Hair is one of the most prominent features of the human face. For some, it is a matter of self-confidence too. Shredding, thinning or receding hairline brings up anxiety too. Naturally one starts taking all precautions like applying various “best hair growth” oils, eating nutritious food etc. These are all very good measures. However, there comes a point when none of these work. Usually, then the next step is to talk to Hair Care Experts. We at Hair Sure Clinic which is one of the leading hair clinics at Habsiguda, Hyderabad have the Best Hair Surgeons of the city practising with us.
Talking to our experts, you will realize that you don’t have to live with an uncomfortable hairline. You can surely get back natural looking hair thanks to innovations in the field of hair restoration. Hair transplantation has come a long way. People would often worry that it might look unnatural or look patchy. Well, Not Any more !!! Modern techniques like FUE Follicular unit extraction and FUT Follicular Unit Transplantation have the potential to bring back the smile on your face whenever you look at your hair.
Excited !!! OK, so the next question that pops into your mind is how much is it going to cost. As with any surgical procedure, various factors govern the cost of hair transplantation procedures. Let’s dive in and understand them !!!
Hair transplantation costs at a glance worldwide
As per International Hair Restoration Surgery Association, since the year 2012 Hair Transplantation has seen a 28% increase and is now a $2.5 billion industry worldwide. Interestingly, hair transplants are favoured amongst men, but the industry has seen an increase of about 11% in women patients. It has been widely noticed that the main demographic of patients are between the ages of 30 to 49 years.
The majority of the patients opt for countries like India, Singapore and UAE as the procedure is done at low costs using the latest technologies. In Turkey, it is a $1 billion industry in Turkey and can cost as low as $1700 compared to $15,000 for a similar procedure in America. India is also a very popular destination for hair transplantation. On an average, patients pay about 20 -25% of the cost to hair transplant clinics in India. Several transplant clinics in India offer a “medical tourism package” which include stay, travel, and sightseeing as well as post-operative care. The Dominican Republic, Mexico and Sweden are also worldwide Hair Transplantation destinations.
Hair transplantation procedure:
Out of the many advanced technologies available for hair transplantation surgeries, Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), PRP are widely used. Based upon the degree of baldness, the number of grafts required, quality of the grafts, donor area availability the doctor decides the procedure to be used. All the treatments have different procedures, machinery, medical apparatus, and medicines etc. Hence, this is the first major factor in determining the cost of the whole procedure.
Size of bald area:
The second most important factor is the size of the bald area. If the bald area is large, more grafts are required and more than one session may be needed. Higher the number of sessions, the higher the cost.
Donor area availability :
The patient of the hair transplant needs to have enough healthy hair follicles to be the donor. If there are no sufficient hair follicles on the back or side of the head, follicles from other parts of the body such as the beard or chest are extracted. However, follicles from these body parts are more difficult to harvest because they are more sensitive. The surgeon performing the procedure should be highly experienced. As the process is harder, it affects the price of the surgery.
The Number of Sessions/Sittings:
Depending upon the area of baldness, most of the hair transplant operations may need one to two sessions. Since the doctor has to graft the hair follicles one by one, it is a time-consuming procedure. In one single session, almost 3500-4000, hair follicles can be planted by the surgeon. If more than 5000 grafts are needed for hair transplant, then the doctor will suggest second or more sessions.
Qualifications and Experience of the Surgeon :
Beware of hair transplant centres offering services at very cheap prices. Please make sure of the qualifications and experience not only of the treating surgeon but also of the technicians. As mentioned above, ha air transplant is a case to case analysis depending on the patients’ baldness and hair loss factors. So when the patient requires extra care then only a centre with an experienced and qualified team can get you the desired results. Since hair transplant affects a person’s overall personality, the chosen clinic must have high-quality services and skilled & experienced staff. This naturally affects the price of the transplant
Advanced Techniques and Equipment :
In the field of medicine, innovation happens very rapidly. Hence, reputed clinics try to offer the latest and best instruments and techniques to their patients. When the equipment is imported, clinics pay a lot of import fees which in turn increases hair transplant costs
Location of the clinic:
If the clinic is centrally located and easily accessible, then it saves time and the hustle of longer commutes. It makes it easier for any follow-ups or consultations, too. If the patient is from out of town then a centrally located clinic also has easy access to hotels, cab services etc. Due to all these benefits, the location of the clinic also affects the cost of the hair transplant procedure.
Conclusion: Hair Transplant cost in India, is 20%-25% lesser than compared to abroad. Medical tourism packages offer competitive pricing, which makes the overall stay comfortable. At Hairsure Clinic, we have state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the procedure is done smoothly along with a great team of surgeons, and our per graft pricing is still affordable when compared to similar clinics. At Hairsure, Hair transplant surgery could cost roughly Rs. 30,000 – Rs. 35,000 for 500 skin grafts. The cost varies as the number of grafts increases. We are always there for you. You can reach us at 040- 42 02 02 02, or email us at email@example.com.