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1000 Grafts Hair Transplant: Coverage, Costs, Results
Dr Kieran Dayah (GMC)
Medically reviewed by
Dr Kieran Dayah (GMC)
Updated on July 26, 2023

Thousands of men opt for 1000-graft hair transplants every year. These FUT and FUE hair transplant procedures are usually used to improve hair density, straighten the hairline, or create a lower hairline that reduces the appearance of temple hair loss.

Many people with 1000 grafts are fairly young and/or have limited hair loss, as this is a relatively small number of hair grafts required. You’re likely to need more grafts if you also need a crown hair transplant.

The best way to find out how many hair grafts you’ll need is by getting an in-person hair and scalp exam at a reputable hair transplant clinic. In the meantime, look at what you can expect from a 1000-graft transplant, including coverage, hair transplant costs, and results.

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What’s a hair graft?

As part of the hair transplantation process, healthy hair follicles are taken from one part of the head and transplanted by a hair transplant surgeon to part of the scalp where there is hair loss.  Donor hair usually comes from the back or side of the head or anywhere else where hair growth is dense and healthy.

Hair transplant surgeons normally extract donor hair and transplant them through a graft. A graft is a term used to describe the strip of skin or tissue that contains hair follicles. Grafts can be taken in strips (as is the case for FUT hair transplants) or as individual units (as they are for FUE hair transplants).

The amount of grafts needed to restore hair will depend on each individual’s level of hair loss. People will less hair loss will tend to need fewer grafts whereas those with more extensive hair loss will require more grafts.

Informational graphic showing how many hair grafts are needed for male hair transplants

How much does 1000 hair grafts cover?

1000 grafts can restore hair up to stage 3 on the Norwood scale. However, there are varying degrees of hair loss even within each stage. Depending on how much your hairline has receded, you may need a 1500 graft hair transplant even if you’re also classed as having Norwood stage 3 hair loss.

Here’s the coverage you can expect from a 1000 graft hair transplant:

before and after 1000 graft FUE hair transplant
FUE hair transplant procedure to improve hair density — results after 8 months
before and after 1000 graft hair restoration surgery to straighten hairline
Hairline straightening — results after 10 months
before and after 1000 graft hair transplant to bring the hairline forward
Bringing hairline forward — results after 6 months
before and 10 months after a 1000 grafts hair transplant
Hairline straightening — results after 10 months
before and after 1000 grafts hair transplant to reduce hair thinning
Hair transplant to reduce thinning across the scalp — results after 12 months


1000 grafts is a relatively small number — but it can make a huge difference to your hairline. It can make you look younger, increase your hair thickness, and give you the confidence to grow your hair longer.

How much does a 1,000 graft hair transplant cost?

According to our UK hair transplant cost analysis, a single hair graft costs £3.25 on average. So a 1000 graft hair transplant procedure will cost approximately £3,250.

By comparison, based on the average price of a single hair graft, a Los Angeles hair transplant of 1000 grafts will cost $6,960 (£5,530), while a 1000 graft hair transplant in Turkey costs £550 on average. Crown hair transplant costs may be higher than temple transplants, as the balding area tends to be bigger than along the hairline.

Los Angeles is home to many of the world’s richest celebrities, so it has some of the highest hair transplant prices around the world. Turkey, meanwhile, is a popular medical tourism destination, thanks to its cheap hair transplants.

However, paying less for your hair transplant can lead to problems like hair transplant infection and hair transplant failure. Even if you go to a reputable hair transplant clinic abroad, you won’t be able to seek in-person advice if you have any follow-up issues or complications. Learn more about hair transplant safety and how to decide on the right clinic for you.

Is a 1000 graft hair transplant right for you?

Men and women of all ages can benefit from a 1000 graft hair transplant to get thicker hair or a straighter hairline. However, many people may need more or fewer grafts than this, depending on the rate of their hair loss. See images of other hair graft volumes to help you calculate how many hair grafts you’ll need, or take a look at our featured hair graft quantities in more detail:

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1000 Grafts Hair Transplant: Coverage, Costs, Results, Wimpole Clinic

Dr Kieran Dayah (GMC)
Medically reviewed by Dr Kieran Dayah (GMC)Updated on July 26, 2023
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