What’s the Price for a Hair Transplant in Toronto Today?
What images come to mind when you hear “hair transplant surgery”? Have you imagined that the price for this kind of restorative procedure is out of reach? Do you know someone personally or in the public eye who reclaimed their youthful good looks with a hair transplant in Toronto, and you wonder if you could ever have that same confidence too? Some people are interested in restoring their hair, but they worry that a top hair surgeon will charge unreachable fees.
We have good news for you. Toronto pricing for hair transplant has advanced right along with the incredible results now possible. That means there’s a good chance that hair restoration is far more natural-looking and much more affordable than you previously believed.
If you’re just beginning your transformative journey to improve your appearance with hair replacement or growth therapy, you may also have a hard time determining what the real total costs are. It’s tricky to pin down a hair transplant price in Toronto, partly due to variability between practitioners and because each person has unique needs and costs associated with grafts. Read on to learn how we assess hair loss and a treatment plan. We’ll also outline what fees you can expect for hair transplant at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic (THTC).
Dr. Torgerson will create a personalized quote for you
At the THTC, Dr. Cory Torgerson is a facial cosmetic head and neck surgeon accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He’s a leading authority on the hair restoration options available to his clients. He custom-tailors strategies for each patient to get the most value from their hair transplant investment with the best price possible. This elective cosmetic surgery is one of the most variable and personalized procedures we offer, because the pattern and progression of hair loss, the remaining native hair, and the goals of each client are perfectly unique.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) or follicular unit transplant (FUT or strip method) are medical terms for types of hair transplants. In Toronto, price differences begin here, as each process requires different equipment, procedure time, and expertise. In either case, the procedure is considered to be an elective cosmetic plastic surgery. Though this is a non-essential treatment, the psychological benefits, recovery of self-esteem, and dignity can be profound for some individuals.
Men or women who want to enhance their appearance with hair restoration due to thinning and balding are typically experiencing a condition called androgenic alopecia. Though genetic, androgenic alopecia is not always the reason behind severe hair loss. It is the leading cause though and represents the primary patient group for hair transplant. Anyone in good health without uncontrolled medical conditions can be considered a good candidate. Your consultation will allow us to go in depth regarding your health picture and the likelihood of having a successful and satisfying transplant.
Our most common surgical recommendation to restore real, growing hair on the scalp is called follicular unit extraction, or follicular unit excision (FUE). We use the NeoGraft and SmartGraft advanced systems to facilitate a faster, more accurate, and successful transplant process. One of the major benefits of the FUE technology is that the process leaves no noticeable scars and no long scar at the back of the head like FUT does.
This hair loss solution is discreet and has gained an immense following in recent years as people recognize that they no longer need to feel ashamed of apparent signs of surgery when restoring hair. It’s now possible to turn back the clock with a fuller head of hair and not worry that people will know you had a procedure. The value of confidence and peace of mind as a result of modern, virtually scarless treatments is nearly priceless for many.
FUE uses no scalp excision, no scalpels, and no stitches. It’s great news for hair transplant recipients, because minimally invasive methods mean faster recovery, less discomfort, and better accessibility. The cost of FUE is slightly higher than FUT, and there are a few important reasons for this.
The fees patients pay vary in a few ways. The total cost of a hair transplant will usually fall somewhere between CAD 4,000 and CAD 15,000. The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic lists average prices based on different hair areas, facial hair, and various aesthetic goals. The fees listed on our website are averages and subject to change over time, but we give prospective patients a sense of what to expect and break down the components that inform pricing.
The average number of grafts needed is between 500 and 2,500. That’s a pretty big range. Therefore, quotes range too. Keep in mind, these are not all individual strands, as 1 graft holds 1 to 4 hairs and will cost anywhere from $5 to $6 each.
The complete procedure will be carried out in just one day. After your session, you can return home and get back to your regular schedule within just a few days. Transplantation recovery is now faster than ever! That means you can fit it into your life, with less costly downtime. Our clients are busy people, and they appreciate not missing out on activities they love or the financial benefits of time at work.
Mild hair thinning and receding
While we offer sought-after non-surgical treatment for hair loss such as platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), a hair transplant is necessary for the permanent replacement of follicles. It’s typical to expect about 1,000 grafts minimum to see significant density improvement at the hairline or crown. The cost for a transplant on that lower end will average CAD 4,000 to CAD 5,000. That covers the pre- and post-procedure appointments, the transplantation, and long-term, permanent results.
Moderate hair loss
For moderate balding, a receded hairline and sparse area at the top of the head (crown) is often the result of a classic pattern of male hair loss. (Women have progressive hair loss as well, which tends to be more diffused over the whole scalp.)
Surgical hair restoration is the only lasting option to reverse moderate hair loss, and the average patient can expect to require at least 1,500 grafts. The price for a moderate hair transplant in our Toronto clinic would be roughly CAD 6,000 to CAD 8,000.
Severe hair loss
Dr. Torgerson feels strongly about being honest with clients and having clear discussions around the expectations from a hair transplant. While the procedure can seem miraculous and does, indeed, provide dramatic appearance transformations for many patients, there are limits to what it can achieve based on pre-existing factors. Some clients will choose 2,500+ hair grafts to be transferred in a single session, and others will stage a dramatic redistribution of follicles with a two-part process. It is possible to beautifully recreate hairlines and fill bald areas with high-volume hair transplants, and the cost will reflect individual needs. For others, insufficient donor hair availability will present a limitation for results.
You’ll be able to determine the cost versus benefit for your hair transplant when you meet with Dr. Torgerson in person. Your existing hair density is an essential factor, because we take donor hairs from the back and side of the head, where hair growth is usually the densest. Those follicles are also naturally resistant to DHT, the hormonal factor responsible for androgenic alopecia. If you have enough hair growth in those areas, grafts can be harvested without leaving a depleted, visible donor area.
It’s a little-known fact that the skill and experience required for aesthetically pleasing hair harvesting is just as crucial as realistic graft placement. While the implanted hairs should follow a natural angle and pattern, where the tiny punch tool extracts grafts, the pattern should be well-diffused and completely randomized. The process is slow and tedious, leading to higher costs for complicated cases.
Each person will have realistic limits to what can be artfully and effectively transferred to ensure flawless results. We welcome you to schedule your consultation to get a clear picture of your options and a personalized quote.
Here are the average prices for hair transplant procedures at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic:
Eyebrows start at
1,000-1,200 grafts start at
1,200-1,500 grafts start at
Beards start at
1,500-1,800 grafts start at
1,800-2,000 grafts start at
What’s the price for hair transplant alternatives in Toronto?
So, what if you’re not quite ready for a hair transplant surgery? Have you heard of the incredible solution to hair loss called PRP? Short for platelet-rich plasma therapy, this 100% natural but powerful treatment has had an impressive track record in the medical word for decades. Used in surgical settings, sports medicine, and to treat degenerative and inflammatory joint conditions, PRP is a natural healer and growth booster. A few years ago, the use of this pure biotechnology took the hair transplant industry by storm.
PRP involves removing a small amount of the patient’s blood to extract and concentrate the natural growth factors found in platelets. It is believed to increase hair growth rates and the thickness and density of follicles. It also reduces inflammation, increases blood vessel formation, and speeds up healing, so it’s robust support for healing transplant patients.
Today, a full PRP treatment to boost the results of a hair transplant or on its own will cost roughly CAD 3,000. A package will consist of 3 rounds of injections spaced approximately one month apart. Combined with a hair transplant surgery, the price will usually be lower.
PRP therapy is a patient favourite because it requires no drugs or chemicals, costs less than a surgical procedure, and provides a powerful boost for hair follicles using your natural growth factors. The simple process of extracting a little blood, removing the platelets, and applying the concentrated formula to hair roots is extremely successful. A straightforward, in-office procedure, patients describe it as easy with no downtime whatsoever.
While it cannot regrow hair where no live follicles exist, it is believed to awaken dormant follicles and stimulate faster, denser growth.
Choose a Canadian-trained head and neck surgeon for your hair transplant
Dr. Torgerson offers private and discreet consultations to review each person’s specific needs and goals, then customizes a treatment plan and a quote. Not sure what exactly you need? We can help with that too.
It’s estimated that upwards of 80% of men and 30% of women experience hair loss due to genetics, and many people lose hair due to the aging process. Other factors that may cause hair to fall out include nutritional deficiencies, hormonal fluctuations, trauma, medication, and stress. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others can be corrected through health changes. It’s essential that you meet with a skilled, experienced practitioner who not only has the artistic eye for effective hair transplants, but the medical knowledge to understand your hair loss and ensure that health and safety are top of mind when advising on procedures.
Dr. Torgerson is qualified and knowledgeable in all procedures related to the head and neck, along with the best options for hair restoration. When you choose to visit us at the THTC, you’ll be selecting a leading expert and high-quality treatment options. We offer medical financing for greater convenience, and we’re happy to tell you about comfortable payment plans that can help offset the cost of your hair transplant.
We can help you, and the consultation is pressure-free
If you’re considering a change and you don’t want to live with hair loss anymore, we understand. Like so many men and women that make up our family of happy patients, you can visit us for a consultation and begin creating your own plan for restoration today. A hair transplant in Toronto is no longer the complex operation of decades past with visible scars, a long recovery, and high costs. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you learn just how attainable a new head of hair can be today. Your next step is to call, message, or come on in and talk with our caring staff. We’re pleased to take the next steps with you and help you look and feel your most confident.