Konstantinos P. Giotis established the DHI Global Medical Group back in 1970, in Palo Alto, California. His sole aim was to offer a pain less, scar free, minimally invasive hair restoration procedure, available to all and most important at an affordable cost.
DHI Global Medical Group has grown to become the world’s largest Hair Restoration provider with 57 locations around the world, having helped more than 200,000 male and female patients.
DHI Global Medical Group is ISO certified and DHI UK is CQC registered within UK and also, approved by the World Health Association and Public Universities in France, Italy, Greece and Czech Republic.
K.P. Giotis is the inventor of Direct Hair Implantation and holds several patents on hair restoration methods, tools and instruments. He is also the founder of IHS (International Hair Society).
He has published various papers in the Hair Transplant forum such as “Hair Restoration Surgery Is Not the Airlines Industry” and is the author of the book “Hair Loss – Balance your Opinions” – published in four editions and in two languages. This book has gained recognition by the leaders within the hair restoration field and also serves as an educational and informative account for hair loss sufferers. He has also presented a numerous international medical meetings and certificates.
In 1985, K. P. Giotis invented DermaFuse hair replacement system.
Dr. Walter Unger, in the Journal of Dermatology quoted K. P. Giotis “As one of the pioneers of the field worldwide”.
As a result of K. P. Giotis life time devotion to hair loss, he was awarded diplomas by the University of South Lyon in France, after successfully teaching and contributing to the courses and annual lectures of “Restorative Scalp Surgery” and ”baldness courses” for Prof. Christian Dubreuil in Lyon Sud, during the last 5 years.
In 1997, Konstantinos P. Giotis has been qualified as a Medical Assistant from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
In 2002 he was the leader in introducing FUE and disconnected the strip procedure at all DHI locations.
K. P. Giotis has lectured in a series of University courses in Lyon, Rome, Athens and Prague. His presentation at the ISHRS meeting in Amsterdam, on July 2009 entitled “The Psychological Aspects of Hair Loss” was well received by an audience of over 600 doctors from around the world.
In 2012, K. P. Giotis established the London Hair Restoration Training Academy, dedicated to teach and train people on hair restoration methods and practices.
The sole aim of the London Hair Restoration Training Academy is to set the benchmarks of hair restoration and to provide R&D experts and specialists in Direct Hair Implantation and Directin techniques, as well as in Direct micropigmentation SMP and Direct PRP treatments.
The DHI Academy offers both online and hands on training to all interested parties involved in clinical operations, from the initial consultation and diagnostics, to performing Direct hair implantation, Direct PRP treatments and Direct micro pigmentation.
In 2013, K.P. Giotis started collaboration with a research group of Harokopio University in Athens, in the field of Hair Biology.
In March 2013, he has presented the ‘DHI Total Care System’, the world’s first quality standardization in hair restoration, to a full auditorium of medical doctors, at Syngros Athens University and received a honorary certificate of recognition and appreciation.
P. Giotis is the president of the Academy Masters Meeting (www.dhiamm.com) every year along with world renowned experts in the field of hair restoration participating.
In 2015, he invented DSA, a unique Diagnostic System for Alopecia and initiated a research on hair follicle stem cells in collaboration with Prof. Vassilis Gorgoulis, Professor of Histology and Embryology, University of Athens, Greece. Goal of the research is to highlight new perspectives on hair restoration.
In 2016, DHI technique was taught by K.P.Giotis in Lyon Sud University and for first time in history a session performed live on a major public university.
In 2016, K.P. Giotis initiated a research on the study of the effects of psychological disorders on hair loss and the impact of hair loss on psychology, in collaboration with Prof. Charalambos Papageorgiou, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Athens, Greece.
DHI Global Medical Group’s vision is to change the world of hair restoration from inside out, through research, education and innovative treatments. DHI is committed to contribute to the health and well being of all patients who suffer from hair and scalp disorders, which consists of the below seven values: Education, innovation, reliability, transparency, efficacy, care, faith and science.