A Hair Transplant (HT) procedure is a surgical procedure in which Hair Grafts (HG) are harvested from donor parts and transplanted on bald parts distributing equally. There are two types of HT techniques including Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and FUT Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).
FUE is more expensive but less invasive than FUT. FUE involves harvesting of HG through extraction of these from donor parts by micro punches and transplantation into recipient parts with small incisions. Recipient parts are generally bald parts while donor parts have densely grown hairs.
FUT however involves different method of HG harvesting. A strip of 10 to 15 cm long and 1 to 1.5 cm wide is taken out from skin of donor parts. The HG in this skin are separated and then kept in a suitable chemical solution. The skin then stitched by surgeon and a linear scar is appeared at donor part later.
This is generally covered with some cm grown hairs. The transplantation of the grafts is accomplished in the same manner like FUE. A single HG may contain a single hair follicle or a group of 2 to 4 follicles. One hair follicle is extracted out from each graft.
FUE leaves no scar on donor portions and no massive bleeding is caused via the micro punches. FUT however involves some bleeding during separation the strip with hair grafts. HG are the very units which are transferred from donor parts to no hair zones on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and even beard and mustaches.
These produce naturally growing hairs.
They found in three phases 1. Growth or Anagen phase 2. Cessation or Catagen phase and 3. Resting or Telogen phase. During hair loss, hair follicles are destroyed of went into resting phase. Around 50 to 100 hairs used to fell down from our head normally.
If it increases then it is considered as hair loss. The cost of hair transplant procedure especially for scalp is determined either by counting hair grafts or hair follicles. Generally a hair graft gives rise to 2.5 hairs on an average.
If there are 3000 HG are transplanted, for example, then it is expected that there would grow 7500 hairs.
These HG are grouped in multiples of 10, 20 or 50 for easily counting. The running per unit HG cost is quoted to patients before their HT procedure. After a HT procedure, the transplanted HG number is multiplied with the quoted cost of per HG at that time.
The running price for per HG is different in several HT hospitals, however there is still a big competition among various centers for hair transplantation.
The cost for other hair transplants including eyebrows HT, eyelashes HT, mustache HT and beard HT are treated and charged as an individual case.
Discount package is often offered to patients facing severe baldness and stress. It helps them to get economic relief and good stress-free procedure. Patients must avail these discount packages for their hair transplantation.
This is one of the most important information; if you are going for this technique, you must have an idea about the estimated amount. The cost of hair transplant Singapore is in between $6000SGD – $20000SGD (approximately). However, it depends on factors like fee of the specialist, costs of medicines; and the method of transplantation used.
However, when you are talking about ARTAS, the price would start entering into five figures, easily.
Because of the accuracy and advanced nature of ARTAS, the procedure fetches a high price. Basically you are looking at the cost of about $13 per follicle extracted.