How is the Number of Hair Grafts Transplanted Determined?

How is the Number of Hair Grafts Transplanted Determined?

The most important element in hair transplantation is the hair grafts. The procedure's results vary depending on the number of grafts used. Although the use of more grafts provides better results, there are also different factors at this point. Therefore, the number of hair grafts is determined specifically for each patient.

Transes Hair Transplant uses the ideal number of grafts for patients to have natural and dense hair. The number of grafts is determined by detailed calculations and patient expectations.

How to Determine the Number of Hair Grafts?

The number of hair grafts used in hair transplantation is determined specifically for each patient. Although certain criteria are established at this point, the main factors are the patients' expectations and the condition of their donor area.

1 - What are Hair Grafts?

Hair grafts is the name given to the structures transplanted in hair transplantation. These structures are also called hair follicles. The root structure in question has the capacity to produce different numbers of hair strands. Generally, each graft produces between 1 and 5 hair strands.

2 - How Many Grafts of Hair Are There in a Person?

An adult person has between 35 thousand and 45 thousand grafts. The number here is the number of grafts, not the number of hair strands. It is accepted that each graft produces an average of 3 hair strands. Therefore, each person has an average of 100-120 thousand hairs.

3 - How to Determine the Number of Hair Grafts to be Transplanted?

Some factors are taken into consideration when determining the number of grafts to be transplanted. Factors to consider are as follows:

  • Size of the balding area
  • Number of healthy grafts in the donor area
  • Patient expectations

There are certain scales used to determine the level of hair loss. The Norwood scale is a widely used and accepted scale. According to this scale, the number of hair grafts required for hair transplantation is as follows:

Norwood Scale

Graft Number Range

Norwood 1

Hair transplantation is not recommended.

Norwood 2-2a

1750-2500 grafts

Norwood 3

2500-3000 grafts

Vertex 3

3000-4000 grafts

Norwood 4

3500-4500 grafts

Norwood 4a

4000-4500 grafts

Norwood 5

4500-5000 grafts

Norwood 5a

5000-5500 grafts

Norwood 6

5500-6500 grafts

4 - How Many Hair Strands Are in 1 Graft?

There can be between 1 and 5 hair strands in 1 graft. While some grafts can produce only 1 strand of hair, some can produce up to 5. In general, it is seen that the grafts produce 2 or 3 hairs. Therefore, in hair transplantation, it is assumed that each graft has an average of 2-3 hairs and all planning is done accordingly.

5 - How Many Hair Grafts Will Cover the Crown Area?

The number of hair grafts required varies depending on the opening in the crown area. If the hair in the crown area has completely fallen out, the area related to the graft between 2000-3500 can be closed. However, if the hair is not completely lost and there is sparseness in the relevant area, 1000 grafts may be sufficient.

6 - How Many Hairs are 3000 Grafts?

Each graft produces an average of 2 or 3 hair strands. Therefore, 3000 grafts mean between 6000 and 9000 hair strands. This number is usually sufficient for a normal hair transplantation.

7 - How Many Hair Grafts Are There in the Donor Area?

In hair transplantation, the donor area is considered the nape of the neck. An average of 10,000 to 12,000 grafts are present here, and a healthy donor area can support a maximum of 5,000 to 6000 hair grafts.

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