In the FUE hair transplant method, the surgeon takes healthy and more durable hair follicles from the scalp parts where they grow. FUE is usually accomplished by punch incisions, which are made by a specifically manufactured needle. These follicles implants into holes that opened previously on the scalp in the areas losing or have lost hair.
An experienced and well-trained surgeon can be able to plant 4500-6000 follicles in this timespan. Then both areas are covered with bandage or gauze to help to heal and prevent any infection.
Depending on the patients' hair quality, the areas' size with the hair loss, and the desired density of follicles may require multiple sessions to achieve the planned results.
Direct hair implantation or DHI method is very similar to the FUE method fundamentally and principally. But there are particular nuances in the application of the technique.
The most significant difference between DHI from the FUE method is the tools used for the operation. Instead of punches, "needles," which are called Choi pen, are mainly used. Choi pens come in various sizes. The hair transplant surgeon decides on the pen's width, which will be used according to the patient.
Choi pens enable a more precise extraction operation where the Choi pen penetrates the skin, collects the follicles, and leaves the skin with minimal disturbance in the surrounding area. Using them removes the risk of holes forming on the scalp, which is a possible disadvantageous effect in the FUE technique. Since the DHI least invasive method of hair transplantation so far, it does not leave scar marks regardless of its success.
Sapphire FUE is similar to the original FUE technique except for the blade that uses in the procedure. In the sapphire method, a sapphire blade is used to open channels on the scalp during the hair transplantation instead of a razor or steel one.
At the first stage of hair transplantation, follicles are extracted and transplanted into the channelized areas with the sapphire blades. Opening the channels is the most substantial part of the hair transplant procedure. Since it influences the density, angle, and direction of the hair growth due to the narrow opening of sapphire blades, the grafts can replace without contacting outside.
In the FUT hair transplant procedure, the surgeon first removes a strip of the patient's scalp skin. After the removal of the part of the skin, the surgeon closes the incision with stitches. The incision itself and the possible scarring conceals under the patient's hair.
The removed piece of scalp skin is separated into smaller parts using surgical knives. Then these are implanted into the other parts of the patient's scalp, which are losing or have lost hair. It helps to achieve hair growth in previously bald areas that look and feel considerably natural after a full recovery.
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