Hair loss (alopecia) affects approximately 40% of men and 20% of women.
There are many causes for diminishing or absent hair follicles in a given area, such as genetics, hormone disorders, certain cancer treatments, lifestyle choices and injuries. And just as there are many causes, there are a number of treatments available. The most effective treatment (with the highest degree of permanence) is hair transplantation.
Both specialists we refer to are medical doctors specializing in the advanced Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique. This is the best treatment available for hair transplantation, although it takes longer and is the most complex.
The older technique of Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) involved cutting a horizontal strip from the lower region at the back of the head and using that strip to stitch onto the bare areas. This process is faster and can be cheaper, but it actually requires stronger medications, longer recovery times and leads to the presence of scarring.
The new FUE technique involves the extraction of follicular units one by one from the donating area. These units are then cleaned and implanted individually in the required area at the best angle, direction and depth so it provides a completely natural appearance. Although this procedure is longer in duration and more
expensive, no stitches are needed, there is less pain, and recovery is virtually
immediate (although care will have to be taken to avoid disturbing the affected area
for some time post-procedure).
Prices will vary as the cost is determined based on the size of the affected area and the extent of restoration required. The actual cost will be determined after consultation with the specialist, and it will include all costs for the procedure and hospital, medical travel insurance, flight, ground transportation, accommodations, and our services.