For most of us, cost is likely to be a contributing factor when choosing a hair transplant clinic, but you must be sure that it is not the only factor. While affordable hair transplant procedures are possible, you will need to take extra precaution to ensure that the provider you choose are qualified and able to meet your needs as will, probably do, higher priced clinics.
If you are researching your different options between candidate clinics, ensure you include providers from a wide spectrum. You should thoroughly check the credentials of both the clinic and the staff before going ahead with your surgery. What should matter is their experience in the area of hair transplants and their track of successful results. Don't be afraid to ask how long they've been in business or how many transplants they've performed.
It may not always be practical, but try to get in contact with former patients of the clinic. The best way to see how skilled an affordable hair transplant clinic is by speaking with former clients and seeing their results. You can always ask the clinic to give you links of the posts in independent forums, of their former patients that posted their experience from day one of their procedure, without knowing if the result would come out good or bad. Read these experiences and ask questions directly to those X patients. There are clinics out there that specialize in affordable hair transplants in order to serve those who cannot afford the more expensive clinics but just be sure you're not sacrificing quality and expertise for a lower bill.
If you have decided that you are ready for a hair transplant but you are unsure about the financial aspect, you might take comfort in the fact that hair transplants have come down in price over the years. You should be prepared that you will spend a few thousand Euros depending on the number of grafts you require. If you don’t have the spare cash lying around, there are options of financing through banks and specialised lenders for cosmetic surgery.
Hair transplant price may be higher if you are having the procedure performed by a well famous clinic that you have seen 1000 adverts of, and that famous people have used, merely because such clinics have overhead costs due to advertising and location. Whereas you can get the same expert hair transplant performed by an experienced doctor who works out of a smaller private clinic. So when doing your research, check out both the big players and the smaller clinics and compare prices.
A great research tool is the internet, reviews and postings of different clinics and their results on blogs and forums. The easiest way to start is to visit independent hair transplant forum websites.
When shopping around for a hair transplant clinic there's no doubt that the question of cost is going to come up at some point. What may surprise you is the wide range of costs you may encounter in your research. Before you snatch up what you think is a great deal consider what a cheaper quote really means and is it as accurate as you're being led to believe? You get only one shot at this and you cannot afford it to go wrong.
You need to get a detailed consultation with each clinic on how many follicles they are estimating you will need. The number of follicles used has a direct impact on the price you will pay. Lower quotes will most likely mean fewer follicles. If you are only looking for a slight improvement in your hair thickness a smaller amount of follicles may suffice, but chances are if you're getting a hair transplant you want a noticeable difference. This is where a cheap hair transplant that includes much fewer follicles won't be a bargain because you will likely be disappointed with the results.
Another factor to consider is whether the quote is really accurate. If you were given an excessively cheap quote for your bargain hair transplant, you may be getting under quoted in an attempt to simply get you in the chair. Once you commit to the procedure the doctor may up the price by telling you you'd be happier with more follicles for instance.
A hair replacement procedure, as with any surgery, should not be entered into lightly. Hair transplantation should not be treated the same as getting a hair styling or a tattoo. It is a surgical procedure and you should be confident that all of your questions have been answered thoroughly before undergoing hair replacement surgery.
One factor to be considered before undergoing a hair replacement procedure is the person's age and state of mind. As a general rule, people in their early twenties may not be good candidates for hair replacement surgery. The pattern of hair loss of a person in their twenties may not yet be fully established and the procedure done today, may not address their needs for the future when their hair loss matures. Factors such as density, donor area stability, scalp laxity, risk of extensive hair loss and, of course, emotional maturity, all need to be considered.
HDC is a highly reputable clinic in Europe, based in Cyprus. HDC features its results on many hair loss websites with positive feedback from commentators. We offer state of the art procedures of the highest calibre at an affordable cost. For the last 10 years, we have published a steady stream of successful results and we are one of the first clinics to offer the FUE technique.