Follicular transplantation offers hope to people who are experiencing hair loss, whether due to a scalp trauma, male pattern baldness or any other cause. Very small areas are excised from the back of the patient’s scalp, divided into even smaller micrografts and then transplanted to the target area. The procedure involves relatively little pain minimal recovery time for patients; usually only a couple of days.
Since follicular transplantation is an elective cosmetic procedure, health insurance rarely covers this procedure. In order to save on what can be a very expensive procedure at home, many patients choose to travel abroad instead and receive this treatment in countries with a standard of medical care comparable to their home country while saving a significant sum on the cost of their follicular transplantation procedure.