Sapphire Fue Method
Sapphire Fue Method: Overview
The Sapphire method is the latest development in the FUE treatment method. This method involves creating channels where the hair grafts will be placed using a special sapphire tipped instrument. The sapphire tip is designed to open smaller channels for planting in the area to be treated.
FUE with Sapphire is not a new treatment, it is an innovation within the existing Micro FUE treatment process. Sapphire is a gemstone and has the advantage of being extremely strong and scratch resistant. The sapphire tip never loses its sharpness, resulting in a consistent approach based on the classic Micro FUE method.
The channels have a great influence on the density, angle and growth direction of the transplanted hairs. The precise and sensitive opening of the channels determines the achievement of a natural result. For this reason, channel opening is seen as the most important process for a successful FUE hair transplant.
Evaluating the Sapphire Method Compared to the Classic Micro FUE Method:
It is designed to allow more density during planting in the same area by creating smaller channels in the area to be treated;
Minimal damage to skin tissue, reduces the risk of complications and crusting;
Less crusting and faster healing process. On average, it takes 5 days less for the scalp to heal compared to the classic Micro FUE method.
Hair comes out from your scalp at an angle of 40-45 degrees. Using the Sapphire Method, this angle is easier to create with precision and minimal tissue damage.
Sapphire technique is one of the new developments in FUE hair transplantation. This means that even better results can be achieved with the already successful FUE method. The technique is offered in various hair clinics. A higher hair density is achieved with the sapphire technique. However, it is a hair transplant method that is more expensive than the normal micro FUE technique.
What Does Hair Transplantation With Sapphire Technique Include?
Unlike a traditional FUE hair implant, the sapphire technique uses a sapphire tip to open channels. These sapphire leaves are made entirely of sapphire and can perfect the result of the process. Research has shown that excellence is truly delivered and patients experience less discomfort during the procedure and recovery. Blades with specially designed sapphire blades are used in hair transplantation performed according to the FUE method. A hair surgeon uses blades to open channels. Sapphire leaves provide significantly higher hair density and natural growth direction. This is possible because the sapphire leaves are attached to the hair follicles, allowing the hair to be planted at an angle of 40-45 degrees. The thickness of the needles varies from 0.8 to 1.5 mm. A diameter is chosen that perfectly matches the structure of your hair. The composition of sapphire leaves reduces the risk of infection and causes poor wound healing. Hair transplantation with the sapphire technique takes the hair transplantation experience to another dimension.
Benefits of Hair Transplantation with Sapphire Technique
Of course, the latest treatment technique also has a number of interesting advantages over existing techniques:
As the channels in the right skin layer are opened, blood flow is stimulated. This provides better nutritional advantage to the transplanted hair follicles. Channels opened ‘normally’ with a knife, needle or laser can damage the surrounding hairs. Sapphire leaf reduces this risk to an absolute minimum.
The healing time of the canals opened with sapphire leaves is much shorter than the work done with a knife, laser or needle. On average, the skin heals after 5 days, otherwise it takes 7 to 10 days. Recovery varies from person to person.
Sapphire leaf never loses its sharpness. In this way, all channels are opened in the same way, thus achieving a high success rate.
Difference Between Standard FUE Method and Sapphire Technique
The only difference between sapphire hair transplantation and the classical FUE treatment method is the blades used. Besides being a precious crystal, sapphire is also a useful element for making incisions. It never loses anything from its sharpness. The use of sapphire leaves in the FUE technique is an innovative development in the hair transplant method. It is possible to open small channels, which leads not only to higher hair density, but also to a faster recovery. In addition to the positive differences, there is also the price tag, which is currently the downside of the technology.
Sapphire Technique Application
Just like in FUT or FUE hair transplantation, first a comprehensive purchase interview is conducted where the sapphire method is explained in detail. During the interview, the doctor will ask questions about your health and medical history. We look at the condition of your hair loss, the structure of your hair and your scalp. You can explain your wishes and expectations. Then, it will be examined whether FUE sapphire hair transplantation is the best solution for your hair loss. On the day of the procedure, your hair will first be shaved in 3 mm length. After the donor area is locally anesthetized, hair follicles are collected. The planted areas are also locally anesthetized, then hair roots are planted in the channels opened by the sapphire leaves. The chance of not growing properly is limited due to the minimum diameter used. The process is completed by covering the area with a bandage.
Recovery and Results
In terms of healing, the sapphire method is not different from standard FUE hair transplantation. For the first few days after hair transplantation, you will get advice from the specialist doctor and you will relax. Your doctor will discuss with you when you can fully perform your activities again, and the same applies to sports activities. You will see that the transplanted hair follicles lose their hair again from the 2nd or 3rd day. No reason to get stressed right away! This is also a normal result of the hair transplant you have had with the sapphire technique. It takes several months for new hair growth to become visible. The result is optimal after about 12 months. Of course, in the meantime, you can cut and shape your hair as you wish. The results obtained are permanent. Hair clinics that offer the sapphire technique guarantee a lifetime of growth to successfully transplanted grafts.