With recent reports of Wayne Rooney spending £32,000 on his hair, the idea of a hair transplant can seem quite daunting for the average non-Manchester United footballer. Here we will discuss the pros and cons of a surgical procedure for hair loss, and ways of avoiding the need for a hair transplant whilst saving money.
What does a hair transplant involve and why is it so expensive?
A hair transplant, also known as follicular unit extraction surgery, involves surgically extracting healthy hair follicles from one side of the patient’s head, and implanting them into another area of the scalp where hair loss has been experienced. Since this requires an assortment of sophisticated medical equipment and the skills of a qualified surgeon, the costs are understandably high. Generally speaking, the more experienced and successful the surgeon, the higher the cost will be.
Another factor affecting the cost of hair transplants is the quantity of hair which is transplanted. At the lower end of the scale, a transplant involving minimal follicle extraction and transplantation can cost around £3,000. Meanwhile, a transplant in which a large number of follicles are transplanted can cost as much as £30,000 and up. Recent high profile celebrity transplants such as those of Wayne Rooney and Dancing On Ice judge Jason Gardiner have cost even more than this, most likely because they have paid for the best surgeons and exclusive treatment.
Prevention is Better Than The Cure… And Cheaper!
What most people don’t realise is that there is no reason to spend copious amounts of money on a hair transplant when hair density can be maintained and in many cases, significantly improved from the use of the right combination of regrowth treatments; treatments that are proven to prevent and reverse hair loss.
The Belgravia Centre treats a number of high-profile clients with hair regrowth treatment courses, whose names are kept strictly confidential. There has been speculation in the press that some of these celebrities may have had a hair transplant because of the considerable improvement to their hair density. Unlike Rooney and some other celebrities, because of the slow and gradual improvement over time from the treatment programmes they use, there is no need for them to make their participation in regrowth treatments public. Rooney felt obligated to talk about his transplant because of the sudden change that would have been noticed by the public post-surgery.
At The Belgravia Centre, our hair loss experts have achieved fantastic results by utilising these treatments in hair loss prevention and hair re-growth programmes tailored to each individual. In addition to Propecia and Minoxidil, we use a range of clinical treatments and home-use solutions to maximise results. A quick browse of our large and frequently updated collection of Success Stories will reveal the full-extent of the success we have in treating Male Pattern Baldness and other hair loss conditions.
Safe, effective treatment at an agreeable price
Whilst costing a fraction of the price of a surgical hair loss procedure, Belgravia’s treatment programmes are also considerably cheaper than those available from most other hair loss centres. This fact was uncovered following a previous investigation into the costs and treatments offered by the most well-known hair centres in the UK. Belgravia did not only come out on top for price, but the treatments were also shown to be more effective. It is a fact that you will not find a more comprehensive and effective treatment programme for genetic hair loss anywhere else in the world, our frequently updated Success Stories are testament to this fact.
To find out more about how we can treat your hair loss without breaking the bank, contact us for a consultation with no obligation. Alternatively, fill in our online diagnostic form for a home-use treatment programme that we can post anywhere in the world.