How Many Grafts Are Needed For A Successful Hair Transplant?
Ideal calculation of follicles for hair transplantation
For a successful hair transplant, the number of grafts to be transplanted per square centimeter should not be too small or excessive so that the hair does not lose its natural appearance. However, there are factors that affect the number of grafts per square centimeter, among which we can mention the density of the patient’s hair, the expectation of hair transplantation and the structure of the hair.
The number of possible follicles to extract depends on the density of the hair in the donor area. If the extraction of follicles from the donor area is exceeded, it will have a strange appearance. If a dense result is desired and the donor area is positive, an excellent amount of hair follicles can be transplanted. However, transplanting more hair follicles is not recommended if the donor area is sparsely populated.
The structure of the hair also determines the number of grafts. Some patients may think that the amount of hair follicles in the donor area is high since they see density. However, since thicker hair appears denser, it can be mistaken for the patient having more hair follicles in the donor area. When a patient has thicker or more curly hair, they can have a denser appearance with fewer follicles. People with thin hair often need more follicles for a successful result.
If the patient continues to have hair loss and needs a second session in the future, the grafts should be removed bearing in mind that sufficient hair follicles should be left in the donor area for the next hair transplant. Do not pressure the medical team for a denser transplant if your donor area is not thick.
How many grafts do I need for hair transplantation?
The number of grafts required for hair transplantation varies depending on the patient’s case. Hair density in the donor area also affects this number. If the balding areas are too large, more than one session may be required. Because the number of hair follicles to be transplanted in a single session should not exceed the capacity of your donor area. It will be identified by the doctor.
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