Are hair transplants expensive?

What is the cost of hair transplants? are they more expensive than other hair loss solutions?

Category: General Hair Transplant FAQs

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Hair transplantation is typically patients' most expensive option. Even then, cost a transplantation varies a great amount. The surgeon's experience and reputation, transplant type, and size of the transplant all effect the final bill.

There is a range of transplant types patients can choose from. Near all reputable surgeons, though, primarily offer Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and/or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

  • FUT is the older and less expensive of the two transplant types, but it also leaves noticeable linear scar and, depending on the surgeon, a plug-like appearance in the recipient area.
  • FUE is the more recent and more expensive procedure but produces less noticeable scars, if any, and never leaves a plug-like appearance in the recipient area.

The type of FUE also effects cost. ARTAS, a robotic device some clinics use for transplantation, can cost over $15 per graft. Neograft, an automated device some clinics use for transplantation, sometimes charge over $10 a graft. This is significant because such devices automize hair transplantation and are typically offered by surgeons with less skill or experience.

Cole Isolation Technique (CIT®), Dr. Cole's namesake FUE variant, is among the most cost-effective options available. Patients enjoy a number of unique benefits that, with the addition of several treatments, leads to the thickest, fastest growing transplants currently available.

Procedures by hair transplant experts can be expensive, but remember that cost alone never indicates quality. Many doctors are offering hair transplantation but lack training or expertise in it. Often, they relegate the procedure to their technicians nurses, and other subordinates. An entire hair transplant team's skill matters, but technicians and nurses lack essential training critical for a successful hair transplant. There is no real indicator of what these shams charge: sometimes they bill an exorbitant amount and other times a supposed "bargain." Always make sure to do serious research into a surgeon to ensure the best chance of a result you are proud to have.

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Hair transplantation cost is more expensive than a hairpiece or medical treatments. However, hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss and most people consider it a good investment. Alternatives such as medication or hairpieces require lifelong maintenance and/or expenses, meaning that hair transplantation might actually be more cost-effective in the long run.


A hair transplant may seem costlier as compared to other temporary solutions, for example, using hair fibres, wigs, hair patches to hide bald area. But you should also remember the fact that it is a one-time investment & permanent solution to hair loss issues. And results of hair transplant (FUE or FUT) are far better than other temporary solutions. In long run hair transplant is value to money and effective solution.

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