Budgeting for a hair transplant can be difficult; there are many factors involved in determining the price you will pay. What most people who choose to have a hair transplant soon realise, however, is that it is worth it.
In recent years, due to the number of clinics offering this service, the wide variety of prices for what seem like similar procedures and the progressive technology now used, the cost has been over the years reduced. There has never been a better time to have a hair transplant with Vinci Hair Clinic.
There are varying factors which will affect the cost of your transplant. The main one is how much hair loss you have suffered, and therefore how much hair you will need transplanted. The more you need, the more it will cost. The cost is usually calculated ‘per graft’ and comes in at somewhere around £2 to £5 per graft. Someone suffering from a receding hairline may only require 500-2500 grafts, whereas someone suffering from male pattern baldness all over the scalp could need as many as 7500.
The experience and qualifications of your practitioner will also affect the price. Those who have an excellent reputation – and a long waiting list – are able to charge more than those who are just starting out.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most advanced of all the techniques, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it is the cheapest way of having the work done – new technology and tools can be expensive. Strip harvesting is another method; this takes less time but can give you a larger amount of grafts, so it generally work out a less expensive option per graft. However it may not be right for your situation, and you should do your research before committing to any procedure.
Low cost hair transplants may seem like a bargain, but sometimes they can be too good to be true. As the old saying goes, “you get what you pay for”, and with the cost of additional surgeries, return visits, and aftercare mounting up, the initial reasonable cost may spiral. If you pay a little more to begin with, it is less likely that you will need as many – if any – follow up procedures, thus saving you money in the long run.