Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant

“FUE” is the abbreviation for “Follicular Unit Extraction”, which is one of the modern hair transplantation techniques. This method involves the individual extraction of hair follicles for transferring from one area to another.

FUE is typically performed under local anesthesia. During the operation, the Grafts are individually extracted from the donor area (usually the back head, but it can also be the beard under the chin or the chest hair on the body) using a special instrument. This tool is a cylindrical needle rotating at the tip of a micro motor. The diameter of this cylindrical needle is determined individually and can vary from 0.6 mm to 0.9 mm. The measure here is the thickness of the person’s hair roots.

After the Grafts are collected, a channel is opened. Hairs are placed into the channels opened in the correct angle and direction with sapphire tips.

Among the advantages of FUE are that it is a minimally invasive procedure, which does not require stitches or incisions, and the recovery process is faster. It also has the potential to provide a more natural look as a more precise work can be done since individual Grafts are taken and transplanted.

The FUE technique is preferred by many people who want to deal with hair loss or solve the problem of baldness. However, it may not be suitable for everyone and results can vary depending on individual factors. Therefore, if you are considering a procedure like FUE, it is important to consult with a hair transplant specialist.

With new developments and technological advancements, the FUE method is constantly being improved. Current research and articles can help you access more detailed and updated information. Health magazines, medical publications, and websites specialized in hair transplantation can be resources for accessing current information on FUE.

Stages of Sapphire FUE

The basic operation stages in hair transplantation with the Sapphire FUE Technique are as follows:

  1. Extraction of the Grafts: In the first step, the Grafts are extracted from the donor area. This area is where the grafts are denser and we usually have permanent hairs. A micro motor is used while extracting Grafts. Hair is extracted with the help of medical steel punches. The sizes of these punches are specially selected between 0.6 mm and 1 mm depending on the person’s hair thickness and root structure.

There are 3 main donor areas from which Grafts are Extracted. These are:

  • Back head area: Can be described as the area between the two ears.
  • Beard area: The part under the chin.
  • Chest area: If the desired number of Grafts cannot be obtained from the back head and beard area, these are preferred. The chest area is the most prominent body donor area.
  1. Examination of Grafts: The taken Grafts are examined under the microscope by the hair transplantation specialist. They are separated and classified. In this stage, a specially prepared solution is used for the hairs. It is known as ICE Graft, a special solution that nourishes the hairs. It is preserved at a temperature of +4 degrees. Thus, the hairs are prepared for transplantation without being damaged and nourished.
  2. The opening of Channels: In the Sapphire FUE method, there is a stage of opening the channels which significantly affects the correct angle and direction placement of the hairs in the planting area.
  3. Transplantation of Grafts: Grafts are placed in the opened channels in natural angles and directions. In this placement, single hairs are implanted along the natural hairline first. Double and multiple hair strands are planted in the back areas for more volume.

After this stage, the operation is completed and the first bandaging is done to finalize the operation.

Importance of Sterilization in Hair Transplantation

At Elegance Clinic, the medical materials used during the hair transplantation operation are single-use materials for each patient. This ensures the highest standards of hygiene and health are maintained for the operation results.

Carolina Gomes - HT Expert Online