Hair Graft Calculator
Introducing MCAN Health’s Hair Graft Calculator For Hair Transplant Candidates!
MCAN Health receives dozens of hair transplantation inquiries from all around the world every day. Hair transplant candidates are generally informed and have some idea about the procedure. They usually either ask a friend, or consult with a specialist in their home country or they simply search online about it.
The most common question coming from our candidates is: “How many grafts or hair follicles do I need?”
How to use Graft Calculator?
Please select your age by clicking on the blue button with the number “18” on it
Select/click on the areas where you have balding or receding hair by hovering your mouse over the images
By using the bar, tell us what you expect in terms of density – if you want complete fullness swipe the bar towards right
The results: on “Grafts” you will see the number of grafts you can get; on “Hair” section, you will see how many hair follicles are needed to achieve the fullness you want.
So, How Many Grafts Do you Actually Need?
To answer this question, we ask for the head pictures of the patient, and then, get an opinion from our contracted doctors. This is for sure the best way.
However, before this step, patients may want to have a rough idea with a tool to estimate the number of grafts they need to be implanted to cover their balding and receding parts.
For that end, MCAN Health developed a graft calculator, and is proud to introduce it to all hair transplant candidates.
You will simply select the area of your scalp where you think you have balding and receding parts. Then, please simply move the bar below and decide the expected density based on the density of your natural hair appearance. Here comes the number of hairs you need for the implant. Please, do not forget to enter your age!
Our graft calculator gives you a rough idea. It is because the number of grafts can change from person to person since each personʼs hair type and head size are different. To get a precise idea, an experienced hair transplant surgeon will need to evaluate your condition. For this reason, please fill out our contact form to get an expert opinion.
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While the typical donor area is the back of the head, an insufficient donor area leads surgeons to consider alternative sources such as beard, chest, and even back. But this process acquires both skill and experience.
The healing process, hair growth, and personal circumstances are some of the variables that affect when to have a second hair transplant session. In general, it’s best to wait for at least 6-12 months. So, the initial transplant can settle completely and the surgeon can evaluate the outcomes more accurately.
Grafts generally consist of clusters of 2 to 4 hair follicles, also referred to as follicular units. The precise count may be influenced by individual hair characteristics and the surgical approach employed by the surgeon.
A hair transplant’s graft count is determined by a number of variables, including the patient’s donor area stability and density, the size and shape of the grafts, the recipient area’s design, and the surgical method utilized. In the end, every case is different, and the quantity of grafts varies according to personal factors.
A common guideline is to aim for a density of around 30 to 40 grafts per cm² to achieve to achieve a visually appealing and natural outcome. However, this can vary depending on individual factors such as hair characteristics, donor area quality, and the patient’s expectations. It’s essential to remember that striving for extraordinarily high graft densities could result in problems like a shortage of donors, low graft survival, and an unnatural look.