Hair implants costs in Pakistan
The cost of a hair transplant procedure may vary according to any individual since it is directly proportional to the amount of work that has to be done to conceal baldness. Even so, the cost of the hair transplant surgery is more than most surgical procedures. This is because it is a specialized treatment and is quite a careful procedure. The appearance of a person is an important aspect and reflects greatly on the personality. There are some countries where hair transplant is cheaper than many developed countries of the est. Many Asian countries like Pakistan, Malaysia and Thailand are famous for cheaper hair transplants. Basically, hair transplant is done in two ways; the strip method and the follicular unit extraction (FUE). The strip method is cheaper since it does not involve any special skills. A strip of hair is removed from the donor site and then dissected into smaller units and planted on the bad patch. The cost of strip method is many times lesser than the cost of FUE procedure. FUE involves extraction of individual hair follicles from a donor site and then these follicles are planted on the bald patch. The surgeon has to maintain a natural pattern of follicle transplantation so that the hair looks natural. The care and manual work involved in this procedure makes it much more expensive than strip method. These days, FUE is being done through a mechanical device called neograft. Neograft is a machine and since no manual work is done, it costs less. However, the human skill and judgment is more reliable than a machine and people go for an FUE hair transplant done by a good surgeon. The cost of implants may vary among men and women as well. This is because the male pattern baldness allows a chance of the donor site being on the head and hence hair extraction is easier. In cases of female pattern baldness, the hair on the scalp become thinner over all and it becomes difficult to extract hair from the head. The donor site will have to be from anywhere on the body and that is a technical process. In females, the hairs are usually kept longer and it is necessary for the donor site hair to be matching in texture. The scalp here grow longer than body hair and in order to get a natural look the surgeon has to extract follicles properly and from the right place. This of course will escalate the cost of the procedure. In Europe, the cost of hair implants are between 6,000 Euros to 10,000 Euros, for both types of procedures, strip method and FUE. In Pakistan, which is a much cheaper place for a good hair transplant, the procedure thrugh both the methods falls between Rs 45,000 to Rs 140,000.