What is FUE Hair Transplant Performed with Sapphire Blades?
Technology is rapidly evolving with each passing day. This, in turn, has paved the way for the development of new, innovative hair transplant techniques as well as hair loss treatments. Hair transplantation surgeries have evolved dramatically and currently it has been transformed into a procedure performed with minimally invasive methods in parallel with the innovations in the instruments used. The FUE method is known as today’s most advanced hair transplantation technique that ensures natural-looking results. Currently, with the utilization of sapphire-tipped special devices, even higher success rates are obtained with the FUE hair transplant technique.
Needle-Free & Painless Hair Transplant Procedures Without Compromising Comfort!
Before extracting the hair follicles from the donor area and creating the recipient sites for the transplantation process, local anesthesia is applied to the relevant areas.
In local anesthesia with injector needle, it takes time for the active substance to numb the scalp if local anesthesia is delivered through dermal injection. Pain felt during insertion of the needle can naturally cause discomfort for the patient. Nowadays hair transplantation can be achieved without causing pain using special needle-free anesthesia instruments.
These special tools deliver anesthetic agents under the skin with a pressurized spray system. Thanks to faster onset of anesthesia achieved using a needle-free injector, patients feel more comfortable during the procedure. The liquid jet system, that enables delivery of needle-free anesthesia, provides a more balanced and wider distribution of anesthetic agent in the numbed area and thus increases the effect of anesthesia when compared with local anesthesia application with the injector needle. Individuals who have a needle phobia and thus hesitant on having a hair transplant, may readily undergo this surgery with the aid of this new technique.
Sapphire FUE versus Classic FUE Performed with Metal Slits
In sapphire FUE hair transplantation, genuine sapphire blades are used instead of the metal slit employed in classic FUE during the recipient site creation process.
FUE with sapphire blades is not a technique in itself, but an innovation in the FUE method. The incision sites were grafts are placed in, are designed to minimize scab formation and to accelerate healing process by creating smaller recipient sites.
In sapphire FUE hair transplantation technique hair follicles are harvested one by one under local anesthesia from the donor site using micro-tips of 0.6 -0.7, and 0,8 mm in diameter of micro motor dependent of the grafts. Collected roots are placed in channels to be opened in FUE method. These channels greatly affect the appearance of the hair and directly determine the angle, direction and density of hair follicles to be implanted Therefore, opening phase of the channels is the most important stage in the success of a hair transplantation. Hair roots are implanted in these channels.
Small channels opened with sharp, smooth and durable sapphire tips in diameters of 1.0, 1.3 , and 1.5 mm that equal to hair follicles in size, allow opening of greater number of channels and also implantation of hair follicles closer to each other.The natural skin-hair angle in hair transplantation is 40-45 degrees. Hair implantation at right angles at the expense of achieving a greater hair density, may cause the patient look like a ‘grass man’ as people called them.
Advantages of Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation in Comparison with Classic FUE performed with Metal Slits
- Owing to its smooth surface with antibacterial properties, and its physical properties as hardness, sharpness and durability, sapphire tip will lead to production of much lesser vibration during opening of channels, thus minimizing the risk of trauma, and tissue damage.
- FUE performed with sapphire tip ensures denser hair implantation when compared with FUE realized with metal slits, and also enables its application for patients with potential hair thinning at advanced ages.
- It aids in closer implantation of grafts and creates a more natural-looking hair distribution pattern.
- In comparison with the metal slit, lesser amount of fluid is injected under the skin which facilitates opening of channels.
- Since the level of edema seen after the application will be lower, it will be more comfortable for the patients in every sense after the operation.
- Since smaller sites are opened for implantation, postoperative tissue healing is faster relative to FUE performed with metal slits, and most importantly, the bonded skin will have a smooth appearance
- Since hair roots are implanted into the channels of their own size at the most natural angle, there is no possibility that the roots will dislodge and the angle settings will change.
How does Hair Transplant Work?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) follows a detailed process where hair follicles are extracted from the back of the head. Our hair transplant treatment is carried out at our state-of-the-art Surgical Facility in Istanbul. During the procedure, patients are awake with local anaesthesia. After being administered this, the donor area will be shaved in order to harvest the total number of grafts.
A medical device will then be used to make small circular excisions around clumps of up to four hairs from the donor area which is the back of the head. Hairs found at the back of the head are genetically designed to not fall out, so this quality will be restored when transplanted.
Common Areas For Hair Transplantation
Why and How Will It Benefit Me?
At Crown Health Group’s hair transplant clinic, we know alopecia and thinning hair can result in loss of self-confidence and can cause anxiety, depression and other psychological unease. FUE hair transplant is the best option for hair restoration if you don’t want extreme scaring; it restores your hairline and can significantly improve your confidence.
Non-invasive, no linear scaring, and short recovery time, what more can you ask for? It is important to remember to have realistic expectations of the hair transplant procedure, the results from the treatment will be long-lasting so don’t expect results immediately. This technique is ideal for those who wish to wear their hair short or whose scalp is too tight for strip harvesting, however, it may not be suitable for patients who have had advanced hair loss.
Transplant Procedure the most Successful Technique?
Hair follicles and the tissue surrounding are extracted using a punch device ranging from 0.7mm – 1.0mm – Leaving no wound or scars. The hair transplant procedure enables specialists to deliver painless and comfortable treatment.
No Linear Scarring
Leaving no wound closures with no linear scarring after the procedure; unlike any other traditional FUE hair transplant Birmingham UK technique, allowing you to wear short hairstyles.
Short Recovery Time
Unlike other invasive methods, you will be able to return to work and your daily life in a shorter time! The recovery period is very short and there is minimal discomfort at our hair transplantation clinic.
Diverse Donor Supply
Don’t worry if you don’t think you have healthy donor supplies, with FUE there are multiple areas on a person’s body. For example: chests, arms and legs.
Optimal Hair Distribution
Our hair transplant clinic can detect and select finer single hair follicles that are ideal for the hairline – or thicker follicles for other areas on the scalp.
Ideal for Eyebrows Transplant
FUE is suitable for people who want an eyebrow transplant. The technique takes excellent precision and accuracy when selecting such fine hairs and implanting them. It can also be completed fo beards, chests and anywhere you want more hair growth!
What Makes Us Different?
At Crown Health Group, we are passionate about giving you the best treatment you can get – Which extends past the initial treatment into high-quality, ongoing aftercare.
This includes washing by our team of specialists after your hair transplant to avoid any chance of infection or of the hair follicles falling out, as well as using Laser Hair Growth treatment for one-month post-transplant to stimulate the rapid growth of your new and existing hair. We pride ourselves on the quality of our care – Our business model is based on our clients satisfaction and repeat business is a reference from our happy clients instead of repeating the hair transplant like many of our competitors would, this means delivering a top-quality treatment the first time around, to achieve the best results for you.
This success continues with ‘Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation’. You can contact us for more information and support about Sapphire FUE technique performed also at Crown Health Group where natural, successful and esthetically satisfactory results are achieved.
You’ll be able to return to work in 2-5 days after the operation and within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair follicles will fall out. Then you should notice new hair growth within a few months – which last forever!
Yes, this hair restoration procedure is invasive, offering you natural looking denser hair. It involves removing hair follicles from a donor area and grafting them onto the bald or thinning area.
This treatment requires no stitches and recovery time is short as you will be noticing your hair growing in no time!
General healing period takes around 5-10 days for all redness and swelling to subside.
It is rare for grafts to fall out after a hair transplant. More often, patients mistake the hair that normally falls out for the graft itself.
- Your hair must be professionally washed to monitor your condition.
- It is crucial that you avoid contact with your new grafts until day 6.
- To reduce swelling, sleep at a 45-degree angle for the first three days after surgery.