COST OF HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AT NULEAF,
PUNE: BASIC TERMS CLEARLY EXPLAINED!
• Hair transplantation has come a long way from being the
procedure available only to the celebrities.
• Easy modification in the procedure techniques and much
less downtime in terms of dressings and hospital stay has
reduced overall costs to the patients
• Today the cost of hair transplantation is measured on ‘per
So what is per follicle cost of hair
• In India the range of the cost is somewhere between 40 to
up to 150 INR per follicle with average hair transplant
requiring roughly 2500 follicles
• This rate may vary from clinic to clinic and country to
Why is the confusion regarding the price
of hair transplantation?
• The cost of hair transplantation all over the internet is a bit
• It involves lots of calculations, something to do with the
'follicle' or the 'grafts' or 'number of hair' even 'effective
• This is very confusing to patients who really have to know
how much it will be on their pockets. I will clear out a few
What is a
Follicle or Hair follicle or
simply the hair, is a entire hair
up to the hair root with
surrounding coverings and
What is a Follicular ‘Unit’?
• Research has shown
that neighbouring hair follicles
especially over the scalp grow in
together in groups.
• In Follicular Unit transplantation,
rather than removing individual
follicles, follicular units are
• This approach not only ensures
better survival of hair but also
produces naturally appearing
Follicular Units containing 2 follicles (or 2 Hair)
(Courtesy : newhair.com)
• Follicular Units
extracted: You can see
containing 2 or 3
follicles (or 2 or 3 hair)
What are "grafts"?
• In hair transplantation the word "graft" is synonymous with
What do you mean when the site say how
many hairs are transplanted?
• Sometimes the hair transplant surgeons explain the
patients how much hair they are really going to get.
• This is just to increase the numerical figure.
• For example, instead of saying 2000 'grafts' transplanted,
it feels ‘prestigious’ or ‘profound’ to say 6000 'hair'
transplanted (if one follicular unit or a graft contains 3
follicles or hair then 2000 X 3=6000 hairs).
• This approach is purely a marketing approach and a
game of numbers
• So dont get confused, dont follow wrong figures. Get all
the information before committing yourself to this
• For more information regarding hair transplantation at
Nuleaf Skin & Hair Clinic, Pune