One of the most curious issues for people considering hair transplantation is the maximum number of grafts or roots to be transplanted in the hair transplantation process. Although there is a lot of information on this subject on the internet, there is correct information in very few places. The most important reason for this is the small mind games used by hair transplantation institutions to attract people to themselves. Let’s examine the criteria that determine the number of grafts or roots to be transplanted from the hair transplantation process.
Tissue quality; hair follicles are embedded in our skin. Therefore, the tissue should be healthy when the hair follicles are both removed and transplanted to the area in need. It is especially important that it has the necessary elasticity. Briefly speaking, if the donor area where the hair follicles will be taken is too hardened, the tissue will not release the hair follicles and the hair follicles may be damaged while removing the hair follicles from the tissue or the hair follicles may be deformed due to the hard tissue. The damaged hair follicle cannot be used in the transplantation process. On the contrary, if the tissue is too soft, the hair follicles can be cut and become unusable due to the elasticity of the hair follicle tissue while the hair follicles are removed from the donor area. Thus, both the number of grafts taken and the number of grafts transplanted may vary.
Blood circulation; In some cases, blood circulation is very weakened in the areas where hair transplantation will be performed. Blood circulation is one of the most important conditions for the transplanted hair follicle to remain alive. Regardless of the method used in hair transplantation (lateral slit, vertical slit, percutaneous, DHI, sapphire slit), partial incisions are made in the tissue regardless of the difference. Although there are differences in the number of people, sometimes blood circulation may be impaired when more micro incisions are applied than the tissue can handle. Due to the deterioration of blood circulation, the hair follicles transplanted to that area cannot remain alive and deformations may occur in the transplantation process. Therefore, this situation should be very careful when determining the hair follicle to be transplanted.
Hair follicle quality; Regardless of which hair transplantation method is used in the hair transplantation process, micro incisions should be made. This is an unchanging rule. The width and depth of the incision is determined by the quality of the hair follicle. If the follicles are thick, a slightly wider incision should be made or a thinner incision should be made if they are thin. Thus, if the incision size is larger, the number of incisions decreases and fewer hair follicles are transplanted, if the incision size is thinner, the number of incisions can be increased, thus increasing the number of hair follicles that can be transplanted. People who have hair transplantation do not understand this incision difference because it is opened according to the thickness of the hair and does not leave a scar behind. Of course, if the people who perform the procedure are not professional, the situation may be the opposite.
The size of the donor area and the area in need; naturally, the number of hair follicles to be transplanted increases in direct proportion to the size of the area in need of hair transplantation. The larger the area, the greater the number of hair follicles that can be transplanted. Of course, how many hair follicles can be taken from the donor area, whether the need is large or small, is also a very important issue. If hair follicles are taken from the donor area in an unbalanced and unprofessional order, it can leave very bad scars in the nape area. Therefore, hair follicles should be taken in a correct and balanced manner.
Duration of the hair transplantation process; The average hair transplantation time varies between 5 – 8 hours. If the hair follicles are kept under appropriate storage conditions, they can remain alive for 12 – 14 hours. If this period is exceeded, their vitality will be lost.
As seen above, there are multiple criteria that determine the number of hair follicles to be transplanted, but the professionalism of the people who perform the hair transplantation process is also a very important issue. Patients who meet the appropriate conditions can undergo hair transplantation up to 8000 grafts depending on the size of their openings.