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Saphir-FUE-01 16 July 2022

Saphir FUE hair transplant

Lecture : 6 min. par Harmonie

The Sapphire FUE hair transplant is a method of hair transplant that provides a permanent solution to hair loss problems. This hair transplantation technique gets its name from the use of special sapphire blades during the opening phase of the treatment. Find out everything you need to know about the FUE method with sapphire blades.

What is the Saphir FUE hair transplant ?

Saphir FUE hair transplant is an innovative hair transplant technique dedicated to men and women suffering from localized hair loss due to trauma, androgenic alopecia, traction alopecia or marginal alopecia.

Saphir FUE hair transplantation is an innovative hair transplantation method that provides natural and precise results. This procedure combines the popular FUE technique with new medical devices. Indeed, the FUE technique of hair transplantation with Sapphire blade uses blades made of this precious stone.


What is the difference between classic FUE and Saphir FUE hair transplant ?

FUE hair transplants are a reference in hair transplantation. Saphir FUE hair transplant technique differs from conventional FUE in the medical instruments used during the procedure. In fact, unlike conventional hair transplantation which uses steel blades during the creation of incisions in the recipient area, the Saphir FUE technique uses sapphire blades. Unlike the steel blades used in FUE hair transplantation, which are U-shaped, sapphire blades have a V-shaped shaft. The addition of gemstones makes the incisions more precise.

A hair tranplant performed by a Saphir lame

Classic FUE or sapphire FUE or manual FUE, which technique to choose?

Whether it’s a classic FUE hair transplant, a women hair transplant, a sapphire FUE hair transplant or a manual FUE hair transplant, hair transplant operations provide a natural looking results. Each of these techniques has its advantages: while the manual hair transplant offers an excellent recovery after the procedure, the classic FUE hair transplant will allow you to obtain the most natural hair. With the Saphir FUE hair transplant technique, the hair transplantation is denser, which allows people with advanced hair loss to obtain very good results.

a surgeon performing a hair transplant

At Body Expert, hair transplant specialist in Instanbul, two other techniques are also offered: the DHI hair transplant in Turkey and the Mesograft hair transplant in Turkey. Many factors must be evaluated to determine which procedure will be the most appropriate for each individual. The choice of technique used depends on the needs and problems of each patient.

What are the steps of the FUE Saphir hair transplant?

The FUE Saphir hair transplant is painless and takes place in several steps:

  • Preparation of the donor area: to extract and select the grafts from the donor area, the head must first be shaved. The donor area is also anesthetized to ensure the patient’s comfort during the entire procedure.
  • Follicular Unit Extraction: follicular unit extraction is performed with hollow needles ranging from 0.7 to 1 mm in diameter. The grafts are composed of one to four hairs. Once harvested, they are placed in a liquid solution to preserve their vitality while they are implanted. The grafts are checked and sorted before proceeding to the next step.
  • Hair transplantation: The last step consists of implanting the grafts. Hair follicles are carefully transplanted one by one in each incision with a micro forceps over several millimeters in depth, adapting to the recipient area. In this technique, the incisions are made with sapphire blades. Sapphire is a non-metallic gem, so it cannot give rise to metal allergic reaction.

a hair transplant performed with the FUE saphir technique

With Body Expert, the Saphir FUE hair transplant is combined with a PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment to guarantee an optimal result. PRP is a platelet concentrate obtained by centrifugation of autologous blood. PRP is used to promote healing and hair growth after a hair transplant.

The duration of the procedure depends on the number of grafts to be extracted and transplanted. A Sapphire FUE hair transplant takes 5 to 7 hours for approximately 1500 to 2000 grafts.

What are the after-effects of a Saphir FUE hair transplant?

The postoperative course of FUE is not very constraining and not very painful. The use of Saphir blades allows to make very precise incisions resulting in little tissue damage. The postoperative phase is then more comfortable, and recovery is faster.

To promote healing, it is recommended to limit alcohol and caffeine consumption and not to smoke cigarettes, or other tobacco products. To minimize side effects of hair transplant it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon.

Are there any contraindications to the Saphir FUE hair transplant?

There are certain contraindications to the realization of a hair transplant Saphir FUE. These contraindications are studied on a case-by-case basis by a medical team before the procedure.

Saphir FUE hair transplant is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is also not recommended in cases of infection and scalp diseases. Also, people exposed to blood clotting disorders are not suitable candidates for hair transplantation.

a fue saphir lame

Does the Saphir FUE hair transplant require general anesthesia?

No, the Saphir FUE hair transplant does not require the use of general anesthesia. However, to ensure the comfort of the patient, local anesthesia is administered under the direct supervision of an experienced anesthesiologist. The procedure is then completely painless.

What is the price of a Saphir FUE hair transplant?

When performed in Istanbul, through the Body Expert agency, the procedure is about 80% cheaper than in France. Indeed, with Body Expert, the FUE transplant starts at 2090€ (for 1500 grafts minimum and 5000 maximum). Count 250€ more for the sapphire blade option. In addition to the procedure, patients benefit from a top-of-the-line service, assistance with a dedicated translator, transfers throughout the stay and accommodation in a 5-star hotel.

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