FUE hair is the most popular hair transplant method. When hair transplant first started, FUT (follicular unit transplant) method was applied. However, the FUT method has lots of disadvantages. In this method, there is scarring. Also, the healing and recovery time for hair transplant has been long.
With FUE (follicular unit extraction) method, both scarring and a long recovery are histories. This method enables fast recovery with no scarring. Also, the FUE method enables natural hair look. Since doctors can separately work on each hair graft, the hairline can be constructed naturally. There are two methods in this hair transplant. These are Slit FUE and Sapphire FUE.
Slit FUE Hair
Slit FUE hair is one of the methods that apply FUE hair extractions. In this method, hair grafts are extracted with special punch motors. These are handheld devices that take hair grafts out from the scalp. After these hair grafts are collected, grafts are kept inside a solution. This solution will remove the tissue around the hair roots. Hair roots must be free of tissue-like skin before implanting.
In the meantime, the doctor opens channels in the recipient area. While doing that, the surgeon’s blade is used in the Slit method. These channels are opened based on hair growth direction. After that, grafts that are kept in a special solution are implanted.
Sapphire FUE Hair
Sapphire FUE hair is similar to Slit. The only difference between these two methods is how the channels are opened. In the Sapphire method, special diamond-edged blades are used. This blade causes less damage around the tissue. Therefore, healing is faster.
Also, since these blades enable more precise channels, hair roots can grow stronger. Other than that, Sapphire and Slit methods are the same. Hair roots are also collected with the FUE extraction method. Aftercare steps for both Slit and Sapphire are the same as well.