What is Sapphire FUE?

Sapphire FUE is not a new hair transplant technique in itself. It is an innovation within FUE, which is a technique that has been in use since 2004. FUE is currently the most sought-after method in hair transplant clinics.

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The Difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE

Sapphire FUE differs from ‘Classic’ FUE in the device used for opening the micro-channels. This is the most important stage of the hair transplant procedure and the one which impacts most on the results.

Whereas the Classic FUE involves using steel or titanium blades to open the micro-channels, the Sapphire FUE involves using blades made of sapphire.

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The Advantages of Sapphire FUE

The Sapphire FUE technique involves opening smaller micro-channels, and thus it gives the following advantages;

Speeding up the recovery process.


Smoother bonding of skin surfaces.


Minimising scabbing.


Less swelling.


Faster tissue recovery.


Fewer complications.


More anti-bacterial.


Minimising scalp tissue damage and potential trauma.

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How does Sapphire FUE Work?

The Sapphire FUE technique involves extracting grafts from the donor area at the back of the patient’s head, as happens with the Classic FUE technique.

The expert medical team will then use a sapphire instrument to open micro-channels ranging from 0.6 to 1.5mm in diameter, before implanting the grafts in these channels.

With FUE Sapphire, the channels are the same length as the hair follicles, meaning that the healing process is faster and there is less likelihood of disturbing the angle and position of the grafts. The sapphire tool also allows for denser transplantation, creating even more visually appealing results than other methods.

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Sapphire FUE in Turkey

Turkey continues to stand at the global vanguard of hair transplant technology, and the arrival of the FUE Sapphire technique in Istanbul is a further bold new development pioneered by prestigious hair transplant clinics such as SHIFT.
The innovative Sapphire FUE procedure provides aesthetically pleasing results with a faster and more comfortable post-operative recovery period than many other hair transplant techniques available in Turkey today.

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Sapphire FUE at SHIFT

Sapphire FUE is one of the most important techniques in place at SHIFT in Istanbul. With Sapphire FUE, patients can look forward to receiving aesthetically pleasing results in a comfortable operation with minimal recovery time.

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