Sapphire Fue Hair Transplant

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Medically reviewed by

Yetkin Bayer

Hair Transplant Surgeon, Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery

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Written by

Noyan Süalp

Updated on  April 24, 2024

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What is Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant?

Sapphire FUE hair transplant in Turkey is very popular in European countries and the USA because patients can have the best sapphire FUE hair transplant results at affordable prices. 

The average cost of Sapphire FUE hair transplant ranges from 2000 USD to 3000 USD which is a cheap option compared to other countries. The price differs because clinics’ service packages and qualities differ, and also the number of grafts that will be implanted on the scalp determines the price.

Hair transplant doctors’ experience in Turkey can not be compared with doctors in other countries because millions of patients from abroad have been coming to Turkey for hair transplants over years. It enables the doctors to improve their skills and hair transplant techniques. That is why Turkey is very popular for hair transplant surgeries.

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Operation Details

  • 5 Hours

    Operation Time

  • Local


  • Up to 600

    Maximum grafts in one sessions

  • 2 Weeks

    1st Checkup

  • 2-3 Days

    Average length of stay in Turkey

  • 60 Days

    New Hair Growth

  • 30 Days

    Donor Healing Time

  • 1 Day

    Return to Routine

  • 90 Day

    Healing Time

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Sapphire FUE vs. Classic FUE

In the FUE method, the use of sapphire tips, which are a lot sharper and smoother compared to the classical tips, for channel opening step has been groundbreaking for hair transplantation.
The use of tips made from sapphire, a valuable mineral, in FUE allows openning smoother channels in the implant area which results minimal formation of scabs, thus fastens the healing process. For this reason, while FUE performed with sapphire tips and not metal slits is not a new technique; it is an innovation implementing a new process within the FUE method.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant?

To ensure greater follicular growth after transplantation, sapphire FUE patients must have adequate hair growth on the donor area. Those who have experienced hair loss in specific places as a result of an accident, such as scars or burns, are also viable targets.

Applicants for sapphire hair transplant surgery should have reasonable expectations prior to actually undertaking the procedure. Candidates should be aware that their real hair will inevitably fall out because it is biologically wired to do so. Hair loss that hasn’t been resolved will continue to develop in one manner or another, despite the therapy individuals receive.

Nevertheless, most of the time, taking medications as supplements helps, so keep taking them as directed by your doctor. You could also be a suitable candidate if your baldness is under control and you want to add a little hair to give yourself a younger look.

How Does Sapphire Fue Hair Transplantation Work?

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For this renowned technique, there are some steps to achieve for a successful operation.

Firstly, the hair for transplantation is taken from the donor area of the individual by utilizing a micro FUE procedure that employs a micro-motor and micro punches. The use of micro-motors allows sapphire hair transplantation outcomes to be denser and more natural by allowing a greater number of grafts to be taken from the donor area in a shorter amount of time.

FUE hair transplantation employing micro-motors is also known as “Micro FUE hair transplantation.” But, sometimes a manual punch may be employed for graft extraction in some people. Following the completion of the extraction process, surgeons employ sapphire blades to open the channels at the proper angle, direction, and frequency. This is one of the most important stages in sapphire hair transplantation.

Following that, the third and last stage, the implantation procedure, begins. Hair follicles from the donor area are stuck into micro incisions made by our surgeons with sapphire blades during this procedure. The sapphire hair transplantation procedure is thus accomplished.

The healing process is sped up thanks to this approach, which minimizes tissue damage in hair follicles during the transplanting period. Furthermore, edema, tissue damage, and uneven wound corners are at a minimum. One of the most significant advantages of sapphire hair transplanting is that the incisions are highly even in depth and diameter.

Advantages of Sapphire FUE Hair Transplants

There are many advantages of Sapphire FUE transplants. First of all, because sapphire blades are smaller and more accurate than steel blades, surgeons may make tiny cuts that are the right width of the hair shafts to be implanted. The implanted follicles are less likely to move about, change direction, or become detached as a result of this procedure.

  1. Sapphire blades allow for smaller-scale channels. As a result, the scarring left behind by the operation is nearly imperceptible. Because the tissue damage is minor, the skin recovers faster and remains softer.
  2. The sapphire tools’ high quality reduces the risk of injuries.
  3. The post-operative discomfort is minor.
  4. The Sapphire hair transplant process guarantees a better success rate and more hair volume.
  5. This procedure results in a more natural hairline.
  6. Reduced risk of complications.

Sapphire Fue Hair Transplant- Recovery Timeline

Sapphire FUE is a type of hair transplant surgery that employs different devices made of the jewel sapphire, leading to an improved and more natural look. The Sapphire FUE technique involves making small cuts into the scalp and implanting hair follicles into these relatively tiny paths. Since this is a comfortable operation made with gem, the recovery phase begins soon after the procedure.

The major points that patients have are indeed, “How soon upon procedure will my hair actually grow?” and, of course, “What should I do to take good care of after one such procedure?” It is extremely important to emphasize that reducing health effects or skin problems in this area of the body is vital throughout the recovery process. Keep in mind that hair transplant surgeries are indeed a process rather than a rapid outcome, and it will require some time for the inserted follicles to adapt.

Every person is different, and there will always be several variabilities in new hair growth. That being said, here is a comprehensive guide of the results you can expect at different stages:

  • The very first thing people should be informed of is that they will experience rapid hair loss a brief period after their sapphire hair transplant. Normally, this happens after a month. It is a completely totally acceptable scenario; so, patients who notice this situation should never become alarmed.
  • After three months, your hair will gradually start growing.
  • Fresh hair on the scalp will start to develop 6 months following the rapid baldness.
  • Your hair will have returned to its natural condition about a year following your Sapphire hair transplant surgery.

What to expect after a Sapphire Hair Transplant ?

The patient’s own attitude plays a role in bringing this procedure to a satisfactory completion. Just several precautions should be taken to achieve the best possible outcome. The patient’s sanitary habits, mental state, and sometimes even environmental factors such as the weather where the person resides all have an impact.

All the individual has to do is implement the doctor’s recommendation. It is crucial to highlight that lessening detriment or allergies in this portion of the body is critical all across the recuperation. After a Sapphire hair transplant, you must commit to caring for your hair and scalp. Your doctor and his or her secretaries will go over everything with you in full depth.

Here are a few appropriate treatment recommendations that you will most likely be provided:

  • Take several days off from work to help with the process of healing.
  • Doctors advise their patients to begin gently rubbing their scalps when moist from day 8. Rub your head gently in circular movements with the pressure of your hands as you clean it. Excessive pressure can cause the follicles to displace; so, be careful.
  • Besides that, prevent oil massage therapy until at least day 10.
  • After day 10, rub with complete belief but gentle fingers, as your hair will be perfectly decent by this point, with follicles almost connected to the skin surface and nutrition coming from the blood.

All inclusive Sapphire FUE Hair transplant Package

  • Accommodation (3 nights stay in a 4-star hotel)
  • VIP transfers (Private car. From the hospital to the hotel, then to the hospital, and back)
  • Translator service if needed
  • Painless Local Anesthesia
  • MicroFUE maximum density pre-operation haircut
  • PRP Treatment Medications
  • Post-operative care essentials, such as shampoo, lotion, special hat, neck pillow, pain killers, aspirin,  antibiotics, etc.
  • PRP therapy to stimulate better hair growth.

FAQ about Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant

Is Sapphire FUE better?

Sapphire FUE can be considered better than traditional FUE as it is a little different than the traditional one. The primary distinction between Sapphire FUE and traditional FUE is that while creating the channels, cutters made of sapphire are used instead of cutters made of steel.

Sapphire is a costly gem that retains its quality over time, making it a superior choice for cutting for several reasons. To begin with, while surgical problems are uncommon after a normal FUE hair transplant, the sapphire FUE procedure reduces the risks even more. Furthermore, FUE is known for its ability to deliver natural-looking outcomes.

Sapphire FUE, on the other hand, has gone one step farther. The surgeon can produce more exact and delicate micro-channels because of the adaptability of a sapphire blade. So, it is clear that Sapphire FUE is more advantageous than traditional FUE; however, your surgeon will decide which one is better for you.

What Should You Do Before Having Sapphire Hair Transplanted?

The patient should be evaluated by the specialist who will execute the treatment before using the FUE method with sapphire blades. If the patient has any health issues or is taking any drugs, the physician should be informed. According to the doctor’s advice, it may be required to cease smoking and drinking alcohol a week or three to four days before the operation.

If anticoagulants are being used, they should be stopped a week sooner; in this case, the doctor who recommended the prescription should be consulted, and written consent obtained. People who take Minoxidil for their hair should stop using it a week before surgery. Furthermore, as it may cause more bleeding during the surgery, it is important to remember that the sapphire FUE technique is a surgical treatment, and patients should pick clinics that approach them in this manner.

What Should You Do After a Sapphire Hair Transplant?

Some measures must still be taken following the sapphire hair transplant treatment, which results in a comfortable recovery phase. Although it may seem redundant, patients should refrain from banging their heads or rubbing them on a surface for ten days. Wearing garments with buttons or zippers for the first few days considerably minimizes this danger.

The usage of drugs on a regular basis can assist you to recuperate faster and more comfortably. It is also recommended to avoid heavy perspiration for 15 days. So, heavy cardiao exercises, the use of wet areas such as a sauna and Turkish bath, and swimming activities for one month after sapphire FUE hair transplantation are not recommended.

When Will Your Hair Grow Back After Having A Sapphire Hair Transplant?

The sapphire hair transplantation method causes transplanted hair to sprout immediately after the procedure. After the first 2-3 weeks, the majority of persons who have FUE hair transplantation begin the telogen effluvium phase, commonly known as the resting phase, and hair loss occurs. This shedding is often referred to as shock hair loss.

Six months following the treatment, these hairs begin to grow, and the outcome is noticeable by the end of the first year. Nevertheless, it can take up to two years for the full effect to become apparent.

Is Sapphire FUE hair transplant permanent and worth it?

If you’re considering a sapphire FUE hair transplant, you might be curious how long the results would stay, or whether they are long-lasting.

The sapphire FUE technique produces very pleasant and permanent outcomes when conducted by a skilled and experienced professional.

If you don’t have any money issues, Sapphire FUE hair transplants are well worth it because the results are long-lasting.

Is Sapphire FUE hair transplant painful?

Local anesthetic is provided to the specific spots before harvesting the hair follicles from the donor site and preparing the recipient areas for the transplant operation.

When local anesthetic is provided, it requires a while to freeze the head with local anesthesia. The person may have irritation as a result of the pain experienced during syringe administration. During the transplant, there is no pain.

What factors determine my eligibility for an FUE hair transplant?

Eligibility is determined by factors such as the extent of hair loss, availability of donor hair, hair type, and overall health. A thorough consultation with Dr. Yetkin Bayer will assess your suitability for the procedure.

What is the success rate of Sapphire FUE hair transplant?

It’s worth noting that the expected level of success is contingent on the hair transplant doctor and the medical experts performing the procedure being well-trained and competent. Also, your health condition and the care you give to your target area affects the success rate. Following the procedure, the sapphire FUE surgery has a success rate of approximately 97 percent.

Is Sapphire FUE hair transplant safe?

Hair transplantation is now a lot easier, pleasant, and successful than it was previously, thanks to updated technologies. This procedure, particularly with sapphire FUE hair transplant, produces highly successful and safe outcomes. If you pick the sapphire FUE technique, you may experience minor side effects that fade within a few days, just as with any other surgery, but they are actually very common.

Does Sapphire FUE hair transplant leave scars?

Sapphire FUE hair transplant methods use thinner cuts than typical Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) operations to reduce scars. Micro Sapphire DHI also creates dot wounds that are so small that they are referred to as micro scars. In other words, scars in the donor site may persist after Sapphire FUE, but they are scarcely visible and will be completely hidden after recuperation.