Hair Transplant FUE SAPPHIRE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

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FUE SAPPHIRE Hair Transplant

The FUE SAPPHIRE hair technique stands out for a long time compared to traditional FUE, since it is the only one that uses Sapphire crystals, with which unbeatable precision is achieved in the incision of the micro channels.

In other techniques such as the FUT, strips of the scalp are extracted, with the FUE Sapphire, this procedure is absolutely unnecessary, since it allows the hair follicles from the donor area to be extracted one by one, in a little invasive and ambulatory intervention.

The FUE SAPPHIRE does not use stitches, which not only significantly reduces the duration of the postoperative period, but also minimizes the appearance of scars, only possible with a technique as advanced as ours.

The great advantages offered by this method make it undoubtedly one of the most requested techniques for patients interested in undergoing a successful and trauma-free hair transplant.

FUE: Folicular Unit Extraction

The FUE technique manages to transplant the hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient in a precise and non-invasive way, which implies an unprecedented advance in the field of hair transplantation.

To perform the procedure, an instrument known as a piercer or punch is used, designed not to leave scars after the intervention, while offering excellent results to patients who like to show off their short hair.

The punch design has a diameter of 0.6 or 0.8 mm, is designed to leave imperceptible micro scars, which usually disappear in a few days.


How to remove the follicular units?

The technique has a high level of complexity, so only a certified and experienced professional in the area is able to perform the extraction of follicular units.

It takes great skill on the part of specialists to correctly handle the punch, especially the 0.8 mm one, which is the ideal measure to operate the follicular units with more than one hair follicle. This procedure also prevents scars from forming, favoring rapid recovery.

The specialist introduces the punch into the scalp, and with a minimal twist gently presses, minimizing the loss of follicular units, which prevents possible damage to the hair that will be transplanted in the recipient area.

Dr. Enrique Orozco and Dr. Rafael Estrada are experienced surgeons capable of treating the follicles that are attached and that are of different lengths with the precision and skill required. Also, both specialists are trained to perform clean extractions without damaging the hair to be transplanted.

The hair follicles are not distributed in-line, which is why it is necessary for the specialist to adjust the appropriate angle to perform the extraction, taking only what is needed, without causing any damage to the units that will be transplanted.

For which patients the FUE SAPPHIRE hair graft technique is indicated

The FUE technique is recommended for the following cases:
  • Patients who want to hide scars or marks of any kind.
  • Patients who have short hair
  • Patients who want small sectors with hair transplantation.
  • Patients with scars from previous hair treatments.
  • Patients who need to resume their daily routine after the intervention, in a few days.
  • Patients who need a facial or body hair transplant may have the FUT technique, the only option for these cases.

Steps of the FUE SAPPHIRE technique

FUE Stages



First the hair is cut from the donor area and left at a length between 1 and 2 millimeters to be able to perform the procedure correctly.



The patient is placed face down on the stretcher and a local anesthetic is applied, which means they will be conscious throughout the procedure.



With the punch between 0.6 to 0.8 millimeters, the follicular units of the donor area are removed one by one. Once introduced into the skin, the professional guides it according to the direction in which the follicle is located, thus cutting the follicular unit in its entire length and can obtain it with great care. In this step, precision medical clamps are also used.



After the grafts are extracted, the healthiest ones are checked and selected for grafting. They are ordered according to the number of follicles present in each follicular unit (which is usually composed of between 1 to 5 follicles) and are left submerged in normal saline or ringer lactate, to keep them well preserved and ready until the moment they are going to be implanted. Doing all these steps increases the success rate after grafting.



Finally, incisions are made by the specialist in which the hair is going to be grafted. Different factors are considered in order to achieve the highest density, and achieve the desired result: a natural appearance:

  • Mark the implantation line.
  • Keep in mind the density of each implant.
  • Mark the direction in which the implants are inserted

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