The Cost of a Hair Transplant
Hair Restoration Cost in the San Francisco Bay Area
The first question many people ask when considering hair restoration is “How much will it cost?” The monetary cost of a hair transplant is certainly something to take into account, but there are other questions to ask as well:
- Will hair restoration improve your quality of life?
- If you think you will someday choose hair restoration, what impact will waiting have vs. acting now or soon?
- What are your other options (trying a prescription, dealing with the loss, etc.)?
- What would losing more or all of your hair due to avoiding any hair restoration cost you?
As you think about the cost of a hair transplant, remember that hair loss is not fixed, but will likely continue to progress, necessitating a different or more involved procedure in the future than it would now. There’s no way to put a price tag on the confidence you feel knowing that you have a full head of hair, nor on the relief from the stress and frustration that started when you first noticed your hairline creeping backward.
The Monetary Cost of a Hair Transplant
Simply put, the cost of a hair transplant will likely fall somewhere in the range of $4,000 to $15,000. The cost is based on the number of follicles implanted. The exact number depends on the severity of the hair loss at the beginning of the treatment, the specific procedure used, the aesthetic end goal, and other factors.
Other hair restoration costs vary by the method. FUT (follicular unit transplantation) is priced differently than FUE (follicular unit extraction). Prescription drugs for hair loss depend on the specific medication recommended, and non-surgical procedures such as micro–needling and our L&P Stimulate Program may require multiple sessions. You can discuss specifics at your consultation.
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The Physical Cost of a Hair Transplant
Depending on the method chosen, the physical cost of a hair transplant can be very minimal. The team at the L&P Aesthetics Center for Hair Restoration uses cutting-edge techniques that reduce visible signs of a restoration procedure and allow for rapid healing.
When weighing the benefit against the cost of a hair transplant, you should consider the following:
- Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the gold standard of hair restoration procedures available today. Nothing else comes close to delivering natural-looking results without the need for a linear scar on the back of the scalp, which can happen with FUT.
- The most advanced FUE method involves the use of NeoGraft® technology, which automates the hair collection process to maximize results while minimizing subsequent side effects. The less invasive method means an even quicker recovery time, so you can return to work and life sooner.
- Not every procedure is perfect for every patient. Your doctor will help you make a determination on the ideal treatment plan, giving you the best possible results.
Managing the Cost of a Hair Transplant
Since hereditary hair loss in men progresses in a roughly predictable pattern, Dr. David Lieberman and Dr. Sachin Parikh can work with patients who deal with this condition to assess the current status of their hair and predict where the problem will worsen. The more hair permanently lost, the larger in scope the restoration procedure will need to be.
Looking ahead can help you consider the details of your procedure, allowing you to work hair restoration costs into your future plans.