Last fact-checked: 25 February 2020
Undergoing a hair transplant in Phuket is a fantastic option if you're longing for your full head of hair back but can't afford this often eye-wateringly-expensive treatment back home.
Your locks cover the head and define the upper boundary of your face to give a proportionate look to your face. Hair loss disrupts this proportion and makes you look older than your age. If your hairline has started receding due to excessive hair loss and your skin has begun to peep out from your hair then you can fix this problem by getting a hair transplant at an affordable price in Phuket.
Hair transplants have helped many celebrities and folks from all walks of life to regain their confidence - from footballers to Hollywood A-listers.
Most people who come to Phuket for hair transplantation do so because of the cost. Prices are considerably lower than at home and they can have a holiday and their treatment for far less than they’d pay for the treatment alone back home.
Getting a hair transplant in Phuket could be a good idea for you because you can combine your treatment with a perfect holiday and surprise your colleagues and friends at home by the new hair growth when your transplanted hair starts growing some months after the treatment.
Healthcare facilities in Phuket are generally good, and because Phuket is a popular holiday location for foreign visitors, services geared specifically toward medical tourists are springing up.
Many patients find their experience of healthcare in Thailand better than at home with high-tech, modern hospitals and clinics. Doctors have years of experience and are likely to be members of international professional organizations, such as the International Society of Hair Restoration.
At Medical Departures, we only recommend those clinics which meet our strict criteria. We visit clinics personally and our quality checks verify qualifications, certifications and accreditations of medical practitioners as well as ensuring the availability of international standards of medical facilities before adding a clinic to our list of recommendations.
For your hair transplant, the surgeon will first examine your hair so that he can select a donor patch of skin with hair from the back or sides of your head. These patches are selected in such a way that these areas may get covered by the existing hair. A patch is removed by numbing the skin of your head and the scalp is sewn again.
The doctor will make numerous grafts from the donor patch. The hairless area on your head will be numbed and tiny holes will be created with the help of a sterilized needle to plant these grafts. New hair grows from these grafts.
The procedure can be completed in three to six hours. The doctor will prescribe some medicines to support the healing and you’ll be able to go back to work within five days.
The planted hair will fall out in a few days and the new growth from the treated area will start after a few months. Usually, the growth starts after around three months of surgery.
Hair transplants cost around 50% less in Phuket than they would in Australia.
Please note: These are approximate prices based on global averages at the time of writing. To see updated prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other information, take a look at these three leading clinics in Phuket for hair transplants:
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Book through Medical Departures to enjoy a break in this fabulous holiday destination while being treated at a reputable clinic. Contact our Customer Care Team to find out more about hair transplants in Phuket and pay the best price available.
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons. Website accessed: 25 February 2020
Willis, Paul. It's Seriously Depressing to Lose Your Hair. Vice. 15 October 2015.
Hair Transplants: what to Expect. WebMD. Website accessed: 25 February 2020.