What is the “FUE” transplant?
The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) graft designates the extraction of grafts by unit. The surgeon removes the grafts (which may contain 1,2,3 or 4 hairs) one by one and reimplants them in the bald areas. This technique is natural, we take your own hair in the donor area (area where the hair density is very important) and allows to cover the baldness. The success rate of this transplant is 97% (sometimes grafts do not heal or are not “strong” enough to regrow once grafted).
This transplant has the advantage of leaving no scar, and is not binding: you can resume your professional activity only 3 days after the intervention.
The operation is performed at once (it takes between 4 and 8 hours in the operating room ), under local anesthesia and during which the surgeon can remove up to 5000 grafts.
What are the advantages of the FUE transplant?
- You will not have scars or cutaneous after-effects, the wounds close after 10 days.
- Similarly, there are no stitches, the grafts are reimplanted directly after extraction.
- No discomfort for your professional activity.
- The number of grafts removed depends on your donor area.
What is the difference with the Saphire transplant?
To tell the truth, the Saphire method is not a new grafting technique but a technological advance: it is simply the blade used to make the channel openings (cut in the precious stone that is Saphire), everything simply.
The commonly used blade makes incisions of 0.7 mm. The shape of the notch often has the appearance of a “U” while the Sapphire blade allows for channel openings of 0.5 mm and “V” shape. Thus, the implantation of the graft is easier, the surgeon can orient the graft as desired to give it the desired direction of growth.
In addition, the channel openings made with the Saphire blade make it possible to be closer to each other and therefore provide better capillary density during regrowth.
As the incision is thinner with the Saphire blade, there is less bleeding and healing is much faster.