Hair transplantation is a surgical method aimed at restoring normal hair growth in bald areas. Surgical intervention may be required for those who cannot achieve hair restoration with medical shampoo treatments, scalp massages or alternative remedies. Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that involves moving hair from one part of the scalp to another. Hair transplantation is performed by follicular unit extraction (FUE) method and takes between 5-7 hours.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
With so many advantages, that hair transplantation using the FUE technique brings, interested patients naturally want to know what costs are involved. Prices can vary greatly depending on how many grafts are needed to achieve a successful result. In our first free consultation, we will calculate your individual treatment price. On average, one graft costs 1.90€. Generally the cost of hair transplantation will not be covered by health insurance, since hair loss does not affect the patients health. Only if the affected person can prove that there is a medical necessity, will the insurance companies subsidize the operation.
A medical necessity exists, for example, in the case of:
- Serious accidents, for example after a fire
- Skin diseases, like circular hair loss, etc.
For all these issues, the burden of proof lies with the patient. This means that health insurance companies can refuse payment even if a specialist diagnoses severe depression caused by hair loss. In most cases, insurance companies use so-called medical services, to get a second opinion of the medical need.
In order to give you a more tangible overview of the costs of a hair transplant, we would like to offer you some orientation. As already described above, the costs are variable, depending on the number of grafts and the current hair situation of the patient.
Prices are generally calculated according to the number of roots implanted and billed according to legal tariffs:
- up to 1500 Grafts
- 1500 – 2000 Grafts
- 2000 – 2500 Grafts
- 2500 – 3000 Grafts
- 3000 – 3500 Grafts
- 3500 – 4000 Grafts
- 4000 – 4500 Grafts
- 4500 – 5000 Grafts
- € 2,900
- € 3,300
- € 3,700
- € 4,100
- € 4,500
- € 4,900
- € 5,300
- € 5,700
Hair transplantation by FUE method
The removal of individual hair follicles is repeated, as needed, hundreds to thousands of times, in a precise and concentrated process. The special feature of the FUE method is, that there is no noticeable difference between removal and re-plantation phase. All hair follicles are replanted directly for best aesthetic results. Since this procedure requires special experience and routine, FUE hair transplants can only be performed by trained and educated FUE specialists. Working this way, we ensure that the often lower growth rates experienced with this approach, compared to FUT, are overcome. This is achieved due to uniform quality standards for the hair transplants, which results in the fastest possible healing and growth of the transplanted hairs.
Completely scar free
Unlike the FUT method, no visible scars remain on the scalp. Instead of removing strips of skin, the follicles are removed individually with FUE, so that no scars are left. The tiny holes created during the removal heal without problems, but leave micro scars in a number corresponding to the grafts previously removed. These are barely visible to the human eye and are even covered by extremely short hair. The FUE approach allows largely unrestricted, extremely short hairstyles and gives patients greater freedom in choosing future hairstyles. FUE techniques typically require larger, healthy and dense donor areas and are significantly more time consuming. For this reason, FUE surgery also costs slightly more than FUT surgery for the same amount of grafts.