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Hey guys, I have a question for you. How many hair follicles will emerge from a graft after hair transplant @ approx.

1 Graft = 1 Follicle????

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Haircare99,

 

The best way I can answer this is to explain what a "graft" is. Today, leading physicians use follicular unit "grafts" which are groupings of hairs as they occur naturally. Follicular units can contain anywhere from 1 to 4 hairs. Thus, if a 4 haired follicular unit graft was transplanted, you can expect 4 hairs to grow from 4 distinct follicles within the follicular unit.

 

Usually there's a healthy variety of 1, 2, 3, and 4 haired follicular unit grafts transplanted per procedure. The average is about 2.2. Thus, for each graft, you can expect approximately 2.2 hairs to grow. Does that make sense?

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill

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Haircare99,

 

I asked Dr Simmons for a photo to illustrate Bill's excellent description.

 

This photo shows 1 single-haired follicular unit graft, 1 two-haired

follicular unit graft, and 1 three-haired follicular unit graft.

 

Louise

I am a hair transplant technician, employed by Dr. Cam Simmons

Dr. Cam Simmons is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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Louise

 

Lead Hair Transplant Technician for Dr. Cam Simmons at the Seager Medical Group

 

Dr. Cam Simmons is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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