It is the most common hair transplant method. Since there is no incision in the treated area, there are no scars and suturing. Therefore it is highly preferred.
First, local anesthesia is applied. Root picking is done by the FUE motor (0.6 mm to 0.8 mm of incision tips). The grafts taken contain 2-3 hairs. The damage of roots is the last thing we want. Because the small size of the tip to be used effects the healing process of the area.
Once all the hair roots have been collected and separated, transplanting starts. Transplanting is also a very careful stage. It takes experience and precision. Because the channels must be opened carefully here.
The lateral slit method provides incisions according to the size, length and suitability of the hair follicle to open the channels. The correct size and depth of the channels effect the success of hair transplant.
The most important factor in capturing the natural hairstyle is the angle of the channels. The desired shape of the hair and the correct determination of the hair line are also related to the angles to be determined with these correct proportions.
The post-operative dressing and washing procedures continue for 10 days. Transplanted hair follicles regrow within 2-3 weeks. Yet later on the growing hair falls. Note that this is a temporary stage. After a few weeks of rest, the hair grows again and gets its normal shape after 6 months. In some areas, it takes a longer time for the hair to reach this state.
It was named after the special knives used in the openning channel phase. These blades are made entirely of sapphire.
The advantages of using Sapphire Blade in hair transplant include the fact that it does not lose its sharpness, it consists of a crystal tissue with a hard, durable and smooth surface, it is antibacterial and does not impair blood circulation. In the channels opened with sapphire tip, the tissue does not deteriorate. This ensures better attachment of hair follicles to new locations. The recovery time after operation is directly proportional to the micro level of the channels opened with sapphire tip blades.
The risk of infection is also prevented with these blades.
Recently, the FUE Technique, ‘Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant’ has been called because of these knives used during the process.
What is the difference between Sapphire FUE and the Classic FUE Method?
The main difference between the Sapphire Fue and the classic Fue is the structure of the blades used. Sapphire is a highly valuable crystal and does not lose its sharpness. A successful operation in hair transplant is related to the channels opened. Sapphire blade tips varying from 1.0 to 1.3-1.5 mm, open more, closer and smaller channels. This shortens the recovery time and allows natural appearance.
How to apply Sapphire FUE?
After an interview with our specialist and experienced doctors, the examination begins. After detailed hair and scalp controls are provided, the type of hair loss is determined. The patient’s expectations and needs are discussed. Hair transplant planning is started.
On the day of operation, the person’s hair is shortened to 3mm. The donor area is anesthetized and grafts are collected with micro-motors. After local anesthesia is applied to the area to be transplanted, channels are opened with sapphire blades. Hair follicles are placed in these channels. The medical dressing is done to the donor area. This area is covered and Sapphire FUE operation is completed.
What are the Advantages of Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant?
- Sapphire blade FUE reduces trauma and tissue damage by minimizing vibration at the time of incision.
- It gives positive results for people who have experienced advanced hair loss.
- The recovery process is more easily circumvented.
- The angles of the follicles do not change.
- A quality result is inevitable.