According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, more than 58% of hair transplant patients achieve the look they want with 2000 to 2999 hair grafts . This is the most common graft bracket for a first procedure, so many hair loss patients opt to have a 2000 graft hair transplant.
Hair transplants are safe and permanent. So if you’ve been quoted 2000 hair grafts, or you suspect this is how many hair grafts you’ll need, find out what to expect from your transplant in terms of coverage, cost, and hair transplant results.
The term used for the tissue or strip of skin that contains the individual hair follicles is known as a hair graft. In a FUT hair transplant, hair grafts are extracted in strips and then divided into follicular units for transplantation. In a FUE hair transplant, hair grafts are extracted as individual units.
In both FUT and FUE hair transplant methods, hair follicles are extracted from a healthy donor area (usually on the back or sides of the head) and transplanted into areas where there is balding and/or hair thinning.
As can be expected, more extensive hair loss will require more hair grafts depending on the patient’s hair restoration goals.
Most men who are quoted a 2000 grafts hair transplant have noticeable hair loss around the temples, with some people also experiencing crown hair loss. Most people are around stage 3-4 of the Norwood Scale by this point:
As a result, a 2000 grafts hair transplant can transform your receding hairline or fill in that bald spot on your crown. Here are some previous Wimpole Clinic patients who’ve had a 2000 graft hair transplant and the results they’ve achieved:
Results shown 8 months after FUE procedure
Results for female patient shown 12 months after FUT procedure
With 2000 hair grafts, skilled hair transplant surgeons can create smooth, even hairlines that make you look younger, and give you far more hair styling options. See more examples in our before and after hair transplant gallery.
Each hair graft consists of up to 4 hair follicles, so there can be as many as 8000 hairs in 2000 hair grafts. Usually, a hair transplant of this volume consists of between 4000 and 6000 hair follicles.
This sounds like a lot, but it’s perfectly safe for most people. Research suggests you can transplant up to 6000 grafts without depleting the donor hair area . So transplanting a third of this amount is safe, and will leave plenty of room for additional procedures if you need them.
Find out more about other hair graft quantities:
Most 2000 grafts hair transplants take around 5-6 hours to perform. This is almost always completed within one day. Expect to be at the clinic all day, as you’ll need to prepare for surgery and stay for monitoring for approximately one hour after surgery.
On average, a UK hair transplant costs £3.25 per hair graft. So a 2000-graft hair transplant should cost around £6,500.
However, there are other factors that affect the cost of a hair transplant, such as:
Nobody should pay over the odds for a great hair transplant but you also need to be aware of cut-rate clinics that may skimp on patient safety.
Find out the real cost of a hair transplant in our UK hair transplant cost analysis. Wimpole Clinic hair transplant prices start from £3,499.
The extent of hair loss is more of a factor than age when it comes to getting a hair transplant. If you’re already at stage 3 or 4 of the Norwood Scale by the age of 21, you may be eligible for a hair transplant.
If you’re young, it’s more likely that you’re still losing hair. So you must take steps to prevent further hair loss, such as applying Minoxidil or taking Finasteride.
If your hair loss is getting you down, book a free consultation at the Wimpole Clinic.
There’s no obligation for you to make a decision — we’ll simply examine your hair loss, answer your questions, give you an accurate quote on how many grafts you will need to restore your hair to your goals, and offer you all the free, honest advice you need.
If you’d like to come prepared for your free hair restoration consultation, check out our list of questions you really want to ask before getting a hair transplant.
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