The cost of elective surgery is always a concern. Because most medical insurance plans only cover procedures related to accidents and illness, choosing to have hair loss treatment is not usually covered. Since you’re going to be paying for the entire procedure out-of-pocket, it’s natural to wonder how much it’s going to cost you.
The thing to keep in mind when you make a decision about getting hair restoration surgery is that it may in fact be cheaper than other less effective solutions. If you have made the decision already to do something about your hair loss, you need to weigh your options and the cost and effectiveness of each one. It is important to gather as much information as possible so you (and your bank account) won’t regret the decision later.
Comparing Hair Treatment Options
The most common treatment for hair loss is to use one of the newer pharmaceutical solutions. These treatments (which you’ve undoubtedly seen hyped in TV commercials) are effective at slowing hair loss, but they come with some caveats. First, you have to apply the solution to your scalp every day for the rest of your life. This can be tiresome, and quite expensive.
In comparison, hair restoration surgery involves a relatively large upfront cost. However, once the surgery is done you don’t have to do anything. As long as the hair that is transplanted wasn’t meant to fall out in the first place (which depends on your genetic programming), you can enjoy it care-free as long as you live.