were opened in the canal stage. The plantation stage is also very important. Hairs are placed in the canals, that were appropriately opened for the grafts collected, one by one with care. In this stage, like our natural hair, it is of utmost importance that the grafts which contain one strand of hair are planted in the front.                                   

With this method, because the hair is collected one by one, there will not be any scar mark or a patched look in the donor area. Patients can go back to their jobs after the 3rd day. They will get their natural look in 15 days. The risk of infection and bleeding are very low and a natural look is achieved after the plantation. During the plantation, in the desired area ad-lib amount of canals can be opened and the plantation area can be filled with maximum plantation density. As the canals are opened depending on the collected grafts’ size, the collected grafts and opened canals are small, which causes to be no trace left in the transplantation area after the procedure. And less trace enhances the naturality of the procedure.                                   

As the collected grafts are held in special solutions containing ATP until the plantation, they are never damaged during the procedure and that directly affects the success rate.  

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