How Much Does A Hair Transplant Cost?

I get calls every day from people who want a quote on our graft price. “What does a hair transplant cost?” “How much do you charge per graft?” What they don’t understand is that it is impossible to use graft price for an apple to apple comparison.

Some people might experience a doctor who gives them mostly one hair grafts. So if you get 3,000 grafts it could equal 3,000 hairs. Another doctor can give you 2 hairs per graft for a total of 6,000 hairs. Which did you get? Most people have no idea. That is why asking how many grafts do I need, or what is the cost per graft, are ridiculous questions.

The better question to ask is how many hairs will I get and how will you divide them? Are you giving me mostly one and two hair grafts to fill a large area? Unfortunately, that is what will happen. Dr. Bolton uses specific measurements that are clear and cannot be altered or manipulated like a graft. For example, Dr. Bolton will want to take at least 35 cm x 1.5 cm for the average patient. With average density this should yield 7,000 hairs.

This is the best method to measure hair transplant cost. You don’t want one and two hair grafts to try and cover the large area behind the hair line. This is where Dr. Bolton will combine grafts together to achieve maximum density. This technique could lower the chance of repeated surgeries thus saving even more money.

See how the grafts are divided? You can divide the bigger grafts into smaller grafts. Most doctors will take a multiple follicular unit graft that has 6 hairs, and divide it into three separate grafts of two hairs each or even six grafts of one hair each. Taking a six hair graft and cutting it down repeatedly increases the damage (transection) rate and takes away from the ability to get density.

Once the hairs are separated you can never put them back as close as they were originally. This is why most people who have this procedure from other doctors get sparse results. They are always chasing density but the doctors inhibit that by giving you one and two hair grafts. Hair transplant cost shouldn’t be determined by using a graft as a measurement.

This is Dr. Bolton’s typical amount of hair he removes for his procedure. Sorry if it is too graphic, but if you are going to spend anywhere from $5,000-$40,000 for a hair transplant shouldn’t you know what you are getting?

Hair transplant cost varies from doctor to doctor and is very difficult to get an apple to apple comparison. The only way is by knowing the measurement of the donor strip taken and the total amount of hair.

Do you realize that people are getting half the length of that tissue(half the hair) and the doctor can easily make 3,000 grafts out of that tissue. You need to know how much tissue is taken and how many hairs you are getting. I’ve been in the hair restoration field for 12 years and nobody has ever asked me how much tissue is taken. It is the only way to ensure you get what you pay for. For a true comparison that is accurate and fair you need to ask length x width and total hair.

This is a very simple and straightforward tool to utilize if you want to know true hair transplant cost. You have to wonder why it is not the universal standard. Could it be that doctors don’t want you to know how to compare properly and actually know what you are paying for. My mom always told me “If you don’t know what you are paying for you will always get less.” Be careful, educate yourself and you will get what you pay for and will do well when it comes to determining hair transplant cost.



Perfect Hairline Restoration With A Single Hair Transplant

You might think Dr. Bolton didn’t do a lot for this young man but when you see the photos below, but you will see Rolando was well on his way to having extensive hair loss. Rolando was proactive and didn’t want to wait until his hair loss became more obvious. I have to rate this as one of the most incredible hair transplant hairline I’ve ever seen. The reasons are as follows:

1. Coarse wavy dark hair
2. Sharp recession of hair line
3. Patient is showing potential for considerable loss at a young age
4. Patient requests an aggressive hair transplant hairline
5. Patient is young
6. Patient has a light complexion

These are all factors that make for a difficult procedure if not in extremely capable and talented hands. The risk of error and poor judgement is common in these cases. Dr. Bolton and the patient knocked it out of the park on this result. There are doctors who are charging $30,000 per procedure who can’t touch this result. This case wins the honor for the most perfect hair transplant hairline.




This is a great example of a young man who has great potential for a fantastic result. An FUE hair transplant would make this type of result impossible for the patient. If you have a great donor, and a great doctor, this is what is possible. If you don’t have a great doctor, it doesn’t matter how great your donor is, you won’t get this result. Results like this are very rare. Most people can only dream about this result.

If a doctor wants to perform an FUE hair transplant, they will charge significantly more and waste your potential. This is a great example of a doctor who did everything in the patient’s best interest and got him incredible results. If you want significant results and you don’t want to have endless days of sitting in a chair plucking one hair at a time because you think you won’t have a scar, think again. The bad news is you will have a scar (similar to a plug scar) and you will have sparse results and spent many times the normal cost. FUE hair transplants are great for the doctor who is trying to double his revenue and not good for the patient who is trying to double his hair.


Balding Early? – No Problem.

This is a 22 year old patient that wants to keep his anonymity. At 21, he was clearly going bald. At 22, he got his hair back after one procedure with Dr. Bolton’s maximum hair and density procedure. It would be hard to believe that there is the better hair transplant doctor anywhere else.



People are paying other doctors twice the money and getting minimal results. There is a huge segment of the patient population that receive bad results. They were either harmed by their doctor, got sparse results, unnatural results, bad scarring, or all the above. Yes, it is possible to get good results but what we have seen is that patients are paying much more and not getting the density that Dr. Bolton achieves for his patients.

If you are looking for the best hair transplant doctor in the world then Dr. Bolton is your hair restoration surgeon.


Dr. Bolton Specializes in Leaving Virtually No Scar While Yielding More Hair

If you notice the suture line extends well past my ear. Most doctors don’t take a strip that extends that far. They like to stay between the ears thus yielding significantly less hair. The donor scar when done properly by a top notch surgeon should not be an issue. The irony is Dr. Bolton will move more hair and leave a smaller donor scar. How is that possible? Dr. Bolton has a god-given talent that has been refined over thousands of cases and fifteen years, which enables him to put his patients first.

We want our patients to have the most significant results possible. The more hair taken from the donor area will translate to either more coverage or density or both. Why leave hair in the donor area when you can put them to work in your areas of loss? When you have a doctor who can move more hair then others with a smaller donor scar, why not take advantage of that skill?



Hair Transplant Anxiety?

Dr. Bolton was recently contacted and asked permission to showcase his work in a new article highlighting different types of hair loss, restoration, and masking methods. He was primarily featured in the restoration category, having one of his patients showcased, with his incredible before and after results.

It is an honor to be featured in articles and help to promote this industry in the most positive and educational ways.


If you’d like to read the article, it can be viewed here:

Saed S, et al, Hair camouflage: A comprehensive review, International Journal of Women’s Dermatology (2016),