Hair transplants have a lengthy history, but it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that they were perfected using techniques that are still used today all around the world.

Hair transplants using the FUT technique were phased out in the 1990s in favor of the FUE method, which was developed in the early 2000s and released in 2005.

Although the technology has been improved over time, the fundamental principles of FUE remain the same. The method is still regarded the gold standard of hair transplant surgery today. The FUE technique is the most advanced in hair transplantation. People who have lost their hair can now regain a natural appearance using the FUE method.

The main advantage of the FUE procedure for hair transplantation is that it leaves no scars and heals faster. The success of the surgeries has also grown as medical devices used in the FUE technique have advanced.

The FUE technique can be performed with a variety of different medical instruments. As a result, it is known by some different names, such as:

  • Classic FUE (via micro motor)
  • Robotized FUE
  • DHI Technique (FUE carried out with Choi Implanters)
  • Sapphire FUE (FUE carried out with Sapphire Blades)

FUE hair transplants with sapphire blades, a newer technology, produce the best outcomes.

In general, this occurs because incisions made using scalpels equipped with sapphire crystal blades heal faster and leave only a scarcely noticeable scar.


  • People between the ages of 20 and 60 can have hair transplant surgery.
  • Patients undergoing hair transplant surgery require only three days for pre-surgical preparation and recovery.
  • Although the length of the procedure varies depending on the quantity of grafts to be transplanted, it usually lasts between 6 and 8 hours.
  • To avoid difficulties, the procedure must be carried out in a fully equipped clinic or hospital.
  • The procedure must be overseen at least by a doctor and performed by a team of at least three technicians.
  • The full outcome of the growth takes 6 to 12 months to become apparent
  • The patient may have to wait up to 12 months following the procedure to see the full evolutionof hair growth.