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How important is the cost of a hair transplant?

By Alex

Hair transplantation is something people will consider for a long time before jumping in and going for it. It’s a huge decision that will take a lot of time and research from deciding what hair restoration treatment is right to you, to finding the perfect clinic.

With the rise in medical tourism, something we’ve noticed is a lot of people are spending a lot of time researching the cost of a hair transplant, and where might be cheaper to get the treatment. Today we’re focusing on cost and if it is the most important factor.

How much does a hair transplant cost?

The cost of a hair transplant is dependent on different factors and the cost will be different for each individual case. This makes it very hard to give a one of cost without seeing the patient. The hair characteristics of an individual will change the cost of a hair transplant, as will the amount of hair to transplant to achieve the clients desired results.

The more grafts you need to have transplanted the higher the cost will be, with this in mind it is difficult to put a figure on the cost – you can pay anywhere between £4-£10 per graft. If you would like to look into a rough cost of your hair transplant before visiting a clinic we have a few tools on our website to help you do so. With the use of our graft calculator you can estimate the number of grafts you’ll need transplanted to achieve your desired hair transplant results, you can then take a look at our pricing structure which will give you an estimated cost for your transplant.

Should I consider medical tourism?

Medical tourism, often called health tourism is the process of travelling outside of your country of residence for the purpose of receiving medical care, this includes cosmetic procedures, such as hair transplants.

Most people who opt for medical tourism do so because treatments can be found at a cheaper price. Although this sounds good there are a number of risks involved. If you are planning on having a treatment in a different country it is important to find out vital information beforehand such as;

how qualified your doctors are, what the clinic facilities are like and what treatments they actually offer. Here in the UK, medical faculties are all regulated by a professional body such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Other countries may not have a professional body and it can become hard to find out all of the information you need about your clinic and to see if it is as reputable as one in the UK.

If you are going to consider medical tourism it is important to ensure you do a lot of research and that you are happy with your chosen clinic and the results they have produced in the past.

Do you think cost is the most important factor?

No, at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we believe the most important factor of a hair transplant is quality and care and cost should never come before this. We take pride in ensuring our clinical facilities are the best they can possibly be as well as having the best treatments and doctors to ensure you get the best results possible.

Our team of expert doctors will not perform a hair transplant if we do not think we can achieve fantastic results. One of the most important things to consider when getting a hair transplant is that your donor hair is a finite resource. The hair follicles found at the back and side of your scalp are used during the procedure, and these are a valuable resource.

When doing a transplant, our doctors always ensure that there is enough donor hair to not only produce amazing results, but to also allow for touch up procedures to be done in the future. If a hair transplant is not done correctly it can result in needing a further transplant to fix this, however, this is not always possible – in some cases a bad hair transplant can leave a patient with a small amount of donor hair, meaning the transplant cannot be fixed.

It is very important to research your clinic and have a look at their case studies, this will help you see the results you can expect. Make sure you ask a lot of questions at your consultation to cover everything and make sure you’re 100% happy with all aspects of the clinic and the treatment.
If you would like more information on hair transplantation and cost at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, please contact us today for your personalised no obligation consultation.

 

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