Hair Transplant Cost & Procedure
The costs range depending on the size of the area to be treated and the technique used. FUT and Combination Grafting procedure costs range from $4000 to $10,500, depending on the size of the area to be grafted. Typical ranges for the following areas: corners of hairline $4000-$5500, frontal hairline zone $5000-$6500, front or back half $6000-$8500, entire top $8000-$10500. FUE transplants are charged on a per graft basis and can also be combined with FUT and MFUG methods. Book a free consultation for evaluation.
Is the Cost of Hair Transplant Procedures a Tax Deductible Medical Expense?
In Canada, elective medical procedures, including hair transplant surgery currently qualify as a medical expense under the Income Tax Act. To learn more, please consult with your accountant as amounts will vary according to income and personal status. (Residents from the U.S. and other countries should consult their Tax Advisor as regulations do vary.)
Can Women Have Hair Transplants?
Absolutely. The surgery overall is similar but designed differently due to the different patterns of loss in women. Your individual goals and options should be discussed with your hair loss treatment specialist.
But I Don’t Like the Idea of Having Cosmetic Surgery.
Some people don’t, but isn’t this different? Stopping your hair loss with medication is certainly different than having a nose job, and the aim of transplants is to restore what nature has taken away, not to be something you never were. The bottom line is that you won’t look fake or unnatural. This is you with more hair.
Can’t I Just Have a Hair Transplant and Be Done?
We would all like to just do one thing and never have to worry about hair loss again. It is important to remember that transplantation does not create new hair. It re-distributes AGA- resistant hair from the back and sides to the areas of loss. It does not slow or stops future loss in the non-transplanted hair. The hair that you have in the future will always be the remaining original hair plus the transplanted hair.
Will I Need More Than One Procedure?
Some patients will have one procedure and reach their goals. For most, future procedures will be needed for the best long-term result, replacing hair as more is lost and achieving more volume. Everyone is different, so tell your doctor what you want and together make a plan.
Should I Have Transplants Now or Wait?
The right answer is different for everyone. What is urgent is stopping your loss with medical treatment. Chose a time to have hair transplants that is right for you. The downside of waiting is that you suffer through more hair loss before you do something permanent. Earlier transplantation means you never have to go bald.
What Can I Do if I Can’t Afford a Transplant Today?
With medication, you can slow or stop your hair loss. Then, plan for a transplant when it is right for you. At least you aren’t getting balder in the meantime.
How Do I Find the Right Hair Transplant Surgeon?
Although there are many physicians worldwide who perform a few hair transplants, only a fraction of them specializes in this procedure and in the medical treatment of hair loss. Choose someone you can trust to do a great job for you. Meet some of their patients. This is not an emergency. You can take the time to consult with different doctors and choose the one you feel is right for you. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) is the largest educational organization of hair restoration physicians in the world. It is dedicated to the physician and public education and can be a valuable resource for you and help you find a doctor.
Isn’t This a Standard Procedure? Shouldn’t It Be the Same Wherever I Have It Done?
There are big differences. Many would say that this type of surgery is 10% surgical technique and 90% esthetic skill and judgment. You must see the actual results before you decide. It’s the closest you can get to a test drive. Imagine two restaurants as an analogy. Both can get the same equipment, supplies, and produce. The food they serve should be exactly the same, right? Wrong. The skill, experience, and effort put in by the people who make and serve the food are the difference. How good are they? How much do they care about what they do? A meal lasts for a moment in time. Your hair and its appearance are for life. Make the right decision.
What About the Groups and Companies That Do Hair Transplants?
There are many groups that do excellent work. Remember that the doctor and medical team play a critical role in the results you will achieve. Know exactly who will be working on you.
What About Training and Qualifications?
Hair transplantation worldwide is done by physicians from several different medical backgrounds. Ask about attendance at conferences and training courses. The largest conference on hair restoration is held yearly by the International Society of Hair Restoration (ISHRS). Board Certification is offered through the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), an extra step that some physicians will achieve. Dr. Elliott is one of approximately 100 doctors world-wide that are board-certified by the ABHRS. Click here to find out more about the ABHRS and what certification means.
How Do I Know What Type of Procedure Is Best for Me?
There are many different grafting methods that can be used. What is most important is finding the right doctor, realizing that each will have a different approach, experience and skill level. Talk about the different procedure options. See some of those doctors patients. See their hair. Evaluate the results with your own eyes. Once you have looked around, you’ll know the difference between good and great.