Surgical hair restoration is elective surgery and generally has to be paid for privately as it is not covered by private insurance or social medical services. Prices can vary greatly between Clinics and as important the cost is the decision should not be based on cost alone; be it cheaper is more economically beneficial or the more expensive must be better
The physical cost of the hair transplant is one factor but there are other costs involved, research, travel, accommodation, post operation care, time off work.
Most clinics charge per follicular unit (FU) with each FU containing between 1 to 4 hairs, and the charge is made per FU placed in the recipient area; generally the rate for FUE is higher than FUT. Always ask for the FU/Count when making your final payment so you can ensure you pay for what you receive
On an average size hair transplant procedure the hairs per follicular unit averages out to around 2.2 hairs per unit, for example a 4000 graft (FU) procedure there will be approximately 8800 hairs
This is an important consideration on two respects
A hair transplant result relies on the strategic distribution of natural follicular units to gain the coverage required and the appearance of natural density
If the hair count is considerably lower than the average then the overall cost will increase pro rata
A Hair Transplant can be a big investment and before deciding all due care should be taken; a benefit of a hair transplant is the grafted hair is permanent. As important as the cost is in the decision your decision should not be related to the cost, be it high or low; your decision should be based on the quality of the results of the clinic and reputation from previous patients