The FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction) is one of the most modern and commonly used hairs transplant techniques, and it ensures natural-looking results. It has recently advanced one step further, through the utilization of special devices with sapphire blades. This technique consists of opening the channels with a sapphire blade instead of a metal blade so as not to damage the patient’s scalp and to have a satisfactory result.


The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE is the opening of micro-channels. FUE, which is conducted by using blades made from a precious gemstone called sapphire, is defined as the utilization of special sapphire blades instead of steel blades during the process of creating incisions within the recipient site.

In FUE conducted with sapphire blades, after the patient is administered local anesthesia, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area with the aid of a micro motor and micro punches in sizes of 0,6 – 0,7 – 0,8 mm.

With the FUE method, the extracted follicles are transplanted into the incisions that have been created. These channels have a major influence on the density, angle, and direction of hair growth, which are the determinants of obtaining a natural appearance. For this reason, opening the channels is considered to be the most important process for a successful operation.

The best possible way to open micro channels can now be achieved through the sapphire blades. The small incisions, which are at the same length of follicles, are created using sharp, smooth and durable sapphire blades varying in sizes of 1,0 -1,3 – 1,5 mm. As a result, more channels can be opened, enabling the follicles to be transplanted closer to each other.

In comparison with steel blades; FUE performed with sapphire blades allows more dense transplantation, which makes it possible for patiences with advanced hair loss to undergo a hair transplant procedure. Using sapphire blades allow to achieve more density in this way, creating a more natural-looking appearance.


  • Wash your hair with a soft shampoo
  • Do not use hair care products
  • Enjoy a nutritious morning breakfast
  • Do not consume coffee or any beverages containing caffeine
  • Wear comfortable clothes, as you will be in a lying position during the majority of the day


During the follicular unit extraction procedure, each follicular unit is removed from the donor area through a small round punch excision of 1mm or less in size. Grafts are then placed into the bald or thinning area.


Follicular unit extraction is performed under a local anesthetic and does not require a hospital stay. Your hair transplant surgeon will specify after-care instructions, including what medications to use, antibiotics to take and restrictions on diet and physical activity during recovery.

Recovery time is minimal and many patients can return to their work within 2-3 days of treatment.