For some people, their hair is a key element of their ‘look’.
From expensive haircuts to luxurious shampoo, it’s also a part of our body that we spend money on to maintain and keep looking as good as possible.
But, unfortunately, hair loss is something that can affect both men and women as we age.
In fact, the NHS reported that 8 million women in the UK experience hair loss and that around half of men, by the age of fifty, will have been affected by some form of male pattern baldness.
People can start losing their hair for a number of reasons, and this can be temporary or permanent.
Temporary hair loss could be down to significant weight loss, when dealing with an illness, stress, cancer treatment or following an iron deficiency, whilst permanent hair loss is typically hereditary.
But, if you’re suffering from hair loss and it’s impacting your life or confidence, there are ways in which you can make a new head of hair a reality.
The most effective method is the process of a hair transplant.
So, what is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure that involves the removal of hair from one area to another where the hair is thin or balding.
Being an effective way of bringing back the confidence the patient once had before they lost their hair, there are two different types of hair transplant procedure.
The two treatments, which are chosen by your surgeon depending on the extent of your hair loss, are known as an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant and a FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant).
Being less invasive and the more modern option, the FUE procedure involves the extraction of hair follicles from the back of the head, which are then made into grafts.
The grafts are then placed onto the area where the patient is experiencing the hair loss, with no need for stitches. This means the procedure is relatively easy and causes very little discomfort for the patient, allowing them to be back to a normal routine in no time.
Alternatively, the FUT treatment option is used by surgeons in cases whereby the patient has a more severe level of hair loss, as the skin grafts can cover a larger surface area.
The FUT method involves the surgeon extracting and harvesting hair follicles by removing a strip of skin from the back of the scalp. This is because this is the area where the hair is typically at its fullest.
The FUT healing process is typically longer than the modern FUE alternative due to the extent of the skin grafting needed.
What will my hair transplant look like?
Both the FUE and FUT methods produce similar results, as each option involves intricate surgery that creates the desired outcome.
A successful hair transplant can not only change your appearance dramatically, but it can also be a great boost to those who have struggled with how they look in relation to their mental health.
To see how a successful hair transplant with MedicoTrips can transform your look, here are a range of before and after images to show you the dramatic difference the procedure can make.
Hair transplant Before & After
After seeing the incredible results from a range of hair transplant procedures, how much does a surgery option like this cost?
How much does a hair transplant cost?
Due to the intricacy of the procedure, and the expertise needed to complete the process successfully, a hair transplant does come with a hefty price tag.
If you were to have a hair transplant in the UK, you’d be looking at a price of around £5,000 to £11,000 for a full treatment.
Fortunately, there are ways in which you can have a more cost-effective hair transplant – and that’s by looking into medical tourism.
Being the epicentre of the cosmetic surgery field, thousands of patients travel to Turkey from across the world to have procedures with some of the top surgeons around.
Turkey is able to work with reduced labour costs and operational fees meaning, as all medical professionals are trained to European standards, they are able to provide a high standard of surgery with decreased fees.
MedicoTrips works with experienced surgeon, Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul, to ensure the highest standard of results.
With this in mind, a hair transplant in Turkey with MedicoTrips can cost as little as £1,800.
This makes a hair transplant a reality for many people, but we understand you may still have some questions about the procedure before you agree to go ahead.
We have a team of dedicated representatives who will help you every step of the way, from answering your questions to easing any concerns you may have.
If you’d be interested in finding out more about the hair transplant procedure with us, get in touch with us today by calling +44 (0) 121 288 4552.