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Hair transplantation has become the trusted go-to method for those who suffer from significant hair loss. It entails the extraction of healthy hair grafts from a suitable donor location and transplanting them to the targeted region for the desired hairline and appearance. FUE and DHI are the two most popular methods used in hair transplant operations for 3000 graft hair transplant.

So how to figure out how many grafts you will need to achieve the look and coverage that you aim for?

Simply put, the bigger your area of hair loss, the more grafts you will need to be transferred. You may wish to adjust the density of your hair in areas that aren’t bald. To determine how many hair grafts each patient needs, there is a universal measure called the Norwood scale which is the most widely used technique for determining the severity of male pattern hair loss.

Which hair loss level requires 3000 graft hair transplant?

norwood scale 3 vertex and 4 for 3000 grafts hair transplant

The Norwood scale is used to grade each patient’s individual hair loss to provide an idea about how many grafts each stage will need, which then determines the length of your session and the number of sessions you will need. Generally, Norwood 3-vertex and Norwood 4 hair loss types are suitable for 3000 graft hair transplant operation.

You can reach our medical consultants to determine your hair loss stage and plan how many grafts you need.

Norwood scales 4-5 and up may need more than a single session whereas Norwood 3-4 (corresponding to frontal hair loss or a balding crown area) can be easily performed 3000 grafts hair transplant operation in a single session.

A hair transplant operation considers a variety of aspects, including future hair loss, which may be determined by examining your hair quality and discussing your family’s history of hair loss. Keep in mind that the frontal forelock and crown regions can be customised to meet your needs and enhance your appearance.

3000 graft hair transplant before and after photos

Do I qualify for a 3000 grafts hair transplant operation?

If you experience hair loss in the frontal area and the crown area to a certain degree, you may be lucky enough to be a Norwood 3-4 patient in which case a 3000 graft hair transplant may be suitable for you. This is good news as it means that you can get done with your procedure in one go and can budget less than a 5000 graft transplant. Since it requires less hair graft, good general health and above average donor area capacity will make you eligible for the operation.

5000 hair transplant process step by step

What is the procedure?

Depending on the chosen procedure technique, a 3000 grafts hair transplant can be done over a single session that lasts anywhere from 5 to 8 hours. If you have decided to proceed with a 3000 graft hair transplant after a medical consultation, the following will be the plan;

1. You will undertake the necessary pre-surgery tests

2. The donor area determined by your surgeon will be shaved and prepared for the procedure

1. Local anesthesia application

2. Hair grafts extraction

3. Opening micro channels on the recipient area

4. Hair grafts implantation

What is the cost of 3000 grafts hair transplant?

Turkey has been thousands of patients’ choice for hair transplant operation, and Heva Clinic offers one of the best all-inclusive packages that includes hotel accommodation, transportation, translator, and various medical services. This makes us an amazing option for 3000 grafts hair transplant operations. The cost of 3000 grafts hair transplant surgery ranges from $2,200 to $3,500.

If you are planning to have a 3000 grafts hair transplant with an affordable price, reach our medical consultants and let’s plan your trip today!

Frequently asked questions

What is a hair graft?

A follicular unit that contains one or several hair follicles is called a hair graft. Hair grafts are extracted from one part of the body and planted in the target area. The number of hair follicles in a hair graft can vary from person to person and affect the hair density. This is why the quality of hair grafts is extremely important for the hair transplant procedure. If you have severe hair loss and bald patches you might need more hair grafts than a person with just a thinning hairline.

Graft survivability is also important for the hair transplant procedure. Since the Ice Frozen FUE and DHI methods involve collecting the hair grafts before the plantation process, ensuring the graft survivability is especially crucial for its success. Optimum conditions for survivability are a hydrating environment, low temperature, and oxygen availability. To prevent oxygen deprivation, the hair grafts should be planted as soon as possible.

How many hairs is 3000 grafts?

An healthy hair graft can contain 1-5 hair follicles, and the average hair/graft ratio is between 1.8 – 2.2. Meaning that 3000 grafts would contain a total of 5,400 to 6,600 hairs. Read our How many hair is 1 graft? blog to learn more.

How many days do I need to be in Istanbul for 3000 grafts hair transplant?

You should at least prepare for spending at least 2 full days in Istanbul, Turkey for your 3000 grafts hair transplant operation.

Even though the operation only takes 1 day, you will need to spend one day beforehand for consultation and blood tests. You will also need to go back to your clinic for the first wash. After your first check-in, you are good to go.

Can I touch my scalp after the surgery?

It is extremely important to treat newly transplanted hair grafts gently. Until hair grafts are settled in, they are extremely fragile. Even though it might be tempting to touch or scratch the area, you need to refrain yourself since your hands contain germs.

The transplanted and donor area can feel itchy or sensitive for the first few days but make sure that you don’t touch or pick at the scabs to avoid damaging the hair follicles and scarring.

You can touch your scalp gently after 4 days of the operation.

How many days after the hair transplant can I use finasteride?

Finasteride can be coupled with a hair transplant to maintain the results of hair transplants.

The approved medication can prevent the loss of existing hair and help you keep the hair density you have. If you are eager to use finasteride, there is no limit to when you can start using finasteride after a hair transplant.

How many days should I rest after my hair transplant?

Because hair transplant operations are on-invasive you can go back to your normal life any time you want.

However, it is advised to rest for at least a week to give your body time to heal and avoid any possible damage to hair grafts. You should take some time off work especially if your work requires high physical activity or wearing a safety hat or any similar coverings.

How long after an FUE hair transplant can I exercise?

Exercising can interfere with the recovery period after a hair transplant. You will need to wait for the hair grafts to settle in before you can exercise. Otherwise, elevated blood pressure and excessive sweating caused by exercising can damage the hair grafts.

Give a 2 week break before you go back to your workout routine and start slow. It is advised to wait for at least a month before you can do high impact workouts.

How often should I wash my hair after my hair transplant operation?

After a hair transplant operation, it is important to keep the area as clean as possible. To do so, you can wash your hair every day for 30 days after your operation. Make sure to use the special post-op shampoo your surgeon recommends.

This shampoo is gentle and specifically made for the post-hair transplant hair wash to avoid damage from harsh chemicals.

What is the difference between FUE, DHI and FUT?

There are three main hair transplant techniques developed over the years. These techniques are follicular unit transplantation (FUT), follicular unit extraction (FUE), and direct hair implantation (DHI).

FUT technique, which is the earlier one out of the three, involves the transplantation of an entire piece of skin. Nowadays, this technique is not used by Heva Clinic due to “hair plug” look and lack of a high number of graft implantation.

FUE technique involves the removal and plantation of individual hair follicles with the help of a special device or manually. This is why the FUE process provides more natural results and lets surgeons to transplant more than 3000 grafts in one session.

In contrast to the FUE technique, the DHI process does not require collecting hair follicles in an outside environment prior to the plantation. Instead, hair follicles are extracted and collected in a special device called the DHI Choi implanter pen. DHI technique provides natural results and reduces the risks and time of the operation, it is a good choice for a 3000 grafts hair transplant as it provides high density.

Does a hair transplant last a lifetime?

Hair transplant operations offer a permanent solution to the hair loss problem. The transplanted hair follicles nor prone to fall out once they settle in securely; therefore, you can enjoy the dense and healthy hair look for a lifetime.

It is important to remember that your existing hair can still fall out and your hair loss journey can continue outside the transplanted areas.