Hair Transplant: A Lifetime Investment
Today, pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia can be maintained, thanks to hair transplant. Hair transplant works by moving the hair follicles from the unaffected area to the balding area. Thus, other types of baldness especially the Alopecia Areata can’t be handled with a hair transplant.
Hair transplant is actually a surgical procedure but not included in the NHS coverage. It’s due to the fact, even though it required a certified surgeon to conduct, hair transplant is a cosmetical procedure. Since the insurance doesn’t cover it, patients have to cover the cost all by themselves.
However, it doesn’t hold the patients who finally managed to take their own procedure and get their hair loss solved permanently. It’s simply a lifetime investment where you may spend more on. Take your time to research the clinic and the surgeon.
The average cost of hair transplant in the UK may range from £1,000 and £30,000. It depends on how many hair grafts needed for transplant, the clinic quality, the surgeon, and what method you’ll choose. The clinic should be certified by CQC and the surgeon should be at least registered with GMC. The UK is one of the leading players in hair transplant, which is also the expensive one.
There are two hair transplant methods, Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE). In FUT or strip method, a strip of skin is removed from the donor area, divided into hair grafts, and replanted to the balding area. The surgeon then stitches the wound int he donor area. In FUE or extraction method, the hair follicles are extracted one by one and then transplanted to the balding are using micro punches. Due to the less invasive method, FUE patients are likely to have less painful and quicker recovery.
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FUE will take a longer time to complete and be more expensive than FUT hair transplant. The surgeon may have to split the procedure into two sessions if you there are too many grafts needed to transplant. However, the most hospitals won’t charge you for any additional sessions, you pay exactly the amount of the grafts transplanted.
Taking your procedure in UK or US certainly cost you more. You should consider booking a flight to Turkey where the quality hair transplant clinic and surgeon support one of the largest international hair transplant market. You can save up to 70 percent as you take the procedure in Turkey.