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Hair Transplant Cost

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In recent years, hair transplants have become a much better value. Not only has quality improved dramatically but graft prices have come way down.

The leading hair transplant clinics are doing larger surgical sessions that have improved hair transplant cost efficiencies for patients, while providing thicker and fuller results. Increased competition and price shopping online has also driven prices down.

Ten plus years ago it was not unusual for a clinic to charge as much as $15 per graft, while providing patients with only small sessions of a few hundred grafts.

Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) vs Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) costs.

Hair transplant prices can vary from clinic to clinic however, the type of donor harvesting technique used can alter hair transplant surgery costs. For instance, atypical follicular units strip surgery (FUSS) procedure can range from $3.00 to $8.00 per graft, with $4 to $5 per graft being about average. However, a typical follicular unit excision (FUE) - formerly called follicular unit extraction can range from $5 to $15 per graft, with $6 to $10 per graft being about average.

Normally the price per graft also drops as the size of the surgical session increases.

The reason why FUE is typically more expensive is because it’s more tedious and time-consuming to harvest follicular units then via FUSS. Learn more about Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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Surgical Hair Transplant Cost Comparison with Non Surgical Treatments

Hair transplant surgery is not inexpensive. But it can be the best hair restoration value since the results life long and natural.

In the long run, the cost of non surgical treatments like a hair system or hair loss medications can exceed the cost of hair restoration surgery.

For example – A quality custom hair replacement system on average costs $1,200 and needs to be replaced about once a year. It then needs to be reattached and groomed every 5 to 6 weeks for about $75 per visit or $675 per year.

Therefore the cost of buying and maintaining quality hair systems over 15 years is about $28,125.00 ($1,200 plus $675 in annual upkeep = $1,875 x 15 years = $28,125.00). This total cost far exceeds the typical cost of surgical hair restoration.

Note - The cheapest option is shaving your head with an actual net saving due to no expense for shampoos, conditioners, combs, brushes, or hair stylist. Of course, with this option you get no hair.

Consult a hair restoration physician for a cost estimate.

Your final cost is dependent on how much hair restoration you desire and on which clinic you select.

To get an estimated cost of restoring your hair, visit one of the quality physician recommended on this site. Click here, to find one in your area.

Affordable Hair Restoration Prices and Monthly Financing

Today most hair transplant clinics offer free, no obligation consultations with surgical sessions priced either per graft or by the session. Financing with low monthly payments is also often offered.