Hair transplant FUE sapphire
We use sapphire crystals for the opening of the micro-channels, which makes it more accurate than with the classic FUE.
The FUE technique for capillary grafting is an ambulatory and minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the hair follicles are extracted individually, without the need to remove a strip of the scalp (as was done in the traditional FUT technique). It is an advanced technique that minimizes scars and postoperative , since there is no suture, and allows to treat small and medium areas. Currently, it is the most demanded technique for capillary grafting.
FUE: Folicular Unit Extraction
The FUE technique is characterized by the special way of obtaining the follicular units to be transplanted. It is done by using punch or drilling instrument (can be manual or motorized).
The advantage of this system is that it does not leave a scar in the donor area , which is important for patients who want to wear their hair very short. It also greatly reduces postoperative recovery.
The punch that is used to extract the follicular units usually have between 0.6 and 0.8 mm in diameter, so that the micro-scars produced after the extraction of the follicular units are subsequently invisible and disappear after a few days.
How are follicular units removed?
The extraction of follicular units is a delicate technique that must be performed by an experienced staff.
The size of the punch that is most used is 0.8 mm, since it has a sufficient diameter to respect the structure of the follicular units constituted by more than one hair follicle, with the advantage that the micro-scars of this diameter then they are undetectable and their healing is very fast.
The punch is introduced into the skin making a gentle twist while making a slight pressure to penetrate the skin. These measures are essential for the follicular unit disposal rate to be very low and most of the follicular units thus extracted are later viable to implant in the receiving area.
It is also important that the surgeon take into account in the extraction phase that the hair follicles are shown closer together on the surface of the skin, but diverge in depth. This means that the direction of implantation of the entire hair follicle is not linear, so in the punch extraction procedure the surgeon must make a change in angle once the surface portion of the follicle has been exceeded in the extraction.
Once released in its entirety, the follicular units should be gently removed so as not to traumatize any of the follicular structures.
Indications of the FUE SAPPHIRE technique of capillary graft
The FUE technique is indicated in cases of:
- When the hair graft pursues the camouflage of scars or marks of different origins.
- Patients who want to wear very short hair.
- Patients with small areas to perform hair grafts
- Treatment of enlarged anterior graft scars.
- Patients who need to resume their normal activity in a few days after the hair graft.
- Patients in which the donor area is the beard or some body region, in which case the presence of linear scars by the FUT technique is not viable.