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Is an FUE Transplant Worth the Money?

  • 14th July 2022
  • 6 min read
Jeremy Profile 2021
Written by Jeremy
Medically reviewed by Arran Isherwood on 14th July 2022
Next review due on 14th July 2023

For many people, a hair transplant is a permanent solution to hair loss that will boost their confidence that is worth every penny. However, just like any life-changing surgical procedure, there are pros and cons that every patient will need to think about. One of the main ones is the price they’re willing to pay. 

The cost of any kind of hair transplant will vary greatly between individuals. Factors such as the type of procedure, the amount of hair you want to restore and your hair type are just some of the things surgeons will take into consideration before giving you a quote during your consultation. 

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) transplants are rising in popularity due to their high success rates and lack of scarring. Today, we are going to take a deeper look into the general costs of an FUE transplant, the eventual long-term savings and if they’re worth the money.


What is an FUE hair transplant? 

An FUE transplant is a type of hair transplant surgery which involves taking individual hair follicles from one part of the body and implanting them in areas of baldness. This can include recovering a receding hairline or bald patch at the crown of the head. At FUE clinics, we can restore hair to other areas on the body too, such as the beard or eyebrows

Before undergoing the procedure, the patient will attend several consultations. During the surgery, they will be put under local anaesthesia. A specialist surgeon will use a surgical extraction instrument to remove the follicles from the donor site, which keeps scarring minimal. FUE is a time-consuming process which can be done during single or multiple sessions. 

If you would like to learn more about this procedure, take a look at our guide which goes over the things you should know about FUE hair transplants.  


How much is an FUE hair transplant? 

Several different factors will determine the cost of your FUE hair transplant. However, in the UK the cost of an FUE transplant will usually start at around £3000 and rise to as much as £15,000 depending on the characteristics of the hair and how many grafts you need. While you may think that these costs sound high, remember that they’re usually a one-off payment for results that will last a lifetime. 

Take a look at our pricing page to find out how much a transplant costs at FUE Clinics.


Are there alternatives for hair loss? 

If you’re unsure about getting a hair transplant, then you may have looked into alternatives for hair loss. With help from your doctor, there are other things you can do in the meantime. Unfortunately, many alternatives can make your hair feel thicker and fuller, but they don’t cause the hair to grow. They can also be expensive, which will add up over time. 

Our ultimate guide to hair loss treatments takes a deeper look into both surgical and non-surgical solutions to help you restore your hair. 

Expensive hair care products 

If you’ve been thinking about getting a hair transplant, you’ve most likely been dealing with significant hair loss for a while. When doing your research on natural remedies, you have most likely come across, or even purchased, ‘hair thickening’ products to try and boost your hair growth. Unfortunately, in almost all cases, these claims are unfounded. 

Products that claim to restore your hair can make it feel thicker and fuller, but they won’t cause any hair to grow at all. In most cases these toiletries are expensive and will require constant use to maintain any results. When looking into expensive hair care, consider the price of the products and how much it's going to cost over time. 

High maintenance wigs 

A wig, sometimes called a hair piece or hair system, offers a quick and easy fix to cover up thinning hair. While they may appear to be a cheap and simple solution, good wigs that look like real hair are incredibly expensive to purchase. This also doesn’t factor in the time and money it costs to maintain and replace them. If you choose a high-maintenance wig to hide your hair loss, it will start to become expensive pretty quickly. 


How much is your happiness worth?

Whether they’re surgical or non-surgical, the costs of hair loss treatments are often high. While surgery costs more upfront compared to alternatives, an FUE hair transplant is the only option for those trying to achieve a natural-looking full head of hair. With these results, your confidence will return and you won’t have to worry about expensive hair care, medicines or hair pieces anymore. All you will need to do is take care and style your natural hair. So if you’re worried about spending money on an FUE transplant, ask yourself if your happiness is worth it. 


Choosing the right clinic 

In order to get the best results from your FUE transplant, you need to make sure you choose the right clinic with an expert surgeon to perform your procedure. Your doctor must be highly trained and experienced, as serious issues can arise if they’re not; such as undesirable results, unnecessary infections and repeat procedures to fix their mistakes. 

Check out our 10 tips for finding the right hair transplant clinic to make sure you make you choose the right clinic for you. 


FUE Clinics is here to help!

There is a lot that goes into deciding on whether an FUE hair transplant is worth the money. If you’ve decided that it’s worth the cost, then you should constant FUE Clinics for a free no-obligation consultation. We are here to help you understand the process and the expected costs of this life-changing procedure. 

Feel free to read through our FAQ section to learn more about our renowned clinics and specialist procedures. Contact us today or make an appointment for a free consultation.

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