The FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the most modern and commonly used hair transplant techniques, and it ensures natural-looking results. It has recently advanced one step further, through the use of sapphire blades. FUE performed with sapphire blades is not a new technique; rather, is an innovation for an already reliable process. At Dr. Serkan Aygin Clinic, patients can enhance this technology with soft sedation.
Sapphire FUE versus Classic FUE
The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE regarding the opening of micro-channels
Sapphire FUE transplants are performed using blades made from a precious gemstone called sapphire, instead of steel blades used in regular FUE transplants. Sapphire blades are especially useful for creating incisions within the recipient site. The blades are designed to minimize scab formation and speed up the recovery process by opening smaller microchannels within the recipient site for hair transplantation.
In FUE performed with sapphire blades, after the patient is administered local anesthesia, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area with the aid of a micro motor and micro punches in sizes of 0.6, 0.7 and 0.8 mm.
With the FUE method, the extracted follicles are transplanted into the incisions created. These channels have a major impact on the density, angle, and direction of hair growth, which are the determinants of obtaining a natural appearance after a hair transplant. Therefore, opening the channels is considered to be the most important process for a successful operation.
The use of sapphir blades is the best way possible to open micro channels. The small incisions, which are at the same length with the follicles, are created using sharp, smooth and durable sapphire blades varying in sizes of 1.0, 1.3 and 1.5 mm. As a result, the number of channels to be opened increases, enabling the follicles to be transplanted closer to each other.
The advantages of FUE performed with Sapphire blades in comparison to steel blades:
- The risk of complications such as trauma and scalp tissue damage are reduced, thanks to the sapphire blade’s sharpness, strength, and antimicrobial qualities.
- Sapphire blades allow for a higher density, which makes it possible for individuals with advanced hair loss to undergo a fuller hair transformation. It also ensures more natural-looking results in all patients.
- Tissue recovery is faster in comparison to operations where steel blades are utilized.
- As a result of opening the channels at the same length with hair follicles, it is not possible for the follicles to become dislodged, nor for their angle alignment to be altered after the transplantation process.