What is FUE Hair Transplant Performed With Sapphire Blades?

The increase in technological advancements has paved the way for the development of new hair replacement surgery techniques as well as hair loss treatments. Hair transplantation has progressed and evolved dramatically over the years, transforming into a well-established and minimally invasive painless hair transplant procedure.

The FUE method, considered one of the most modern and commonly used hairs transplant techniques, ensures a natural-looking result, has carried its success one step further through the utilization of special devices with sapphire blades (sapphire fue hair transplant)

Needle-Free & Painless Hair Transplant Procedures Without Compromising Comfort!

In hair transplantation, before extracting the hair follicles from the donor area and creating the recipient sites for the transplantation process, local anaesthesia is applied to the relevant areas. It takes more time for the anaesthetic to take effect when an anaesthetic solution is injected into the scalp with needles.

The unpleasant sensation experienced during the injection of local anaesthetics can naturally cause discomfort to patients. Now it is possible to perform a no-needle hair transplant operation with needle-free injectors with almost no pain by utilizing special anaesthetic devices. These special devices deliver the anaesthetic agents into deeper layers of the skin by using pressure to transport the active substance.

Needle-free injectors require a shorter duration for the anaesthetic to take effect when compared with conventional needle-syringe systems. For this reason, patients feel more comfortable when anaesthetic agents are administered via needle-free injectors.

Individuals who have fear of injection-related pain and therefore hesitate on having a hair transplant can readily undergo a fue transplant thanks to a new application of local anaesthetics.

Sapphire FUE versus Classic FUE

The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE is the opening of micro-channels. FUE, which is conducted by using blades made from a precious gemstone called sapphire, is defined as the utilization of special sapphire blades instead of steel blades during the process of 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 transplantation. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is conducted with sapphire blades after the patient is administered local anaesthesia, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area by the utilization of a micromotor with micro punches in sizes of 0,6 – 0,7 – 0,8 diameters.

With the FUE method, the extracted hair follicles are transplanted into the incisions that have been created. These channels have a major influence on the density, angle and direction of hair growth, which are the determinants of obtaining a natural appearance.

For this reason, the opening of the channels is considered to be the most important process for obtaining successful FUE results. The best possible way to open microchannels can now be achieved through the utilization of sapphire blades, hair follicles are then transplanted into these channels. The small incisions, which are at the same length of hair follicles, are created using sharp, smooth and durable sapphire blades varying in sizes of 1,0 -1,3 – 1,5 mm. As a result, more channels can be opened, enabling the hair follicles to be transplanted closer to each other.

Some hair transplant clinics claim that they can transplant 65-70 follicular units per square centimetre at which they would provide the patient with natural looking and dense hair. Neither sapphire blades nor steel blades can make it possible to obtain such high graft density.

In order to create a natural-looking appearance, hair follicles must be transplanted taking into account the accurate angle and direction of hair growth. If 65-70 follicular units per square centimetre were to be transplanted, it would be impossible to achieve a natural outcome, because creating incisions in alignment with the proper growth direction of the hair follicles would be prevented by such density.

The natural angle of hair growth is 40-45 degrees. If hair follicles are transplanted perpendicular to the scalp, at the cost of obtaining density, this will create a pluggy look with unnatural results. The Advantages of FUE Performed with Sapphire Blades in Comparison With Steel Blades

Owing to its qualities such as a smooth surface with antibacterial properties, hardness, sharpness and durability, when using sapphire blades for the process of opening microchannels, vibration will be reduced thus, the risk of complications such as trauma and scalp tissue damage are also be reduced.

In comparison with steel blades; FUE performed with sapphire blades enables more dense transplantation, which makes it possible for individuals with advanced hair loss to undergo a hair transplant procedure. Using sapphire blades enables to achieve more density thus, creating a more natural-looking appearance.

In comparison with steel blades, sapphire blades allow the practitioner to inject lesser tumescence-a special fluid to lift the skin from the bone- prior to making incisions. As a result, fluid retention experienced after the surgery will be reduced thus, making the post-operative phase more comfortable for the patient.

As incisions are created for the transplantation process are smaller, tissue recovery will be faster in comparison with using steel blades, but most importantly the bonded skin will have a smooth surface. As a result of opening the channels at the same length of hair follicles, it is not possible for the follicles to become dislodged and their angle allignment to be altered after the transplantation process.

When a method is well-known and generally accepted, the following phase that people tend to expect from the method is to deliver ‘perfection driven by quality’. Over time hair transplants also followed a similar path and have advanced to an improved state, undergoing the necessary transformation to finially achieve the ‘perfect look’.FUE; a hair transplantation method in use since 2004, has become the most generally accepted hair transplant technique worldwide.

Now it’s time to focus on satisfying patient expectations and to prioritize their needs with respect to quality and perfection. This expectation regarding the outcome of a hair transplant in terms of quality and perfection has been fulfilled by performing the FUE technique utilizing sapphire blades. The FUE technique with sapphire blades, which is conducted at Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, offers natural, successful and aesthetically pleasing results. If you would like to receive more information on FUE with sapphire blades or ask for a consultation, you can always contact us.