Sapphire Hair Transplant
The latest technological advancements have made hair transplant procedures more precise, effective, and painless than ever before. The latest development on this long-established field of medical science is the so-called FUE hair transplant technique. This cutting-edge method has recently become even more successful, largely thanks to special surgical devices made with sapphire blades.
What Is Sapphire Hair Transplant?
Sapphire hair transplant is an extremely effective and minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the popular FUE technique and utilization of new medical devices. Thanks to applied technology that drives this diversification of innovative hair transplant techniques and hair loss treatments, field experts now recognize two different FUE techniques – sapphire FUE and classic FUE.
Both techniques rely on blades to extract hair from a donor site (usually the back of the neck) using a micro motor and micro punch. That’s what the acronym FUE stands for – Follicular Unit Extraction. Over the last couple of years, the FUE technique has been repeatedly described as the most modern and commonly used hair transplant techniques. Up until recently, this referred to the classic FUE method.
The sapphire hair transplant technique revolutionized both the FUE method and the hair transplant industry. The main difference between this technique and the classic FUE is in the type of blade used for transplanted hairs – instead of traditional steel blades, the sapphire technique uses blades made from sapphire. The addition of precious gemstone helped make the incisions finer and more precise.
The choice of the material affects the shape of the blade and thereby the overall result of the hair transplant procedure. As opposed to the traditional steel blades, which are U-shaped, the sapphire blades have a V-shaped pin which is much sharper. The sharper the blade pin, the more accurate the incision, which consequently helps hair transplant surgeons achieve smaller channels without scars.
How Is a Sapphire Hair Transplant Performed?
Sapphire hair transplant is implemented in three steps:
Preparing the Donor Area
In order for this procedure to be performed successfully, the donor area must be shaved first, leaving the approximate length of 1 or 2 mm. Next, the donor area must be anesthetized – after the patient is comfortably placed face down on the table, the local anesthetic is applied. Once the anesthetic starts working, the donor area is ready for the next step – the extraction of follicular units, a.k.a. hair.
Extracting Follicular Units
The micro punch used for extracting follicular units in the sapphire FUE technique is 0.6 to 0.8 mm in diameter. This part of the process is extremely delicate – after the punch penetrates the skin, it has to be oriented in the direction in which the hair follicle is settled in the dermis and hypodermis. The actual extraction follows, after which the grafts are selected, chemically treated, and left to rest.
Transplanting Hair Grafts
During the final step of the sapphire hair transplant procedure, Dr. Emrah Cinik and his team make the openings where the extracted grafts will be placed. The quality of the result depends on several factors, the most important of which are the hair growth direction, the density of the graft, and the implantation line. The differences in quality are very small, as sapphire hair transplant ensures natural-looking results.
What Are the Benefits of a Sapphire Hair Transplant?
The three key advantages of this technique are as follows:
Being sharper than traditional steel pins, sapphire blades ensure that incisions are made with greater accuracy, resulting in less tissue damage. In addition to this, the anatomy of the sapphire blade allows hair transplant surgeons to inject less tumescence, which is a special fluid used to lift the skin from the bone. All this contributes to the more comfortable postoperative phase and faster recovery.
However, that’s not all. Sapphire blades are not only sharper and more precise, but also harder and more durable. Hair transplant devices made with a sapphire blade also have antibacterial properties, which reduce the risk of complications and trauma. No neighbor follicles are damaged, which makes this procedure especially convenient for people with accelerated hair loss and steel-induced allergies.
Both FUE techniques are celebrated for their ability to achieve authentic-looking results, but sapphire hair transplant boasts an even better success rate. The greater effectiveness of this method is due to the blades making smaller channel openings, thus allowing more dense transplantation. For the same reason, it’s highly unlikely for the follicles to become dislodged after the hair transplantation.
Why Should You Choose Sapphire Hair Transplant at the Dr. Cinik Clinic?
Sapphire FUE hair transplant procedure is completely painless. It enables a recovery process that is much shorter than with other types of hair transplantation operation. All this, in addition to better hair density and accelerated hair growth, is ensured by the procedure in which the surgeon is opening the channels using state-of-the-art FUE blades made from a very sharp precious gemstone – sapphire.