Longevita’s clinics in Istanbul and Izmir have become increasingly popular places for people seeking hair transplant procedures thanks to our reputation for highly professional specialists and outstanding results. Now, there’s been a recent advancement of technology that is making hair transplants more successful than ever in the form of Sapphire FUE. But what difference does using sapphire blades make and how is this revolutionising the procedure?
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) has been the most widely practised method used in hair transplants since 2004. However, the recent advancement of FUE conducted with sapphire blades now promises to make the practice even more exciting. FUE is a method in which hair is extracted from a donor site (usually the back of the neck) using a micro motor and micro punch.
This extracted hair is then implanted into the areas affected by hair loss, typically bringing the hairline forward to counterbalance the effects of hairline recession. The process is usually performed using local anaesthetic to make it pain-free. Some centres in Istanbul and Izmir also offer sedation to their patients before local anaesthetic is used, so that the needle isn’t felt during the administering of the anaesthetic.
This turns the process from a minimal pain experience to a pain-free experience, offering utmost comfort to the patient. Using sapphire blades brings a whole new host of advantages to this procedure.
What Makes The Sapphire FUE Technique Different?
There are a number of different benefits to the sapphire FUE technique, including:
Faster recovery time for patients
The sapphire FUE technique is exciting industry professionals because the sharper, more precise sapphire blades open smaller microchannels in the recipient site, which minimises scab formations and speeds up the patient recovery process.
A more natural look
The sapphire hair transplant also creates a more natural look. How? The channels created by making the incisions in the recipient site can be smaller and more precise which affects the following things:
• Hair Density – the smaller, sharper blades allow for donor hairs to be positioned even closer together, creating a denser final effect.
• Hair growth angle – the angle and direction of hair growth makes a difference as it will have an effect on how natural the finished result is. Hair naturally grows at an angle of 40 to 45 degrees, so the hair transplant with sapphire blades will enable your practitioner to create precise angles to allow the hair to grow like this. It also determines how the hair sits once grown to the desired lengths.
Thanks to all these developments, hair transplants, even in advanced cases, are garnering ever more natural results.
Smaller chance of complications developing
There are other advantages to steel blades as well. The smooth surface of sapphire blades also boasts antibacterial qualities, which means when these blades are being used to create the microchannels for donor hair, the risk of (already small) complications reduce when compared to steel blades.
This includes less chance of fluid retention (ensuring more comfort in recovery for the patient), a smoother surface post-treatment and faster tissue recovery.
Also, because sapphire blades enable the channels for transplantation to be opened at the same length of the hair follicle being inserted, it is not possible for these follicles to become dislodged and their angle alignments to be affected.
Sapphire Hair Transplant In Istanbul And Izmir
Sapphire hair transplants are now available in our internationally accredited hospitals in Turkey (Istanbul and Izmir), making the procedure more exciting and successful than ever before. At Longevita, our rates for sapphire hair transplants are highly competitive as they are subsidised by the Turkish government. As well as using the cutting edge sapphire FUE method, your whole experience will be well organised from the start.
Your journey begins with a helpful phone call to one of our experienced team, who will talk through your requirements, ask for a photo of your scalp for assessment and then book you in for a consultation at our London clinic. Together, you will devise a treatment plan and package and, if you’re both 100% happy, our travel coordinator will prepare you an itinerary so you can book your flights out to Turkey for your Sapphire FUE hair transplant.
Depending on your destination, one of our drivers will welcome you at the airport in Istanbul or Izmir and one of our hosts will attend your appointment with you at the hospital or clinic. Your treatment package will include everything else you require, from accommodation to the price of the procedure and a full aftercare plan, including a follow up back in our London clinic. For further information about a Sapphire Hair Transplant in Istanbul & Izmir contact us to receive a free quote.