How Many Hair Grafts Do I Need For My FUE Hair Transplant?

Root Hair Clinic is a leading hair transplant clinic providing the latest FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technology to help restore your hair. But, one of the most important questions people have when considering an FUE procedure is: how many grafts do I need? 

The answer to this question depends on several factors such as the size of the area that needs coverage and the density of your existing hair. Root Hair Clinic has experienced specialists who can assess your individual situation and provide you with an accurate estimate for how many grafts will be needed for successful results. We take into account all relevant factors in order to ensure that you get natural-looking results from your FUE procedure.

What are hair grafts?

Hair grafts are small strips of skin containing hair that come from the occipital scalp, or donor zone. State-of-the-art technology and surgical approaches determine their size and shape to ensure maximum sustainability when transplanted in another area. Grafts are typically used to cover bald spots or to add volume in areas where the hair is thinning. The number of grafts required will depend on each individual’s needs and desired outcome. 

Hair grafting is a procedure that involves taking tissue from the donor site, containing healthy hair follicles, and transplanting it to an area of baldness. The tissue can be harvested either in a single strip (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or one at a time (Follicular Unit Extraction). This technique allows for natural-looking results with minimal disruption to the scalp.

Types of hair loss patterns

1. Androgenetic Alopecia

There are different types of hair loss patterns for both men and women. Hair loss affects millions of people in the United States each year, with androgenetic alopecia being the most common type. This hereditary issue is also known as male pattern or female pattern hair loss and can be managed through medication or surgery to help those struggling with it find relief.

2. Telogen Effluvium 

Telogen effluvium is a type of non-permanent hair loss, characterized by the premature entry of scalp follicles into their resting phase. This can lead to excessive shedding – up to 500 hairs per day – and thinning in areas like the crown or temples without leading to complete baldness.

3. Anagen effluvium

Anagen effluvium is a form of rapid hair loss that can occur as an unfortunate side-effect of certain medical treatments such as chemotherapy. Fortunately, with help from dermatologists and medications to promote faster regrowth, most people’s locks return after treatment ends.

4. Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition, which causes the body’s immune system to attack healthy tissues, resulting in sudden and unexpected hair loss that can affect both adults and children. This may lead to alopecia totalis or complete baldness over time if left untreated. Hair on other parts of the body such as eyebrows and eyelashes may also be affected by this disorder.

5. Tinea Capitis

Tinea capitis, commonly called scalp ringworm, is a highly contagious fungal infection that affects the scalp of children and can lead to hair loss in patches. It often appears as red or scaly spots on the head which may be itchy and accompanied by swollen glands at the back of the neck or fever due to an immune system response fighting against this infection. Pus-filled blisters could also develop if left untreated.

6. Cicatricial Alopecia

Cicatricial alopecia, also known as scarring alopecia, is an uncommon form of hair loss characterized by inflammation and the buildup of scar tissue on the scalp. This can cause sudden or gradual thinning of hair that does not regrow due to damage caused to follicles. Symptoms may include severe itching, swelling, and redness or lesions appearing in a rash-like pattern across the head. It affects both men and women at any age without prejudice.

Non-surgical hair loss treatment

1. PRP therapy

For those suffering from hair loss, PRP therapy is a safe and non-invasive option to regrow your locks. This procedure involves injecting platelet-rich plasma harvested directly from the patient’s own blood into their scalp in order to stimulate growth factors that will ultimately result in thicker, healthier tresses.

2. Mesotherapy for hair loss

Mesotherapy is a revolutionary new hair loss treatment that nourishes the scalp, improves blood circulation, and encourages the re-growth of lost hair. By using targeted injections that act as a ‘vitamin boost’ for your head, you can restore your full locks in no time!

3. Haircell therapy

Haircell Therapy is an innovative treatment option for hair loss sufferers, able to stop the progress of thinning in up to 85% of cases and even stimulate regrowth in over half. By using red light on the scalp, this therapy helps increase blood flow – resulting in healthier follicles that promote growth potential.

Assessing your needs for hair transplant

When it comes to hair restoration, there are a variety of options available – and the right choice for you will depend on your individual condition. If you’re considering a hair transplant, your doctor will assess the extent of your thinning or baldness as well as any medical issues that could impact outcomes. They may also recommend additional treatments such as medications, laser therapy or scalp micropigmentation to boost the results of your surgery. Your doctor will help you determine which treatment plan is best suited for you. 

At Root Hair Clinic, we understand that hair loss can be an emotionally challenging time and are committed to providing utmost quality care. Our team of experienced surgeons has years of experience performing a range of hair transplant procedures, including FUE, FUT, and PRP. We will ensure you receive exceptional results with minimal downtime. Contact us today to discuss your hair restoration options

How many hair follicles do I need for a hair transplant?

Root Hair Clinic provides a helpful guide for those considering hair transplant surgery; you can expect to need between 500-1800 grafts in order to restore your hairline, while 1000-2500 may be required if the goal is crown coverage.

Why your hair transplant clinic makes a difference

Your hair transplant clinic can be a critical factor in determining the outcome of your procedure. Root Hair Clinic is proud to offer our clients a comprehensive range of services from consultation through surgery and beyond, as well as highly experienced surgeons who specialize in advanced techniques like FUE, FUT, and PRP. We’ll be there every step of the way to ensure your surgery is as successful and comfortable as possible. Contact Root Hair Clinic today to start your journey towards a healthier, fuller head of hair!

How we can help you

Root Hair Clinic is committed and dedicated to helping you achieve the look you desire. We understand that hair loss can be a difficult experience and strive to provide the highest quality care during this time. Our experienced surgeons offer a range of surgical and non-surgical options, including FUE, FUT, and PRP. Don’t hesitate to contact Root Hair Clinic if you have any questions or would like more information about our treatments.