How Many Grafts Are Needed For An Ideal Hair Transplant?

The number of grafts to be transplanted is very important for the best results from hair transplant.


What is Hair Transplant?

Hair transplant is the only solution for permanent hair loss. Hair transplant is the transplant of hair follicles taken from the body to the balding areas of the patient. Hair transplant is an operation that can be performed with different techniques. The most commonly used techniques in hair transplant are the DHI technique, FUE technique and sapphire FUE technique. Even though the techniques used are different, the stages of hair transplant are mostly similar.

Hair transplant steps;

Step 1: Hair transplant is performed under anesthesia. No pain is felt during the procedure. The operation is started by collecting the hair follicles in the donor area.

Step 2: Small canals are opened so that the graft can hold onto the balding areas. These canals are very important for natural and frequent hair transplant. If the canals are not opened at the correct angle and frequency, the hair transplant does not look natural and the patient's desired results cannot be achieved. The angles of the canals vary according to the region where the hair is to be transplanted. The angle of the graft to be transplanted to the anterior hairline is different from the angle of the canal to which the graft to be transplanted to the upper posterior part of the head. Frequent opening of the canals also allows the hair to be transplanted more and provides a lush appearance. Hair transplanted into canals that do not open often enough creates a sparse image.

Step 3: The collected hair follicles are transplanted individually into the donor site. This is the last stage of hair transplant. At the end of the procedure, the donor area is bandaged. The transplanted areas are left open. There is no need to stay in hospital at the end of the operation. The patient can continue his daily life without interruption.

 



What is a Graft?

The word graft is used not only in hair transplant but also in many medical fields. Grafts are tissues that are generally taken from one part of the body without nerve and vascular connections and transferred to another part of the body. Skin and skin grafts are used to treat wounds and burns. Hair root grafts are used for hair transplant.

In hair transplant, grafts are pieces of tissue taken from the donor area and transported to the balding areas. The graft contains some skin and hair follicles or roots. The amount of hair follicle in the grafts varies. Grafts usually have two, three or four hair follicles. Therefore, the graft does not mean hair follicle. The number of grafts to be taken during hair transplant is determined by the hair loss rate of the patient before the operation.

The grafts in the rotating region can be collected by different methods. In the FUT technique, grafts in the donor area are cut into a strip. Since this method is performed by incision, it causes scarring in the donor area. In hair transplant with FUE technique, grafts are collected individually with special tools.

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Ideal Graft Count for Hair Transplant

After hair transplant, the number of grafts that should be transplanted per square centimeter should not be too little or too much so that the hair does not lose its natural appearance. However, there are factors affecting the number of grafts per square centimeter. These factors are the patient's hair density, expectation from hair transplant and the structure of the hair.

The density of the hair in the donor area is very important. If more hair follicles are removed from the donor area, this area will have a sparse hair appearance. If a dense image is desired and the donor site is suitable for this, more hair follicles can be transplanted. However, transplanting more hair follicles is not recommended if the donor site is not suitable.

Hair structure is also very effective in determining the number of grafts. Some patients may think that the number of hair follicles in the donor area is high due to hair lumps. However, since thicker hair appears more dense, it may be mistaken that the patient has more hair follicles in the donor area. Thicker, bushy or curly hair can have a more frequent appearance with fewer hair follicle transplants. People with thin and stranded hair need more hair follicles for a frequent hair look.




If the patient's hair loss is still continuing, or if the patient is in the early stages of hair loss, hair transplant may be required for new openings after transplant. This results in both the extra cost and dissatisfaction with hair transplant. As the hair loss continues, the hair will continue to become bald. Therefore, patients who have not slowed down hair loss should postpone hair transplant or be ready for a second session. If the patient continues to have hair loss and needs to be re-implanted in the future, the grafts should be collected with the future in mind. Sufficient hair follicles should be left in the donor area for the next hair transplant. If a patient undergoes hair transplant with a high number of grafts in his 20s, the donor site may be insufficient in the next hair transplant as the shedding will continue. Therefore, in cases where the spill continues rapidly, all the graft related issues should be decided together by the doctors. Do not apply pressure to the doctor for more frequent transplant.


How Many Grafts Do I Need For Hair Transplant?

The number of grafts required for hair transplant varies from person to person. The density of hair in the donor area also affects this number. If the balding areas are too large, more than one session may be needed. Because the number of hair follicles to be transplanted in a single session should not exceed a certain number. Hair transplant graft calculation is done by the doctor during the examination.


Esthetic Hair Turkey performs its hair transplant with great care with its expert and experienced team. You can contact us to get information about FUE hair transplant prices.

 

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