Hair Transplant Cost
One of the first questions you may have wondered about is “how much does a hair transplant cost?” Good question! Although the cost of a hair transplant is more significant than other types of hair loss products on the market today, hair transplantation is a permanent solution that provides dramatic and successful results; as such, hair transplantation may be the more cost-effective option over the long-term.
Toronto Hair Transplant Cost
The cost of a hair transplant in Toronto performed by Dr. Ashlin Alexander can vary significantly, depending on the type of transplant procedure, and the extent of the treatment. Prices can range from $3,500 for a small eyebrow transplant to $14,000 for extensive facial hair transplantation. The average cost of a hair transplant to treat male pattern baldness is $9,500.
Although hair transplantation carries a higher price tag than hair loss products and other treatments available today, it may be more cost-effective in the long run. A hair transplant performed by Dr. Alexander is an option that provides dramatic, successful, long-lasting results.
Cost varies from patient to patient, depending on the number of grafts required, as well as a series of other factors. Dr. Alexander provides free hair transplant consultations to evaluate your hair transplant needs and to determine whether you are good candidate for hair restoration surgery.
We encourage you to book a consultation with Dr. Alexander to explore all of your hair restoration options.
Types of Hair Transplants Performed by Dr. Alexander
Dr. Alexander is a dual fellowship-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon who has focused his practice exclusively on procedures of the hair, face, and neck. He performs a range of hair transplant procedures with varying prices, depending on the type of hair transplant and the extent of treatment.
Strip (FUG) Hair Transplant
To perform Follicular Unit Grafting (FUG) hair transplantation, Dr. Alexander removes a single strip of donor hairs from the back of the scalp and meticulously closes the incision where the strip was removed to leave a virtually undetectable, single fine line. Individual micrografts are then transplanted along the hairline to create a natural appearance of thicker hair, with long-lasting results.
Hair grows on the head in individual follicular units, each typically containing one to four hairs. Dr. Alexander uses follicular unit micrografts of varying densities to craft natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing hair restoration. He places single-hair grafts along the hairline in an irregular pattern, and places grafts with two to four hairs farther back on the scalp to create visual density.
FUE Hair Transplant
The advantage of the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant technique is that it completely avoids a linear scar at the donor site in the back of the head. This is accomplished by harvesting hair grafts one at a time using precise punch blades 0.8 to 1mm in diameter.
Rather than leaving a linear scar, the FUE technique leaves virtually undetectable pinpoint scars dispersed throughout the back of the scalp. If you undergo this procedure, once the tiny incisions are healed, you can shave your head or wear a very short hair style without concerns about visible scarring.
Bold, thick eyebrows bring drama and interest to the face. Dr. Alexander performs eyebrow transplant in Toronto to restore definition and density to thin or missing eyebrows or to camouflage scars in the area. To achieve long-lasting results that look natural, he harvests hairs from the scalp, which are delicately transplanted, one at a time, at precisely the right position and angle to create thicker brows.
An eyebrow transplant typically requires 50 to 350 grafts per eyebrow, harvested from a donor strip taken from the scalp. Transplanted scalp hair continues to grow as it did on the head and requires regular trimming.
A thick, lush beard is an asset for a man, but not everyone is genetically programmed to grow a healthy beard. Using advanced technology, Dr. Alexander can perform a custom-tailored beard transplant procedure to create a thicker, fuller beard.
Beard transplant can be performed using either the FUG strip method or the FUE hair transplant technique. It is critical to have this procedure performed by a highly-skilled surgeon with extensive experience in procedures of the hair, face, and neck.
Facial Hair Transplant
Dr. Alexander performs hair transplant procedures to restore thicker, fuller facial hair in areas where hair growth is thin or missing altogether. Factors affecting the cost of the procedure include the area being treated and the number of grafts required. Dr. Alexander performs facial hair transplantation using grafts containing one to two hairs, skillfully and artistically placing the grafts at the precise angle and direction to create the most natural appearance.
In a facial hair transplant, Dr. Alexander can treat several different areas, each of which typically requires a different number of grafts on average:
- Cheek beard (300 to 700 grafts)
- Sideburns (200 to 250 grafts each)
- Goatee (600 to 700 grafts for a full goatee)
- Moustache )300 to 500 grafts)
Dr. Alexander uses tiny incisions and microscopically dissected grafts to minimize scarring and create natural-looking results. Transplanted hairs grow and can be shaved the same as your existing facial hair.
Payment Options and Financing for Hair Transplant in Toronto
With some exceptions in the case of disease, most hair transplant procedures are not covered by health insurance. For your convenience, Dr. Ashlin Alexander accepts all forms of payment, including most major credit cards and debit cards. We also offer third-party financing through Medicard to our patients.
PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Updated March 26th, 2020
After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we decided to close the practice until at least April 7th. We will need to reassess closer to this date to determine whether or not we can open at that time or if we must remain closed a while longer.
Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.
Effective immediately the following will occur:
- All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until at least April 7th.
- The office will be staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
- We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
- Surgeries will be rescheduled.
We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.
We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the Ministry of Health and Public Health. These include:
- Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
- All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to FACE if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
- Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
- We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
- Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
- Social distancing and social isolation are also critically important. Please stay home if you can!
Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not rest until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always here to answer your questions.
Looking forward to moving past this and being able to continue to help our patients look and feel their best!