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Calculate the Required Grafts and Global Pricing of Your Hair Transplant in 30 seconds

PS: Hair graft calculator app below is based on scientific literature and surgeon’s experience.

Why UnitedCare Graft Calculator is More Accurate than Others?

After examining other calculators, you will notice that they all use a similar algorithm, which is due to their shared developer. What is worst is that, these apps lack references.

UnitedCare’s Hair Transplant Graft Calculator’s main logic was created by Dermatosurgeon Utkan Kızıltaç through analysis:

  • Many peer reviewed articles and books
  • Over thousand hair transplant case
  • Daily feedback of users

At the end of this page, you can check out literature references for the hair graft calculator app.

How the Calculator Works

The maximum implantation area on the head is approximately 40% of the total head area, and we consider the scalp area (the skin area with hair on the head) to be 610 cm2 on average.

The implantation zone is divided into 7 regions. In the 8th region, hair loss is not common.

Some parts of the 7th and 8th regions can be used as donor areas. The safe donor area is located in these two regions.

Hair Transplant Safe Donor Area
Hair Transplant Safe Donor Area (Source)

To begin with, click on zones on the head and then select hair loss intensity on the opening modal.

There are 3 hair loss intensity levels:

  • MINIMAL means there is much more hair than skin
  • MODERATE means skin and hair is balanced
  • SEVERE means much more skin than hair or no hair.

You can see sample intensity levels in the image below.

Hair Loss Intensities of Hair Transplant Graft Calculator
Hair Loss Intensities of Hair Transplant Graft Calculator (Source)

The more hair loss intensity you have in a zone, the more grafts you need. 

Other parameters are:

  • Skin Color
  • Hair Type
  • Hair Color
  • And ethnicity.

Try to select them as accurately as possible to achieve more accurate results.

In the end, there will be 2 result screens: Hair Transplant Graft Count Screen and Worldwide Average Hair Transplant Costs Screen.

Worldwide Average Hair Transplant Costs Screen

The first will show the estimated graft count you need for your hair transplant and your Hamilton-Norwood hair loss type.

Hamilton-Norwood Scale
Hamilton-Norwood Scale

The Hamilton-Norwood Scale measures hair loss levels and anticipates hair loss progression. It has 7 primary and 5 secondary stages.

It is still the most widespread measuring system worldwide in 2023.

Worldwide Average Hair Transplant Costs Screen

It is the final screen of the application.

This page shows your hair transplant cost for the previously calculated graft counts for 13 countries in US Dollars. The cheapest and most expensive countries are on the price/country chart.

To reset the app, refresh the page.

How Many Grafts Do I Need for My Hair Transplant?

You may need 1000 to 9000 grafts to fully cover your bald or thinning zones.

  • If you’ve lost almost all hair in frontal zones, you may need up to 3000 grafts.
  • If you have balding only on your crown zones, 1800-2000 grafts are adequate.

If you don’t have any hair on the frontal, crown, and mid-scalp zones, you may need up to 8000-9000 grafts which can be transplanted in 2 sessions.

The dermasurgeon can give you better graft estimations in the free online consultation.

To learn the exact graft count required in your hair transplant for full scalp coverage, you need to visit a clinic of a hair transplant surgeon and get a face-to-face examination. 

Good surgeons use:

  • 3D digital scanners
  • Dermatoscopes
  • And the trichometer

to find out the exact graft count to transplant in a hair restoration surgery.

Also, they consider

  • Your future balding progression,
  • Donor zone health and quality,
  • Skin quality and atrophy (Dermal atrophy)
  • And bald & thinning zone areas

to determine the optimum graft count. 

In addition, in a hair transplant mega session, the maximum number of grafts is limited to 4800-4900. Above this limit, a patient starts to lose precious grafts, and the efficiency of the operation significantly reduces.

So, 5000 grafts is an upper threshold accepted by many famous surgeons, and a hair transplant with unlimited grafts is impossible.

How Many Hairs Are in a Graft?

The average number of hairs in a single graft varies from person to person and mainly depends on ethnicity. But roughly, each person is considered to have 2 hairs per graft.

  • In Asian people, the average number of hairs in a graft is 1.5.
  • In Caucasian people, the average number of hairs in a graft is 3.1.
  • And, in African American people, the average number of hairs in a graft is 1.65.

The terms GRAFT and HAIR are often misunderstood and, therefore, misused. Let’s define each of them one by one.

What is a hair graft?

Graft is a follicular unit that is a collection of 1 to 4 hair strands. A follicular unit or a graft is extracted as a whole and implanted together during hair transplantation. 

Since grafts contain multiple hairs, inexperienced performers can easily amputate them, which may result in hair transplant failures.

What is hair in a hair transplant?

Hair is a keratin protein fiber that grows out of a hair follicle in the skin. A group of 1-4 hairs forms grafts.

How many hairs are in a graft? 5 to 1 hairs
How many hairs are in a graft? 5 to 1 hair.

How Hair Transplants with Different Graft Counts Look Like?

In a single hair transplant session, 1000 to 5000 grafts can be transplanted, yielding completely different results.

Since the price per graft is expensive in countries such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia, patients may not prefer the maximum possible graft count. Instead, they try to find the balance between cost and coverage.

UnitedCare does not charge per graft and tries to achieve the best result in line with the patient’s wishes.

Considering the patient’s safe donor condition, skin quality, AGA level, and future progression, UnitedCare’s dermatosurgeon Dr. Kızıltaç always maximizes hair transplant session graft count without overharvesting. 

Also, remember that long-term hair transplant failures are inevitable without proper holistic planning.

Let’s see how maximum possible grafts look like after hair transplant with examples:

What does a 4000 graft FUE hair transplant look like?

First of all, 4000 grafts in a FUE surgery is a great amount, which is above the average number of hairs transplanted in a session worldwide.

Of course, many hair mill clinics performing operations without a doctor will cause around 1000 grafts to die due to malpractice. We gladly achieve up to 95% graft survival rate in 4000 graft FUE hair restoration. Therefore, up to 3800 grafts survive in 4000 graft bio-enhanced FUE hair transplants in our clinic.

4000 grafts FUE surgery covers frontal hairlock and angles and draws natural hairline with single grafts. Also, around 250-500 grafts could be placed on the vertex to increase the density of the crown.

If this is the patient’s first hair transplant surgery and they have enough donor capacity, then a 4000 graft FUE surgery can be performed without affecting the hair density at the back of the head. This will make the hair transplant virtually undetectable to the naked eye.

The patient’s details below showcase the sapphire FUE surgery involving approximately 4500 grafts:

✓ Sapphire FUE Technique
✓ 4350 grafts
✓ 9-month result
✓ New hairs will appear for 9 more months.
✓ Performed by Dr. Utkan Kızıltaç.
✓ Bio-enhanced hair restoration methods are used.


What does a 3500 graft DHI hair transplant look like?

3500 grafts are the maximum amount that can be transplanted with the DHI technique in a single session.

Some clinics say that the amount of hair they transfer with the DHI technique is the same as the FUE technique. It means they use 2 operators, which are non-medical technicians. This causes 2 different implantation styles and an unnatural/odd look.

If the doctor tries to implant more than 3500 grafts, the surgery takes way too long, and the patient gets tired if the patient insists on the DHI technique, combination surgery, which is DHI and FUE together, is the solution.

With 3500 grafts, frontal areas can be densely covered. If hair thinning exists in front and mid-scalp (which means no total balding) and an unshaven hair transplant is done, the vertex region can also be covered with 3500 DHI grafts.

The patient below exhibits what 3500 graft DHI surgery look like:

✓ DHI Technique
✓ 3470 grafts
✓ 9-month result
✓ The final result will be achieved after 9 months.
✓ Done by Dr. Utkan Kızıltaç.
✓ Bio-enhanced hair transplant methods are used.


What does a 4500 graft FUE hair transplant look like?

4500-5000 graft FUE surgery surgery is considered a mega session which aims to cover huge balding areas.

4500 graft FUE surgery, if the graft survival rate is kept high with bio-enhancements, can easily cover front and mid scalps and vertex region.

Only if the patient has severe balding all around his head, 4500 grafts won’t be enough for full coverage, and a second hair transplant is required.

Below, you can see how 4500+ graft FUE hair restoration surgery looks like:

✓ Sapphire FUE Technique
✓ 4810 grafts
✓ 1 year result
✓ Implants will grow for 14 months.
✓ Executed by Dermatosurgeon Utkan Kızıltaç.
✓ Bio-enhanced hair transplant solutions are used.


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What does a 3500 graft FUE hair transplant look like?

✓ Sapphire FUE Technique
✓ 3470 grafts
✓ 6-month result
✓ 12 more months need for to see the final result.
✓ Performed by Dermatologist Utkan Kızıltaç.
✓ The latest tech bio-enhancements are used to boost the graft survival rate.


What does a 2500+ graft women DHI hair transplant look like?

✓ DHI Technique
✓ 2830 grafts
✓ Bio-enhanced hair restoration
✓ The final result will be seen in 18 months.
✓ Done by Dermatologist Utkan Kızıltaç.


What does a 2500+ graft FUE hair transplant look like?

✓ Sapphire FUE Technique
✓ 2550 grafts
✓ By Dermatologist Utkan Kızıltaç
✓ 18 more months needed for full growth.
✓ Bio-enhancement are used.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are about 50,000 grafts (follicular units) and 100,000 hairs on the average human head. This estimated graft and hair count significantly change with ethnicity, AGA, age, and other significant factors.

A healthy person having no hair loss has 10.000 to 15.000 grafts in his donor zone. All of them can’t be transplanted at once.

3000 grafts can cover around 12% of all scalp area. In other words, 3000 grafts can fully cover frontal zones: frontal angle, hairline, and forelock. These 3 zones are indicated with numbers 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in the image below. Alternatively, it can cover the frontal forelock (3), crown mid-scalp (4), crown mid-scalp (5) and crown vertex (6) if hair loss intensity is minimal or moderate in these zones.


2000 grafts can cover about 8% of all scalp areas. In other words, 2000 grafts can fully cover the frontal angle and frontal hairline. Alternatively, it can fully cover the crown vertex.

It significantly varies from person to person depending on the hair loss level (or Androgenic Alopecia progression). You can use the app at the top of this page to get better hair transplant graft count estimation.

Generally, the crown area is 6-8% of all scalp area and 1000 to 2000 grafts fully cover it.

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The Coverage Value concept by Dr. Koray

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We remind you that this analysis is made based on your inputs. Head dimensions, area sizes, and skin/scalp conditions are not perfectly understood by the app above and may significantly alter the calculated graft and cost. Therefore, we do not guarantee the accuracy of the hair transplant cost & graft calculator results.

We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability of this app's results or the information, services, or related graphics contained in the app for any purpose. Therefore, any reliance on such information is strictly at your own risk.

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