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What is Sapphire Hair Transplant?

Sapphire FUE or Percutaneous Hair Transplant, is one of the new generation techniques in Hair Transplantation field performed in Turkey.

The hair transplant procedure is very similar to the well-known FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method. The main difference is the employed instrument for canal opening. Sapphire blade allows the surgeon to make micro channels with the right angle and size for the hair implantation.

What is a Sapphire Blade?

Compared with the regular steel blades, Sapphire blade is much sharper and thinner (1,00 mm to 1,5 mm, will be used according to patient’s situation), so it causes less tissue damage.

V-shaped channels are a better base for round-shaped hair follicles and the possibility of the damage while transplanting is lower. Sapphire is a precious blue gemstone and because of antibacterial properties, it decreases the risk of infections and allergic reactions.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant in Turkey?

Getting a hair transplant in Istanbul will be a permanent solution to your hair loss problem, still you need to determine whether you are eligible for Sapphire FUE hair transplant in Turkey. Here are some important consideration to decide:

If you want to learn whether you are suitable for Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant in Turkey, please get a free online hair transplant consultation now.

All You Need to Know About Sapphire Hair Transplant

Procedure Time 6-8 Hours
Anesthesia Local Anesthesia, Needle-free anesthesia is also possible.
Possible Side Effects Bleeding, swelling, itching, numbness
Hair Wash After 15 Days.
Exercise After 1 Month.
Recovery Time 2 to 3 days
Results 12 months to see the final result. Permanent success.

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Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Recovery

This special blade with the least damage makes the channels at the same size with the hair grafts, while in other methods like FUE the incisions and scars are bigger. This advantage causes the least amount of bleeding during the operation as well.

Also due to smaller channels, the hairs can get steady and firm in the tissue faster than other methods. Even though the hair transplant healing period is short and comfortable, you can expect a shorter recovery time with the sapphire FUE method (2-3 days).




Frequently Asked Questions

These are the stages of getting a sapphire FUE Hair transplant:

1-Pre-operative stage, where you will have a face to face consultation with a hair transplant surgeon to prepare a personalized treatment plan. Then, a number of medical tests are performed to ensure the safety of the hair transplant operation.

2-Shaving and Anesthesia stage:

After the medical check, the surgeon’s medical team will shave the back of the patient’s scalp. The scalp will then be completely sedated by local anaesthesia. Local anaesthesia is done by two different methods; the standard local anaesthesia is done by injection and the needle free anaesthesia is done with a pen-like tool for those who don’t like needles.

3-Sapphire FUE procedure. These are the steps of Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation procedure:

  • Extraction of the hair follicles
  • Canal opening with sapphire blades
  • Implantation of hairs. Hair follicles are placed into the round canals opened by V-shaped sapphire blades with superfine needles.

Since the procedure takes place under local anaesthesia, it is not a painful procedure.

Sapphire FUE Hair Transplantation is performed by a hair transplant surgeon and her medical team.

After Sapphire FUE there won’t be any scarring as long as it is applied in a hygienic operational room and there aren’t any infections.That is why you should choose a good place to get it done!

Yes! Depending on the extent of hair loss and the desire/expectation of the patient, women can have FUE, DHI, or Sapphire Hair Transplant.

Even though seeing results depends on each individual case, hair growth can be expected in two and a half months to three months after the operation. After 6 to 8 months there will be a visible difference in hair growth. It usually takes a year for the result of a hair transplant procedure to manifest itself.

It usually takes 6 to 8 hours.

In Alana Hair Clinic, Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant Package (including the treatment, blood tests, check up, 2 nights in a 4 star hotel in the city center in Istanbul, airport transfers and the transfers between hotel and hospital with Alana’s VIP cars, also the follow up service) costs averagely 2200 EUR