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The Saphir FUE technique in hair transplantation
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The sapphire method is one of the latest developments in the field of hair transplantation. It is based on the proven FUE technique (Follicular Unit Extraction), in which hair follicles are taken individually from the donor area at the back of the head and transplanted into the bald areas. However, in the sapphire FUE method, instead of a steel blade, a sapphire blade is used to open the channels into which the transplanted hair follicles are inserted. These incisions are V-shaped micro-channels thanks to the sapphire tip. The classic FUE method creates U-shaped channels, which leave slightly larger tissue damage.
The sapphire (gemstone) blades are much sharper than conventional steel blades, and also have anti-allergic and anti-bacterial qualities. This allows the sapphire FUE hair transplant technique to be more precise and gentler in opening the canals and extracting the number of grafts cleanly, which not only gives a more natural look but also speeds up the healing process.
On the day of the transplant, the hair in the donor area is shaved and the recipient area is prepared. Then the area to be treated is anaesthetised with a local anaesthetic.
Mit der Saphirklinge werden kleine Öffnungen in der Haut erstellt, durch die die Haarfollikel einzeln entnommen werden.
Start with your individual treatment, which varies depending on the severity of the hair loss and the desired result.
Instructions are given on how to care for and protect the transplanted hair. A check-up by the doctor is also required to ensure the best possible result in the shortest possible time.
Punches in preparation for follicular retrieval
Removal of individual hair root groups
Collecting hair roots (grafts)
Implantation of the grafts in the affected areas
Precision: The use of a sapphire blade enables the hair roots to be extracted more precisely. This leads to a higher survival rate of the transplanted hairs, or hair follicles.
Care: The sapphire blade creates smaller openings in the skin compared to other methods, resulting in faster healing and less likelihood of scarring.
Natural result: The more precise extraction of hair follicles and gentler grafting results in a more natural and dense result.
It usually takes 12-18 months for the transplanted hair to grow back completely and for you to enjoy your new hair.
The result of the Saphir FUE technique is permanent as the follicles from the donor area are resistant to the hair loss hormone DHT. When buying a hair bundle (hair transplantation including at least four PRP treatments) at HAIR & SKIN, you receive a 10-year guarantee on the transplanted hair.
As with any surgery, there are some risks and possible complications associated with hair transplantation using the sapphire technique. These include infection, post-operative bleeding, temporary sensitivity changes and swelling. In addition, there may be undesirable scarring or uneven hair growth in rare cases. It is therefore important to get thorough advice from our experienced specialists before the hair transplant operation and to carefully follow the instructions for aftercare following the procedure.
Hair transplantation with the sapphire technique is performed under local anaesthesia, which is why the transplantation itself is painless. The local anaesthetic is the only unpleasant part of the treatment. After the operation, there may be some slight swelling and pain, but this can be easily controlled with painkillers.
The sapphire technique offers several advantages. The use of sapphire blades allows for more precise and even channels, which can result in a more natural appearance of the transplanted hair. In addition, the sapphire technique minimises the risk of scarring and infection and allows for faster healing.
The recovery time after the saphire treatment is usually a few days to a week. This is considerably faster than other hair transplant methods.