Hair Transplant in Spain

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About the Hair Transplant

Hair transplant treatment has gained an immense popularity in the recent few years. This cosmetic treatment has offered a new hope to people who suffer from premature falling of hair and baldness. In fact, hair transplant not only helps those who suffer from baldness but also the ones who want a new look by altering their main and hairline. Many cosmetologists around the world offer hair transplant as an effective hair loss treatment that gives long-term and satisfying results.

This hair loss treatment is best suited for people who have lost confidence because of their receding hairline and baldness. It can boost confidence in people while improving their self-image and self-worth. However, it is necessary to talk to a good cosmetic surgeon before opting for this procedure and to analyze whether you are a candidate for it or not.

How is Hair Transplant performed?

This hair regrowth treatment is generally conducted in the doctor’s office. During this procedure, the hair already present on the scalp are used for transplant to the scalp area that has gone bald.

The surgeon first cleans the scalp and inject the medicine to numb the area. Depending on the approach used for transplantation, the surgeon may perform the following steps:

Follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS)

  • The surgeon removed a strip of skin from the back of the head.
  • The scalp is sewn, closed, and covered by surrounding hair.
  • The strip of skin is divided into tiny grafts with just one of a few more hair

Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

  • The surgeon shaves the back of the scalp.
  • The follicles are removed one by one from the shaved area.
  • The area heals by itself and is covered by hair eventually.

Once the grafts are available, the surgeon created tiny holes in the targeted bald area and places each graft in a hole. The entire procedure takes around four to six hours to complete.Depending on the desired results and the outcomes of the procedure, another session may be conducted.

Recovery from Hair Transplant

You may experience extreme tenderness and soreness in the scalp after the procedure. This is why you will be required to take pain medications for at least a few days.

Additionally, you will have a bandage over your scalp for a few days. An anti-inflammatory medication and antibiotic may be prescribed by the cosmetologist following the procedure. You will be able to return to a normal routine within two to five days of the procedure.

The transplanted hair usually fall out within a week or two of the procedure. However, the growth of new hair starts within a month of hair transplant. However, most people are able to see the growth of new hair after six to nine months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get done the process for Hair Transplant in Spain

Most people take their hair for granted until they are gone. If you are concerned about the growing baldness, then a Hair transplant is the only solution. It is a surgical method that removes the hair follicle from other parts of the body, for instance, legs, face, or the back of the head, and then transplant them on the portion that is either hairless or has thin hair. In this process, technically speaking, a small graft or tissue is removed from a hair containing scalp and then relocate it to a bald portion of the scalp.

This process is mainly performed by a dermatological surgeon under local anesthesia. There are two types of hair transplant method. One is a Micro Graft, where barely one or two hairs make the graft, and another is a Slit Graft where the number of hairs per graft is between 4 to 10, depending on the area to be covered.

Why should you opt for Hair Transplant in Spain?

Not only the hospitals of Spain provides you high attention and care whenever it comes to a matter of any the surgical procedure but at the same time the types of equipment and modern technological support that they provide has turned this country a favorite destination of patients from the USA, Canada, India, and other parts of the world.

The competence of the capillary and dermatological surgeons in performing state-of-the-art procedures like Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), where the strips of grafts or tissues are removed for relocation, and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), where the hair follicles are pulled out to cover the bald scalp has made this country a one-stop destination for the patients to undergo a hair transplant.

You would be astonished to know that few hospitals in Spain are trying out AI-enabled Robotic hair the restoration process, where the artificial intelligence would detect the most suitable hair follicles to be removed, and thus make this process accurate, precise, and natural-looking.

If you are not still convinced about choosing Spain as your first option for a hair transplant, then the cost of this total procedure which is considerably cheaper than the western and South Asian countries would surely move your mind to repose your trust in the hospitals in Spain. 

What is the cost of Hair Transplant in Spain?

The cost of hair transplant surgery in Spain ranges from as low as $5500 to as high as $11000. But, on average, the total package including surgery and post-care hospitalization would cost you around $8500.

What are the factors affecting the cost of Hair Transplant in Spain?

The varying cost of hair transplant is determined by several factors. The primary reason that affects the cost is the cost of the grafts and the number of grafts needed to cover the area. So, in simple words, the cost of a hair transplant depends on your level of baldness.

Secondly, the number of sitting also influences the cost. For normal hair loss treatment, one sitting would be enough. But, in the case of a larger affected area, it would require multiple sitting and thus increase the cost. And some clinics do not charge any consultation fees.

On top of that, the infrastructure, the expertise of the surgeons, and the qualification of other nursing staffs play a vital role in the alteration of the cost of hair transplant.

How to choose the right hospital or clinic for Hair Transplant in Spain?

Though the health care facility in Spain ranks as one of the best in the world, on your side you must look for some matters in choosing the right hospital for you. First, you should check whether the hospital you preferred has the insurance cover or not. It is the most vital part that will reduce your cost. And if you can avail European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), it would be beneficial for you as it will make the process under a public-funded system, thus lowering the cost. 

Who are the top Hair Transplant surgeons in Spain?

You can book an appointment with Dr. Griffiths, who has completed specialized training in FUE hair a transplant from the UK and has a wide experience in this field before going through hair transplant surgery. 

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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