The answer is no. Thanks to the use of sedation given under the direct supervision of our Anesthesiologist, you will no longer feel any pain during the administration of local anesthesia prior to the hair transplant procedure. DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) is a hair transplantation technique using an Choi implanter pen in the existing hair. The Choi Implanter allows the doctor more control over the angle, direction and depth of the hair transplantation and hence results in a more natural look. DHI hair transplantation does not involve an incision.
Therefore, there is a low chance of infection and the operation is less painful. Even though hair transplants are generally considered as painless procedures, this new method will help our patients who suffer from needle phobia, to feel at ease, allowing them to relax during the procedure. With DHI technique, the level of pain that was currently at minimum is now completely eliminated. Also,thanks to fast recovery during the postoperative phase, the patient can return back to his/her normal routine quicker.
So, why is DHI considered to be superior?
It is due to the fact that it can be the most delicate hair transplant technique. DHI leaves no stitches or detectable scarring behind. Short recovery time is also a bonus.