The development of new hair replacement surgery techniques as well as hair loss treatments is never-ending. Hair transplantation has advanced dramatically over the years, transforming into a well-established and minimally invasive painless hair transplant procedure.

The FUE method, considered one of the most modern and commonly used hairs transplant techniques, ensures a natural-looking result, has carried its success one step further through the utilization of special devices with sapphire blades (sapphire FUE hair transplant)

sapphire FUE

The unpleasant sensation experienced during the injection of local anesthetics can naturally cause discomfort to patients. Now it is possible to perform a no-needle hair transplant operation with needle-free injectors with almost no pain by utilizing special anesthetic devices. These special devices deliver the anesthetic agents into deeper layers of the skin by using pressure to transport the active substance.

Needle-free injectors require a shorter duration for the anesthetic to take effect when compared with conventional needle-syringe systems. For this reason, patients feel more comfortable when anesthetic agents are administered via needle-free injectors. Individuals who have fear of injection-related pain and therefore hesitate on having a hair transplant can readily undergo a FUE transplant thanks to a new application of local anesthetics.

Sapphire FUE versus Classic FUE

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.

The blades are designed to minimize scab formation and speed up the recovery process by opening smaller microchannels within the recipient site for transplantation. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is conducted with sapphire blades after the patient is administered local anesthesia, hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area by the utilization of a micromotor with micro punches in sizes of 0,6 – 0,7 diameters.

Sapphire hair transplant

For this reason, the opening of the channels is considered to be the most important process for obtaining successful FUE results. The best possible way to open microchannels can now be achieved through the utilization of sapphire blades, hair follicles are then transplanted into these channels. The small incisions, which are at the same length of hair 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 hair follicles to be transplanted closer to each other.

Owing to its qualities such as a smooth surface with antibacterial properties, hardness, sharpness and durability, when using sapphire blades for the process of opening microchannels, vibration will be reduced thus, the risk of complications such as trauma and scalp tissue damage are also be reduced.


In comparison with steel blades; FUE performed with sapphire blades enables more dense transplantation, which makes it possible for individuals with advanced hair loss to undergo a hair transplant procedure. Using sapphire blades enables to achieve more density thus, creating a more natural-looking appearance.

As incisions are created for the transplantation process are smaller, tissue recovery will be faster in comparison with using steel blades, but most importantly the bonded skin will have a smooth surface. As a result of opening the channels at the same length of hair follicles, it is not possible for the follicles to become dislodged and their angle alignment to be altered after the transplantation process.

Now it’s time to focus on satisfying patient expectations and to prioritize their needs The FUE technique with sapphire blades, which is conducted at Sospitas, offers natural, successful and aesthetically pleasing results. If you would like to receive more information on FUE with sapphire blades or ask for a consultation, you can always contact us.