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Direct Hair Transplantation (DHT)

The introduction of the Direct Hair Transplantation technique by Dr. Arika Bansal and Dr. Pradeep Sethi is a testament to the ongoing innovations in the field of hair restoration.

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Introduction To Direct Hair Transplant

With the advent of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), many surgeons and patients were inclined toward it. This was partly due to the absence of a linear scar in the donor area which enabled patients to have buzzed or short hair at the back making it more aesthetically pleasing. After carefully studying and analyzing Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and understanding its pros and cons, our doctors at Eugenix Hair Sciences ventured into FUE.

Through the years while working on routine FUE, our expert doctors made a few modifications to it for their practice and published a paper titled, “Direct Hair Transplantation: a modified follicular unit extraction technique” for the first time in the year 2013 April, in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetics surgery. With Direct Hair Transplant (DHT), the main difference is that it significantly reduces the ‘out of the body’ time of the grafts and in turn ensures better survivability and growth.

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DHT Comprises of Two Steps:

1. Pre-made sites:

Creation of recipient sites in correspondence to the right angle, direction, depth and optimal density.

2. Simultaneous scoring, extraction and implantation:

Scoring of grafts is done by a motorized punch and the extracted grafts are loaded into SAVA implanters (blunt needle implanters). These loaded implanters are then unloaded into the pre-made sites simultaneously. In the year 2019, they published another research paper: “Use of Implanters in Premade sites for Hair Transplantation,” which stressed the use of implanters.

Key Points of Direct Hair Transplantation Are – Decreased ‘out of the body’ time for grafts for better survivability. Use of Implanters for minimal graft handling. In the year 2019 they published a book titled, Step by Step Hair Transplantation, which included a chapter on the practice of the DHT technique at Eugenix.

The field of hair transplantation has witnessed a significant breakthrough with the introduction of the Direct Hair Transplant (DHT) technique by Dr. Arika Bansal and Dr. Pradeep Sethi of Eugenix Hair Sciences. This innovative method addresses the limitations of traditional hair transplant procedures like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), offering a more efficient and effective solution for those battling hair loss.

Traditional hair transplant methods, while effective, often come with drawbacks such as prolonged surgical times, increased cost, and concerns about graft survival. Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sethi’s DHT technique revolutionizes this process by significantly reducing the time grafts spend outside the body, which is crucial for their survival. This method involves immediate implantation of hair grafts post-extraction, streamlining the entire process and enhancing graft viability.

The significance of the DHT technique lies in its ability to improve graft survival rates. Studies have shown that grafts are most susceptible to damage during the time they are out of the body. By minimizing this ‘out of body’ time, the DHT method significantly reduces the risks associated with graft desiccation, mechanical trauma, and infection, which are common challenges in traditional methods.

Moreover, the DHT technique simplifies the hair transplant process. In traditional FUE, the procedure involves three distinct steps: graft extraction, creation of recipient sites, and then graft implantation. However, in DHT, Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sethi have innovatively altered this sequence. The recipient sites are created first, followed by simultaneous graft extraction and implantation. This change not only saves time but also ensures better graft handling and survival.

Another notable advantage of the DHT method is its impact on patient comfort and the overall transplant experience. In standard FUE procedures, patients often have to endure prolonged periods in uncomfortable positions during graft extraction and implantation. The DHT method, however, allows patients to be in a more comfortable sitting position, significantly enhancing their experience during the procedure.

While the DHT technique offers numerous benefits, it also requires a high level of skill and precision. The method demands meticulous attention to detail and expertise in both extraction and implantation, making it imperative for surgeons to have extensive training and experience. Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sethi, through their work at Eugenix Hair Sciences, have not only developed this technique but also refined the skills necessary to execute it effectively.

The introduction of the DHT technique by Dr. Bansal and Dr. Sethi is a testament to the ongoing innovations in the field of hair restoration. It represents a significant step forward in providing patients with more effective, less invasive, and comfortable hair transplant options. They have also published a book titled, Step By Step Hair Transplantation, which provides a closer look at the Direct Hair Transplant (DHT) technique. Their work is not just a technical achievement; it’s a contribution that enhances the quality of life for individuals dealing with hair loss, offering them a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

The Direct Hair Transplant technique by Dr. Arika Bansal and Dr. Pradeep Sethi marks a transformative moment in hair restoration. It addresses the key challenges of traditional methods, improving the efficiency, efficacy, and overall experience of hair transplantation. As this technique continues to gain recognition, it holds the promise of becoming the new standard in hair restoration, offering hope and renewed confidence to millions worldwide.

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