Hair transplant costs can run between $2 million and $4 million, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Silver hair dye is usually sold as a supplement to traditional treatments, and costs around $1,000 per kilogram.
Blue hair is often sold as an alternative to traditional hair treatments, with prices up to $1 million per kilo.
The cost of the hair transplant is not included in the cost of other treatments such as laser hair removal, plastic surgery and surgery to remove excess hair, but the procedure is often required for patients who have had previous hair loss.
It’s also common for patients to have multiple treatments, which are usually cheaper, or use less effective treatments than the first, such as a stem cell transplant.
Dr Helen Nieuwenhuijsen, a specialist in the hair and beauty industry, said a lot of patients had difficulty deciding between the two.
“Most people are not looking for surgery, but it is a good option to have,” she said.
She said it was important for people to understand what the costs were and what they could expect if they did have surgery.
In some cases, patients may be able to have the procedure covered by insurance.
For more information, visit the Mayo Clinics website at www.mayoclinic.com or call 1800 725 778.
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