Hair Transplant Cost
Hair transplant is a surgical hair restoration method that is becoming more popular with time. Many people are turning towards this to look better and younger. Hair transplants are done in two basic ways, one procedure is called the strip method and the other is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Strip method involves removal of a strip of hair from an area of good hair growth. This area, also called the donor site, is usually the back of the head or the area above the ears. The strip removed, is then cut into smaller units and planted on the bald area. This method does not require as much skill and experience as is required for FUE. The FUE method is more complicated as it involves the extraction of individual hair follicles from the donor site. Then the follicles are planted on the bald patch one by one and may need more than one session for the completion of procedure. The surgeon must be skilled and experienced since FUE method requires a lot of care and technique. The surgeon has to observe the natural pattern of the existing hair and then plant the follicles in the same pattern so that the transplant looks natural. Besides this, the surgeon has to manually plant each hair follicle and that is a laborious job and may be very time consuming. The cost for the FUE method is more than the strip method due to the care and technique involved. The FUE technique is more complicated hence the cost of the procedure has to be more. More often, surgeons charge according to the number of grafts planted. If the number of grafts is less, the cost of the procedure will be lesser than if the number of grafts is more. There has been much advancement in FUE method and the latest technologies that are being used for FUE hair transplant include the neograft devices. The neograft is a mechanical procedure in which a device is used to extract follicles and then plant them on the bald patch. This equipment is the latest advancement in hair transplants and if a surgeon is using this, the cost may be lesser. This is because manual work requires more time and energy than a machine and hence the cost of the procedure reduces. However, many people still rely more on human judgment and opt for a manual procedure since it is humanly to rely on another human than to rely on a machine. FUE hair transplant is being performed almost everywhere, but there are some countries that offer cheaper hair transplant than developed countries in the west. In Asia, Pakistan, India and Malaysia are some of the cheapest destinations for FUE hair transplant. Due to a high number of surgeries being done every day, the surgeons here are well-experienced and skilled. This is why the FUE procedures are not any less in quality than those being offered in the west. The surgeon’s skills and expertise are the main factors that determine the price of the procedure. In Europe, a hair transplant using the FUE method costs between 7,000 Euros to 10,000 Euros. The same kind of procedure, with the same level of results is available in Pakistan at many times lesser cost. The average cost bracket for FUE hair transplants in Pakistan is Rs70,000 to Rs140,000.