As with many cosmetic procedures, hair restoration surgery can be expensive. Hence, anyone who would wish to undergo the procedure would have to consider the total cost of hair restoration. Fortunately with tight competition and with more cost-efficient operations, the cost of hair restoration surgery has gone down. Also, it may surprise you to know that costs have become personalized. The cost of having a hair restoration surgery is as varied as there are people wanting to undergo the procedure.
The reason for this variance is there are several factors to consider that will determine the total cost of the procedure These factors include: the type of follicular hair transplant technique, the extent of the hair loss, the available amount of donor hair (which will be coming from the patient himself), the donor hair characteristics such as thickness, color and texture and your desired result.
The total cost for an entire procedure is from around $4,000 to $20,000. But even this price can be broken down into smaller figures. The basic unit of a hair transplant is the graft. The cost per graft ranges from a low of $3 to a high of $10. (Many hair transplant clinics price their grafts at around $5 to $6 per graft.) Even then, there are a few factors which determine the price per graft. The price per graft for follicular unit extraction process is higher than than for strip transplant or FUT because the former is more tedious. Another factor is the number of grafts per session and the total number of sessions. The cost of grafts for a patient with three sessions will be less than that for a patient with only one session. Also, a patient who will have 2,000 hair grafts will be paying less than for a patient who will be having 1,000 grafts in his session.