Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant

What is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant?

The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method is among most modern and widely used hair transplant techniques that provides results with natural looks. The use of sapphire blades has taken it to another higher level. Sapphire blades FUE is not new, it is an addition for an already credible process. This technology can be paired with soft sedation (Needle Free Anaesthetic).

Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant vs. FUE Classic

The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE in terms of micro-channel opening

Sapphire FUE hair transplants are performed using blades made from a gemstone called sapphire, different from the steel blades used in standard FUE transplants. This sapphire blade is useful for creating cuts within the recipient site. Blades are created to ensure minimal formation of scab, hence speed up the recovery by opening smaller transplantation micro-channels on the recipient site.

In FUE performed with sapphire blades, after the patient is put under local anaesthesia, the hair follicles are taken one by one from the donor area. This is done with the help of a micro motor and micro punches of sizes of 0.6 – 0.7 – 0.8 mm.

Via this method, the extracted hair follicles get implanted in the incisions that have been created. These channels have an important impact on the angle, direction and density of hair growth. Such factors are determinant in getting a natural look. Due to this, canal opening is considered to be of utmost importance in getting successful results.

Sapphire blades offer the best way to open these micro-channels. Small cuts of the same length as hair follicles, are made using durable, sharp and smooth sapphire blades. They vary in size from 1.0 -1.3 – 1.5 mm. More channels can be opened, making it possible for hair follicles to be implanted closer to each other.

Advantages of FUE Done with Sapphire Blades Rather Than Steel Blades:

  • The possibilities of various complications such as trauma and damage to the scalp tissues are reduced due to the strength, sharpness and antimicrobial qualities of the sapphire blade.
  • Sapphire blades make possible a denser transplant, which allows individuals with advanced hair loss to have a more complete hair transformation. It also provides more natural results for all patients.
  • Recovery of the tissue is faster compared to using steel blades.
  • The channels are opened at the same length of the hair follicles, hence it is not possible for the follicles to shift, or their angle to change after the transplant process.