One of the main concerns for people who are considering a hair transplant is how much it will cost. This is a completely understandable concern – after all, a hair transplant at a reputable clinic doesn’t come cheap.
A typical transplant in the UK can cost anywhere from £4,000 up to around £15,000 – any cheaper than that and you should be wary. The reason for the variation in cost is down to a number of factors, including:
- The type of hair transplant – FUE hair transplant or FUT hair transplant
- The extent of your hair loss
- The quality of the hair loss clinic.
Of course, as it is a fairly expensive procedure, it can be tempting to opt for a cheaper deal – at clinics in Turkey, for example – but you should invest in the highest-quality clinic to ensure that you get the best results.
What’s the cheapest type of hair transplant?
FUE hair transplants are more expensive than FUT, because they are more complicated and very labour intensive. During FUE hair transplants, individual grafts are removed from the donor area and moved to the areas of the scalp that are balding or thinning.
However, as a rule of thumb, the larger the area being extracted, the more expensive the procedure will be, so the cost can vary significantly. The average cost for an FUE hair transplant in the UK is £6000 and the average cost for FUT surgery is £4400.
Getting a cheap hair transplant
As the old saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. This is certainly true of hair transplant procedures, as unregulated clinics are preying on would-be health tourists, luring them in with low prices. On the surface, it may look like a great deal to go abroad for surgery – some clinics offer an all-inclusive deal, throwing in flights and accommodation – but it’s a very risky business.
Firstly, many treatments are carried out by under-qualified or inexperienced technicians – even if you have an initial consultation with a surgeon, it’s unlikely that they will be the one carrying out your surgery. As a result, we see countless patients each year who come to us to fix the damage causes by these clinics, meaning that in the long run the cost is much higher to go abroad. In some cases, patients suffer long-term damage as the result of the surgery, which we unfortunately cannot correct.
With any procedure, it’s important to conduct proper research, looking at reviews and testimonials before settling on a clinic. This can help to improve your chances of getting better results and give you the best value for money.
Hair transplant finance
Crown Clinic is proud to partner with Duologi to offer finance for hair transplants, allowing patients to spread the cost of their hair transplant over a period of 12, 24 or 36 months – make sure to take a look at the full hair transplant finance terms. For any questions about hair transplant finance or any of the procedures that we offer, feel free to contact the clinic.