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  • Hair Transplant Cost

    What is the average cost of a hair transplant?

    This is a good question. The hair transplant industry as a whole has developed a price scale based on cost per graft. The cost per graft range is between $3 and $8 with the average being around $4.50. With this said, there are some well known hair transplant surgeons who command upwards of $12 per graft and many patients are more than happy to pay the price.

    Today the average hair transplant session is around 2000 grafts, so if the average cost per graft is $4.50 than average cost of a hair transplant session will be approximately $9000.

    It’s important to note that most men will require more than one session and that most hair transplant clinics will lower the cost per graft as the session sizes become larger. For example clinics might charge $4.50 for the first 2000 grafts and $3 for each graft beyond the 2000 mark.

    Hair transplantation is not cheap, but financing is available and most clinics accept credit cards. The truth is that I have never spoken with a happy hair transplant patient who ever complained about price. Most would have paid double to achieve the positive life altering results that can be achieved with today’s state of the art hair transplants.

    Regards,
    Spencer Kobren
    Host of The Bald Truth Radio Show
    Founder, American Hair Loss Association
    Founder and Director of Consumer/Patient Affairs, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS.ORG)

     
  • Hair Loss and Culture – Debunking the Stereotypes

    The geek with the receding hairline. The greasy, balding business man. The egomaniac with a combover. The hot stud with the smooth head.

    These are all stereotypes that our culture associates with the bald and balding. Doesn’t the description, “short, fat, and bald” render a concrete image in your mind? What about “bald and sexy?” Did you visualize Vin Diesel?

    The first fallacy with bald stereotypes is that they almost always relate specifically to men despite the fact that 40% of hair loss sufferers are women. With statistics like that, you’d expect a portion of the stereotypes associated with hair loss to represent females, but they don’t.

    The next fallacy has to do with polarity. In one extreme, we have the bald loser. He’s the guy who can’t get a date, lives alone, and annoys even his own friends. Think George Costanza of Seinfeld fame and you’ll get the picture. At the other extreme, we have sexy daredevils who are confident and alluring, and are often heroes. Bruce Willis epitomizes this image, even though for a good portion of his career he was wearing hair pieces. But even after he went for the full shave, women still considered him hot. Read more ›

     
 
 

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