Some people say you can’t put a value on the importance of your hair. While that is true to a degree, unfortunately, we all have to be practical and can only spend what we can afford. Many people ask about the cost of scalp micropigmentation compared to other types of hair loss treatments. Is scalp micropigmentation expensive? No, we believe it offers the best value of all the available treatments available today.
With that in mind we’d thought we’d run through some of the potential costs involved with main hair treatments.
Is scalp micropigmentation expensive?
The cost of receiving a scalp micropigmentation depends on the amount of work that is required, the amount of hours needed and the complexity of the treatment. A rough indication of prices breaks down as follows:
- Scars: £300 per session
This is to cover up any scars on the skin that may have appeared as a result of an operation, or a hair transplant.
- Receding hairline: £1,200 to £1,800
If you have quite a lot of hair left but the hairline has receded this enables you to create a new hairline and side profile. It blends into your existing hair to create a fresh look.
- Top of head: £1,800 to £2,500
For those who have lost hair or have thinning hair on top of their head. We fill in bald areas, recreate a new hairline, along with side profiles that blend in naturally.
- Whole head: £4,000
Anyone who has lost all of their hair can receive a tattoo that recreates the look of a shaven ‘buzz cut’ style.
The price of hair transplants
The two most common types of hair transplants today are follicular unit excision (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Both involve the removal of existing hair before it is ‘replanted’ in areas where there is a lack of hair.
While the surgery appears to be straightforward, the long term results are often less pleasing. The vast majority of transplants either lead to horrible scarring on the scalp, or the hair eventually falls out. Some companies also use automated robots to carry out the procedure. This makes it look more advanced but instead it is far more evasive and risky.
When it comes to cost you could be looking at anything between £5,000 and £10,000 or maybe more. It all depends on the clinic you visit and the number of follicles being transplanted.
How much is laser hair restoration treatment?
There seems to be a growing belief that applying laser light into hair follicles will make them grow. Similar to the use of automated robots for hair transplants, it looks advanced and professional. Unfortunately, there is no proof that low level laser light therapy (LLLT) actually works.
Although we don’t offer this treatment at Skalp® customers can expect to pay anywhere between £2,500 and £4,500 per year to undergo this treatment.
Other costly medications
The most popular medications used for hair loss include Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasteride (Propecia). The former is an over-the-counter medication, while the latter is prescription only. If solving hair loss was as easy as popping a pill, the problem would’ve been solved by now. These types of medications also have some unhelpful side effects. This includes a diminished sex drive, scalp irritation and an increased risk of prostate cancer.
These are by far the cheapest options available, with costs ranging between £30 and £50 a month. However, the low cost should also tell you how likely they are to actually make your hair grow.
Which hair loss solution has more value?
After weighing up all the pros and cons, it’s easy to see why SMP offers the best value. Is scalp micropigmentation expensive? Not only is it cheaper than a hair transplant, it won’t leave any horrible scars. Compared to hair laser treatment and medications, it provides a solution that actually works. In the long run you save money with scalp micropigmentation and receive a treatment that helps you regain confidence in your appearance.
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