Are you considering FUE transplant, but just aren’t sure it would be worth the money? It can be hard to decide because the cost of these transplants vary pretty drastically from person to person.
This means that in order to understand how much you might need to pay, you need to have a consultation.
But if you’re wondering if, in general, the cost of a follicle unit extraction transplant is worth it, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve written this guide to help walk you through the process and the eventual long-term savings.
What is Follicular Unit Extraction?
FUE is a kind of hair transplant surgery. It involves taking individual hair follicles from one part of the body and implanting them on areas of baldness. With FOE for men, this usually means to recover the receding hairline in the classic horseshoe area.
A patient will have local anaesthesia before hair transplant specialists will use a surgical extraction instrument to remove the follicles from the donor site.
This can be done in one long session or many small sessions at our hair transplant clinics. It’s time-consuming, but it leaves less scarring than other kinds of hair transplant surgery. Because of this, patients can keep their hair cut short without worrying about the obvious scarring of strip surgery.
Your Hair Care Products Are Expensive
If you’re thinking about hair transplant, you’re probably already dealing with significant hair loss. This means your bathroom is full to bursting with specialized shampoo, conditioner, and product that supposedly helps thinning hair.
Unfortunately, a lot of the time these claims are unfounded. They can make it feel like your hair is thicker and fuller, but they don’t actually cause the hair to grow at all.
They also come with a hefty price tag as well. And as these are constant maintenance costs that aren’t contributing to the solution, you can bet you’re going to be paying those premiums for a long time.
Consider how much your shampoo costs and how much it’s going to continue to cost over time, and include that when thinking about the price of follicle unit extraction.
Medicine Can’t Stop Hair Loss
There are a lot of hair loss meds out there. But unfortunately these are expensive and they come with some pretty scary side effects. But again, as with the “hair thickening” products, they don’t cure hair loss.
Two of the leading drugs can help stop hair loss, sure, but they cant reverse the damage done by thinning hair.
Hair transplant lets you get your hairline back. It fills in the gaps and gives your hairline a youthful, revived look that medicine just can’t offer.
If you’re dealing with extensive hair loss, you’ve probably looked at the price of a wig.
It might seem like a cheap and easy option, but good wigs that actually look like real hair are incredibly expensive to purchase, and that doesn’t even include the cost to maintain and replace them.
All of these costs will add up fast. Maintenance and upkeep on a high-quality wig are ongoing. But FUE transplants are a one time cost that gives you the results you want.
How Much is Happiness Worth?
If you started to lose your hair young, you can feel really unhappy about it. When we’re sad, we tend to pull out our pocketbooks and start spending our hard earned cash in an attempt to make ourselves feel better. So happiness can wind up costing a lot right off the bat.
Men tend to buy big, expensive things in order to make themselves feel young and powerful again. These men are fine with spending big bucks on a sports car, but never consider a hair transplant, which will last a whole lot longer.
Just add up the costs of your hair care products, wig upkeep, medicines, and shop-therapy over the course of five years. You might find that hair transplant is actually the less expensive option after all.
How Much is Follicle Unit Extraction?
Like we said, the exact cost will vary a lot on a case by case basis. This number will change depending on how many grafts you require and what technique the medical professional uses to transplant them.
When you get your estimate, you might find that the number is a lot higher than expected. But keep in mind the things we mentioned earlier and whether or not its worth it to you to look and feel better.
Also, remember that some clinics might offer less expensive FUE for men and women, but the price will reflect the quality. It is possible to walk away from this surgery with scars or a botched job.
There’s no universal cost of a hair transplant surgery, so it’s important to talk to a clinic near you to get an exact estimate.
What to Look Out For
In order to get the best results from FUE transplant, you have to make sure that you pick an experienced surgeon.
The doctor has to be trained and experienced in this procedure. There are serious issues that can arise if someone who isn’t experienced tries to perform this surgery.
You should also look into a medical stabilization program to slow down progressive hair loss. While the medications we mentioned aren’t long-term solutions on their own, they do make excellent companions to this treatment.
Is It Worth It?
At the end of the day, you have to decide for yourself whether or not you think follicle unit extraction is worth the money.
There is a lot that goes into this decision, though. Remember to keep in mind all the money you currently spend trying to treat or mask your current hairline and factor in how much your self-confidence and happiness are worth.
If you are interested in an FUE transplant, reach out to us today. You’re not alone and we’re here to help.