View Full Version : whats the maxium follicles for hair transplant?

07-25-2010, 02:22 PM
Ok.......so I'm sort of pessimistic about any treatment working and I want to know what the max hair follicles one has every had for a hair transplant. I need to know to start saving.

I always heart the most is about 5000. Thats about $50,000

Please dont lecture me about the variables involved and stuff. My question is ASKING YOU whats the max that you've HEARD or KNOW OF....so I can start saving appropriately.


07-26-2010, 03:27 AM
The top end spectrum is about 7-12k grafts from what I gather. 7 being relatively low and 12 being VERY high. I've heard of one successful case at 13k grafts. To maximise, strip it out first then have FUE.

07-28-2010, 03:47 PM
Dr. McAndrews advises that the average patient has about 6200 grafts they can donate to themselves without compromising the density in the donor area. There is a slight variance with hair color and type, but this is a solid number on which to base your estimates.

07-29-2010, 08:06 AM
I would say that from everything that I have read it seems that around 7000 is the max to be removed unless you are willing to have a thinner appearance in the donor. There are some guys who have had 10,000 who look great though.