Updated: Dec 14, 2022
Have you ever stood in front of the mirror and noticed that receding hairline and wondered how long it’ll be before there’s not much hair left to see? Some people can take baldness in their stride, while many are seriously emotionally impacted by the insecurities associated with hair loss, particularly when it happens earlier than expected. For this reason, many people opt to have cosmetic hair transplants.
Receding hairlines and baldness are a natural and generally unavoidable part of aging. However, as technology advances, medical practices have evolved to offer a solution for those who wish to continue with a full head of hair in their later years.
In this article, we’ll look at what types of hair transplant options are available, how they work in restoring your hair to its former (or never before seen) glory as well as what one can expect to pay for such a procedure.
Types of hair transplants
The basic principle of a hair transplant is that a surgeon removes hair follicles from a thicker area of healthy hair from the patient – usually the sides or back of the head and then implants these healthier follicles into tiny slits on the balding area of the scalp. The success of the operation is often related to the quality of hair available in the “donor area” of the scalp.
The two most popular hair transplant methods include:
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): the surgeon uses a small and precise extraction tool to remove hair follicles from the donor area which are then transplanted into the affected balding area for regrowth. This is a less invasive technique which also may lead to minor scarring that will usually heal faster and require no stitches.
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS): here the surgeon removes a strip of skin containing healthy hair follicles closes and stitches the incision, detaches each individual hair follicle, and finally inserts these into the bald part of the scalp.
Hair restoration is not a quick fix and will require a journey of continuous consultation with your surgeon before you see the full effect of the restoration therapy.
Sounds great but what does it cost?
We see hair transplants becoming more and more popular, particularly with major celebrities like Wayne Rooney, Gordon Ramsay, and Jimmy Carr setting the trend of publicizing their own hair transplant success stories over the past decade.
It all sounds great, but do you have to be a celebrity to afford it?
Well, the cost of a hair transplant can vary greatly depending on how much hair you need to have transplanted. It doesn’t come cheap, with moderate hair loss expected to cost between $3500 to $10 000, while major hair loss could put you back as much as $20 000.
Before we scare you off with those figures, there is hope … That hope comes from the city of Istanbul in Turkey which has become the leading city in the world when it comes to hair transplant and restoration treatment.
Here you can not only get high-quality consultation and surgery by highly qualified doctors, but you can get it at a fraction of the cost, while simultaneously being able to travel and experience the sights and sounds of this historic European city in 5-star luxury.
TRICHOGENICS Hair Restoration Center provides top-quality medical care, combining the latest methodology and cutting-edge equipment with a touch of artistic flair. Our mission is to help you look good and feel great. We guide our clients step-by-step through their hair restoration journey safely, discreetly, and with empathy.