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Posted 31/10/2022 in Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant Cost

Hair Transplant Cost

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      Medically reviewed & verified by: Avrupa Hair Transplant Clinic

    Written by: ClinicAdvisor

    Baldness is an inconvenience that many people - especially men - face. Over time, many solutions have been developed to remedy this and nowadays, hair transplants are one of them, showing very encouraging permanent results. 

    Today, it is therefore normal to ask the question:  Is a hair transplant worth it?  what is the cost? 

    This article will tell you a little more.

    Hair Transplant Treatment Cost

    Hair transplant cost varies widely depending on several factors. But in general, a hair transplant surgery can cost between $5000 and $15000 in the United States. 
    Some factors affecting the cost of hair transplant include:

    • Surgeon/Clinic: The reputation and the skill of the medical team and the size of the practice can raise or lower the price of your hair transplant. 
    • Location:  Depending on where you get your surgeon  - different states or perhaps in another country - the varying cost of living and the availability of surgeons offering hair transplants would usually affect the price. 
    • Travel cost: This is only applicable to people who chose to travel for this treatment. Popular destinations for Americans include Mexico, Turkey, and Hungary. 
    • Number of grafts: The number of follicles that will be transplanted certainly weighs in the length & and effort of the operation and therefore the cost. 
    • The method used: There are several practiced methods of hair transplant. Some tend to cost more than others. 

    Does insurance cover hair transplant surgery?

    As a hair transplant is considered elective cosmetic surgery, it is usually not covered by health insurance. However, in some cases, coverage may be possible for hair loss caused by illness or injury.  

    Hair Transplant Recovery Cost

    After a hair transplant surgery, there are a few costs associated with recovery that may or may not be included in the operation price. Here are some possible costs after a transplant:

    • Medications:  most surgeons will prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, and painkillers for the first days immediately after the hair transplant.
    • Hair washing products: In the first two weeks following a hair transplant, the patient is supposed to follow a special daily washing regimen. Usually, your doctor will prescribe a shampoo, a moisturizing lotion, and an antiseptic spray.
    • Hair growth stimulators: To stimulate hair growth and avoid shock loss, many doctors advise patients to use topical treatments such as minoxidil, and take vitamin supplements. 

    Risks and considerations

    Hair transplantation is an operation that rarely poses any risk to health. Its success is easier when the patient is in good general health and has good blood circulation (this is why patients are urged to stop smoking before and after the surgery).

    The operation is always carried out under local anesthesia, which makes it virtually painless for the patient. 

    After the intervention, patients generally feel some pressure/tightness on the forehead with slight swelling. The practitioner generally prescribes antibiotics and/or anti-inflammatories to avoid probable infections and swelling of the eyes and/or forehead.

    Small crusts may also appear in the sampling area. However, they are not a problem because they eventually fall off on their own, after about one week. 

    On the day of the operation as well as the day after, an antiseptic spray will be sprayed on the transplanted part. As for the donor area, it will be coated with vitalizing cream daily for almost ten days.

    From the 3rd day, it will be necessary to use an antiseptic spray and prescribed shampoo for a period of two weeks. Hair transplantation has the advantage of not affecting your daily activity because it is quite possible to resume your activities the day after the procedure.

    How to reduce your hair transplant cost?

    Many Americans prefer to travel abroad to get a more affordable hair transplant. Despite the travel costs, it still comes at a much cheaper price compared to the U.S. 

    Turkey is a very popular destination for foreign patients who wish to perform good-quality hair transplants for lower prices.

    Most clinics in such destinations offer all-inclusive packages that ease the patient from the burden of having to find accommodation and worry about transportation, if so they prefer. 

    However, there are some negative reviews out there. So, before making a decision, we advise patients to do their due diligence and choose a safe clinic with good reviews

    Are there any Alternatives to hair transplants?

    • Platelet-Rich Plasma: The PRP treatment for hair loss consists in collecting a blood sample (that of the patient, of course). This sample will be passed through a centrifuge, in order to separate the different blood components and thus collect the plasma. This substance contains growth factors and platelets, which will be injected directly into the scalp. Platelets and growth factors will stimulate growth by encouraging the creation of new tissues, and in particular the production of stem cells and hair.

    • Hair Fiber: Have you ever heard of Toppik? Very effective, this product gives the illusion of dense hair. Toppik is actually synthetic hair fibers, with the same composition as keratin. These fibers, presented in powder form, attach themselves to each hair fiber and thus give the appearance of an increased volume of each hair. Toppik products, available in several shades, can fill gaps in the scalp and create dense, full hair. It lasts until your next hair wash. 

    • Mesotherapy: Initially, mesotherapy consists of the injection of small doses of medication under the dermis near the area to be treated. It is supposed to revitalize action on the scalp, which allows the thickening of the hair fiber, and even the regrowth of the hair. This is not scientifically proven to give major changes. 

    • Minoxidil: Minoxidil as a topical solution is one of the most common treatments for hair loss. It is prescribed by many dermatologists in the U.S. It does give significant results for thinning hair, not a completely bald scalp.  Unfortunately, the results are there as long as you use the medications and go back once you stop them.  

    • Finasteride: To treat hair loss in men, the Finasteride 1 mg molecule is available in its generic form and under the names Propecia® and Finhair® This is the same drug, available by prescription only. It does give some promising results but as a side effect, it can possibly cause erectile dysfunction in men. 

    Bottom line:

    Hair transplant surgery is an investment. It is the right thing for you if you are really bothered by your baldness. If you have realistic expectations and believe that hair restoration will improve your self-esteem and social life, then a hair transplant is the ultimate solution. Other treatments have either very limited or very temporary results. A hair transplant will give you a permanent, natural head of hair and most people will only need it once or twice in their lifetime. 


    How long do air transplants last?

    The results of an FUE hair transplant look completely natural. From a distance and up close, the growth, distribution, and density are indistinguishable from a natural head of hair.

    What is the success rate of hair transplants?

    Modern hair transplants have a success rate of over 98% and the ability to deliver natural permanent results.

    Do hair transplants work permanently?

    If your  Hair loss was not caused by disease, your hair transplant will last permanently. 

    Is a hair transplant even worth it?

    Natural-looking transplants can open up new doors in your personal and professional life.

    Hair transplant side effects?

    There are a few hair transplant side effects that are luckily temporary and disappear within days or weeks. Side effects include swelling around the eyes and forehead, scabbing, numbness, and dryness of the scalp. 

    What do 5,000 grafts hair transplants cost in the USA?

    The cost of 5000 grafts hair transplant in the USA averages about $12000 to $15000.

    What does an eyebrow hair transplant cost?

    An eyebrow hair transplant costs almost the same as a normal hair transplant. This is because it takes special skill and expertise to deliver natural-looking transplanted brow hair. So the cost in the U.S. ranges from $4000 to $10000.

    What is the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey?

    The cost of a hair transplant in Turkey, depending on the clinic and the package you choose, ranges from $ 1800 to $3500.

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