Dr Orentreich’s performed the first hair transplant surgery in 1952. Its distinctive feature was the application of 4 mm punches. This, evidently, led to greater scarring. Since then, hair transplantation techniques have evolved from Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) in the 1990s to Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) introduced in the early 2000s. FUE hair transplant technique remains unparalleled when it comes to providing the most effective and successful results. However, innovations in this method have led to the sapphire hair transplant. It, undoubtedly, has made possible the achievement of more natural-looking results than any other transplantation technique.
What is FUE Hair Transplant?
A significant concern with early hair transplantation technique of FUT was the scarring. It involved the removal of a strip of tissue from the donor area. Hair follicles were then harvested from this tissue. Following this was suturing.
In contrast, FUE came to the rescue of many people suffering from hair loss problems. With this, claims of “no scarring” could pretty much come true. However, sapphire blades take the game one step ahead. With this development, almost everything about the procedure remains the same except for the channel opening process. An individual follicle is taken, one at a time, from the donor area using micro motor and micro punches. Following graft harvests, incisions from steel blade allow for follicular insertion in the recipient area. Everything’s same except for the blades and final results.
How FUE Sapphire Hair Transplant Offers Better Results?
The following will discuss how sapphire hair transplant is better than using steel blades.
- Faster Recovery, Lesser Bruising
With sapphire blades, microchannels of a diameter equal to the size of hair follicles are made. This means lesser scarring, scab formation and hence, faster recovery period. Although a transplant surgery doesn’t take more than two days, many patients get concerned about the recovery timeline. Getting back to work is a big concern for many.
Patients usually experience bleeding, swelling, infection, bruising, numbness, and itching after hair transplant surgery. These are all normal occurrences. But with a sapphire blade, as the incisions made in the recipient area are quite small, the problems of bruising and bleeding among many other complaints are decreased. Reduced vibration, unlike with steel blades, reduce scalp trauma and injury.
- Denser Hair Look
Sapphire blades are sharper and smoother than steel blades. Their smaller size allows for greater precision. Due to their minute diameter, greater numbers of channels can be opened in the recipient area. This makes it possible to insert hair follicles quite close to each other. Thus, allowing for a thicker, fuller head of hair. This is desirable for many patients.
In this way, sapphire hair transplant offers a much better alternative to steel blades which are prone to causing infections. Sapphire blades, on the other hand, have antibacterial properties. This reduces the risk of developing an infection. Overall, it provides greater comfort to the patient during and after the surgery.
- Natural-Looking Hair Transplant Results
Our natural hair come out an angle of 40-45 degrees. Final results of the surgery depend on the angle of insertion. The precision offered by sapphire blades leads towards a more natural-looking result. The skill of the surgeon will also greatly contribute to how successful your hair transplant surgery will be.