The price of hair transplantation

Written by: Dr. Jaume Tufet Opi
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

New techniques of hair grafts are a good solution to combat hair loss, however, many people are hesitant to undergo a hair transplant because of the price you can expect.

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Some centers offer incomplete data and take advantage of the ignorance of patients on the subject to be confused with the price. For this reason, you must check both the quality of clinical services as how to calculate a budget for treatment.


How to calculate the price of hair transplantation

First, the price of capillary graft depends on three factors:

  • Number of follicles to be implemented
  • affected area
  • Technique used for extraction

In general, the price of a hair transplant basically depends on the number of follicular units intended to be transplanted. Keep in mind that each hair graft corresponds to a unit and, within each follicular unit has between one and three hairs, according to each patient.

However, some professionals do transplants follicular units of one hair. Thus they inflate the price, as more implants with the same amount of hair that made a transplant follicles with two or three hairs each.

In fact, some centers report on the price from follicular units, which can also confuse the patient. Since assuming a budget is asked to perform 1,000 grafts, it may be the same 1,000 hair transplant to transplant 3,000, depending on the grafted follicles.

For this reason, specialists in Aesthetic Medicine say it is important to be well informed on how to calculate the price of treatment before choosing the clinic. Should be considered the centers offering the patient a complete and detailed budget, including the number of follicular units and the approximate number of implanted hair.


Capillary graft types

For the price of treatment, it is very important to consider the type of hair graft. Currently there are two methods:

  • Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): treatment more effective and advanced but also the most expensive, since the extraction units requires hard work and skill of the surgeon. Moreover, the cost of this technique also depends on where grafting follicles. For example, body hair units are more expensive than hair transplant in the head.
  • Follicular unit transplant (STRIP): less expensive, it does not require much time or much skill as the other treatment. Still, as it is difficult to predict the number of follicles of each strip, usually clinical transplantation calculate the price per session and not by follicle.


Tips for information on prices

At the time of choosing a clinic to undergo a hair transplant, it is important to learn about the prices of each center, as they can vary according to the criteria of each. Thus, it is necessary to use the same parameters to compare prices of each center objectively.

Another tip to decide which clinic to undergo a hair graft is to consider the value and the final result will depend on its cost. In other words, a cheap hair graft and poor quality may end up involving more fixes and tweaks, which may end up being more expensive.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jaume Tufet Opi
Aesthetic Medicine

Doctor with comprehensive, award-winning academic curriculum his vast experience has led him to have his own clinic. He is a recognized expert in radio frequency body lift, facelift radiofrequency and focused ultrasound.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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