July 15, 2023

Understanding Hair Restoration Costs: Exploring Surgical and Non-Surgical Options


Hair loss can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many individuals. Thankfully, advancements in hair restoration techniques have made it possible to regain lost hair and restore confidence. However, one important aspect to consider when embarking on a hair restoration journey is the cost involved. Today we will go over the average costs associated with different hair restoration options, including surgical and non-surgical procedures. Understanding these costs can help you make informed decisions and plan for your hair restoration journey accordingly.

Average Costs of Surgical Hair Restoration

Surgical hair restoration procedures, such as hair transplantation, offer long-lasting and natural-looking results. The cost of surgical hair restoration can vary based on factors such as the extent of hair loss, the technique used, the surgeon's experience, and the geographical location of the clinic. Hair Restoration Institute offers Neo graft FUE and Advanced FUT hair transplants with the FUT procedure typically being the lower cost option.

On average, the cost of a hair transplantation procedure typically ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. This cost typically includes the surgeon's fees, anesthesia, facility fees, and follow-up care. It is important to note that the cost may increase if multiple sessions are required or if additional treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or laser therapy are recommended to enhance results.

Patients with significant hair loss often benefit from HRI’s Combination procedure, where two hair transplants are performed in a single sitting in order to fill in a larger area. Combination procedures move up to two times as many hair follicles but typically only cost a few thousand dollars more than a large standard procedure ($15,000 to $20,000).

Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Costs

Non-surgical hair restoration options provide alternatives to surgical procedures and can be more cost-effective for individuals with less extensive hair loss or those who prefer non-invasive treatments. Non-surgical options include hair systems, scalp micropigmentation (SMP), and medical-grade topical solutions.

Hair systems, also known as hairpieces or wigs, include things like our Dermal Lens Hair Replacement and Follea Premium 100% European Hair Wigs. They offer immediate results and can range in price depending on the quality, material, and customization. The cost of a high-quality hair system can range from $1,000 to $3,000 or more, with additional maintenance and replacement costs to consider.

The most cost-effective option for hair systems is to start a Dermal Lens “monthly membership”, which covers the cost of all of the hair cuts and hair systems for the entire year at a low monthly rate. Clients also get the peace of mind of knowing that HRI will solve their hair problem for a single all-inclusive rate. Longer hair costs more than short hair, so men should expect to spend $329-$399 per month for their membership and women $359-459 per month. Those who are extremely active and require more frequent service visits, or would like their hair refreshed more often may do so for a discounted additional amount.

Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the application of pigments into the scalp to create the illusion of hair follicles. The cost of SMP can vary based on factors such as the size of the treated areas and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired level of density. On average, SMP can range from $1,200 for two treatments of the crown to $5,400 for the full scalp. A care coordinator can provide more detailed pricing based on the goals of the individual.

The average cost of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss treatment can range from $1,200 to $2,500 per session. HRI typically recommends completing a series of treatments over several months and offers discounts and other additional benefits for those bundles. PRP therapy involves extracting a small amount of blood from the patient, processing it to concentrate the platelets, and then injecting the platelet-rich plasma into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. The number of sessions required may vary depending on the individual's specific needs and response to treatment. Our PRP therapy can be a cost-effective option compared to surgical procedures.

Factors Affecting Costs

It is important to note that the costs mentioned above are average estimates, and individual prices can vary. Several factors can influence the overall cost of hair restoration, including:

Severity of Hair Loss: The extent of hair loss plays a role in determining the complexity of the procedure and the amount of time and resources required for restoration.

Technique Used: Different surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments have varying costs associated with them. More advanced procedures or treatments may be priced higher.

Clinic Reputation and Location: The reputation and location of the hair restoration clinic can affect the costs. Clinics in metropolitan areas or those with renowned surgeons may have higher fees. HRI has clinical guarantees in place for transplants and PRPs giving patients the confidence to choose those options.

Additional Treatments or Sessions: Some individuals may require multiple sessions or additional treatments to achieve desired results, which can increase the overall cost.

Hair restoration costs can vary based on the chosen treatment option, the extent of hair loss, and other factors. Surgical hair restoration procedures, such as hair transplantation, generally have higher costs but provide long-lasting and natural-looking results. Non-surgical options, including hair systems, scalp micropigmentation (SMP), and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) hair loss treatment, offer more affordable alternatives with immediate results.

When considering hair restoration, it is crucial to consult with the qualified hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute to assess your unique needs and determine the most suitable treatment option for you. We will provide a personalized treatment plan and discuss the associated costs in detail. Remember, investing in hair restoration is an investment in your confidence and well-being, and understanding the costs involved will help you plan for a successful hair restoration journey.

At the Hair Restoration Institute of Minnesota, we are dedicated to providing the best hair restoration services available at competitive pricing. We understand that hair loss can affect individuals from all walks of life, and we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to restore their hair and regain their confidence, regardless of their budget. Our commitment to affordability does not compromise the quality of our services. We combine our years of expertise with state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to deliver exceptional results that meet our client's expectations. Whether you choose a surgical or non-surgical option, our team of skilled professionals will work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs while being mindful of your budget. We believe that everyone deserves the chance to feel their best and we strive to make hair restoration accessible to all.

When it’s time to begin your hair loss journey we would like to invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at the Hair Restoration Institute for a discreet and private assessment where your health and hair goals can be discussed with our caring hair loss professionals. Call us at 612-588-HAIR (4247) or use our online scheduling tool to request your consultation today. We are located at 8009 34th Avenue S, Suite #1225, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425.