When considering your options for the treatment of hair loss, cost is a significant factor, especially when it comes to hair transplantation. As a patient, it is important to know that while researching and evaluating hair restoration surgery, procedure cost is as personalized as the patient and a successful hair transplant takes into account a large number of factors aside from just the degree of hair loss.
Most often, the cost of your transplant procedure is based on a “per graft” basis but also takes into account cost efficiencies of larger sessions. It is also the reason why a personal consultation is crucial to determining accurately your needs and options and should be provided with no obligation or cost to the patient.
Regardless of which hair transplant clinic or doctor you decide on your hair restoration procedure and its cost is determined based on:
- The type of follicular transplant technique
- The degree of hair loss you have experienced to date
- The amount of donor hair available
- Donor hair characteristics (hair caliber, hair texture, hair color)
- Your desired results
Generally, transplant costs can range anywhere from $4000 to $20,000. The cost of your hair transplant depends mostly on how many grafts you need but again there are many factors to consider for a successful transplantation procedure (see below for more details). Hair transplant prices vary from clinic to clinic but the range is typically from $3 to $10 per graft, with $5/$6 per graft being the average. The price per graft is also dependent on the type of follicular transplant (strip excision vs. follicular unit extraction). Hair transplant costs will also drop as the surgical session increases. For example a session of 1,000 grafts will not cost twice as much as 500 grafts. Depending on the needs of the patient, a typical session can range from 1,500 to over 4,000 grafts. See link to hair transplant cost comparison chart below. Dental Veneers in turkey
Although the cost of your procedure will be determined by your particular individual needs, the following provides a general range of the number of hair grafts required for restoration surgery. Some patients choose to have more than one procedure to achieve their personal goals, but the more hairs that are transplanted during a single procedure, the lower the final cost per graft will be.
Norwood Class II-IV Restoration: 500 – 1,800 grafts
Norwood Class IV-VI Restoration: 1,600 – 4,000 grafts
Eyebrow Restoration: 50 – 200 grafts
Hair Transplant Cost Evolution & Modern Techniques
In recent years hair transplants have become considerably less expensive and a much better value. Not only has the quality of results improved dramatically, but more efficient techniques and increased competition have driven prices down.
It was only a few years ago when the cost per graft was as much as $15 with only a few hundred grafts transplanted at one time. Today there are several different techniques available for the harvesting of hair follicles the most prominent – follicular unit transplant and follicular unit extraction. Obviously, there are pros and cons to both procedures. The main concern for most patients being both the type of scarring from each procedure and the difference in cost. Because follicular unit extraction is much more labor intensive the cost per graft is naturally more.