A Sapphire hair transplant is carried out in much the same way as an ordinary FUE transplant. The difference between the two comes down to the blade that’s used during the channel creation stage. While the classic FUE method uses steel blades for this process, the sapphire FUE technique, as the name suggests, is carried out using sapphire blades. Sapphire blades are known for their sharpness, smoothness, and durability. It’s these properties that allow the surgeon to create what are known as micro-channels — essentially smaller, more accurate incisions in the recipient's area.
The blades are designed to minimize the trauma to the scalp, scab formation and speed up the recovery process by opening smaller microchannels within the recipient site for hair transplantation.
As a result, the number of channels to be opened increases, enabling the follicles to be transplanted closer to each other. Being able to safely place the grafts together also means better regrowth and aesthetic results.