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Sapphire Hair Transplant in Turkey

Sapphire Hair Transplant in Turkey

Sapphire hair transplant in Turkey
 is a type of follicular unit extraction (FUE), the hair transplant method during which individual follicles are removed from the donor area and inserted into the area of choice.
FUE is more popular than its alternative, the follicular unit transplantation technique (FUT) because it allows for natural results and, in most cases, a single session will suffice to achieve the desired look.
At our sapphire hair clinic in Istanbul, we rely on the FUE technique and we use sapphire blades (made from synthetic sapphire) which is one of the hardest materials that exist, meaning that, for hair transplant purposes, it will maintain its sharpness for a long time.
Sapphire blade hair transplant in Turkey has a number of advantages, listed in this article by our team of experts. If you would like to know more about this particular hair transplant method, and whether or not this sapphire technology is suitable for you, the recommendation is to schedule an initial consultation with one of our expert hair transplant doctors.

 Quick Facts  
What is the sapphire hair transplant The sapphire hair transplant is an advanced method that combines the popular FUE technique with sapphire blades, resulting in natural, precise, and effective hair restoration 

Why choose Turkey

The main reason for choosing Turkey is the combination of quality services and lower costs compared to other countries

Differences between classic FUE and sapphire hair transplant

The sapphire hair transplant technique differs from conventional FUE due to the medical instruments used during the procedure;

Sapphire blades have a V-shaped shaft, unlike the U-shaped steel blades used in conventional FUE.

Operation time (approx.) 6 hours 
Recommended to 

Individuals with alopecia or advanced hair loss, or those allergic to materials like nickel, steel, or other types of metal 

Main steps in the sapphire hair transplant

Pre-surgery consult;

Surgery preparation;


Channel creation;


Post-op indications

Doctors will provide instructions on using painkillers, changing bandages, washing hair, and sleeping in the initial days after the procedure;

Refrain from serious physical exercise for approximately 7 days after the sapphire hair transplant in Turkey.


The use of sapphire blades allows surgeons to create more microchannels in the recipient area, resulting in denser hair growth;

This has increased the success potential for people with advanced hair loss.


The final results can be seen 6 months to a year after the procedure at our Istanbul sapphire hair clinic


Patients with chronic diseases or diabetes;

Patients with pre-existing scalp issues;

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does it require general anesthesia (YES/NO)

NO, but local anesthesia can be administered 

Preparation for the sapphire hair transplant in Turkey

The patient will be examined by the performing doctor who will learn about his/her medical history;

It may be necessary for patients to stop smoking or consuming alcohol one week before the procedure.

Costs for hair transplant in Turkey

Prices for a hair transplant in Turkey depend on various factors, such as the number of grafts required and other additional services

Sapphire hair transplant – advantages

Enhanced precision and control during the procedure;

The special V-shaped sapphire blades provide more precise incisions;

Natural results;

Suitable for individuals with metal hypersensitivity;

Sapphire blades improve control over hair growth direction, increasing hair density.

 Why choose our hair transplant clinic

Our hair clinic in Istanbul has experienced doctors who specialize in various hair transplant procedures;

We assess individual cases and create a personalized treatment plan based on the patient's needs;

We have expertise in both FUE and FUT techniques.

Sapphire hair transplant in Turkey advantages

Sapphire hair transplant in Istanbul has become more popular and the preferred method in many cases due to the fact that the results are natural-looking ones. This relatively new method relies on the FUE technique which itself allows for natural results. However, when FUE is combined with the sapphire blade technique, it is possible to record less tissue damage because of the fact that the cuts made to extract the follicles are very precise, owing to the sharpness of the synthetic sapphire.

Sapphire hair transplant Turkey is recommended for many patients who suffer from alopecia, and this type of transplant can also be used more than once, should the patient feel that he or she is looking for fuller hair in the recipient area.

Another distinct advantage of the sapphire blade transplant technique is that it can be successfully used in narrower areas of the scalp.

Our team specializing in sapphire hair transplant lists the main advantages of this technique below:

  • the new technology of the blades allows for more precision;
  • the blades not only have a special shape, they are not made from metal but sapphire;
  • the V-shaped blades allow for more precise incisions;
  • sapphire FUE has natural results and can also be used by patients who have metal hypersensitivity and would otherwise be unable to undergo the procedure;
  • the hair growth direction can be controlled much better with the sapphire blade;
  • for many patients, the procedure can result in increased hair density.

While only a small percentage of patients are allergic to metals (such as nickel, steel, or other metals), sapphire blade hair transplant is safe for this population and, as such, hair transplant becomes a viable option.

Patients who were previously unable to undergo an FUE procedure because of their metal allergies can now take full advantage of this hair transplant method that yields great results.

The fact that the sapphire FUE hair transplant method allows for more precise incisions and implantations is also relevant for many patients.

Because the blade is more precise, the surgeon can create the signature V-shape incisions which are more compact and to the exact length of the transplanted hair follicles.

The micro-channels that are created with the special sapphire blade allow the surgeon to place the transplanted follicles closer together, positioning them in a suitable manner.

As the hair grows back, the patient will have more hair density and the hairs will grow in the desired direction.

FUE already was the procedure of choice for many patients, given the fact that it allows for increased precision and natural results. With the sapphire blade, hair transplant candidates now enjoy even more natural-looking results.

Turkey is a country known for the quality of its medical services and, as such, it had developed into a popular destination for medical tourism. Many foreign nationals come to Istanbul for hair transplants, as well as other cosmetic procedures, because of the fact that the country offers quality services at lower costs compared to those in their countries of origin, for example, the United Kingdom, Germany, or France to name just a few locations in Europe.

The technique used for the transplant, as well as other factors, will ultimately influence the hair transplant price in Turkey. Nonetheless, our team provides high-quality solutions, and modern technological approaches to hair transplants, all at lower costs compared to other countries. You will know more about the price after an initial consultation with our doctor.  

Our hair transplant team can give you more details after an initial consultation and, together with our doctor, you will be able to decide if this method suits your needs. We also invite you to watch a short video about this procedure:

Sapphire hair transplant – the main steps

Like any surgical procedure, the FUE hair transplant method involves several steps that are carefully prepared by the surgeon and his team.

We briefly outline the steps for the sapphire blade hair transplant method below and you can find out more answers in the FAQ section below:

  1. Pre-surgery consult: before you undergo the procedure, you will arrive at our clinic for a preliminary discussion with our surgeon; you will discuss your medical history and other relevant aspects;
  2. Surgery preparation: local anesthesia is used for the procedure; the patient can also be sedated, in addition to the local anesthetic, so that he will be awake but there will be no feeling of pain;
  3. Extraction: the donor grafts are extracted from the agreed area using the follicular unit extraction method;
  4. Channel creation: the surgeon uses the sapphire blade to create the special, V-shape openings;
  5. Insertion: this is where the sapphire FUE technique takes place, with the insertion of the hair follicles in the V-shaped channels.

As previously mentioned, the main difference between sapphire FUE hair transplant and regular FUE hair transplant is in the shape of the micro-channels created by the surgeon: for the sapphire version, these are V-shaped and allow for more precise implantation.

Aftercare is important after any FUE technique. Our team will instruct you on using painkillers, changing the bandages, and sleeping in the first two or three days after the procedure.

Washing your hair will be possible as instructed by our surgeon and refraining from strenuous physical exercise is advisable for approximately 7 days following the procedure.

Sapphire hair transplants should only be performed by trained specialists and with accredited instruments. At our clinic, we have both the expertise and the technology to help you achieve the desired look.

Sapphire FUE in Turkey FAQ

Before deciding to undergo a hair transplant procedure, our patients have a number of questions. The experts at our sapphire hair clinic Istanbul answer some of these questions below.

Please keep in mind that each case is different and personalized answers are only possible after an initial consultation.

How long does a sapphire FUE hair transplant in Istanbul take?

The procedure itself can take approximately 6 hours and patients should schedule a holiday of approximately one week during which they will be in Turkey.

At our sapphire hair clinic in Istanbul, we work with doctors with relevant experience in all types of hair transplant procedures. Because we specialize in both FUE and FUT, we can assess your particular case and design a treatment plan that will suit your needs. In some cases, this can combine sapphire hair transplant FUE with the regular FUE technique, as needed.

Who can be a candidate for sapphire hair transplant in Turkey?

While there is no distinction in terms of individuals who can or cannot have sapphire hair transplant, our doctor will discuss your medical history with you in order to find out if you suffer from chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases. Caution is also needed in the case of patients who suffer from diabetes. We will be able to give you more details on sapphire FUE in Istanbul once we assess your case.

How fast will the hair grow back?

As with other hair transplant techniques, patients should be prepared to see their hair grow soon after the procedure, however, they will experience hair loss after approximately 3 weeks. The final results can be observed after 6 months to one year after the procedure is performed at our sapphire hair clinic in Istanbul.

Hair transplant facts

According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the following trends were observed:

  • Hair restoration patients: the extrapolated total number of surgical and non-surgical patients in 2019 was 2,083,552;
  • Surgical hair restoration patients: the extrapolated number of surgical patients was 681,964 in 2019, a 14% increase compared to 2016;
  • Hair restoration patients: 84.2% of the patients were men and 15.8% of the patients were women;
  • Worldwide volume of procedures: 196,630 hair restoration procedures were performed in Asia and Australia, 188,360 in Africa and the Middle East and 106,949 in Europe.

Contact us if you wish to know more about sapphire hair transplant in Turkey.