FUE hair transplant performed with sapphire blades
The daily growth of technological advancements has paved the way for the development of new and innovative methods of hair transplantation as well as treatments for hair loss..
Hair transplant techniques have evolved over the years. Finally, hair transplantation has evolved into a well-established and minimally invasive surgical procedure through the effective use of new medical devices.
Considered one of the most modern and widely used hair transplant methods, FUE has taken a step further with the use of special devices with sapphire blades.
The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE in relation to the opening of micro-channels
This technique uses special blades made from sapphire gemstones instead of traditional steel blades during the notching and channel opening processes..
To be more precise, FUE with sapphire blades is not a technique, it & rsquo; is an innovation that implements a new process within the FUE method. Blades are used to minimize crusting and speed up the recovery process by opening microchannels.
In FUE with sapphire blades, after local anesthesia, the hair follicles are removed one by one from the donor area using a micro motor with micro size punches 0,6 – 0, 7 – 0,8 diameters.
With the FUE method, the extracted hair follicles must be transplanted into the incisions made. These channels have a great influence on the density, the angle and direction of hair growth, which are the determining factors to obtain a natural look.
It is for this reason that the opening of the canals is of paramount importance and is considered to be the very important step of the whole operation.. Currently, sapphire blades are one of the main tools required for correct opening of microchannels. After opening, hair follicles will be transplanted into these channels.
Small incisions the same length as the hair follicles are created using smooth and durable sapphire blades ranging from 1,0 at 1,3 at 1,5 mm. Consequently, more channels can be opened, which will allow the hair follicles to be transplanted closer to each other.
Some hair transplant centers state that they can transplant 65 at 70 follicular units per square centimeter to provide the patient with thick, natural hair. Neither sapphire nor steel blades offer such a high graft density. Because the hair follicles need to be transplanted taking into account the exact angle and direction of hair growth to achieve a natural look.
And 65 at 70 follicular units per square centimeter could be transplanted, it would not be possible to obtain a natural result, because this density would prevent the creation of incisions that coincide with the correct direction of the growth of the hair follicle.
The natural angle of hair growth is 40 at 45 degrees. If the hair follicles are transplanted perpendicular to the scalp, at the cost of thickening, it will make the hair look unnatural
The advantages of FUE with sapphire blades compared to steel blades:
- Thanks to its qualities such as the smooth surface with antibacterial properties, hardness, sharpness and durability, the use of sapphire blades for the microchannel opening process also reduces vibrations. The risks of complications like trauma and scalp damage will also be reduced.
- Compared to steel blades, FUE made with sapphire blades allows for a denser graft, helping people with severe hair loss achieve good results
- Sapphire blades reduce the amount of tumescence (a special fluid to lift the skin from the bone) before making incisions.
- Consequently, fluid retention felt after surgery will be reduced and the postoperative phase will be shorter and more comfortable for a patient.
- As the incisions made for the transplant are smaller, tissue recovery will be faster.
The FUE technique with sapphire blades, which is used at the Easy Hair Transplant Clinic, offers natural and aesthetic results. If you want to know more about FUE with sapphire blades, do not hesitate to contact us.