We’ve broken down the various factors that influence an FUE hair transplant cost in Canada.
An FUE hair transplant is considered a cosmetic procedure which provincial insurance plans unfortunately do not cover.
Although FUE hair transplants are considered “cosmetic” to insurance companies, premature hair loss can have detrimental effects on those who are affected. Many patients report extreme personal satisfaction after pursuing a hair transplant to address this sensitive issue.
- Depending on individual hair-loss patterns, there’s a chance that more than one FUE hair transplant session will be required.
Depending on the nature of the hair-loss pattern, multiple FUE hair transplant sessions may be required to fully maximize results. The great news is that FUE hair transplants produce results that keep on giving! Completing the procedure is merely the first step towards achieving a fuller head of hair. As the hair follicles continue to strengthen post-treatment, new hair will cpntinue to develop and thicken over time.
- There is also the possibility that during consultation – Dr Huber or Dr Jones may suggest a non-surgical options such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) or topical treatments such as Minoxidil as the better option for you. FUE is a popular option – but isn’t necessarily the best option for every individual.
To identify what an FUE hair transplant would cost you, we invite you to schedule a no-cost consult at our award-winning Oakville based facility. Dr. Robert Jones and Dr. Jonathan Huber personally consult with all new patients to assess if a procedure (whether FUE or FUT or other) is in fact recommended and then customize a unique treatment plan based on each individual’s needs.
FUE hair transplant costs in Canada increase with the level of expertise of the physician, but it’s a necessary investment.
We highly recommend that you select a physician who has the necessary qualifications and experience to guide you through this important decision. Regardless of where you are located, if you are considering an FUE hair transplant, any physician you consider should be a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
To maintain their membership in ISHRS, physicians must meet established educational criteria over time such as serving in leadership positions, having the American Board of Hair Restoration certification, publishing scientific papers and teaching in scientific programs.
We are proud to share that the Toronto Hair Transplant Centre’s Dr. Robert Jones and Dr. Jonathan Huber are both members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and are 100% focused on hair restoration in our clinic.
- The cost of a hair transplant procedure varies depending on the method or type of procedure required.
Dr. Jones or Dr. Huber will assess whether a Follicular Transplant (FUT) or Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) is the recommended course of action for you during your consultation appointment. There is typically a price difference between these two techniques because of the labour or effort required during both the extraction and harvesting phase of the surgery. While FUT involves extracting the donor hair grafts in one large section, FUE hair tranplant costs are impacted by the extra effort required to take out the hair follicles in individual bundles. FUE is definitely a more labour-intensive method for both the surgeon and team, and they’re correspondingly more expensive.
Other factors include:
- Equipment costs for the procedure – Innovation and keeping up with the latest technologies can mean some clinics have higher costs.
- Staff and labour costs involved with the procedure
- Complexity of the hair transplant such as primary/secondary/tertiary transplant
- The number of grafts that are transplanted – generally speaking, the higher the number of grafts required, the higher the costs. Most clinics use a sliding scale to calculate cost based upon the grafts.
Who Did You Meet With in Your Consultation?
Another thing to note is that at some clinics, your first consultation appointment may have you meeting with a salesperson instead of a surgeon. Remember how we mentioned staff or labour costs? Well, that salesperson becomes a part of your FUE hair tranplant cost when you sit with them first. No matter how long a salesperson has been around, they are not a medical doctor assessing you. This is one of the reasons we say, that while we recognize that cost is always going to be a factor in your decision – it shouldn’t be the only one.
Nothing can replace the feeling of assurance, knowing you are dealing directly with a medically trained professional, and more importantly, the person who will be performing your procedure. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Centre, we have no sales staff. Our doctors meet with each and every one of our patients personally and work with you individually to build a plan that makes sense for you. Hair transplant surgeries are just that, medical surgeries. The significance of having an experienced surgeon handle your hair transplant should factor heavily in your decision making.