I come into contact with so many people who want a hair transplant, but seem determined to find the cheapest route possible. Everyone loves to save money, but a hair transplant is not a situation where you want to cut costs. In this article, we’re going to talk about the cost and what drives that cost. And, we’re going to talk about why you don’t really want the cheapest deal you can find.
The Cost of Hair Transplants
Out of the thousands of North American hair transplant clinics, there are only eight to ten that provide the high-end type of transplant that will give you the most natural looking results possible. It is reasonable to expect a cost of $6000 to 9000. The reason this top quality clinics charge more is that providing high quality hair transplants carries a lot of overhead. The experience of the professional staff, the medications and equipment involved and the length of the procedure all add up.
Clinics that perform hair transplant surgery for less than $5000 are cutting costs in one of several ways.
- Staffing Costs. If the nurses, doctors and techs that are performing your surgery are not well paid, then they probably are inexperienced in the procedure. Experts in a highly specialized field like hair transplant surgery can reasonably expect to receive higher salaries.
- Surgery Length. Hair transplant surgery is a precise cosmetic procedure. The process to harvest and transplant 3000 grafts with care and precision takes about ten to fourteen hours. Clinics that perform transplants in seven hours are not taking the time to place the grafts in the correct patterns for the most natural look possible. Rushing the process can also damage the delicate graft and result in a high rate of failure.
The Cost of Cheap
Even with all the information available on the internet, there are still people who choose to go the cheap route. So many times, these people come to our clinic seeking help because they have poor results or excessive scarring and thinning in the donor area.
The truth is, cheap is not always cheap. When you are talking about hair transplant surgery, it can end up costing you more in additional surgeries and treatments to repair a bad transplant.
If you are truly interested in the highest quality, most natural looking results, then look for another way to save some money. Consult with the best hair loss professional and then you will enjoy the results rather than regretting your decision.