A lot of people are curious about the cost of a Bosley hair transplantation procedure. Naturally, this is one of the deciding factors for many men and women in terms of whether or not to move forward with a hair restoration surgery.
Most places that do follicular unit transplantation procedures (like Bosley) charge on a per-follicle basis; and generally, the higher the number of follicles the lower the “per-follicle” charge. So, for instance, if you choose to do 1600 follicular transplants instead of 800, it doesn’t double the cost.
If your situation only requires a low (usually under 1,000) number of hair transplants to cover your bald spot, the cost is $9.50 per follicle. At the other end of the scale, you pay about $5.50 per follicle if you need a lot of transplants. Bosley also offers financing, with a number of different terms. There are a lot of options, so I’ll give you some examples: If you get, say, 600 grafts, you’ll pay $9.50 per graft. The cost of the procedure is $5,700. On a 60-month term, the monthly payment is around $118. If you double that, and get 1200 grafts, you’ll pay $8.00 a graft. The total cost of the procedure would be $9,600, and the monthly payment on a 60-month term would be about $199. At the other end of the spectrum, let’s say you get 3000 grafts (this will likely take more than one sitting, by the way). You’ll pay $5.50 a graft, and the total cost would be $16,500. The lowest monthly payment on this amount would be approximately $342. You could also go for a shorter term on the financing, in which case your payments go up (of course).
When I first learned of the costs associate with hair transplantation, I was a bit surprised. However, having gone through the procedure myself, I feel that I understand the value. I had 1900 grafts done during my procedure, which took an entire day. During that day, I had Dr. Winans and an entire team of nurses and technicians dedicated to the success of my hair restortion. In totall, there were 7 or 8 trained professionals devoted to my procedure for an entire day. Also, all of the anesthetic and pain medications are included – as are a number of post-operative hair and scalp care products. So overall, I felt like I understood why the price was somewhat high.
The other side of the coin, of course, is – how much would you pay to have a full head of hair for the rest of your life?
It all depends on your perspective, and your own personal desire regarding your hair and hair restoration. The good news is, now you have options if you don’t want to be bald!