What are the Cost Determining Factors of Hair Transplant?
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The cost of a complete hair transplant treatment varies according to different factors like:
Hair Transplant Method & Technology
There are mainly two types of hair transplant treatments- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUT is way cheaper than FUE. Besides the hair transplant method, technology is another significant cost deciding factor. Clinics using the latest technological devices and equipments charge a premium amount than those sticking to the age-old devices and technology.
Number of Grafts Required for the Transplantation
Three factors are involved in determining the number of grafts required for the transplantation, i.e. the area that needs to be covered with donor hair, the desired thickness and the volume of recipient hairs. Based on these parameters, surgeons decide the number of grafts. Obviously, more the number of grafts more is the cost.
Qualification & Expertise of the Surgeon
Hair transplant surgeons who are highly experienced and qualified will of course ask for a higher price. Those who are more popular and have candidates round the year, also claim a higher amount for consulting and treatment.
Quality & Standard of Hair Transplant Clinic
Hair transplant clinics that are well-equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and services are more costly than those offering basic facilities. Quality, location and brand reputation of clinics are some other factors that determine the net cost.
Depending on individual condition, most patients undergo post-surgery care, which means they have to make clinic visits on a regular basis. This automatically adds up to surplus charges. Post-transplant costs also include the maintenance sessions, as and when required or a second-time surgery (which happens rarely).