How Much Do Hair Plugs Cost? The hair transplant procedure has begun to stand out as a unique surgical technique, which has shown excellent progress in recent years. The price of undergoing an operation has decreased dramatically as a natural consequence of this fast-paced progression. Fifteen years ago, the procedures’ cost was highly costly, and the procedures carried out under challenging circumstances yielded unfavorable outcomes. At the same time, today, there were 3,000-4,000 hair grafts (the number of grafts covering a moderate degree of baldness).
Causes of Hair Loss
- Hereditary hair loss
- Physical or emotional tension
- Hormone imbalance
- Pattern Baldness
- Chemotherapy-induced baldness
- Scarring due to injury or accident
- Chemical burning
- The use of birth control pills
- Natural Ageing process
- Over hair shaping with unnecessary heat products
- Bad or Improper Diet
Factors that Affect the Cost of Hair Plugs
The Degree of Baldness
The extent of hair fall that has occurred and the amount of baldness that has been generated directly impact the entire price of hair transplant surgery. The Norwood Classification will allow you to check the extent of baldness you are currently experiencing.
The Number of Grafts You Require
To achieve the purpose of hair transplantation, a high degree of baldness would require an increased number of grafts to be inserted. The number of grafts needed by each person depends on the current rate of baldness, the required hair density to cover the baldness, and the characteristics of the availability and density of donor hair grafts.
The Technique of Transplant
Two main techniques are typically applied when conducting hair transplant surgery, called FUE and DHI.
FUE Hair Transplant
We apply the FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure under local anesthesia by shingling and transplanting the hair into the hirtellous region or bald patch channels. It has been implemented since 2004 and, thanks to its openness to innovation, has still been established. Our doctor extracts individual follicular units containing 2 to 3 hairs (called grafts) from the “donor site” with FUE harvesting by tiny punches of tiny micro blades or fine needles between 0.7mm and 1.0mm in diameter. Our surgeon then transplants the graft into the targeted areas. During the exam before the procedure, our surgeon decides how many grafts the patient may require.
DHI Hair Transplant
A particular implantation technique is DHI Hair Transplantation, which is performed using an implanter pen injector. Our team terminates the implantation after extracting and sorting appropriate grafts from donor areas and implanting them in the requested receptor region. This approach is one of the most studied transplantation methods for people interested in conducting the procedure today. In medical terms, a graft is a healthy tissue removed from a suitable part of the patient’s body to be inserted in the field of need. The entire healthy hair follicle or multiple follicles are found in hair transplantation grafts transplanted directly into the appropriate receptor region. This extraction method is not a newly-developed technique. Because of its greater expense is usually placed on prospective patients by marketing departments and sales representatives in many clinics.
The Number of Sessions Required
Our doctor normally performs most of the hair transplant operations in one session, which takes approximately 5-8 hours. They need a lot of grafting in some cases where the patients have a wide area of baldness. In a single grafting session, the average number of grafts that our surgeon will implant is about 3000-4000. If this hair graft count goes to 5,000 grafts or even more, then the patient will need one more session for sufficient baldness coverage.
The Location of the Clinic
Another aspect that significantly affects the cost of hair transplant surgery is the location of the clinic. Hair transplant clinics located in various parts of the world are generally found to charge different amounts for the same stage of the hair transplantation process.
The Reputation of the Clinic
The clinic’s popularity also matters about the expense of the surgery, apart from the clinic’s location. For the same hair transplant operation, the more prestigious clinics will charge a greater cost than mediocre clinics for the same hair transplantation surgery. India’s top hair transplant clinics provide their patients with an excellent quality of treatment and charge more than general ones.
The Expertise of the Surgeon
With years of training, hair transplant surgeons will have more surgical skills and a higher level of competence in performing transplantation surgery. Well, generally established hair transplant surgeons have a high surgery rate and an equally high consultation cost. Thus, doctors and surgeons can charge an extra amount for their high-end skills and expertise to obtain guaranteed results along with a high rate of success.
The Qualification of the Surgeon
There are different costs for highly trained dermatologists and hair transplant surgeons than for the same surgeons with average qualifications.
Availability of Donor Grafts
If the patient does not have a sufficient number of healthy hair follicles on the back of the scalp, other body parts such as the beard and chest may have to be removed from the hair follicles. It needs more skills and a high degree of experience since body hair is more sensitive and difficult to remove. The overall operation would thus be more cumbersome and will proportionately impact the cost of surgery.
Some hair transplant clinics provide medical consultation free of charge to patients as our company, while other clinics charge a hefty fee for the consultation. You will get to know about the different features and kinds of hair transplant surgery during the consultation session.
Beyond the Cost
Unfortunately, clinics that aim to keep costs down incorporate the possibility of significant risks associated with a hair transplant. As the most critical elements related to expenses, the operating surgeon and clinical workers stand out. A clinical staff made up of medical officials with insufficient training and inadequate experience may fail to carry out an effective procedure and may have irreparable consequences.
Be conscious of hospitals referred to as ‘clinic’ but only pay attention to lowering costs by hiring workers who are employed for a pittance. Such clinics where physicians are not at the forefront will appear to be less worried about the future, thus raising the risk of misconduct being performed.
If costs remain a major concern for a person preparing to undergo a hair transplant operation, before continuing, certain concerns such as the operating surgeon, nursing personnel expertise, the quality of medical supplies used, and the condition of being single-use should also be taken into account.
Our surgeon, who has a long-standing reputation for efficient procedures, will still attach great importance to all the operations he/she has done and knows that his/her name is on every patient’s behalf. It is important about the procedure’s outcome to undergo an operation in a hospital or clinic with our trained doctors having experience in hair transplantation accumulated over many years, and that places great emphasis on any operation performed.
At our company, we utilize the most advanced and novel methods to cure all hair loss conditions. If you want to learn more about procedures, please feel free to phone us. How Much Do Hair Plugs Cost?