As everyone knows, sapphire is one of the most precious stones. It is also known for its hardness, durability and gloss.
With advanced technology, Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant is one of the newest and most common methods used in hair transplantation techniques.
The sapphire blade used in practice is the name of special blades used in the “grooving” stage, which has the potential to influence the direct result of hair transplantation. As the name implies, these blades made entirely of sapphire were obtained as a result of the studies carried out in order to obtain more efficient results in hair transplantation operations. Studies show that the application has excellent perfection in hair transplantation and provides comfort to patients during operation and healing processes.
Specially designed sapphire pin blades can be used, in FUE and Percutaneous hair transplantation methods during grooving stage.
Advantages of Using Sapphire Blade in Hair Transplantation
The sapphire blade is in a more advantageous position compared to steel blades. Steel blades may lose their sharpness over time, resulting in tissue loss during operation. Sapphire, however, does not cause any tissue loss or trauma due to its sharpness, smooth surface and durable structure. In addition, sapphire blades are antibacterial and do not cause deterioration in blood circulation.
In order to achieve a successful and natural result, it is very important to attach the transplanted roots to the transplanted area. Since the channels opened by sapphire blades do not impair the blood circulation and the quality of the tissue, the follicles are better attached to their new locations. In addition, since the sapphire blades allow micro-channel opening, the recovery time is significantly shortened.
However, the use of a sapphire blade in patients with metal sensitivity and metal allergy greatly reduces the risk of allergies and sensitivity.
The sapphire blade, which was introduced in 2016, has been used in the FUE technique and recently the technique has been called as afir Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation.
Difference Between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE
The most important difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE is that sapphire blades are used instead of steel blades. In addition to being a very valuable crystal, sapphire is also a very useful element for making incisions because there is no distortion of the shape.
The use of the sapphire blade in the FUE technique started an innovative era in hair transplantation and took the globally used FUE technique to the next level since 2004. Sapphire blades, which allow smaller grooves to be opened than steel grooves, have helped to shorten patient recovery time.
Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Method Details
First, the patient who is considering the Sapphire FUE method is examined. During the examination, information about the medical history of the patient is obtained and detailed hair and scalp checks are performed with a digital micro lens. As a result of these checks, the type of hair loss is determined. If the patient is suitable for hair transplantation, operation planning is carried out considering the needs and expectations of the patient.
n the day of operation, the patient's hair is cut to 3 mm. The donor site with healthy hair follicles is then numbed locally and the grafts removed. Once the grafts have been removed, the area to be transplanted is anesthetized locally. After this anesthesia, the channels where the hair follicles will be transplanted are opened with sapphire blades and the hair follicles are placed in the canals. Sapphire FUE transplantation ends after bandage closure of the donor area.
Sapphire FUE Grooving Method
Small channels are opened with sapphire blades in order to place the hair follicles in the area to be transplanted. Channels have a significant effect on the volume, angle and direction of hair growth, which is the determinant of achieving a natural appearance. For successful hair transplantation, opening the channels correctly is the most important step. Therefore, it would be a good choice to use a special three-dimensional sapphire instrument.
The channels can be opened very well by sapphire method in hair transplantation process. Since sapphire blades are small and thin, they do not have much contact with the outside of the grafts. In addition, the healing process of Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation procedures is shorter than others.