The cost of hair transplants varies, based on a number of factors, such as the type of procedure and the severity of hair loss. Based on this, a hair transplant in the UK can generally cost anywhere between £4k - £15k. It may not be the cheapest procedure, but costs generally reflect the quality of the procedure and the results, so you should avoid cutting corners where possible.
There are two types of hair transplant – FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant). FUE hair transplants are a more complicated and labour intensive procedure than FUT, as it involves individual grafts being removed from the donor area and moved to the areas of the balding area, compared to FUT, where a strip of follicle-bearing skin is removed. Because of this, FUE surgery is a comparatively more expensive treatment.
The Dangers of Cheap Hair Transplants
As the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then it more than likely is – and this is certainly the case with hair transplant procedures. In recent years, travelling abroad to countries such as Turkey for cheaper hair transplants has become more popular. However, the risks associated with this and the poor results that the surgeries are yielding are becoming more apparent.
Reports suggest that treatments are being carried out by under-qualified or inexperienced surgeons or technicians, which explains the low price of the surgery. However, this drastically affects the quality of the results and has left patients with a hefty bill to have the results corrected – so it works out even more expensive than if they had undergone the procedure in the UK. In the worst cases, patients have suffered permanent side effects that cannot be corrected by further surgeries.
Before choosing a hair transplant clinic, it’s essential to conduct proper research and check reviews and testimonials to ensure you get the best possible results and value for money. You should always have a consultation in person, so that the surgeon can properly assess your hair loss and you can ask them any questions you may have.
A high-quality hair transplant is set around several key factors: the number of hair follicles available for transplant, the accessibility of those hair follicles, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and how and where the hair grafts are placed.
Hair transplants will not have an immediate result - the strongest indicators of a healthy transplant become visible around a year later when the new hair has grown successfully. Many patients find that their self-esteem increases dramatically once their hair starts to grow in, which is something you truly cannot put a price on.
Crown Clinic offers consultations with our renowned hair transplant surgeon, Dr Asim Shahmalak, to discuss the best course of treatment and find out how we can help you. Consultations fees start at £100, so if you’d like to book a consultation or speak to a member of our team, please call 0345 2 100 300.