Medical treatment costs
Propecia is the well-known brand name of the medication Finasteride which is widely available in the United States but not in Ireland. A generic form of Finasteride is available with a prescription from the pharmacy at Blackrock Clinic as well as other pharmacies. It costs between €100 and €150 per annum depending on where it is purchased
Minoxidil (Regaine) costs approximately €40 per month. A foam version of 5% Minoxidil is available over the counter from the pharmacy at Blackrock Clinic. This medication is also widely available online and is competitively priced.
The cost of carrying out a quality hair transplant is considerable as the process requires a team of highly skilled medical staff and technicians. There is no low-cost method of providing a permanent solution to hair loss by surgical means. Therefore, if cost is the principal factor guiding your decision about whether or not to have a hair transplant, we strongly advise that you do not have surgery but that you consider the medical treatments instead. Having an inferior quality hair transplant carried out can have serious, negative and long-term consequences. As one patient put it: “You never remember the price of a good job and you never forget the price of a bad one”.
The price per transplanted follicular unit graft is €10.
Please note the cost per transplanted graft above does not relate to the transplant of scars, eyebrows and repair work. These patients will be quoted on a case by case basis and a quote will be provided at the consultation with the consultant surgeons.
A booking deposit of €4,000 is required to secure a suitable surgery date.
Provisional bookings for surgery may be held for up to one week. All surgery dates are provisional until secured by payment in full of the booking deposit.
Any bookings which are not confirmed one week after the date of the deposit invoice will be cancelled automatically.
In the event that you must cancel your surgery, the booking deposit is non-refundable unless another patient accepts your cancelled time in theatre. For this reason, if you have to reschedule or cancel your operation, please advise the office as soon as possible.
More about surgery fees
As of June 1st 2014 all surgeon consultation fees are allowable against patient surgery fees. These include new patient consultations and review appointments.
Surgery fees are payable at the rates above per follicular unit transplanted.
We estimate the numbers of follicular units as accurately as we can in advance of surgery but, as the density of follicular units varies all over the scalp, the actual number of follicles transplanted may be slightly higher or lower than our estimates. A careful audit is kept during surgery and you will only be charged for the actual number of follicular units transplanted.
A breakdown of charges and an invoice for surgery fees will be provided after your surgery. All fees are payable on the day of surgery and it is our policy that all accounts must be settled in full within a week of surgery.
New legislation included in the Finance Act 2010 indicates that it may no longer be possible to claim back a percentage of costs for hair loss treatment on the Med 1 form.