Sapphire hair transplantation is not a new hair transplantation technique, but rather a new technology developed on how to transplant hair grafts. This technology takes its name from the sapphire blades used in the special incision pens used to open the channels and incisions where the hair grafts will be transplanted. The sapphire blades in the special incision pens facilitate the graft transplantation process and allow the surgeon to work more freely.
From this point of view, sapphire hair transplantation can also be called the advanced version of the FUE technique. Because the method of transplanting hair grafts is the same as the FUE technique. Only the tools used are different. Although sapphire incision pens are mostly used in the FUE technique, they can also be used for other hair transplantation techniques. At Quartz Clinique, most of our patients prefer sapphire hair transplantation, which is the last point in hair transplantation technique.
What are the Features of Sapphire Blades?
As their name suggests, sapphire blades are not obtained from blue sapphire rocks found in nature. The sapphire in special incision pens is synthetically obtained from aluminum oxide. Natural sapphire crystals are so hard and sharp that they are often used to cut metals in industry or the jewelry industry. Synthetic sapphire is equally hard and sharp.
The use of synthetic sapphire for medical purposes offers great advantages. The use of sapphire, especially in instruments used for incision or channel opening, both reduces the possibility of damage to surrounding tissues and ensures that the incisions are very close to perfect.
Advantages of Sapphire Hair Transplantation
Sapphire blades used in sapphire hair transplantation are the medical instruments most demanded by our patients at Quartz Clinique. Because our patients usually come having done their own research on hair transplantation. Naturally, they learn about the positive effects of using sapphire blades in channel opening. The advantages of using sapphire blades in hair transplantation can be listed as following;
- Sapphire blades are located at the tips of the incision pens with their V-shape and thus they open perfect channels where the grafts will be placed exactly
- Sapphire-tipped incision pens have a very thin tip. This allows for more dense grafting by making channels at points closer to each other
- The channels opened with very sharp sapphire tips have very clear edges and therefore do not damage the surrounding tissues at all
- Since the surrounding tissues are not damaged, the healing process takes place much faster
- Allows for more intensive hair transplantation, making the hair transplant result look more natural
- Allows hair transplantation in large areas in many patients with metal allergy
- Reduces the risk of infection
In addition, hair growth occurs more smoothly as a result of the placement of hair grafts in correctly opened channels. At Quartz Clinique, we open channels with sapphire-tipped incision pens in most hair transplantation techniques because we also care about the aesthetic appearance of our patients.
Is Sapphire Hair Transplant Technique Painful?
No, as in every hair transplantation, local anesthesia is used in the sapphire technique. First the donor area and then the area to be transplanted are numbed before the procedures. Thus, the patient does not feel any pain during the operation.
Quartz Clinique’s expert medical team also includes anesthesiologists and anesthesiologists constantly check the patient’s condition during the operation. However, when injecting for anesthesia, the patient may feel some pain at the injection area. That is why Quartz Clinique uses a new technology and painless anesthesia device. In this way, the patient does not feel the pain of the anesthesia needle and undergoes the operation in an extremely comfortable and relaxed way. Only the area to be treated is numbed by giving the exact dose of anesthesia..Thus, the patient can perform daily activities such as eating, watching television or talking during the operation without any problems.
What should be done after the Sapphire Technique?
In the sapphire technique, no serious damage is caused to the skin as the channels are opened between 1 and 1.5 mm depending on the required areas. As a consequence of this, the healing process takes place quickly. After the operation, you have one more procedure in the clinic. 1-2 days after the operation, the first washing of the hair is performed in the clinic. The first 10 days after the operation are very important for the adaptation of hair grafts. During this period, it is very important that you do not hit your head or rub it. Therefore, it may be recommended to wear easy-to-put-on and take-off clothes such as shirts for the first 10 days.
It is recommended that you do not sweat much and wet your head for the first 15 days after hair transplantation. Because fluid contact with the channels both delays wound healing and increases the risk of infection. In the first 1 to 3 months afterwards, new weak hair strands are shed along with the scabs formed. In the following 6 months, new hair strands begin to show themselves. However, it is necessary to wait 1 to 1.5 years for the final appearance.
At Quartz Clinique, PRP treatment is also performed with the first wash. PRP treatment is a treatment that nourishes the hair follicles and its application in the first stage increases the chance of hair follicles developing in the new skin.
Sapphire Hair Transplant Technique Prices
The price of sapphire hair transplantation is slightly higher compared to the prices of other hair transplantation techniques. Because the tools used in the sapphire hair transplantation technique are more expensive than metal tools. In addition, since sapphire instruments are much sharper and smaller tipped, they can only be used by specialized surgeons. For these reasons, no matter which hair transplantation technique the sapphire technique is used in, it slightly increases the prices of the hair transplant operation.
At Quartz Clinique, we have surgeons specialized in the sapphire technique. Therefore, the sapphire technique can be used in any hair transplant operation requested by the patient and approved by our surgeons. In addition, Quartz Clinique offers all-inclusive packages including airport transfer + RPR treatment + hotel accommodation for patients coming from abroad. For clear price information and any questions, you may have, please contact us at 0212 241 46 24.