If you’re a resident of the Greater Toronto Area and are considering a hair transplant, you may be wondering about the cost. At The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, we provide hair transplant surgery at an affordable cost.
Current Hair Transplant Trends
Over the past 30 years, trends in the hair transplant industry have come and gone. In the past, both men and women simply wanted hair transplants wherever the hair loss and thinning was most prevalent. Now, it is becoming increasingly common for men who have trouble growing prominent facial hair or for transgender men to also request beard transplants. For women, the most popular trend right now is having thicker and more defined eyebrows; this means that more and more women are getting eyebrow transplants.
Factors That Affect the Cost of a Hair Transplant
The cost of a hair transplant is also determined by how extensive the procedure is. The price of having a few hairs transplanted will be relatively low in comparison to the cost of transplanting a full scalp. Here are a few factors that affect the cost:
The Number of Hair Strands Transplanted
Typically, the doctor calculates the amount of hair required to cover the affected area in units and then charges per unit (the price per unit varies from clinic to clinic). Then the doctor determines how many holes need to be drilled into the patient’s scalp to transplant the hair and the patient is given a clicker to keep track of each hole during the procedure.
This way, the patient is fully aware of what they are getting and they can do a very rough calculation of how much they will be paying before applicable taxes.
The Number of Grafts Needed
The number of grafts can also affect the cost because usually the unit number appears to be smaller than the number of individual hairs. The problem with this method is there is no way of telling exactly how many units were transplanted once the procedure is complete and the resulting bill will reflect that. This puts the patient at a disadvantage because they do not necessarily know if they are being fairly or accurately charged.
The Number of Sessions Needed
Some clinics prefer to charge by the session rather than the number of grafts or hair strands transplanted. This is problematic because it means that no matter what the procedure, the length of the session, and the amount of work done by the doctor, every patient pays the same amount. This is unfair because some sessions can run a lot longer than others and some procedures might actually cost the clinic less money to perform than others.
The Technology Used
The type of technology used for each session depends on the type of procedure the patient is having done. It can also depend on the clinic’s reputation and integrity, and how well established it is. Clinics that have been around a lot longer than others will have the funding for the latest and most advanced hair transplant technology, whereas clinics that are fairly new and less established might be using second-rate, older, or previously used equipment.
The Doctor’s Experience Level
Doctors with limited experience tend to charge less than doctors with more experience because they are still trying to build up a client base. But this does not necessarily mean that you are getting the best deal. Sometimes it is better to pay a little more in order to get better service.
The Reputation and Location of the Hair Clinic
Different countries have varying health standards and some clinics merely give the illusion of being a reputable and sanitary establishment, while others genuinely adhere to the highest medical standards. Many European and Asian clinics do not necessarily adhere to the highest sanitation or medical standards, but they claim to do so in advertisements in hopes of attracting more North American patients. This is why it is always important to not only consider cost when looking into different clinics, but to also scrutinize their online reviews.
The Distance Travelled
The difference between having to pay for a little bit of gas or having to purchase a bus, train, or plane ticket in order to get a hair transplant will greatly affect the cost of the procedure because it is an added expense.
The Insurance Costs
Many clinics have various payment and insurance plans in place for clients who cannot afford to pay for the cost of the hair transplant on their own. But it is best to contact the individual clinics to find out about the specifics.
How Much Does Hair Transplant Surgery Cost?
On average, the cost of doing a hair transplant procedure is about $5,000 in Toronto, depending on the nature of the procedure and the extent of the work required. At The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, our rates start as low as $3,000 and may increase depending on the nature of the specific procedure and individual cases. This is why we offer free consultations beforehand. While this may sound expensive to the unfamiliar, it is actually one of the most affordable treatments in Toronto.
If our low costs still feel beyond your financial reach, we also provide financing as part of our hair loss treatment options. And with regular specials, the cost of a hair transplant in Toronto no longer needs to hold you back from having a full head of hair.
Why Choose Our Hair Clinic for Hair Transplant Surgery?
At The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, we offer the following:
Experienced Trichologists in Toronto and the GTA
Our trichologists have over 20 years of experience performing hair transplant surgeries, grafts, and other procedures. We have very helpful and dedicated staff who will be there throughout the entire process and give you anything you may need.
Multiple Hair Treatment Options
We offer a plethora of hair treatment options, from grafts to transplants to different kinds of injections. We are prepared to do whatever the situation and the patient call for.
Advanced Hair Treatment Technology and Equipment
All our equipment at The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists is the latest state-of-the-art technology that is available in the industry today. We make sure that it is all properly maintained and sanitized as needed.
Preferred and Trusted Hair Clinic in Toronto
Over the years, we have developed a very strong customer base that stands by our work and what our clinic stands for. We work hard every day to ensure that our patients are completely satisfied with their new hair. The positive online reviews speak for themselves. We like to think that we do not simply provide new hair to our patients, but we also help provide happiness and confidence.
At The Canadian Institute of Hair and Scalp Specialists, we offer both mini-graft surgical hair restorations, which only address a few missing hairs, and maxi-grafts that cover a more extensive area. And you’ll know we gave you the best hair transplant in Toronto because the hair that is transplanted will never fall out!