How much does hair transplant cost? – you may ask. That is not a simple question to answer because every doctor charges a different rate. In addition to that, you will receive many different levels of quality depending on where you have the surgery done. We will break it down a little bit for you, so that you can get an idea of the costs involved in a procedure.
The first factor to consider is that you will likely pay the highest rate per single hair in the UK, Ireland or Schwitzerland. Cost of living is higher in these countires, and therefore the doctors charge more for hair restoration. If you are willing to have your hair transplant done abroad – e.g. Hungary, you may pay a significantly lower rate. With that being said, you have to make sure to do your research and find a good doctor that will work for less money.
Another factor is the size of your procedure. Typically a doctor will charge on a per graft basis, but if you are having a large surgery done, then they will sometimes discount the price per graft. For example, a one thousand graft surgery may cost eight dollars per graft, but if you move up to a two thousand graft procedure, they may lower the cost per graft down to six or seven dollars. It is kind of like a volume discount when you buy from a wholesaler.
Quality is not always related to the cost, but in most cases it plays an important role. Trained and experienced hair surgery specialists will perform lasting hair replacement work which is painless, more-or-less scar-free and they use the latest technology (like the micromotor with FUE safe system) to carry out the surgery. Manpower, staff is also of key importance that assist during the operation as well as organising your whole hair transplant trip to Hungary.
Hair transplant cost per graft or per hairbreadth?
Current costs and prices are at around £0.8 / single hair or average costs start at £1390 or €2000 for 2000 hair pieces – a substantial advantage over UK or Ireland prices. Real value for money – quality is of high standard and guarantee period is for 80% of the hair implanted for 18 months.
Beware of those offers that state the price for graft! The hair clinic transplants single hair and the costs are associated with the single hair they work with. The problem with hair graft pricing is that the number of single hair in a graft is unique – you never know how many hair pieces grows out of your hair graft. It can be 1 or 2 or rarely 3 per graft. Calculations made by hair graft can be misleading and all patients should know that hair clinics work with single hair pricing – as they implant single hair and not grafts during the hair restoration process.
As you can see there are several factors to consider in the cost of a hair transplant. Your best bet is to do some serious research into the matter, and contact several doctors. This is the only good way to answer the question of how much does hair transplant cost?