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.
What are the advantages of Sapphire FUE?
High Implantation DensitySapphire blades allow for creation of higher density in the recipient areas.
More Grafts Per SessionLarge transplants up to 4000 grafts are possible in 1 session
Sapphire BladeIt is safe for those who have metal sensitivities (for example, allergies to nickel or steel).
Cost EffectiveCheaper in comparison to DHI hair transplant method
SafeThe risk of complications such as trauma and scalp tissue damage are reduced.