Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
Sapphire FUE is basically an advanced version of the FUE method, which is applied with sharp-tipped special surgical pens made of Sapphire ore.
Hair transplant is usually a permanent solution for baldness and has gained popularity in recent years thanks to the development of the FUE hair transplant. In sapphire FUE tissue damage and scaring is minimised, V-shaped channels are opened with a sharp tiny sapphire blade.
In Sapphire FUE just like in the classical FUE grafts are collected one by one. It is possible to have very successful hair transplant results with sapphire FUE as it is with the FUE method.
This technique has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its many benefits over the traditional FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) methods.
- Sapphire FUE guarantees increased hair thickness.
- The ability to extract grafts more precisely and effectively.
- The blade’s sapphire point is incredibly sharp and durable, enabling a cleaner, more precise opening of hair channels. As a result the transplanted hairs have a higher survival rate.
- Sapphire FUE also has the benefit of reducing trauma to the scalp tissue. The traditional FUE technique sometimes results in damage to the nearby skin and tissue, which can cause scarring and complicate the healing process. Because the tool’s sapphire tip is less likely to harm the surrounding tissue, patients heal more quickly and experience less pain after surgery.
- Sapphire FUE additionally makes it possible to transplant more grafts in a single session, which enables patients to get the outcome they want more quickly. The sapphire tip is much smaller, allowing for the transplantation of more hair follicles in a single session.
Additionally, Sapphire FUE offers more freedom in how grafts are placed. The instrument’s sapphire tip enables more accurate and exact placement of each individual hair follicle, enabling the placement of the hair in a more realistic and natural pattern. As a result, the final appearance is more realistic, and the patient is happier overall.
- Along with these advantages, Sapphire FUE is less intrusive than the traditional FUE technique. Since the procedure is carried out under local anesthesia, patients can resume their regular activities a day or two after the treatment. Additionally, there is less downtime needed for recovery, allowing patients to return to their work sooner.
In summary, Sapphire FUE is a highly advanced and successful hair transplant procedure that has many advantages over the conventional FUE technique. The sapphire tip makes it possible to transplant grafts more precisely and effectively, increasing the likelihood that the transplanted hair will survive and producing a more realistic-looking outcome. In addition, Sapphire FUE results in less damage to the donor region, enables the transplantation of more grafts during a single session, and offers more flexibility in the placement of the hair. It needs less recovery time and is less invasive than the traditional FUE technique.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There are several different techniques used in hair transplant surgery, including Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Sapphire FUE, and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI).
FUE is a minimally invasive technique that involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor area of the scalp, usually at the back of the head, using a small, specialized tool. The follicles are then transplanted to the bald or thinning areas of the scalp. FUE results in less scarring and a shorter recovery time compared to traditional hair transplant methods.
Sapphire FUE is a variation of the FUE technique that uses a specialized tool made of sapphire to create incisions for hair follicle extraction. The use of sapphire is believed to result in less trauma to the scalp, less bleeding, and faster healing time. Sapphire FUE is particularly beneficial for patients with curly or coarse hair, as the sapphire blade allows for more precise incisions that can accommodate the unique angle and direction of curly hair follicles.
DHI is a technique that involves using a specialized tool called a Choi implanter to insert the hair follicles directly into the recipient area without the need for incisions. This technique allows for greater control over the angle, depth, and direction of each implanted hair follicle, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline. DHI is particularly beneficial for patients who require a smaller number of hair grafts or who have limited donor hair available.
Each hair transplant technique has its own unique advantages and disadvantages, and the best technique for each patient will depend on their individual needs and goals.
The length of a hair transplant operation can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the hair loss, the number of hair grafts needed, and the technique used. In general, a typical hair transplant procedure can take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to complete.
The short answer is yes. Creating a natural looking hairline in the design stage before the hair operation is very important for overall natural looking hair. The depth and direction of the channels created during the surgery play a significant role
Your hair will start growing in 3 months after the surgery, in 6 months you can observe some satisfying results however full results are generally obtained 12 months after the operation. After that hair continues to grow for a lifetime.
In one session the maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted is 5000-5500 grafts. For most patients, one hair transplant session is enough to eliminate the balding problem. For more information please send us your photos so we can analyze your condition and tell you how many grafts and how many sessions you need.
The nape region, also referred to as the “donor area,” is the most typical location from which donor hair is extracted during hair transplant surgery. This is due to the hair’s tendency to be thicker and more closely packed in this region, which makes it usually more resistant to balding.
The most common area from which donor hair is taken for hair transplant surgery is the nape area (the back and sides of the head), which is also known as the “donor area.” This is because the hair in this area is typically more resistant to balding and tends to be thicker and more densely packed.
However, in some rare cases hair transplant experts might have to use donor hair from the beard, chest, or back, among other places on the patient’s body. This is called “body hair transplantation,” is frequently used when there is insufficient donor hair in the nape region or if the patient has had numerous hair transplant surgeries.
A hair is a single, thin strand of protein that grows from the hair follicle located in the dermis of the skin. A graft, on the other hand, is a small section of skin that contains hair follicles. During hair transplant grafts are removed from a donor area, typically the back of the head, and transplanted to a recipient area where hair growth is desired. Each hair transplant unit (graft), is taken from the patient’s own scalp, which is the reason why the transplanted hair has a natural look and it is permanent. One graft contains 1-5 hair follicles.
The short answer is that it depends on the technique used for hair transplant, the FUT method leaves a single-line wound scar in the nape area between the two ears where hair follicles are extracted whereas FUE and DHI methods leave very little to no noticeable scars in the donor area. We prefer the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) methods where grafts are harvested individually from the scalp in the nape area with the help of a Micromotor leaving very little to no scars.
The FUE method has many advantages including; visually undetectable scars, more comfortable, faster recovery time, less pain, less risk of any infections, better results and healthier hair, also there is no general anaesthesia required during FUE hair transplant.
Thanks to the “Choi” pen used during the DHI method, faster planting is possible and the recovery time and hair growth are faster. The DHI method is also performed without the need for any incision. However, the reason why so many patients prefer the DHI method is that it does not require shaving the hair during the transplantation process.
Transplanted hair can last a lifetime, but it is important to note that the hair in areas not transplanted may continue to thin naturally with age. Additionally, transplanted hair is subject to the same environmental factors and styling practices as one’s original hair, so proper care is important to maintain the health and longevity of the transplanted hair.
Hair transplant is considered a very safe operation with very minimal side effects like redness and swelling, and itching there are usually very mild and will go away within a few days. Rarely side effects such as infection, can also happen sometimes if you choose an inexperienced team to perform the surgery or if you do not follow the instructions they provide for you after hair transplant and do not take care of your new hair.
Yes, beard hair can be transplanted using the same techniques as scalp hair transplantation. In fact, beard hair transplantation has become increasingly popular in recent years as more men seek to achieve fuller and more defined beards. The procedure involves extracting individual hair follicles from a donor area of the scalp or beard, and then transplanting them to the desired area of the beard using FUE or another hair transplantation technique. The transplanted hair follicles will continue to grow in their new location and can be trimmed, styled, and cared for just like natural beard hair.
The success rate of hair transplant surgery varies depending on a number of factors, such as the type of procedure used, the skill and experience of the surgeon, the quality and quantity of donor hair, and the patient’s overall health and lifestyle factors. However, in general, hair transplant surgery has a high success rate and is considered to be a safe and effective long term treatment for hair loss.
According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the overall success rate for hair transplant surgery is over 90%, with most patients experiencing significant improvement in the appearance of their hair within 6 to 12 months after the procedure. The success rate can vary depending on the specific technique used, with some techniques having higher success rates than others.
Additionally, it is important for patients to follow post-operative instructions and to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to optimize the success of the procedure.