What is Sapphire Hair Transplantation?
In recent years, technological developments have been reflected in the field of hair transplantation and paved the way for many new methods in hair loss treatments.
Hair transplantation procedures which are showed dramatic progress over the years, have become performable with minimally invasive and painless methods.
Today, one of the most important of these methods is the Sapphire Hair Transplant technique. This technique is named as Sapphire FUE Technology since Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) processes are performed with special blades produced entirely from sapphire. Because of the unique feature of the sapphire, which is used in the tip of these blades, the blade does not lose its sharpness during the process and ensures excellent results.
What is done in Sapphire Hair Transplantation?
In the process of hair transplantation with Sapphire technique, firstly, micro-motor devices are used for extraction processes from the graft area.
Then, in the area where hair transplantation is to be performed, micro-channels are opened for the placement of hair follicles collected from the graft area with special production blades which have sapphire at the tips of them.
The most important difference that distinguishes FUE Hair Transplantation with Sapphire-tipped blades from other hair transplantation methods is that; it is possible to obtain better results by using specially produced Sapphire-tipped blades which do not lose their sharpness no matter how many channels opened for transplantation.
With using special blades with Sapphire tips, the size of the channels that are opened for hair transplantation is minimized and by this way the crust formation is reduced and the rate of recovery is increased in the recipient area after the treatment.
Advantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Performed with Sapphire Blades
In the hair transplantation operations, while the blades with classical metal are used at the ends, the tip of the blades become dull during the operation and this may decrease the quality of the operation. Hair transplantation techniques with Sapphire-tipped blades have emerged to solve this problem. With a durable and smooth crystal surface, the sapphire has less wear and sharpness loss compared to conventional metals, thus increasing the process quality.
In the FUE stage of hair transplantation is of great importance as the channels that are opened in this period are very important and have a great impact on the density, angle and direction of hair growth. Nowadays, the most advanced tool that can be used in the opening of these very important micro-channels are Sapphire-tipped blades.
At the same time, the opening of these micro channels which are more special, with Sapphire-tipped blades allows for better results in people with severe hair loss, while minimizing the possibility of alteration in the angle allignment of the transplanted hair or spill of the hair after surgery.
One of the advantages of Follicular Unit Extraciton performed with sapphire blades permit to make small incisions with dimensions of 1.0 – 1.3 – 1.5 mm which are same size with hair follicules, by this way both more micro channels can be opened and hair follicules can be transplanted more close to each other.
Due to its smooth surface, hardness, sharpness, durability and antibacterial properties, the use of sapphire blades minimizes vibrations during operation, and the risks of complications such as trauma, scalp tissue damage or infection are considerably reduced.
Sapphire Follicular Unit Extraction versus Classic Follicular Unit Extraction
The most important feature that separates the Sapphire-tipped blades from conventional steel blades is that it has a smooth and hard surface and does not blunt easily.
Sapphire-tipped blades, which have more antimicrobial properties than classical steel blades, also significantly reduce infection risk after hair transplantation.
Owing to this sharpness feature of sapphire, both the results of the operation can be taken more successfully and the complications during the operation are less and the procedures which are applied during hair transplantation can be in a much higher quality.
Compared with steel blades, the sharpness of the Sapphire-tipped blades allows the doctor to the make the lesser injection of the special liquid that used for to separate the skin from the scalp, thus reducing the post-operative edema significantly.
At the same time, the incisions made with Sapphire-tipped blades for hair transplantation are smaller than the Classical steel-tipped blades, so the postoperative recovery of tissue is noticeably faster.