How much is a hair transplant?
Hair transplant cost depends on various factors from the number of hairs or grafts needed, to the hair transplant method of choice.
On average, hair transplant prices start at £3-4000 and can be up to £15000 in the UK.
But you do not necessarily have to dig deep into your pocket. Compared to the UK, hair transplant prices are much lower in Hungary, while you get the same high-quality treatment.
Which is the most important factor that defines hair transplant cost?
The cost of the hair transplant is made up of several components. It reflects the costs of labour, medication, and equipment involved in the procedure, just to name a few.
Plus, the different hair transplant methods come at different price tags.
But the most important factor that determines how much the hair transplant costs is the number of hairs or grafts you need for the full head of hair of your dreams.
What are grafts and how many do you need of them?
Hairs naturally grow in groups called grafts, or follicular units. During the hair transplants, these grafts are extracted and then implanted to the areas affected by hair loss.
Each graft contains 1-3 hairs. The number of hairs the grafts contain on average is the graft-hair ratio.
How many grafts you need is not an easy question to answer, as it is heavily affected by individual aspects.
It is crucial to consider the size of the area you would like to treat, the result you expect, and the quality of your hair, including your graft-hair ratio.
The graft-hair ratio is different in each case; 1500 grafts can contain 2000 follicles for one patient and 3000 for another. After the surgery the hair strands will be visible, so the graft-hair ratio can make a significant difference.
For a precise estimation tailored to your needs, the best way is an in-depth consultation with our experts.
But while a precise estimation requires thorough assessment, the Norwood scale used to classify the extent of hair loss can give a ballpark figure.
Though several other factors will influence how much you will have to pay for your procedure, the number of grafts is a good indicator.
Generally speaking, the more grafts you need, the higher is the average cost of hair transplant that you can expect.
1000 grafts hair transplant cost
If hair loss left you in need of a small correction at the hairline or the crown, 1000 grafts might be enough.
Typically, such cases are identified as a Norwood 2 or 3, requiring 2-3000 hairs. The hair transplant cost for 1000 grafts procedure is around £3000 in the UK.
2000 grafts hair transplant cost
Cases where the hair loss has progressed to Norwood 4 will need at least 2000 grafts. This equals roughly 4000 hairs.
On average, the hair transplant cost for 2000 grafts is £6000 in the UK.
|Session(s)||Size of hair transplant||Cost in the UK||Price in Hungary|
|1||1000 grafts/2000 hairs||£ 3358||£ 1690|
|1||1500 grafts/3000 hairs||£ 4832||£ 2350|
|1||2000 grafts/4000 hairs||£ 6305||£ 2990|
3000 grafts hair transplant cost
Norwood 4-5 indicates more extensive hair loss. Subsequently, patients usually require 3000 grafts, or around 6000 follicles, to achieve a full head of hair. In the UK, you can expect the hair transplant cost for 3000 grafts to be around £10000.
|Session(s)||Size of hair transplant||Cost in the UK||Price in Hungary|
|1||2500 grafts/5000 hairs||£ 7779||£ 3490|
|1||3000 grafts/6000 hairs||£ 9042||£ 3890|
4000 grafts hair transplant cost
For the optimal result, Norwood 6 patients tend to need more than 3000 grafts. But at this stage, it is not uncommon that two hair transplant sessions are required. Usually, a 4000 grafts hair transplant costs £12000 in the UK.
5000 grafts hair transplant cost
Patients with hair loss that reached Norwood 6-7 might need 5000 grafts or more. To safely transplant this amount and achieve the best result, you will need 2 separate sessions. Consequently, the cost of a hair transplant for 5000 grafts is around £15000.
What are the additional costs?
Once you have a quote, it is worth taking a look at any other items that may add on top of the cost of the hair transplant.
For instance, you might opt for a clinic in a city other than your hometown or abroad. In this case, the costs of accommodation and/or travel will be on you.
During recovery, you will surely need medication, such as antibiotics. Plus, your doctor can recommend specific products for aftercare. Some clinics may also charge separately for check-ups or further consultations with your doctor.
As practices vary greatly, it’s always good to double-check if these would mean additional costs to you.
While it is easy to overlook, hair transplant has non-financial aspects. You will invest not only money but your time just the same.
The surgery will take a day or two, and you might have to allocate time for travel. Additionally, you can expect scabs and redness, and sleeping can be tricky during the first week.
As a result, it is best to calculate with a few days off for and after your treatment.
How much will my hair transplant cost at HairPalace clinic?
We offer hair transplant surgery in 3 locations: in London, in Paris and in Budapest.
Patients looking for hair restoration procedures can expect the hair transplant cost in our London clinic to be around £3 per graft.
Naturally, the precise price of the hair transplant depends on how many hairs you need. In London, we charge between £1989 and £9042 for packages with 1000 to 6000 hairs respectively.
Compared to the UK, living expenses and wages are much lower in Hungary.
As we can operate a high-end hair transplant clinic at more reasonable costs, we can offer our patients the same procedure at lower rates.
|Package||Number of hairs to be implanted||Package price in London||Package price in Budapest|
|Package 2000||2000||£ 3358||£ 1690|
|Package 3000||3000||£ 4832||£ 2350|
|Package 4000||4000||£ 6305||£ 2990|
|Package 5000||5000||£ 7779||£ 3490|
|Package 6000||6000||£ 9042||£ 3890|
Do you offer hair transplant finance?
Hair transplant finance is available, helping you to fit the cost of the hair transplant into your budget.
Our patients preferred finance option is the Post Office Personal Loan.
Repayments start from as low as £90 per month but will vary depending on the amount and the terms of the loan.
Finance options can enable you to have the hair transplant you look for without delay and spread the hair implant cost over a longer period. But it is important to research your options if you consider a personal loan to finance your hair transplant.
(For more information about the Post Office Personal Loans and their Fast Checker visit their page here.)
What is included in your hair transplant package?
Whether you choose our clinic in London or Budapest, the price of your hair transplant will include your hair transplant with the FUE2 method, the medication, appropriate clothes for the surgery, lunch on the surgery day(s), and accommodation.
We also provide a written guarantee on each hair transplant we carry out and offer the post-op check-ups free of charge.
If you choose our clinic in Budapest, however, we offer a more comprehensive package considering the journey you take on.
The quoted price of the hair transplant will also include the accommodation and the airport transfers for 2, as well as the interpreter for the surgery days to ensure communication without language barriers.
How to save thousands of pounds on your hair transplant cost without compromising on quality?
Hungary is a very popular destination for foreign patients who would like to have a high-quality hair transplant for a cheaper price.
The EU has unified healthcare standards across all member nations within the past two decades, which ensures you will receive the same professional care and results in a Central-European country as you would in Britain – only at a much lower rate.
You can reach Budapest by plane cheaply and conveniently, and enjoy a secure, safe, English-friendly service. Our colleagues are incredibly professional, experienced, and committed to the very highest levels of service.
Over 10,000 people from Western Europe visit Budapest for healthcare treatment, including hair transplants.
With HairPalace Hair Transplant Clinic, you can rest assured that you’re in the safest hands. Our surgeons have more than 10 years of experience performing FUE transplants and are seasoned experts with hundreds of treatments behind them.
On top of all this, you will also get to see the beauty of Budapest during your stay!
If you want to receive cheaper but high-quality medical services, the best choice would be the Hungarian capital, Budapest. Hungarian doctors offer world-famous healthcare services. Moreover, health tourism is one of the most popular services in Budapest.
As you can see, we provide a varied portfolio of FUE2 Safe System solutions to suit your unique situation, and there are significant savings to be made by paying in cash.
We are passionate about delivering the most transparent, compassionate service in the industry. Nobody cares more about your satisfaction than HairPalace Hair Transplant Clinic.
The cost of the hair transplant is always defined by the individual qualities and needs of the patient. After an in-depth consultation, our experts can advise you accurately about the price of the hair transplant and the procedure. We offer the consultation free of charge and obligation.
Hair transplant costs in the UK are relatively high, with clinics typically charging £2-4 per graft. At our clinic in London, we offer packages between 1000 and 6000 hairs, with hair transplant prices starting at £1989.
In Hungary, hair transplant prices are considerably lower than in the UK. At our clinic in Budapest, we offer the same high standards you would find in UK-based private clinics. With hair transplants available for £1490 – £3890, the FUE hair transplant costs are much more affordable.
In countries where the wages and the general living expenses are lower than in the UK, clinics can offer the hair transplants considerably cheaper. But as the results of the hair transplant are permanent, it is important to ensure that the clinics provide quality procedures and meet the healthcare standards you are familiar with.