Micrografts come in single grafts or clusters of two, three, four or five-hair grafts. They are nearly undetectable: one and two-hair grafts typically measure 0.5mm to 1mm across, smaller than a grain of rice. Minigrafts, in contrast, are slightly larger than micrografts, having three to six hair follicles each that measure 1 to 2mm across.
Hair transplant procedures combining micrografts and minigrafts are now the most popular and successful treatment for hair loss, although each procedure stands alone and looks completely natural after surgery. Patients will not have the “under construction” or “half finished” look, especially where micrografting is performed. Additional procedures may be performed to increase hair density.
In some cases, it is possible for one procedure alone to achieve a satisfactory result for a patient. A single procedure can range from as little as 500 micrografts to 2000 grafts, depending on the desired density. Most hair transplant patients, however, express a desire for greater density, and this would require two or three additional procedures. If 4000 grafts or more are required by a particular patient, we will design a hair restoration program consisting of two or more procedures.
Hair transplant surgery is the most effective and successful treatment for hair loss. However, there are other types of treatment and/or programs for hair loss, and these include: