Hair transplantation has become one of the leading aesthetic operations in recent years. Turkey in the world, has become a country that has a reputation in the field of hair transplantation. So, what are the correct techniques for hair transplantation or what are the new techniques for hair transplantation that are developing day by day? Do we know!
The application of the correct techniques and the use of new techniques are of great importance as well as the planning and post-operative treatment process in hair transplantation. If we separate hair transplant techniques in terms of application methods, the most accurate separation will be the acquisition and transplantation phase. We can say that the technique applied as a purchasing process in the world is the FUE technique. However, there are two techniques offered to patients at the transplantation stage. These are DHI and SAPPHIRE techniques. Let’s take a closer look at these techniques.
Technique in Hair Transplantation; FUE Technique
Contrary to the FUT technique, which was used until the early 2000s, the FUE technique started to be applied as a new technique used to remove the hair follicle in the hair transplant operation with a balanced removal and with little damage.
How is the FUE Technique Applied?
At the acquisition stage of the hair transplantation operation, a machine that can open a circle around the skin without breaking the root is shot to the donor area, which we call the donor area where the hair follicles will be taken. The hair follicles emerging from these shots are collected with the help of specially produced forceps (tweezers). In this way, the FUE technique is used.
Benefits of FUE Technique
- Balancing can be done in the donor area.
- No risk of injury.
- Focus can be on quality villages.
- A gap is not created in the donor area of the patient.
There are effective differences between the FUT technique and the FUE technique. These are, in the FUT technique, hair follicles are taken from the donor area by cutting one or two under the skin. However, as a result of this technique, the patient is wounded and at the same time, it is taken regardless of the quality of the hair follicles. On the contrary, the FUE technique is the opposite, a balanced and high quality intake can be achieved by keeping the donor area wide.
Techniques During Hair Transplantation; DHI and SAPPHIRE Technique
Hair transplantation appears as two separate methods applied in the planted area in the transplantation phase of the operation. If there is an aim to protect your strong hair in the transplantation area, then hair transplantation is performed with the DHI technique. However, if the transplantation area is completely empty or there are weak hair and the probability of these hair loss is high in the future, then the transplantation is performed with the SAPPHIRE technique.
How is the SAPPHIRE Technique Applied?
In the planting area planned before hair transplantation, we can say that it is a technique applied by opening new channels with the help of a sapphire needle attached to the end of a special metal pen and placing the hair follicles in these opened channels with the help of forceps (tweezers).
Benefits of SAPPHIRE Technique
- A new and natural look can be given.
- It is easier to work in the planting area.
- It helps the roots to be used more efficiently.
- The frequency will be close to the original frequency.
As a result, the SAPPHIRE technique is applied as an effective technique for patients with bald or weak hair in the transplantation area.
How is the DHI Technique Applied?
The DHI technique, which is used as a technique used to use strong hair in the planting area planned before hair transplantation and which we do not expect to shed in the future, is a technique that is applied by placing hair follicles placed on spring pens with circular and piercing metal ends directly into the spaces in the transplantation area.
Benefits of DHI Technique
- Provides protection of strong hair.
- Your hair in the transplant area does not need to be completely scraped. But it needs to be cut in 1 – 2 cm lengths.
- There is less bleeding in the transplantation area.
- The healing process is faster.
We can say that the DHI technique is a technique that is made to protect the strong and expected hair.
Misinterpreted Information About DHI Technique and SAPPHIRE Technique;
- In the DHI technique, there is no rule that hair is not cut. While the receiving area is scraped to zero, at least 1 cm or 2 cm shortening is required for the planting area. The reason for this is that the transplanting team wants to see the gaps easily and not to damage the hair. In addition, hair shortening should be done as it is aimed to make a comfortable washing while washing during the healing process.
- In the SAPPHIRE technique, the bleeding of the transplanted area is extremely normal and natural. Even bleeding indicates that the area has good blood circulation and that the roots can be fed.
- Just as the DHI technique is not better than the SAPPHIRE technique, there is no opposite. They are effective applications in two techniques that are needed according to the condition of the hair in the transplantation area of the patient.