Hair transplants have become more and more popular in recent years, especially after the high-profile treatments of footballers such as Wayne Rooney and Steven Fletcher. With this added customer interest, there is always going to be people trying to sell the product at a lower price. It is like when a certain pair of trainers becomes particularly popular; others may try and replicate the trainers and flog them at a lower price, but they will never be the same quality as the original pair.
The same is true of hair transplants. Around the UK and also overseas, certain clinics are offering cut-price treatments. But what are the potential risks of this? Is the quality really the same? After all, FUE treatment is permanent, so it is important to know all the facts before commencing with any procedure. Here at Harley Street Hair Clinic, we will be talking you through all the details and potential risks in our guide to the real cost of a cheap hair transplant.
India, Turkey and Thailand have all become very popular destinations for FUE treatment, as well as many others all around the world. Although many of these clinics feature highly-specialised professionals who produce real quality, there are some clinics in countries abroad where the professionalism is not quite there.
If one clinic offers considerably cheaper treatment than others in that area, the chances are that that hair transplant won’t be to a sufficient standard.
Despite the fact that it is very rare that anything goes wrong with our procedure, there is no denying that FUE treatment is an invasive procedure given the fact that it is a surgical operation on the patient’s scalp.
Treatment which is not to the highest standard can result in nerve damage with a misplaced incision, or infections can occur if facilities are unsanitary. On top of this, if thorough checks of the patient aren’t done beforehand, there is always the chance of some kind of allergic reaction to the anaesthesia. Basically, like any major surgery, there are always going to be some risks, but a high quality, well-respected clinic will always minimise these risks.
To prevent any of these risks, research is absolutely paramount. Whether it is in the UK or it is abroad, if you have any doubt about the effectiveness of a clinic’s treatment, or any fears about potential risks, it is crucial that you check and double-check the credentials of the company and the surgeon’s themselves. You will be able to find a wide range of information online but if you need any sort of advice, we would be more than happy to have a chat.
Undoubtedly, you should never put your health at risk in order to save some money. In fact, this process could actually be detrimental because you may well need expensive treatment in order to fix anything that has gone wrong. Cost shouldn’t be the deciding factor in who you decide to go with to perform your hair transplant.
As the patient, you should feel completely comfortable in your surroundings, and build up a rapport with the prospective surgeon. Most importantly, you should have trust in the quality and effectiveness of the treatment that will be performed.