Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation

What is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation?

What is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation

Sapphire FUE hair transplantation is a minimally invasive hair follicle transfer procedure that uses a special tool with the tips made out of sapphire. This tool is used to open the channels of the area to be transplanted. The areas in this method are smaller and have minimal crusting which enables a faster recovery.A FUE hair transplant is also known as follicular unit extraction and is a modern alternative compared to other hair transplantation methods. The use of sapphire tips in this method is the reason why it is  preferred as it does not leave an incision on the patient’s neck, and ensures better results.

Advantages Of A Sapphire Tip Compared To A Metal Slit In FUE

Advantages Of Sapphire Tip Compared To A Metal Slit In FUE

The tips used in a sapphire treatment provide a smaller channel opening, allowing for a more dense and natural hair transplantation, as well as shortening the healing process by minimizing crusting. Other advantages of using sapphire tips over metal slits can be listed as follows:  

  • The sapphire blades used during channel opening allows for less vibration, thus minimizing trauma and tissue damage.
  • Sapphire blades are antimicrobial and antibacterial, with a low risk of infection.
  • With minimal tissue damage, the grafts attach faster to the transplanted area, which shortens the overall healing process.
  • Sapphire FUE technique provides a more natural and dense appearance with more transplantation.
  • Since it allows micro-level canal opening, the amount of fluid injected under the skin is less. As this will reduce post-application edema, the patient will have a more comfortable healing process.
  • A Sapphire FUE technique provides a faster recovery, and leaves a smoother result on the surface of the skin. 
  • With the hard and smooth structure of the sapphire tips that are used to open the channels, adjust the direction of hair growth more accurately and prevent future difference in the direction of hair growth.
  • Allows hair transplantation for people who are allergic to metal

Who Is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Suitable For?

A Sapphire FUE treatment is suitable for individuals between the ages of 20-60 experiencing hair loss and who are in good health suitable for a hair transplant. Baldness in men (androgen) and women (traction alopecia) is suitable for this procedure. The patient’s suitability for hair transplantation is determined in a consultation with a specialist.

For the procedure, the patient must have enough healthy hair follicles in the donor area to be transferred to the balding area. With a FUE hair transplant method, patients can regain lost hair with a more natural and dense appearance. Safir FUE hair transplantation can be an option if there is hair loss in a large area of the scalp or if there are openings in the crown area.

How Is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Operation Performed?

How Is A Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Operation Performed

A Hair transplantation treatment basically consists of 3 stages: hair follicle collection, canal opening and graft transplantation. The procedure starts by applying local anesthetic. In the first stage, the hair follicles are collected from the donor area using the tips on a micromotor suitable for the hair diameter. 

In the second stage, a channel is opened in the area where hair transfer will be made. Channels are opened at micro level with Sapphire FUE. With the channels being opened at a minimum size, positively affects the healing process too. In addition, the channel angle is also effective for hair growth direction and density. 

A Sapphire FUE hair transplantation can be combined with methods such as unshaved hair transplantation and sedated hair transplantation, also minimizing crusting. 

With the use of the natural stone like sapphire, at the tip of the device, smooth and dense, micro-sized channels are easily opened by the specialist. 

In the third stage, hair follicles are transferred to the opened channels. The minimal size of the channels opened with the sapphire tips allows for more amounts of hair transplantation, allowing for a more dense and natural hair finish.

Smoking and alcohol use should be stopped 1 week before a transplant procedure. Blood thinners and/or coagulants should not be used 3 days before the procedure. Plenty of sleep and rest before the surgery is encouraged. Those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart diseases can have hair transplantation if they are found suitable for the procedure after their physician controls.

Recovery After Hair Transplant Surgery

A Sapphire FUE hair transplant is a relatively comfortable technique and the recovery period is quite short. The smaller size of the channels means less damage to the scalp and minimizes the level of any complications. The first wash is performed on the 4th day after the operation, and the crust formed in the hair transplantation area is removed within the first 1 month. 

During the healing process, it is extremely important to avoid smoking and alcohol, protect the transplanted area from the possibility of hard impacts and irritation, refrain from heavy exercises for the first few weeks, and to adjust the lying position to protect the transplant area from contact. 

Following recommendations provided by the physician will speed up the healing process and make it more comfortable. After hair transplantation procedure, shock hair loss occurs between 1-2 months, this is expected and completely normal. Starting from the 3rd month onwards, new hair begins to replace the hair that has shedded. The new hair that grows looks like natural hair, although it should be known that the first hairs that grow back may be weak. Hair follicles do become stronger over time.

The transplanted hair strands begin to grow thicker and stronger 6 months after the surgery. The final result can take approximately 10-12 months. This period depends on the general condition of the patient, skin type, the amount of hair transplanted and the care given to the scalp.

Advantages Of Sapphire FUE Procedure

The use of advanced technology in this method makes it possible to achieve a healthy and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The channels opened with sapphire tips are extremely smooth and have micro dimensions. It minimizes tissue damage and allows for a more comfortable and shorter healing process. The micro channels opened with the sapphire FUE hair transplantation technique allow the hair follicles to hold easier, as well as allowing more frequent transplantation, providing a more dense and natural  appearance.

Sapphire FUE FAQ’s

What is a Sapphire FUE hair transplantation?
What is a Sapphire FUE hair transplantation?

Sapphire FUE is not a hair transplantation method, but a technique used to open the channels in hair transplantation. The difference with classical FUE (follicular unit extraction) is that tips on the device are made of sapphire. Jewel properties are used to open channels in the balding area to place hair follicles.

FUE or Sapphire FUE?
FUE or Sapphire FUE?

The only difference between the two is the blades used in the channel creation phase. The classical FUE method uses steel blades, while the Sapphire FUE technique uses sapphire blades. Sapphire blades are sharper, smoother and longer lasting. It allows for smaller canal opening and minimal tissue damage.

Which is the best hair transplant method?
Which is the best hair transplant method?

The determining factor of hair transplantation methods is the density of hair follicles in the nape area of the person. The method to be applied accordingly is decided after the donor area is checked in the consultation.

How many grafts are transplanted to sparse hair?
How many grafts are transplanted to sparse hair?

The amount of grafts to be taken is determined according to the need in the consultation. Donor area density is the determining factor here. If the person has the amount of roots with the density to fill the sparse area in the donor area, maximum graft intake is ensured.

How are hair follicles collected in Safir FUE hair transplantation?
How are hair follicles collected in Safir FUE hair transplantation?

For Sapphire FUE hair transplantation operation, firstly, strong hair follicles must be collected. Generally, hair in the nape of the head, which has the feature of being strong, is preferred. The roots are collected one by one with the help of a micromotor. Depending on the size of the balding area, how many hair follicles will be collected is determined by the specialist.

How many hair strands are in one graft?
How many hair strands are in one graft?

There are approximately 2-3 hair follicles in one graft. An initial consultation before a procedure, will determine the number of grafts to be taken based on the patient's needs.

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