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FUE Sapphire Technique

The FUE Sapphire technique is the newest technique on the market that few actually master.

The lost of hair Is it a subject that worries you? Are you doing something to stop hair loss or have you resigned yourself to never using shampoos or hairdressers again?

La baldness it is a problem that occurs more frequently in men than in women; However, science has advanced to such a degree that there are already medicines and new techniques to stop the fall and recover the lost hair.

One of those techniques that has gone around the world for its effectiveness is the Extraction by Follicular Unit with sapphire crystal or FUE Sapphire technique for its acronym in English, since due to the modernity of its procedure there is a faster recovery and less visible healing. But what exactly is it about? Here we explain it step by step.

FUE Sapphire technique under the magnifying glass

The Sapphire FUE technique is only the most up-to-date variant of its standard FUE procedure and to better understand what it is about, you need to know a little more about its first version in the hair transplant.

Extraction by Follicular Unit or FUE technique is a modern procedure characterized by rapid recovery and almost imperceptible healing.

Graft Phases with FUE Technique

It consists of four stages and one is involved donor area and hair receptor:

Patient preparation:

  • At this stage the specialist explains what the surgery procedure consists of and the recommendations to follow before and after the procedure.

Follicle Extraction:

  • At this point the doctor will put local anesthesia in the area that will work. Occasionally he also administers a sedative so that you are calm during the procedure and after this, the extraction of the follicles necessary for the implant begins.

Preparation and design of the implant area:

  • Here the doctor explains how the distribution of the grafts will be, so there must be an agreement between you and the specialist so that the result is just what you want.

Placement of the grafts:

  • The follicles are implanted one by one. At this stage, special attention should be paid to the way your doctor implants the hair so that the result is completely natural.

It is important to note that before performing the technique, the doctor must assess you to confirm if you are a good candidate, since you must have an adequate donor area, good capillary density and that the thickness and strength of your hair are optimal for this procedure.

What is the difference with the FUE Sapphire technique?

As mentioned previously, the FUE Sapphire technique is a variant of the classic FUE procedure of follicular extraction, so it includes all the steps and working graphs of standard transplant surgery.

The main difference between these two methods, is not the main advance extraction is that the material of the instruments changes and this seemingly insignificant detail has a great impact on the quality of the results.

This means that the blade of the scalpel with which the surgery is performed is not steel but sapphire (yes, we are talking about the gemstone).

Said detail in the material means that the tip of the scalpel blade is V-shaped and not in the U-shape that the traditional steel blade has, and implies that at the time of the procedure and observation of results, the blade of sapphire It allows for greater precision and prevents damage to healthy follicles in neighboring receptor areas.

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Dr. Enrique Orozco
Dr. Enrique Orozco
General Director, Specialist in Trichology and Hair Transplantation Certified by ABHRS. Only ABHRS Certified with residence in Mexico.


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