Hair Transplantation Methods
There are a few hair transplantation methods each with their own advantages. To understand the different techniques and to avoid ending up being confused between all of the methods, it is important to understand the key difference: harvesting.
FUE Hair Transplant: In this method, the roots are collected one by one from the donor area with a micro motor system and transferred one by one to the bald area. Compared to the FUT method, the FUE method hair transplantation is much more advantageous, efficient and the results are much better than the FUT method.
So not only harvesting, but the implantation process may differ from technique to technique. There is also some difference between the materials and tools used in hair transplantation operations. For instance: the types and sizes of punches, the tip shapes, and type of incision blades, etc.
DHI Sapphire Hair Transplant
Cosmedica uses the newest method, which she calls the DHI Sapphire techniques. The method is technically FUE, but with small changes. The name derives from the DHI Implanter and the Sapphire incision blades. This hybrid technique is created to make use of every advantageous part of the newest methods by combining the FUE method, with the DHI Method, using the DHI Implanter Pen and the Sapphire Blade.
DHI Sapphire Hair Transplant is a technique in which the grafts are harvested from the back of the head and the reception holes in the skin are made with Sapphire Blade.
Until this part the processes are FUE-wise, but then the grafts are placed into the holes with the DHI Implanter Pen.
This hybrid method is highly effective because the Sapphire Pen keeps the holes in the reception area as minimal as possible. When inserting the DHI Pen into this hole created by Sapphire Pen, the skin stretches, but the hole is not opened further away, thus the wound is not getting larger.