Thanks, I have been researching into the methods. The problem is you can’t speak to a doctor direct, each clinic has there own views. They can tell you all the right info and procedure but when you`re in surgery who knows what they doing what tools etcQuote.
Some doing fue, sapphire fue and dhi methods.
FUE is follicular unit extraction which means the follicles are extracted one at a time with a circular/cylindrical punch.
Sapphire part of sapphire fue refers to the tool they use to make an incision. It’s a tool with a sapphire tip that they use to cut into your scalp/skin.
An incision is the cut or hole that is made in the skin prior to a graft being placed into it.
Most clinics will use a custom cut blade that is similar to a razor blade to make the incisions.
Some will use a needle specially designed for this.
The correct name for an incision is an incision and not a channel. I believe channel came about due to translation issues.
DHI refers to the implantation part of an fue surgery.
DHI is an i planter pen. The grafts are loaded into a pen. Then they are inserted into the scalp.
They may be inserted into a pre made incision (sapphire) or they may be inserted directly into the scalp without any incisions made (DHI)
Ask these clinics you consult with to explain the difference between the above and why one is more expensive than the other.