You may be facing hair loss, and contemplating a follicular hair transplant. However, just one factor is dragging you behind. The hair restoration cost.
So is it expensive?
Well, you very much have the option to go for an affordable hair restoration. And that too without compromising on the quality. The cost depends on various factors like the clinic, its location, etc.
Hair restoration - A cost-effective method
Certainly nobody can call hair restoration to be a cheap process. But on the flip side, it is certainly a cost-effective process. Why? Because, it offers you a permanent solution for your hair problem.
One might argue that medicinal treatment of hair loss is a cheaper option. Yes, it is apparently so. However, the picture will be different if you calculate the total amount of money spent on medicinal treatment and hair transplant procedure. Why? Because you have to spend money on medicinal treatment for over a long period.
Factors affecting hair restoration costs
There are several factors that affect the surgery cost. For example, the choice of the clinic. There are some clinics that charge per graft implantation, while some others charge even for anesthesia. Clinics follow two types of methods to measure the total cost of hair transplantation surgery - cost per follicular unit transplanted and cost per hair restoration operation. In the first approach the number of grafts can directly affect the surgery cost. In this approach the more grafts used the more costly the operation is. A number of US and Canadian hair transplantation centers offer cost-effective surgery with cost per hair restoration surgery.
Factors behind cost differences
Some of the factors behind cost differences are as follows
o Reputation of the surgeon
o Heavy advertising budget of the clinic, as it will try to make it by charging you heavily
o Attractive surrounding of the clinic, as it needs money to spend on its maintenance
o If the clinic has a huge number of employees, as then the clinic needs more money to pay its employees
o If the hair restoration is not a standard one, but one for correcting burn injury, eyebrow transplantation, etc.
Is there insurance cover for hair restoration cost?
In general hair restoration cost is not covered by insurance, as it is a cosmetic surgery. However, the operation is considered a reconstructive treatment in case it is necessitated by some accident or burn. In that case it comes under the purview of health insurance.
You are better advised to check with your insurance agent about availability and extent of the insurance coverage.