The cost of a hair transplant in the UK varies depending typically on a couple of factors:
- the amount of hair loss and
- the area(s) that it is located in.
- the hair type (afro hair tends to be much trickier to extract and implant so carries an extra cost)
The NHS website states that the cost varies from £1,000 to £30,000 which is quite a large bracket that most (if not all uk clinics) fall in. Typically most clinics will start from around £3,000.
Our Hair Transplant Costs
How much does a hair transplant cost in the UK? This is a frequently asked question. Our pricing starts from £3,000 for very minor cases and can go up to £7,000 for major cases.
Because again that range is quite a broad one and only covers the cost of 1 procedure, we are going to go a bit further in explaining the costs for the various factors that affect the cost of a hair transplant.
We are not the cheapest nor the most expensive, however we believe we are very competitively and fairly priced given that we operate on a surgeon lead approach and NOT a technician lead approach as some cheaper provider are and thus can get the cost lower. We believe we have achieved the correct balance of value for money.
How Do We Calculate the Cost of a Hair Transplant
To calculate the cost of a hair transplant, we firstly look at the area of hair loss along with the donor area of the head. This will determine if the patient is a good candidate for a hair transplant. We then classify the area of hair loss via the norwood scale for men and the ludwig scale for women. This will then give us an idea of the amount of grafts that are needed in order to achieve a natural looking hair transplant so that he patient is happy with the results. It will also give us an idea of the amount of work involved and be able to give a fairly accurate price.
The best way to get an accurate price for any type of hair transplant procedure is to have a free one on one consultation with one of our expert consultants at Harley Street Hair Transplant Clinic London.
Cost of a FUE Hair Transplant
The follicular unit extraction (or fue) procedure is the most common one as it’s the latest and best hair transplant procedure where individual hairs (or hair follicles) are taken from the donor area and transplanted to the areas of hair loss. It takes time and skill from our surgeon and team. The majority of our procedures are done via this method and the average cost is around £5,500 currently.
Cost of a Beard Transplant
We tend to use the same procedure for beard transplants as hair transplants. Typically the cost of a beard transplant is between £3,500 and £6,000 again, depending on the of hair that needs to be transplanted.
Cost of an Eyebrow Transplant
Just like hair and beard transplants, we use the FUE procedure for eyebrow transplants. These tend to cost on average around £4,000 as they are one of the focal points of a person’s face and thus we have to take more time to get the detail and design correct as the “devil is in the details” as they say.
This is typically one of the lowest graft numbers and are usually for eyebrow transplants. The cost is usually around £3,000 – £3,500 depending on the amount of work involved.
We are on eyebrow and beard territory with these grafts numbers as well as some small hairline work. Typically the cost is around £4,000 – £4,500 depending on the amount of work involved.
Moving onto more dense beard transplants as well as fuller hairlines. The cost is around £4,500 – £5,000 depending on the amount of work involved.
This is pretty much an average amount of grafts that the majority of our patients require. It is usually receding hairline work or crown work. The cost is typically around £5,500 – £6,000.
Moving onto larger areas of hair loss now, 2,500 grafts is where either multiple areas get covered or one larger area that requires coverage and some density. The cost is typically around £6,000 – £6,500.
3,000 grafts is the maximum number of grafts that we recommend and perform in one procedure. This is to protect the donor hair from over harvesting and to aid in healing and recovery time. The cost for this is typically around £6,500 – £7,000.
Now we are entering the 2 stage procedure territory regarding hair transplants as typically a 4,000 graft procedure means extensive hair loss. We would split a 4,000 graft procedure into 2 stages in order to achieve the best possible result keeping the patient’s health in mind and top priority when it comes to healing of their donor area. The price would be around £9,500 – £10,000.
Now we are definitely entering the 2 stage procedure territory regarding hair transplants as typically a 5,000 graft procedure means extensive hair loss. We would split a 5,000 graft procedure into 2 stages in order to achieve the best possible result keeping the patient’s health in mind and top priority when it comes to healing of their donor area. The price would be around £11,000 – £12,000.
We are now offering a couple of hair transplant finance options from our finance partners. This is to help spread the cost over into more manageable monthly payments for our patients over a maximum of 5 years (60 months).
True Cost Vs Value of Hair Transplants
Hair transplant costs are typically the highest in the hair loss / hair restoration market. The main reasons for this are the time, skill and responsibility of care that goes with it when comparing to other treatments that cost less. It is also one of a handful of clinically proven treatments that work for hair growth.
We understand very well that losing your hair can have a devastating psychological impact regarding self confidence and image/identity irrespective of the amount of hair loss experienced.
There are of course other treatments to solve this such as wearing a wig/toupe or going for a hair replacement system (in essence a glued on wig with real hair). These solutions have one thing in common: they are NOT permanent as they require ongoing maintenance. In fact when looking at the true cost of a hair transplant vs wigs/toupes/hair replacement systems, a hair transplant should be cheaper throughout a person’s lifetime. It just seems more expensive because of the larger initial lump sum cost compared with the other solutions. A comparison:
- Average cost of a hair transplant with us: around £5,500. Ongoing cost: 0. Replacement period: 0.
- Hair replacement system. Cost: between £500 – £1200 depending on area(s) of coverage (Let’s say £800 average). On going cost: £500. Replacement period: once every 6 months roughly.
That means that by your 10th hair replacement system (after roughly 5 years), you have paid as much as the average cost of a hair transplant with us, however you will have continued ongoing costs.
Also, you will not have that anxiety/fear in the back of your mind that “what if my hair system falls off” as with a hair transplant, your own hair follicles are implanted into your scalp giving that boost in self confidence and freedom from the worry and anxiety of hair loss.
Aside from achieving fantastic results, we believe that keeping in touch with our patients before, during and after their hair transplantation procedure is paramount – it helps to keep our patients feeling calm and in control. We’re always on hand to provide guidance, support and aftercare advice. Time and again, our patients tell us that this is what sets us apart from other clinics.
You can read our great reviews of FUE hair transplants over on Google and TrustPilot