Often, just before the operation, people are interested in and frequently ask about the differences between Sapphire FUE and DHI methods.

Nowadays, we undergo surgeries for a better look and a better mental state. You may want to correct your nose, belly, or fill in the areas where there is hair loss. However, with the innovative technology in the health discipline, the number of these operations is doubled. That’s why you may need to understand all the differences first.


1 – The first big difference between FUE and DHI  is that the amount of hair to be transplanted to patients varies for each person. With the Sapphire FUE technique, approximately 5000 to 6000 grafts are transplanted per session. While with the DHI technique, 1500 to 3500 grafts can be transplanted per session.

2 – The FUE technique is more suitable for patients that want to treat a large area. Although the DHI technique is faster in terms of results and a less troublesome application, it’s only suitable for smaller areas.

3 – During the Sapphire FUE method, all of the patient’s hair must be shaved, while in the DHI method, it will be sufficient to shave only the area where the patient will be treated.  (Some patients can have unshaven hair with the Sapphire Fue technique. Our surgeon will have to check your case )

4 – Since the DHI application requires the Choi pen technology equipment and a crowded surgeon group, it is slightly higher in cost compared to the FUE method.

5 – The DHI method is a long and precise procedure that’s why it may take more than 6 hours to be completed compared to the FUE method.


To conclude, the decision between FUE and DHI is based on a number of factors. Including the patient’s baldness identification, the volume of the bald spot, and the amount of donor’s hair obtainable. Because hair transplant is such a unique procedure, it is thought that the method that best fulfills a patient’s expectations and the method that suits the medical conditions of the patient the best will produce the most excellent outcomes. 

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