“How many grafts do I need?” is just one of the many questions we get asked in hair restoration consultations. Most people do their research before they come into the clinic and already have an idea about how many grafts they “need” to achieve a good hair transplant, with a “good” hair transplant meaning a dense and natural-looking result.
We’ll explain why trying to calculate the number of grafts you will need from the information you find online can be deceiving and the science behind calculating the number of grafts that you actually need.
First Step: Hair Loss Assessment
The first step to finding out the correct number of grafts that you, as an individual, will need for a hair transplant with the correct density and 100% natural results, is to have a diagnosis appointment with a hair loss expert. During your diagnosis appointment, your scalp and hair will be assessed. Those with thicker hair may require fewer grafts to achieve the desired result. The extent of your hair loss will be measured, your medical history will be considered and a proper diagnosis for your hair loss will be made. To classify the extent of hair loss, the Norwood Scale (image below) is used.
With all of this information, a correct calculation for the number of grafts needed to achieve your desired result will be done. BUT, this number will be different for every clinic you visit. WHY? Because survival rates vary greatly between clinics and those with poor survival rates will increase the number of grafts needed to make up for it. Would you want to pay for 5000+ grafts when 10-50% of them don’t survive?
The Seneca difference
Seneca Total Care is an integrated system for the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss, which provides every patient with an effective and accurate solution based on each needs. Seneca’s state-of-the-art diagnostic systems and our team of specialists prepare and present a fully personalized treatment. In the final stage of diagnosis, the members of the scientific team of Seneca Medical Group study and approve each treatment plan separately and the patient enjoys a fully scientific and personalized experience.
SENECA Direct FUE hair transplant system uses healthy hair follicles, which are implanted one by one directly into the thinning area. We only choose and transplant healthy hair follicles from the donor area of the head or other parts of the body, which are genetically designed to grow for a lifetime. The entire procedure is performed only by doctors trained and certified by Seneca Training & Research Centre, and under strict Seneca Quality Standardization Protocols, to ensure great results every time.
With a special tool, the Implanter, we can control completely the direction, depth, and angle of placement of each hair follicle. After that, the hair follicles follow their normal course of life and grow naturally.
The transplanted hairs continue to grow for a lifetime and do not fall out, resulting in an absolutely natural result.