The Tools of a Quality Hair Transplant: A Guide

Elisa Chistyukhina
Elisa Chistyukhina
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Various tools are needed to perform a hair transplant. The use of instruments can vary per clinic. We explain in this article what is needed to properly perform FUE and DHI hair procedures and why the quality of these instruments are important.


A hair transplant is always done under local anesthesia. The anesthetic ensures that you do not have pain during the extraction and transplantation of the grafts. At Cosmedica Clinic, you can opt for Needle-free Anesthesia which means 70% less pain than a traditional hair transplant.

Sapphire Blade

FUE method hair transplantation is improved by the use of Sapphire Blades. They have been developed to open even smaller microchannels in areas where the hair follicles are removed from the donor area.

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.

The Sapphire Blade ensures minimal trauma and less bleeding which helps faster recovery as well as the operation itself.


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.

Treatment chair

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.

Petri dish

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.

DHI Implanter Pen

The DHI implanter is a pen-like instrument with a hollow needle. The operation team will put the grafts into the hollow needle one by one. The surgeon uses the pen and shoots the grafts into the scalp for implantation. This gives the follicles 360 degree protection and the best chance of survival.

You can contact Cosmedica Clinic for more information about the procedure and the instruments.

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