It is preferred especially in long-haired patients and women who do not have a large balding area, as it will reduce the discomfort of complete shaving. It starts with shaving a small area in the donor area and goes with harvested grafts are implanted to recipient area. Becasue of recipient area is not shaven it allow patients to go back their social life more faster.
In order to support the donor area in patients with large balding space, it is aimed to reach the targeted number of grafts by taking the some follicules from beard area aswell. Theoretically, hair follicles on the chest and other parts of the body can also be used, but the retention rate of these relatively weak roots is low and it is seen that they shed again over time.
Dr. Mahmut Alan Kaya has been practicing Hybrid Hair Transplantation, in which we combine Sapphire FUE and DHI methods, for a very long time. It is an extremely successful method when performed in appropriate patients. In this techique we use DHI method to densify balding areas and we use Sapphire pen method to fill the areas that completely bald in the same session. This allows us to achieve densely packed results.