Hair Transplant in Thailand

Hair Transplant in Thailand

Hair Transplant surgery in Thailand is one of the most sought-after treatments in the context of medical tourism. It has about 5-6% share in the medical tourism industry of Thailand. Innovative technologies, high success rate, low cost, experienced surgeons and trained para-medical staff has played an important role in registering hair transplant surgery in Thailand on the world map. 

Treatment and Cost

15

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

1 Day in Hospital

14 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 5400

Hospitals

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 is Hair Transplantation Surgery Performed?

Hair Transplant Surgery is the process conducted by a dermatological surgeon involving the shifting of hair to a bald area. The hairs used for hair transplant surgery is usually taken from the back of the head. The process is completed under general anesthesia. At the start of the surgery, the surgeon cleans the scalp of the patient and injects anesthetic agent at the back of the head. In transplant surgery, the follicles are being shifted to the bald area of the head. To obtain the follicles for transplantation, two techniques are generally used. These techniques are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) also known as Follicle unit strip surgery (FUSS) and Follicular unit extraction (FUE). In Follicular Unit Transplantation, a strip of tissue is taken from the back of the scalp. The back of the scalp is joined with the sutures. The surgeon cuts the tissue into different sections with the help of a surgical knife. The magnifying lens also assists the surgeon in cutting the tissue. In Follicular Unit Extraction, the follicles are directly taken from the back of the head through tiny incisions. 

After the follicles are taken, the surgeon will numb the area in which the hair transplant has to be done. The area under the transplant will depend upon the required size of the transplant. The surgeon creates tiny holes in the scalp with the help of needle and scalpel and places the follicle in the hole. The total time of surgery is about 4 to 6 hours depending upon the size of the transplant.

What is the average cost of Hair Transplantation Surgery in Thailand?

Given the standard of hair transplant surgery, innovative techniques, high success rates, and excellent services, cost of hair transplant surgery in Thailand is low as compared to other countries. Cost of surgery in Thailand starts from around $900 while the similar surgery is available in the US and Australia at $7000 and $3500 respectively.

What are the types of surgeries available in Thailand for Hair Transplantation?

In the context of the healthcare sector, Thailand has access to almost all types of innovation and technology. Investment is huge in the healthcare sector, both by hospitals and clinics and because of this reason, the country is attracting a huge number of medical tourists. Hair transplantation in Thailand is done through different techniques:

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Follicle Unit Strip Surgery: FUT is the technique in which a strip of tissue containing the hairs is taken from the back of the head. The tissue is divided into various sections containing single hair or a group of few hairs. The hair follicles are then transplanted on the bald area by creating holes.

Follicle Unit Extraction: In this process, the tissue is not removed, rather only the follicles are removed from the back of the head and are translated at the required site.

Direct Hair Implantation: Direct hair transplantation is a novel technique and is a refined form of Follicle Unit Extraction. It requires the use of a patented tool for transplanting the hairs without making an incision on the scalp.

Robotic hair transplantation: Robotic hair transplant surgery is fast, and safe as compared to do with hands. The patients feel less pain as the surgery is less invasive. Further, it provides high accuracy and precision to Follicular Unit Extraction technique.

What is the recovery process post-surgery in Thailand for Hair Transplant?

Patients, after surgery, have to strictly follow guidelines from the surgeon to have fast healing and improved looks. After the surgery, either the patient may take rest at the hospital or may plan to go home. The patient should take enough rest at least 1-2 days after surgery. The patient should refrain from taking aspirin at least 2-3 days after surgery. Also, smoking should be avoided, and the patient should not take alcohol 3-5 days after surgery. Bleeding may occur on the night of surgery or after one to two days as the scalp has been exposed. Bleeding can be stopped by applying firm pressure over the area. However, the pressure should be firm but gentle as it may damage the newly transplanted follicles. 

For controlling the pain and inflammation, patients may be prescribed analgesics that provides relief from pain. Development of infection may lead to complications. Thus, the patient should apply or take antibiotics as prescribed by the surgeon. 

If there are sutures at the place from which tissue is obtained, they would be removed 14 days after surgery. If required, to assist the fall of crust from the scalp, appropriate medications may be applied. The medicines, either oral or topical should be used after consultation with the surgeon.

Which are the top clinics for Hair Transplantation in Thailand?

Various clinics with ultra-modern facilities and expert hair transplant surgeons are available in Thailand. These includes:

1. DHT Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand

2. Thailand Hair Transplant Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

3. Million Hair Transplant Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

4. Absolute Hair Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand

5. Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Bangkok Hospital, Phuket, Thailand

7. HHH Natural Hair Transplant Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Who are the top plastic surgeons for Hair Transplantation in Thailand?

1. Dr. Damkerng Pathomvanich, DHT Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand

2. Dr. Patra Pinyopawasutthi, DHT Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand

3. Dr. Suradej Pong M.D, Thailand Hair Transplant Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

4. Dr. Thitiwat Wirarojratchakul, Million Hair Transplant Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

5. Dr. Rattapon Thuantong, Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

6. Dr. Kongkiat Laorwong, Absolute Hair Clinic, Bangkok, Thailand

What is the success rate of Hair Transplantation in Thailand?

Hair transplant surgery in Thailand is done with the technologically advanced process by experienced surgeons. The success rate of hair transplant surgery is high in Thailand. Thailand is equipped with almost all the techniques used for hair transplant. This helps in attracting people for hair transplant from all over the world. Various clinics and hospitals in Thailand, especially in Bangkok and Phuket have a very high success rate and the patients are satisfied with the surgery as well as the way they are being treated post-surgery. Although the success of surgery depends upon the type of donor's hair and various other factors, surgeons in Thailand are extensively experienced to ensure the best possible results.

Which are the top cities in Thailand for Hair Transplantation?

Top cities in Thailand for hair transplant surgery include Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai.

What is the health care infrastructure of Thailand / Why should opt for Thailand as a destination for your medical treatment
Hospitals in Thailand have seen an increase in number in the past few years. One of the many reasons for such surprise growth in the healthcare division can be the development of the public health sector which comprises 9,765 health locations along with 1,002 hospitals. As the Public Hospitals in Thailand are operated by the MOPH (Ministry of Public Health), the Private Hospitals in Thailand are regulated under the Medical Registration Division. The treatments in Thailand are also keeping up with that of other major countries all across the globe. As of 2002, the Thai Government has provided a countrywide general healthcare system that covers 99.5% of the Thai population and ensures high-quality treatments in Thailand and affordable primary medical amenities to each and every citizen of Thailand. In the year 2009, the total national expenditure on healthcare was 4.3% of the GDP of Thailand. Due to such medical advancements in Thailand, the country has become the most preferred medical destination in the world providing wide-ranging medical treatments at highly-reasonable rates at good hospitals in Thailand.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Thailand? 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 Thailand :
  • Yanhee Hospital
  • Bumrungrad Hospital
  • Bangkok Hospital
  • Chaophya Hospital
  • BNH Hospital
  • Ramkhamhaeng Hospital
  • Vejthani Hospital
  • Bangkok Hospital Phuket
  • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
  • Praram 9 Hospital
  • Chiangmai Ram Hospital
  • Sikarin Hospital
  • Synphaet Hospital
  • Bangkok Hospital Samui
  • Nonthavej Hospital
  • Bangkok Hospital Pattaya
  • Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital
  • Samitivej Sriracha Hospital
Are the doctors/surgeons in Thailand of the best quality?
Thailand is gaining recognition for the quality of its healthcare services after the US magazine CEOWORLD placed Thailand 6th in its 2019 list of countries with the best healthcare systems. Thai doctors gain a lot of skills during their course and this helps them practice effectively. Many doctors and surgeons also visit other countries for training and certification courses to enhance their skills and knowledge. Most doctors are exposed to a public and private healthcare system in order to be able to work in any condition. It is a collective effort from all the professionals to maintain the standard of health and Thailand is doing just that.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Thailand?
Currently, medical tourists To Thailand are allowed in from 34 countries. All visitors must have proof of travel health insurance that covers a minimum of US$100,000 of medical costs incurred in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that they contract COVID-19. Under the CCSA regulations, medical tourists have to arrive by air to ensure effective disease control, not via land border checkpoints. All must have an appointment letter from a doctor in Thailand and entry certificates issued by Thai embassies across the globe. People wanting to visit Thailand for medical procedures need to contact the Thai Embassy in their country to organize the visa and paperwork. Thailand’s major hospitals will provide potential candidates with an appointment letter. Permission for medical tourists to be accompanied by up to three attending persons is intended to allow such patients to have spouses, parents, or assistants in attendance during their treatment in Thailand. However, such persons will have to conform to all the same entry requirements as the medical tourists themselves, including visas and health status.
What support services does MediGence provide in Thailand?
MediGence enables you to plan and manage your medical decisions better. These are some of our services offered:
  • Expert Opinion
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  • Hospital Recommendation
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  • 360-degree Hospital Review
    We give you a transparent and holistic view of the hospital and its infrastructure, accreditation, facilities, and expertise to give you confidence.
  • Doctor Validation and Communication
    We share a comprehensive profile of the treating doctor and also arrange a call to clear queries regarding treatment if needed.
  • Options to Choose From
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  • 24X7 Patient Care Support
    A dedicated patient case manager stays in constant touch with you to help you at every step of the decision-making process and resolve queries that you may have.
  • Transparent Treatment Cost and Other Expenses
    We give a clear and accurate indication of the total cost of treatment including treatment, stay, meals, and other expenses.
  • Visa Assistance
    We provide and help prepare documentation for visa approval and coordinate with the embassy to expedite the visa process.
  • Accommodation Arrangements
    We propose to you a choice of accommodation based on your preference such as long stay, short stay, or luxury properties.
Which are the best cities in Thailand for medical treatment?
Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the most sought - after destination for healthcare. It has more than 10 of the major hospitals in Thailand. The cost of treatment in Thailand is reasonable here. People tend to spend their recovery time in Bangkok as well as it is a beautiful city to visit as a tourist.

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