For most individuals today, hair loss has become a common concern. If an individual takes action with the aid of some drugs at the early stage of hair loss, which is the thinning of hair, hair may be recovered. But if medications have no effect or the person has permanently lost his hair, the only alternative to recover the hair is hair transplantation surgery. Many different factors decide the cost of hair transplantation. In this blog, Dr Gajanan Jadhao a well-known hair transplant surgeon will address the variables that influence the cost of hair transplantation.
What are the variables that decide a hair transplant’s cost?
The cost of hair transplantation varies enormously, depending on the various factors explained below:
People are still ignorant and lack substantive information when it comes to choosing the right hair transplant technique or treatment. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation are two of the most systematic and commonly used hair transplant techniques (FUT).
2) Level of Baldness:
The cost of hair transplantation is mainly affected by the degree of baldness a person suffers from. If a person has only moderate baldness, it will be much easier and cheaper to care for that person compared to the individual with extreme baldness issues because the number of grafts and sessions is increased in relation to the degree of baldness.
3) Number of grafts:
The cost of hair transplantation varies depending on the cost of hair transplantation per graft and the number of grafts needed to cover the affected area, thus affecting the cost of care.
4) Donor grafts:
hair follicles are usually harvested from the back of the head for the purpose of hair transplantation, but if a person does not have sufficiently healthy hair follicles on his back side, the follicles are extracted from the other parts of the body, such as the chest or beard, which is very difficult to do and needs a lot of expertise. This also leads to a rise in the price of hair transplants
5) Number of seats:
A hair transplant procedure/treatment is normally performed within one seat only (in case of normal hair loss). However, depending on the degree of baldness and the number of grafts needed to be transplanted, the number of sessions required to completely cover the affected area could increase. Consequently, this aspect plays a crucial role in raising the cost of hair transplants.
6) Expertise and qualification of the surgeon:
Hair transplantation is a very advanced therapy that takes a great deal of expertise and ability to pull off. Therefore, as he knows how to operate the new devices and not to hurt the scalp, a highly trained and more skilled surgeon is estimated to demand more fees relative to others. If a surgeon has more than 5 years of experience in the field of hair transplantation, it can be estimated that he has treated hundreds of cases that contribute to improving his ability, allowing him/her to deal with critical cases and provide better results. Thus, a more competent and highly skilled surgeon is committed to getting the best results that are typically ‘unsaid but applied’ in general. In deciding the price of hair transplantation, this factor also plays a critical role.
7) Infrastructure facilities:
The location and credibility of the clinic providing these services is another important factor to bear in mind when going for hair transplantation in India. Clinics that are well equipped with the latest technology, equipment, sanitized environments, the ability to treat several patients at a time, reputable and located in a large city may charge more than a clinic residing in a small city.
Hair transplant cost in Pune
In this area, FUE is the most common form of hair transplant available. This procedure involves harvesting or removing donor hair that is mostly separated from the scalp’s back and sides and then transplanted into areas where hair is thinning. The good part of this form of hair transplantation is that it takes around 7 to 10 days to heal over and the remaining marks are normally hidden under hair that makes them barely visible.
Average hair transplants of about 1000 hair grafts in Pune, India could range from RS 35,000 to RS. 45,000. On the high-end, this price is just under RS 70,000 (US $1000). In this area, more comprehensive FUE therapies, including 3000 hair grafts, could total closer to RS 1,40,000 ($2000), but this is still considerably lower than what you could pay in the United States or Europe. The majority of doctors charge per graft in the United States and may also have an extensive consulting fee. This could result in 3000 grafts being handled with FUE at a cost of about RS.9,80,000 ($15,000. USD)