Opening a channel is a phase that has a direct influence on the latest results of hair transplants. In this stage, we use sapphire inserts that are ultra-sharp and fine cut, the tip of which is made of sapphire.
To remove the grafts (also called hair follicles), a drill or needle is needed. These instruments generally have a diameter of 0.6 mm to 1 mm. The size of the instrument varies per clinic. It also differs for different types of hair transplant. Therefore, the instrument should be chosen for each patient individually for a personalized treatment.
For a hair transplant, a high quality and comfortable treatment chair is necessary. A hair transplant lasts on average about 4 to 8 hours. You also need to be able to lie comfortably on both your back and stomach.
When the grafts have been removed, they are placed in a petri dish. This dish contains a special substance, in which the hairs survive outside the head and so can be put back in later, still living. Thanks to the petri dish, it is easier for the medical team and the hair transplant doctor to store and use the grafts when they are placed.