HOW MUCH DOES A HAIR TRANSPLANT COST?
HOW MUCH DOES A HAIR TRANSPLANT COST?
Roughly $5,000-$15,000. Let me explain why there is such an enormous variability.
The cost of a hair transplant procedure is vastly different both nationally and internationally. This makes it difficult for the patient to decide which surgeon to choose and how much their surgery should cost. In this article, I will explain why the pricing difference exists.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION IS CUSTOMIZABLE.
One of the main reasons hair transplantation costs differ so much from patient to patient is that no two patients are alike. For example, one patient may require 1000 grafts to achieve their goals, while another may need 2500 grafts. Other patients may require even more grafts to achieve their ultimate goal over two or more hair transplants. In addition to the graft number, it also comes down to which hair transplantation procedure they receive—for example, FUT or FUE. The time, skill, and surgical tech team needed for FUT vs. FUE are very different, as FUE is a much more tedious procedure due to the method of harvest. For the FUE procedure, our surgeons harvest every hair by hand instead of relying on robotic equipment, which results in diminished graft quality.
HOW ARE PRICES CALCULATED FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTS?
Hair Transplant pricing is done “per graft.” “Per graft basis” means we charge a fee for each graft of hair we are transplanting. A graft is the “natural bundle” of 1-4 hairs. The donor area offers a variety of them, and using the “natural bundles” gives our patients the most natural-looking results. Our surgeons determine the graft number required to achieve your desired results, and we calculate that number by the graft price. Graft prices vary based on the method of harvest (FUE or FUT) and the total number of grafts transplanted (the more grafts you get, the lower the price). We offer a discount to every returning patient if they return for additional transplants, as their native hair thins. (the transplanted hair is permanent!)
WHY DO YOU SEE VERY LOW PRICES FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTS IN SOME BIG CITIES AND OVERSEAS?
We get this question a lot! With hair transplantation, you get what you pay for. Clinics offering very inexpensive surgeries likely do not have the credentialed surgeons, surgical experience, training, or permanent results than that of a reputable practice. The Saratoga Hair Center, founded by Dr. Michael Beehner, one of the pioneers in hair transplant, has been offering hair transplants for 30 years. Our Medical Director, Dr. Keimun Slaughter, is one of the most highly credentialed and experienced surgeons in the hair transplant industry. We have thousands of patients demonstrating excellent, permanent results. Check out the photo gallery of our actual patients.
HOW AM I GOING TO AFFORD A 10,000 SURGERY?
Well, if you have an extra $10k lying around, you are all set; however, we realize this is not in the cards for 99.9% of patients. At The Saratoga Hair Center, we believe that patients should be able to have access to procedures and care, which will ultimately boost self-confidence and get them back to feeling like themselves again! We offer three financing plans.
- Sunmark Federal Credit Union: We offer personal loan financing for qualifying patients. The application is quick and easy; you can contact our rep here.
- PatientFi: partners with medical practices to decrease the barrier to entry for elective care. There is no hard credit check when applying or selecting your offer. This option provides instant approvals and transparent monthly payments. Apply here.
- Care Credit: This is the country’s top cosmetic surgery financing. Learn more here.
If you are concerned with hair loss or thinning and are looking for a solution, we are here to help. The first step would be to fill out our form explaining your primary concerns. From there, a patient care coordinator will contact you to answer any initial questions you may have. Next, they will schedule you for a FREE consultation, virtually or in person, with one of our surgeons, who will discuss a customized treatment plan to achieve hair restoration goals. The online form can be found here.
Thanks for reading, hope to see you soon!