When we hear the word ‘transplant’, initial connotations of liver, kidney, or heart transplants may spring to mind; it’s something that is donated from one person to another. With a hair transplant however, the hair used is your own.

What is the procedure like?

A modern hair transplant simply takes some of the hair you have left — most commonly the back or sides of your head — and moves it to where it has fallen out, usually the top of your head. Hair is not obtained from an outside source or created, rather, it’s a redistribution of the hair you currently have on your head. At its simplest, a hair transplant is a matter of supply and demand: How much hair your balding area demands versus how much hair your donor area can safely supply.

How Much Does it Cost?

Depending on partial or full coverage, the average cost in the United States varies between $8,500 to $14,500. In Colombia, the procedure is 30-50% less.