When a person is going through a process of evaluation for hair restoration operation, the terminology used can quite be confusing.
Below, we will try to simply the terminology of hair grafts for you to make the best choice.
Hair Graft Definition
Hair grafts are a crucial component of hair transplant procedures. A hair graft consists of hair follicles and the surrounding tissue that is removed from the donor area (usually the back of the head) and implanted in the recipient area (where hair loss has occurred).
The number of hair grafts required for a hair transplant procedure depends on various factors such as the extent of hair loss, the patient’s hair characteristics, and the desired results. Understanding the number of hairs per graft can help patients have realistic expectations and make informed decisions about their hair restoration options.
How Many Hairs is a Graft?
Not all hair grafts are the same. There are groups of hairs from 1 to 6 per graft. Generally, one graft is between 1.8 to 2.2 hairs, and it’s safe to say that, on average, a graft has two hairs.
The number of hairs in 4000 grafts can vary based on the number of hairs per graft, but it’s safe to say that a patient can expect to have between 7200 to 8800 hairs after a hair transplant procedure.
Hair transplant procedure that contains 4000 grafts is suitable for Norwood type 4 on Norwood Hair Loss Scale.
If a patient receives 1500 grafts, they can expect to have between 2700 to 3300 hairs after the procedure.
Hair transplant procedure that contains 1500 grafts is commonly suitable for facial hair restoration, beard and/or moustache transplant to be precise.
How Many Hair Grafts Do You Have for Hair Transplant?
The number of hair grafts a person has available for a hair transplant varies based on their hair characteristics and the extent of hair loss. However, a rough estimate is that a person has between 6000 to 8000 grafts available for transplant.
One Session or Multiple? How Many Hair Grafts Can You Transplant at Once?
The number of hair grafts that can be transplanted in a single session depends on the donor capacity of the patient and the extent of hair loss. However, technically, up to 6000 to 8000 grafts can be transplanted. It is definitely recommended not to transplant more than 5000 grafts in a single session. In Vantage Clinic, we advise to have multiple sessions for the ease of your life.
Hair Graft Survival Rates: What Percentage of Transplanted Grafts Grow?
The survival rate of hair grafts after a hair transplant procedure can vary based on multiple factors such as the technique used, the skill of the surgeon, and the post-operative care provided to the patient. Generally, the survival rate of hair grafts is high and above 90%, and patients can expect a significant improvement in hair density and coverage.
Please note that the patient’s level of attention of care is important for the survival of the hair grafts. In Vantage Clinic, we see %95 of survival rate of hair grafts on self-caring patients quite often.
How Many Grafts Do You Need for a Full Head of Hair in a Hair Transplant?
The number of grafts needed for a full head of hair can vary based on the extent of hair loss and the patient’s hair characteristics. However, on average, patients may need between 5000 to 7000 grafts for a full head of hair restoration. It is essential to consult with an experienced hair transplant surgeon to determine the number of grafts required for optimal results.
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