Hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves moving and putting hair follicles in the bald part of the body. Before considering having a hair transplant, there are some things that you need to know about:
Hair transplant is not a cure for baldness. A hair transplant will not counteract the effect of hair loss. If there is little hair on your head before the hair transplant procedure, without the inclusion of medication in regrowing hair, the hair transplant length may stay the same and may not be stimulated for it to grow.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
The price of hair transplantation depends on a persons hair loss requirement. This procedure is not cheap since there are some patients that would require a second session to achieve a thicker amount of hair.
The cost will depend on the following factors:
A. Physician- The one in charge in doing the surgery.
The surgical teams- The people who help in assisting the head physician.
Location- Where you get the hair transplant procedure done. Medical tourism is now catering to patients who would need hair loss procedures like FUE treatments, hair transplants or grafts, they will help these patients to travel in different countries that does these procedures at a lower cost.
The method of hair transplant- The cost of hair transplantation also depends on the method of the procedure.
Here are the methods of hair transplantation:
A. Strip method- the graft cost is between $3-6 per strip.
B.The follicular unit extraction (FUE)- This is a longer process and would take a lot of the time of the physician. The price may vary between $5 – 12 per graft.
Often patients will want to have a second session to achieve greater density. The amount of grafts that they will use in these procedures will range from 3000 to 6000 so they could have a thicker hair density. Therefore you could expect an average cost to be between $3000 to $30,000.
5. Anesthetic- Usually these procedures does not use anesthesia. Make sure that you ask if this is part of the procedure.
Post Surgery Support- After the hair transplant surgery, there might require 1 -2 follow up sessions so they could determine how the graft is taking to the scalp. Ask your physician if post consultations are included.
A full medical examination must be performed by the doctor before having a hair transplant. You should ask your doctor on how will the procedure work and what are the medications that you will take after the procedure. Not all hair transplantation are successful and usually you will know the results after 9 months. Hair usually starts to grow after nine months since it takes time to adapt to its new environment and during this process the cell or tissues has the possibility not to survive. The good news is that there are many people with thick full hair because of the transplant and the result is that it looks like 100% natural hair growth.