What are hair grafts? How many are needed as per the type of hair loss?


    What are hair grafts? How many are needed as per the type of hair loss?

    When you choose to undergo a hair transplant in Punjab, the surgeon will make sure that you get a customized treatment plan. This ensures that your problem is addressed correctly and the outcomes are according to the way you are expecting them. The treatment plan will depend on how many hair grafts you need. Eventually, this will determine the hair transplant cost. The cost per hair graft in India starts from around Rs 15 and it can go higher. Let us talk you through hair grafts in detail.

    What are Hair Grafts?

    Hair grafts are known as skin segments that have hair. The total number of grafts that a patient needs will depend on hair thickness and the extent of hair loss. Usually, the hair grafts are extracted from the back of the scalp as there the hair grafts are not affected by DHT. The extraction of hair grafts will depend on 2 factors which include:

    • FUE Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction)
    • FUT Hair Transplant (Follicular Unit Transplantation)

    Both the procedures are less invasive and are going to provide you with the most effective results.

    Do you know?

    The extent of hair loss is determined by the Norwood Scale. We are going to tell you about the same in the further section of this topic.

    What are the types of hair loss patterns?

    The hair loss pattern is going to be different for every person, however, people who are dealing with male pattern baldness will lose their hair most noticeably. The Norwood Scale is divided into 7 stages and this will determine at what current stage the patient’s hair loss is and this helps the doctor to determine what treatment plan you need. Through this scale, the most noticeable hair loss pattern are:

    • Horseshoe pattern

    This pattern begins with thin hair on the scalp top, then around the temples, and crow hair loss is more noticeable.

    • M’ shape pattern

    Hair loss begins in the M shape pattern and it will push back the hairline.

    How many hair grafts do you need as per Norwood Scale?

    Norwood Scale Is operation Needed? Location Number Of Grafts
    1 No N/A 0
    2 No, but can improve symmetry 500 to 800
    2a Yes Centre 500 to 800
    3 Yes Front and temples 1000 to 1,400
    3a Yes Front and crown Front: 1000 to 1400

    Crown: 500 to 1000

    4 Yes Front and crown Front: 1,200 to 1,600

    Crown: 800 to 1100

    4a Yes Front 1700 to 2500
    5 Yes Front and crown Front: 1,800 to 2200 Crown: 1000 to 1500
    5a Yes Front and crown 2500 to 3200
    6+ Yes Front and crown Front: 1800 to 2500

    Crown: 1500 to 1700

    How much is the hair transplant treatment cost?

    The cost of hair transplant will vary from patient to patient. No doubt, the exact estimate is not possible, until the doctor evaluates your condition. Roughly, the treatment plan on an average will begin from Rs 40,000. There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration to determine the treatment plan and these are:

    • Hair type
    • Hair texture
    • Risk of further hair loss
    • How best to maximise the use of donor hair?
    • The density and number of grafts you need
    • Do you want unshaven or shaven hair transplant surgery?

    Let us help you get the best hair transplant treatment plan to address your issue of hair loss at once with economical cost.