• Is the cost of a hair transplant worth it?

    Is the cost of a hair transplant worth it?

    When our clients enquire about our treatments one of the most popular questions we get asked is regarding the cost of the transplant. The exact cost of a transplant can differ dramatically from person to person, and with this in mind, we always ensure that clients get a personal consultation.

    The consultation will enable us to discuss the treatment needed for each client, as well as discuss the price. However, on occasions, we have been asked if the cost of a hair transplant is worth it, as in comparison to some hair loss medications the procedure can seem quite pricey.

    We understand that whenever we buy something, it is important to look at the cost of the alternatives. So we’re going to look at the long-term savings of a hair transplant.

    The cost of your premium hair care products can add up

    When people begin to think about having a hair transplant, the chances are they have already been spending money on expensive shampoo and conditioner that claim to help thinning hair.

    These premium hair care produces claim to give you thicker hair, but in some cases, the products do not work. They can give your hair the feel and appearance of thicker, fuller hair, but it will not promote new growth.

    These premium products can come at a staggering price too. The costs of these products are just maintenance and are not a real cure or solution for your ongoing hair loss.

    With this in mind, it is important to consider the ongoing cost of that revolutionary shampoo that promises thicker hair after continuous use.

    Medications don’t prevent hair loss

    While there are many hair loss medications on the market, these are often themselves very pricey or have extensive side effects – or in some cases, both.

    However, these drugs do not cure hair loss. Currently, both the market leading drugs – Minoxidil and Finasteride – can stop hair loss for a number of years, but can not help you reverse it.

    Unlike these hair medications, hair transplantation actually allows you to restore the hairline and fill in gaps, giving you a revitalised and revived hairline that looked like it did when you were young.

    Wigs are expensive

    During the early stages of hair loss, some people consider the option of a wig. At the time it can seem like the easiest and cheapest option. However, high-quality wigs that replicate real hair can be very expensive and need maintaining and replacing.

    The initial cost of the wig, plus the cost of the upkeep and replacement every few years can all mount up. Our FUE hair transplants, on the other hand, is a one-off cost that will keep giving back, year after year.

    Your happiness could cost you quite a bit

    When people begin to lose their hair, especially at a young age, they can feel quite miserable about it. Sometimes this can result into spending money in a bid to cheer yourself up, and your happiness can end up costing quite a bit.

    It is not unusual for a man to buy a sporty car in order to try and feel youthful. In some cases men with balding or receding hairlines are happy to spend £20,000+ on a car to gain the happiness they could have got for a hair transplant, which will in turn last longer.

    Sometimes people turn to nice holidays and beautiful clothing to stray away from the thought of their hair loss, a little more realistic and not as expensive. However when you add up the cost over a period of five years it can add up.

    But how much is a hair transplant?

    The cost of a hair transplant will vary between individuals, but it is typically dependent on two things: the amount of grafts required and the technique used.

    At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we only use the FUE technique of hair transplantation, as we know it to be the best, both in terms of results, and also recovery speed and safety.

    Many clinics are very evasive about the exact price that you will pay for a hair transplant, but many charge between £2-10 per graft. So, therefore, if you require something around 3000 grafts, you can expect to pay between £6000-10000 for the procedure.

    This can seem like a lot of money, but we would also advise you that if cost is the main factor influencing your decision to get a hair transplant, you shouldn’t be getting one.

    It’s important to remember as well that, while some clinics may be cheaper, the price reflects the quality. We see a lot of clients come in to get hair surgery scars repaired, or fix a botch job that they have had done abroad.

    If you’re thinking about the cost of a hair transplant, we would suggest that you come and see us for a personal consultation – as there is no “one size fits all” price for hair transplants.

    Overall, a hair transplant will save you money

    In most cases our clients will only need 2 procedures during their lifetime, the first being the main hair transplant followed by a smaller transplant if the hairline has receded further. At Harley Street Hair Clinic, we pride ourselves on our expert team of hair loss specialists and the work in which we produce. If you would like a personal consultation to see how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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