Hair loss is a condition that affects men and women. Unfortunately, it can have a devastating impact on your quality of life.

If you are experiencing thinning, you may have questions about hair transplants. For example, “How many follicular unit extractions do I need,” or “How much does a transplant cost?” 

While a consultation is necessary to get exact pricing, you can learn the basics here!

What Is a Follicular Unit Extraction?

Follicular unit extraction refers to a certain type of hair transplant, FUE. During the procedure, small punches are used to extract follicular units . These extractions are often called grafts.

Because it is an advanced technique, it is a solution to hair loss that is in much higher demand than its counterpart, the follicular unit transplantation, or FUT. This is a more complex procedure that typically results in less visible scarring than FUT.

How Many Follicular Unit Extractions Do I Need?

Generally speaking, a single graft may encompass up to four hair follicles, totaling around 4,000 to 6,000 follicles and 8,000 hairs. 

With a 2,000 hair graft procedure, it’s possible to address a bald area on the crown or enhance a receding hairline. The hairline and temples usually require 500 to 1,800 hair grafts, and 500 to 1,500 are needed to fill in the middle of the head. 

Several factors determine the extractions or grafts you require. These include: 

  • Degree of hair loss: The extent of hair loss or baldness determines the number of grafts needed to achieve the desired coverage and density.
  • Desired results: Your preferences for the hairline design, density, and overall aesthetic goals are going to be a part of determining the number of extractions.
  • Donor area availability: The availability and quality of donor hair in the scalp’s back and sides limit the number of grafts that can be harvested.
  • Hair characteristics: Hair density, thickness, and texture also affect the number of grafts required. Coarser hair may provide better coverage with fewer grafts compared to finer hair.
  • Scalp laxity: Scalp elasticity impacts the ease of extracting grafts. Higher scalp laxity allows for easier extraction and potentially more grafts.

How Much Does a Single Graft Cost?

Now that you have an answer to your question, “How many follicular unit extractions do I need,” let’s talk about the price. On average, a single graft costs between $2 to $10. However, there are variables that influence the cost of a hair transplant.

Many factors impact the total cost. For example, geographic location, provider’s fees, and the exact number of grafts needed to achieve your desired outcome. Additionally, the number of hair transplant sessions you need and follow-up care impact cost. 

Managing Your Expectations Is Important

There is no denying a hair transplant can be transformative and life-changing. In particular, FUE hair transplants have shown great success in addressing a variety of conditions. For example, alopecia, vitiligo, and scars from cleft lips, burns, and surgeries. Nonetheless, maintaining realistic expectations is essential.

An FUE transplant yields natural-looking results and enhances overall appearance, but it does not stop the aging process. A future transplant may be necessary.

Your final outcome is not going to be immediately visible, and recovery occurs in stages. It can take nine to 18 months for the outcome to be fully realized. Once you have hair you can color, cut, and style any way you want, you’ll know the wait after a hair transplant is worth it! 

The Next Step Toward Beautiful, Healthy Hair Is to Make This Phone Call!

At Kindred Hair & Skin Center, we pride ourselves on delivering the top-notch care and sensational results you deserve.

Call us at 443-424-7754 to book your consultation today, and discover how a hair transplant can give you the confidence boost you need to reclaim your life!’

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