Haartransplantation DHI Direct

DHI Direct is superior to other methods in many areas:  Like no other method, we can gently and painlessly help those affected to get more natural looking and denser hair.

We do this with the help of a minimally invasive technique that has been tried and tested for many years, in which we use a specially developed instrument (the “DHI Implanter”) instead of a scalpel.

The wish for an effective solution to your hair problem

For men, hair loss on the scalp is usually genetic predisposed, but stress, hormonal changes or nicotine can also cause hair to fall out. Other men – and also women – often want to aesthetically correct congenital peculiarities of their hair, e.g. a a high forehead or thinning hair on scalp, beard or eyebrows.

A hair transplant is the only really effective solution in all these cases! DHI Vienna can help for the long term with a painless, safe and professionally performed procedure. In a free-of-charge and non-binding initial consultation we will talk to you about your situation and your expectations. In doing so, we give you a well-founded and realistic assessment of the possibilities, of the hairtransplant cost and of the advantages of the DHI method.

The advantages of DHI Vienna at a glance

The combination of an innovative, gentle method, an international company with over 75 partner clinics and a renowned medical clinic near the center of Vienna make DHI Vienna a very good choice for local as well as international patients. Find out for yourself and make an appointment.

Great Value for Money

All procedures are carried out in Austria under strict quality standards and only by specially trained doctors, for maximum safety and quality.

Almost pain-free

For follicle removal and implantation, we use the smallest possible instruments (diameter <1mm) and no scalpels, bascially eliminating pain

250,000 worldwide patients

DHI is active  in 75 clinics worldwide and can look back on 50 years of experience. Our clinic in Vienna is the exclusive DHI partner in Austria.

Effective and gentle

Only healthy hair follicles with good growth potential are selected and implanted. Our method works without cuts and holes, so a very fast regeneration is achieved.

Fast return to everyday life

Patients can go back to normal life within a few days, due to the minimal invasive methode and the resulting fast healing after the transplant.

No scars

The procedure is carried out completely without cuts and holes and thus enables a scar-free result.

What reasons brings you to us?

With more than 50 years of experience in hair transplants worldwide, we know the problems and expectations of the people affected. We therefore know that your treatment request usually falls into one of the following categories, for which we can offer a suitable, effective solution:

Genetically induced hair loss

This is the most common reason why men opt for a hair transplant: for some already at a young age at the first signs of hair loss, for others only later when the hair has already fallen out more extensively

Our DHI approach:

There is no “right time” to decide on hair transplants: all men have individual and very personal circumstances, worries and wishes. A comprehensive consultation with DHI will help you make the right decision for yourself, especially regarding  the right time and to what extent hair should be transplanted.

Decisive factors in the assessment:

  • Age
  • Progress and speed of hair loss
  • Texture and quality of hair in the donor area
  • Aesthetic wishes
  • Personal circumstances and expectations

Aesthetic correction of the hairline

The hairline is the forehead-hair limit, which is congenital but can change over time. This includes e.g.  receeded corners or a high forehead base. With a hair transplant, the hairline can be moved as desired and of course permanently.

Our DHI approach:

At DHI Vienna, we can optimally implement hairline corrections for men and women: Our doctors have a lot of experience in changing hairlines in a visually appealing and natural form; and the DHI implantation method  gives them the tools to implement this task with precision.

Decisive factors in the assessment:

  • Quality of the donor area
  • Aesthetic wishes and expectations
  • Texture and quality of hair in the donor area

Aesthetic densification of the hair

Often it is not bald spots that are the problem, but a lack of density of hair in certain areas. The big challenge with such an operation is to avoid damaging existing and healthy hair follicles in the recipient area during implantation.

Our DHI approach

Basically, only the DHI method is really suitable for hair densification: Because thanks to our method without scalpels, we can also transplant hair into areas where healthy hair is located without them being injured by the implantation of the transplanted hair. Other techniques (e.g. FUT, FUE) work with scalpel or scalpel-like instruments during implantation, where there is a high risk of injury to existing hair roots.

Decisive factors in the assessment:

  • Quality of the donor area
  • Haardichte im Bereich der Transplantation
  • Schonende Technik, die bestehende Haarwurzeln nicht verletzt

Hair corrections after accidents

Accidents can have major effects on scalp or face, often  lead to scars. Transplanted hair could  then be really helpful as “natural covering”.

Our DHI approach

The DHI method is ideal for aesthetic corrections after accidents due to its accuracy. Our experts can transplant hair on or around existing scar tissue very precisely in terms of direction and angle (with the help of the DHI implanter). Scalpels or scalpel-like instruments of other methods lack this accuracy.

Decisive factors in the assessment:

  • Position and texture of the scar
  • Quality of the donor area
  • Aesthetic wishes and expectations

Failed or bad previous hair transplant

Patients whose hair has been poorly transplanted by another clinic, often abroad, and who are not satisfied with their result, often look for the possibility of a corrective transplant.

Our DHI approach

Patients come to us because the previous intervention of another clinic achieved too little density in the important areas or left an unsightly scar. Our DHI experts cannot undo all mistakes of the past (e.g. a thinned-out donor zone), but will inform you openly and in detail about possible corrective measures.

Entscheidende Faktoren bei der Beurteilung:

  • Realistische Beurteilung der Vor-Transplantation
  • Verblebeinder Umfang & Qualität der Haare im Spenderbereich
  • Ästhetische Wünsche und Erwartungen

Corrections after a sex change

After sex changes – both from man to woman and from woman to man – it may be that scalp and facial hair – despite hormonal changes – do not meet the “new” aesthetic expectations.

Our DHI approach

DHI has experience in providing the necessary help in such cases. Therefore, women have often transplanted additional scalp hair or men are looking to densifiy  the beard .

In a consultation with our experts, we will discuss essential circumstances, especially the interaction of hair growth and hormone therapy, and give you a suitable recommendation.

Entscheidende Faktoren bei der Beurteilung:

  • Fragen rund um die hormonelle Behandlung
  • Umfang & Qualität des Spenderbereiches
  • Ästhetische Wünsche und Erwartungen

The DHI Implanter

The DHI implanter is a  10 cm long pen specially developed by DHI, which leads to better results than any other instrument when implanting  hair, i.e. especially  compared to a scalpel or a scalpel-like instrument.

The hair follicles are pushed into the tip of the pen and handed over to the doctor. They place the pen on the area to be transplanted, presses the pen tip into the skin, and implants the hair root. The pen tip comes out immediately. In quick succession, this process – supported by an assistant – is repeated thousands of times in a row.

The DHI Implanter enables our doctors specially trained in the DHI method to perform a gentler, less painful procedure, thus helping patients to have more natural-looking, denser hair.

Advantates of the DHI Implanter

  • Insertion of the hair is possible at different angles (see picture) so that the direction of growth is similar to that of the surrounding hair.
  • Less redness, as the punctures in the recipient area are less invasive.
  • No scarring, because no separate channel opening is necessary.
  • Faster healing and less crust formation.
  • Highest hair growth rate (93%+).
  • Particularly suitable for densifying areas where there is (thinning) hair still around

Hair transplantation is not just science, but also an art 

Not only technical aspects are important for the success of a hair transplant, but also “artistic” aspects:

Experience, judgment and a certain artistic-aesthetic talent characterize an excellent hair transplant doctor. They must make sure that the hair transplanted, especially around the hairline, matches the facial features and shape of a person’s existing hairline as well as the hairline that is expected in future.

When designing for  natural-looking hair , the doctor must work with the existing potential of hair removed from the donor zone and then distribute it in such a way that a balance between density and covered area is created. It is also important to take into account the wishes of the patient and to explain the doctor’s own recommendations to the patient in an understandable way. This requires tact and know-how – something that the DHI doctors have plente of,  based on their  their experience and training.

the Steps of a  DHI Hair transplantation

The DHI method has been developed over 15 years ago and  tconstantly developed further as the world’s most innovative state-of-the-art self-hair hair transplantation method. With it, we achieve the greatest possible density, a 100% natural result with maximum protection of the follicles and scalp – in  a way  not possible with any other method (see also method comparison here).

Step 1: Preparation

After you confirm the hair transplant , we will prepare you for the upcoming ooperation in a conscientious and timely fashion.  You will also be instructed on all medical aspectis by a member of our medical team. Above all, we will inform you in detail about what you need to pay attention to before, during and after the procedure. We can have all conversations with you personally on site at the Centrum Aestheticum, or by phone.

Step 2: Extraction of the hair

This is carried out  under local anesthesia. With the help of an electric micro puncher, the doctor removes the hair follicles individually from the donor zone, i.e. from the back of the head or from the posterior temples. Hair from these areas is not genetically affected by hair loss, even after it is transplanted into the recipient area. Unlike the traditional FUT method, the removal takes place without any cutting.

Step 3: Intermediate storage of follicles

During the period between extraction and insertion of the hair, our medical team will count, sort and then store the follicles  in a special liquid at a fixed temperature, which promotes its growth after insertion. With the DHI method, the follicles are never separated nor cut during this time – i.e. they are inserted in the same shape as they were extracted, which is unique, leading also to the high growth rate of follicles (>93%)

Step 4: Implantation

The insertion of the hair in the recipient area is then carried out with the specially developed “DHI implanter”. This is a pen of about 10 cm long with a  very narrow tip (<1.0 mm) in which the hair follicle is fixed and then pressed into the scalp by the doctor, which  implants the hair root. This minimally invasive process is also carried out under a light local anesthesia. The implanter has significant advantages versus other commonly used instruments. This can also bee seen with the  hair transplant before after pictures. 

Step 5: After Care

Immediately after the procedure, the attending physician will sit down with the patient on site and explain in detail the rules of conduct for the days and weeks after the operation. Aftr that our medical team  can be reached at any time via mobile phone number for questions or assistance. If necessary, a personal check-up appointment can also be arranged.

In the weeks and months that follow, we are interested that you stay in touch with us, e.g. by sending up-to-date photos or making a personal appointment. Patients recognize initial improvements after already a few weeks, the final result usually comes after 9-12 months.

In addition, we also advise you on possible supplementary therapy options (e.g. autohaemotherapy treatment)

Comparison of Methods

If you are considering a hair transplant, then you will come across different methods during your research that basically have a similar offer – namely the transplantation of follicles resistant to hair loss from the area of the back of the head (donor area) to the thinning or bare part of the body that is to be covered with hair (“receiving are”)

Nevertheless, there are considerable differences between different techniques – especially FUT, FUE and DHI – which we would like to describe to you in detail.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

To answer  your questions we are available in a personal consultation, by phone or email. We already answer some of the frequently asked questions here:

What exactly is a hair transplantation?

These are transplantation of one’s own hair from the back of the head to another part of the body, usually head or face. The genetic nature of the back-of-the-head hair is made use of: these hairs do not fall out even in patients who otherwise suffer from hair loss; also not if they are transplanted to another part of the body.

There are different techniques of hair transplants – read here about the method comparison

How long do the result lasts after a hair transplant?

Due to the genetic nature of the hair at the back of the head, the transplanted hair is preserved for a lifetime and never falls out, even if some of the surrounding hairs still fall out.

Where does the hair for a hair transplant come from?

Only one’s own hair from the back of the head is used. These hairs are genetically programmed so that they do not fall out even for patients who otherwise suffer from hair loss; and even if they are transplanted to another part of the body.

As of when does the hair grow after a hair transplant?

After about 1 week to 10 days, the hair is “solid” and even a contact or a light hit cannot cause any damage.

To avoid any pressure on the hair in the frist days,  we recommend that you only start washing your transplanted hair after 3 days, and only lightly at first. With a little more pressure and a stronger massage you should only start after about 1 week.

When are the hairs/grafts completely fixed after a hair transplant?

In itself, the hair immediately begins to grow again. However, it often happens that the hair falls out after about 6-8 weeks. But don’t worry, this is natural – the implanted hair roots then immediately produce new hair again, which then grows and will no longer fall out.

What are you allowed to or not allowed to do after a hair transplant?

You can go to work already the day after the transplantation if it is not physically demanding. After 1 week you can also do light sports (e.g. cycling, jogging),

You should sleep on your back for the first 4-5 days. During this time you should not expose yourself to the sun or rain; and not wear a hat. In the first few days you should also not smoke or only a little, do not drink alcohol and also abstain from sexual intercourse.

You should only do swimming  and diving and harder training after 14 days, and wearing a helmet is only recommended after 2 weeks.

Who is a hair transplant suitable for, and from what age?

Both men and women are eligible for hair transplants. For men genetic hair loss, which begins often at a young age, is the most common reason. The age as of when such a hair transplant is possible depends above all on the progress and the (predicted) speed of hair loss. Especially with young men, the psychological situation must also be addressed: because for many, there is a desire for a solution in the present, and one does not want to wait. Such a transplant must then be carefully planned, as natural hair loss will continue while the transplanted hair will no longer fall out.

Men and women often want to aesthetically correct congenital peculiarities of their hair, e.g. receeding corners, thinning hair or a high forehead base. Transplants after accidents, after failed hair transplantation among competitors and after sex changes can also be considered.

How much does a hair transplant at DHI Vienna cost?

At DHI Vienna, the costs of hair transplants are calculated individually according to the respective wishes and requirements by the patient, and fairly on the basis of the necessary effort to achieve the desired result. The number of hair used or the duration of the procedure play an important role.

The prices range from €4,500 to €9,900, depending on the size of the procedure. This puts DHI Vienna in the middle to upper price segment, which means a top price-performance due to the numerous advantages compared to other providers.

See for yourself what results you can expect. We also offer financing. Consultations (whether in person or by phone) are free of charge and non-binding. For costs for alternative hair loss alopecia treatments, please contact us directly. 

How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey or Hungary compared to DHI?

There exist many low-cost providers for hair transplants and most of them are located abroad, especially in Turkey. These advertise aggressively their low  prices, which can a tempting offer for many patients. The costs for the actual procedure are in fact well below our prices.

However, we advise patients to take into account a number of factors which speak against such a choice:

  • Doctors and consultants abroad are not as available to the patient before and especially after the procedure – in a clinic such as DHI Vienna, the local team, led by Prof. Dr. Turkof, is there for you almost around the clock.
  • The attending physicians in Turkey or Hungary are not similarly trained or certified, even if they claim to use the DHI method. On the other hand all DHI doctors are fully DHI certified and are also members of the Austrian Medical Association,
  • The requirements and protocols that ensure the quality of a hair transplant are simply not controllable for you as a patient in a country like Turkey. For example, we hear again and again from Turkish clinics that reuse instruments for cost reasons, which is unthinkable at DHI Vienna.
  • Quite often  patients come to us who would like us to correct a failed hair transplant in Turkey. It is certainly not the case that all providers in Turkey work poorly, but it remains a residual risk.

How safe are DHI hair transplants? What could be the risks?

Hair implantations with the DHI method are carried out exclusively by DHI doctors and are completely safe.

All procedures are carried out by doctors who have been specially trained and certified at the London Academy of Hair Restoration. They have years of experience with a wide variety of patients – whether they are men or women, whether the problem is genetic hair loss or a cosmetic correction on the hairline, eyebrows or beard.

A meticulously defined protocol regulates every step of the procedure and these  protocols are  controlled by the global DHI Group.

All instruments are used only once for each procedure and then disposed of.

These safety rules does not apply to all providers of hair transplants. Especially with low-cost providers, often abroad, hygiene is often fully secured or the procedure is not carried out (at least in part) by doctors but trained non-medical personnel.

Will a hair transplantation work in my case?

In an initial diagnosis, we can quickly determine whether a hair transplant using the DHI method is possible for you and whether the time is right. Even with cosmetic corrections (e.g. changing the hairline, closing the receding hairline), the DHI consultant will give you the appropriate, competent advice on the optimal size, type and timing of a transplant.

In some cases of hair loss, however, you will have to find out the reason, possibly by consulting a dermatologist. When it comes to hereditary hair loss, it depends heavily on what phase of hair loss you are in and how old you are: it is often better to wait a little with patients who are too young. Come and ask us for our advice. 

Do the results look natural?

Yes, and that is a big advantage of the DHI method: By using the DHI Implanter, the patented instrument that inserts hair in one step without using a scalpel, the treating physician retains full control over the depth, direction and angle of each implant for an absolutely convincing, natural look.

The distribution and density of placement is designed to maximize natural appeal.

Is the procedure quality controlled?

YES!

The DHI process is regulated and fully quality-assured: In order to guarantee 100% security and quality, our global company, DHI Global, has established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which are taught by top specialists at the London Academy of Hair Restoration and which constantly evolve. These cover the entire process – starting with the initial consultation including hair analysis, through the preparation for the transplantation and the procedure all the way to aftercare.

Is the procedure painful?

NO!

The procedure is minimally invasive; it uses  ultra-small disposable instruments (with a diameter of 1 mm or less) and it is performed under local anesthesia, making it overall no painful.

When can I get back to work after the transplant?

Depending on the job, many patients can return to work the next day or after a few days. Heavy physical work (just like competitive sport) however should be avoided for 1 week.  

A full head shave is often not necessary so your transplantation will not be necessarily noticed.  

No long-term medication is required after the procedure.

Is there any scientific learning about the DHI method?

The highest possible standards of safety, education and regulation are fundamental to our business.

We underpin all three by working closely with world-renowned scientific academics at public universities Professors in faculties of Dermatology, Biology and Psychology in campuses from Athens to Miami are part of our team to make our service as safe and effective as possible.

Their knowledge and help set DHI apart from its competition in terms of recovery, diagnosis and prevention.