What should I consider when it comes to the cost of a hair transplant?
Up to half of the male population are affected by some kind of hair loss. It’s no surprise that many people are seeking hair transplant procedures as a long term solution. The two most popular procedures are FUT and FUE hair treatment; however, FUE is more costly.
Sometimes this decision works out, and a patient will receive a great hair transplant procedure for an affordable price. However, there is a golden rule that says you get what you pay for; therefore, cheaper is not always better. As a hair transplant specialist, we would encourage you to think about your health and the success rate of the treatment to ensure you get a hair transplant that looks great, heals properly, and offers you a value for money.
Insurance generally does not cover a hair transplant procedure. This means you will need to pay out of pocket for your hair transplant. Bare in mind that although each method is priced differently, and according to your individual needs, it is not always cheap. Unfortunately, some people choose to sacrifice the quality of the hair transplant for the cost; thus, opting for the cheapest solution they can possible find.
Considering the Cost of Your Hair Transplant
Naturally, the cost of a hair transplant will influence most patients about the type of procedure and clinic they choose. The quality and cost varies widely and can vary depending on the geographical location of the procedure, the reputation of the surgeons, the type of treatment, the quality of treatment, the technology used, and so forth.
To ensure you make the right decision, it is advisable that you do not base your decision upon the cheapest price; rather, consider the following as well:
Do Your Own Research
Prior to choosing a hair transplant clinic, or procedure, do some research on the following:
- The clinic
- The treatment
- The doctors/surgeons
- Their success rate
If you find one clinic who is more expensive, but has great reviews and a second clinic who’s cheaper, but has a 50/50 success rate, it makes more sense to opt for the former clinic. Not only does this maximize the success rate, but it also ensures your safety is in good hands.
A Hair Transplant At Home Or Abroad?
Some patients will consider going abroad for a hair transplant because they are cheaper. Bare in mind, that not all of these countries have the same regulations as those found in the United States. Furthermore, there are costs to factor in outside of the actual procedure including travel costs, hotel costs, food costs, and so forth. Hair transplants are highly regulated in the U.S. Furthermore, the doctors will speak English and should you need additional treatments, you will not have to travel abroad again.
A hair transplant does involve a certain level of aftercare. Many of the reputable hair transplant clinics will include aftercare in the cost of the treatment. This is very important to have and can help you to maintain an optimal healing and recovery.