The cost of an initial consultation with one of HRBR’s qualified hair restoration doctors is €250. This is up to an hour-long meeting which uses macrophotography and analysis to gain an extensive picture of a patient’s hair loss status. The cost allows for a thorough medical assessment, in-depth discussion, and summary report so that the optimal hair loss solution for each individual patient can be recommended.
For annual review consultations with our doctors, the charge is €150.
For patients that proceed with a hair transplant procedure at HRBR there is no charge for any post-operative clinic appointments in the initial 18 months following your procedure.
For post-operative consultations following the initial 18 months, the charge is €100.
MEDICAL TREATMENT COSTS
The FDA approved drug for treating hair loss is available in generic form with a prescription from the pharmacy at the Blackrock Clinic as well as all good pharmacies. It costs between €60 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 and all good pharmacies.
Hair transplant procedures at HRBR start from €8,000.
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 high quality, 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 if appropriate. 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”.
MORE ABOUT SURGERY FEES
Surgery fees for FUT procedures are based on the total number of follicular units 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.
Surgery fees for the majority of FUE procedures are based on small, medium, large or extra large sized transplants. Our small FUE transplants start from €8,000.
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.
Please note that the transplant of scars, eyebrows and repair work are specialised areas of work and as such these patients will be quoted on a case by case basis by the consultant surgeons at HRBR.
A booking deposit 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.
NOTE RE MED1 TAX FORM 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. Please refer to your tax advisor for further information in relation to this.
About the Author
DR Maurice Collins
MB, B.Ch, BAO, DLO, FRCSI, FRCS, FRCSEd.
Registered with the Medical Council of Ireland
Dr Collins is Medical Director and Team Principal of Hair Restoration Blackrock. He was educated at Belvedere College Dublin and did his undergraduate medical studies at University College Dublin. After graduating as a doctor he trained in General Surgery and received his Fellowship (FRCSI) in this specialty from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Find out more about DR Maurice Collins and our team of doctors and surgeons.