On my very first visit for consultation, I was happy to see the PHI/DHI consultants (in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia) were all medical doctors/specialists & trichologist focused on dermatology specifically on the scalp and hair.
The consulting trichologist Michelle was thorough and explained well her findings from the visual scan of my scalp, soon immediately followed by the implant specialist himself into the discussion to see for himself.
There was no sales pitch or push. I only made up my mind after a week – and before that, Michelle was patient to answer more questions over the phone. DHI's concept of using my hair from the back of the head, and correctly implanted into bald patches in the crown & front – has scientific & biological merits, as the body is least likely to reject itself.
My procedure was 2 full days because I had to transplant a whole lot of hair (see photos). I made the option to be shaven bald to ease their work and a better spread of implants against existing roots.
The implant room was clinically hygienic & comfortable. The hair root extraction was done in the morning and the direct-injection implant in the afternoon. Local anaesthetics was expertly administered over several hundred points – and thankfully it was nearly painless. And thanks to that, the extraction and implantation were almost free of discomfort. Though there was Netflix for me to watch as they were doing the implant, I dozed off midstream. Good coffee and food were served for lunch too.
Mr Ajeesh the well travelled medical support was very experienced and he gave me practical advice on washing & tending to myself at home as the first 7 days post-op is important not to stress the fresh implants in the scalp. Soon by day 10 I was back on my evening jogs, and by day 14, I could brush my hand over the then bristling crown.
Day 1 was 1 Feb 2021 and the journey this far has seen me cut my hair every 6 weeks. Follow this review ..as I share more photos and experiences with you in the months to come