The Addhair employs the procedure of attaching some real hairs of ANOTHER PERSON onto a simulated scalp which is then put on your scalp. The Addhair will never grow any longer and the texture of the Addhair is pretty much different from that of your own hair. Moreover, the overlapping of Addhair on the scalp results in very poor gas permeability and makes you feel very cramped.
“My Hair” is the transplantation of your own hairs from the occiput where hair is very dense. These transplanted hairs are your own hairs, and thus, the color and texture is the SAME as your original existing hairs. “My Hair” will keep growing NATURALLY and the result is, of course, very NATUAL. You can cut “My Hair” to suit your different hair styles. You can enjoy strenuous exercises without the fear of hair falling from the scalp like in situation of Addhair. You only need to take care of “My Hair” as your other hairs in the usual way, without the need of any special products.
Another unique important feature of “My Hair” is that it is NOT affected by the hormone dihydrotestosterone(DHT). Therefore, “My Hair” will not miniaturize as the original existing hairs. “My Hair” is always my hair, you just need to enjoy life, with full confidence.
The DHI® (Direct Hair Implantation) is a minimally invasive procedure of hair transplantation which avoids the need for a strip of donor skin to be removed from the back of the head. By fusing the emerging DHI® with the proven procedure, DHI® is a unique procedure that combines the benefits of follicular unit extraction with the ease, speed, and reliability of the DHI procedure.
The DHI procedure does not involve the processes commonly known as "strip extraction" or "hair plugs". There is no cutting and/or removal of any skin from your scalp or the implantation of "hair plugs" that give an unnatural appearance. Thus the DHI® results in inconspicuous scar.
DHI: DIRECT HAIR IMPLANTATION® was developed by the DHI International research and development team. This team has been guided for 37 years by Mr. Konstantinos P. Giotis, the company’s founder and current chairman.
Mr. Giotis, himself a recipient of many various hair restoration treatments, has a mission which consumes his professional career. He continually strives to create a safe, painless and non-invasive hair restoration procedure which guarantees its results!
In 2003, the DHI: Direct Hair Implantation® procedure was developed and perfected in the Athens clinic. Although the procedure is ‘minimally-invasive’, research is being conducted daily with the goal of very soon being able to provide a completely ‘non-invasive’ procedure to our hair loss clients.
All training of members of the DHI Medical Teams is completed exclusively at the Head Office and Clinic in Athens, Greece. They are all stringently interviewed and tested to ensure they possess the qualities that are DHI pre-requisites for approval.
Prior to a session a densitometry test is performed using a micro-camera computer system to measure the density of the donor and the implantation areas and the exact number of hairs per square centimetre in each area.
A mathematical formula is then used to determine the distribution of hair follicles in a density pattern per square centimetre that provides the best density in each case for a full natural appearance.
The DHI Implanter® is a hair follicle placement device researched and developed by DHI International and used exclusively for hair transplants by DHI clinics worldwide. The implementation of this device was very important to the success of our hair transplant procedure and allows us to offer the natural results and a written guarantee to our patients.
DHI Implanter® allows the safe transfer of hair follicles from the donor site to the implantation site with minimal disturbance. Occasionally forceps will be used to assist your doctor in placing the follicles, especially if the implantation site has been scarred by accident or by other previous hair restoration surgery.
The DHI: Direct Hair Implantation® is the most minimally invasive hair transplant available today and does not remove a donor strip. The entire procedure is carried out using the finest and most precise, custom-designed hair transplant instruments available. For follicle extraction, custom designed micro-surgical tool the DHI Extractor, is used to ensure each follicular group of hair is precisely removed one by one without much extra tissue or damage to the surrounding skin. For follicle placement, we use only state of the art instrumentation, the DHI Implanter®. Our procedures cause less than minimal trauma to the scalp and do not cause any pitting or indentation, and scarring is minimal. Even under high magnification you cannot tell the difference between the transplanted hair and your normal hair. Candidates for the DHI procedure must have adequate hair to donate either from the back of the head, sides of the head, or somewhere else on the body.
Our surgeons are fully trained in hair transplant surgical placement techniques and customize a surgery protocol specifically for each patient that produces natural results.
The state-of-the-art extraction method used at all DHI clinics is the unique DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) service.
The extraction sites heal within days and are nearly undetectable because it is only a minimally invasive procedure with minimal scarring. The DHI® allows the patient to play sports, weight train or resume an exercise program after 2 weeks. The waiting period is only for the hairs to take ‘root' in the recipient site.
One vitally important aspect of the DHI: Direct Hair Implantation® is the quality of the donor hairs extracted. Extensive studies show that the quality and strength of the donor hairs removed are far higher than those removed with the strip extraction. We have been presenting the results of on-going scientifically controlled study with the University of Athens in medical abstracts on our findings at various hair transplant seminars.
Quality control during the procedure and optimum care of the hairs is maximized by adhering strict aseptic surgical protocol laid by Union DHI Hair Centre.