Why Are Traditional Hair Clinics So Expensive?

Guides Treatments ● October 2019

According to a 2017 survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), hair restoration procedures increased by 60% between 2014 and 2016. One thing is clear: hair clinics are very big business, and these big businesses are rarely cheap.

As such, hair clinics tend to conjure images of pricey Harley Street surgeries frequented by anonymous millionaires and loud and proud transplant fans like Wayne Rooney.

As such, hair clinics tend to conjure images of pricey Harley Street surgeries frequented by anonymous millionaires and loud and proud transplant fans like Wayne Rooney. Whether you’re going for surgery or going for another type of hair solution, most of these clinics are inaccessible to the balding everyman, because they are prohibitively expensive.

But why?

If you’re going to entrust someone to meticulously remove follicles of hair from the back of your head before reinserting them into your scalp, you’d probably be game to spend a bit of money on it. After all, you get what you pay for, and elective cosmetic surgery isn’t the same as buying a flight to Portugal or a sandwich.

After all, you get what you pay for, and elective cosmetic surgery isn’t the same as buying a flight to Portugal or a sandwich.

Given the expense of these procedures, the other forms of treatment hair clinics provide, much like the kind offered by Manual, also come with relatively lofty price tags. Therefore, if you remove the overheads associated with being a Harley Street hair clinic —the fancy office, exotic potted plants and the supporting staff etc.—you’ll find that seeking treatment doesn’t need to cost you the Earth. 

So what do we do for you?

We’re talking personalised-plans-starting-at-£18-a-month reasonable; plans that incorporate potent hair boosting ingredients like Minoxidil, hair preserving medication like Finasteride and our own follicle-stimulating Power Shampoo.

And even at these low prices, Manual will always follow your progress with photo tracking and work with you in case your plan needs an adjustment. We will also give you ongoing access to clinicians, so you’ll still get all of the medical expertise you require as part of your plan, all at less than half the cost of expensive private clinics.

Hair loss affects every man differently. Some men are resigned to it, others openly embrace their balding head. Yet there are large swathes of men who fall either side of these two groups, unsure of how to handle their hair loss, and worried about its effect on their self esteem and sense of identity.

Hair loss affects every man differently. Some men are resigned to it, others openly embrace their balding head.

Yet no matter how you view your hair, it’s ok to worry about losing it, just as it’s fine to want to do something about keeping it. And this ‘something’ doesn’t have to be the most expensive, drastic and invasive route on the market. 

For more information about our hair-saving products, have a look at our personalised plans.

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