Many people fail to understand when they are planning and budgeting for a hair transplant is the cost of postoperative products. Some clinics will provide postoperative products but only for a few weeks. This is usually the industry standard with few clinics offering more than a few months supply included in your hair transplant price. The reason for this is simple; they are an expensive addition to the transplant surgery. It might look like a great deal that you are offered two months of ‘free’ aftercare products with your surgery.
It is, however, just a different way of selling you something. Inevitably you are not getting the products for free, as the clinic will have added the cost to the hair transplant price. Once you are using the products, it’s then easier for them to sell you the followup ten months supply.
Either way, you should make sure you use specialised hair transplant products for 12 months after your surgery. You need to budget for around €100-150 per month on top of the hair transplant price. The products are essential for an optimal result. They ensure that the follicles are well-nourished with all the vitamins and minerals they need to promote strong and healthy hair growth.
Basic aftercare products that should be included in any hair transplant price include:
- Postoperative medications for the pain/swelling
- A neck pillow to assist sleeping in an upright position
- A hat to protect the head
- Antibiotics to ensure no infection occurs
Additional aftercare products may include:
- A vitamin supplement for the hair
- A derma-roller for massage and blood circulation
It’s also good to choose a clinic that will be on hand over the next 12 months to offer advice as and when you may need it. This service costs the clinic very little to provide. And is often a way for them to not just connect with you to see how you are doing, but also to sell you additional aftercare products.
Don’t make the mistake of skimping on aftercare products, as you will not get the best result and risk the procedure failing. You might also find that some clinics have fine print that insists you take all necessary advice and take all essential steps to make sure your procedure is a success. Not using aftercare products may invalidate a guarantee given by the clinic if your operation is not the success you had hoped. Give yourself the best chance possible and make sure you use aftercare products daily as prescribed.