Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplantation technique that involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them to the recipient area of the scalp. This method is suitable for patients with various types of hair loss, including male and female pattern baldness, scarring alopecia, and hair loss due to trauma or surgery. FUE is a relatively quick and safe procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia in a clinic or doctor's office.
The FUE Sapphire method is an advanced hair transplantation technique that involves the use of a specialized tool called Sapphire, which is thinner and sharper than traditional punches used in the FUE technique. Sapphire is a material known for its durability and hardness and is sterilized before use.
The blade is designed to make precise incisions in the scalp (bald zones), which minimizes trauma to the skin. Moreover, this method can be used to transplant hair in patients with curly or wavy hair, as the sapphire blade can make curved incisions that follow the natural direction of the hair, resulting in a more natural-looking hairline.
The FUE Sapphire method consists of the following process: