1. Location of the clinic.
Clinics located in the prestigious areas of Dubai or the expensive areas of Dubai; obviously charge a higher fee than the less expensive areas.
2. Marketing resources.
We are all influenced by powerful marketing, although the word of mouth should be the norm in medical practices—the current environment of commercialization and business orientation has changed all that. Clinics now run on strategies and business plans. Clinics with bigger budgets for marketing can reach a wider spectrum of patients; however they have to cover the marketing costs through higher fees.
3. Perception of the surgeon.
Perception matters—you can take two equally qualified and trained surgeons and then project one as a world authority on hair transplantation and the other as a regular hair transplant surgeon then the first one can charge a premium as a “World authority” or a “Celebrity Surgeon” for that matter.
4. The Dubai factor.
Dubai has become expensive in the last 4 to 5 years and that has also translated in to higher fees for the hair treatment services. Dubai has also attracted some high profile surgeons—thus contributing to the higher costs for hair transplantation.
What is the average cost of hair transplantation in Dubai?
As mentioned above, there is a very wide range of fees for hair transplantation in Dubai. Some low key clinics may charge AED 5 per graft (approximately US $ 1.30). At the other end of the spectrum, there are clinics charging up to AED 35 plus per graft (US $ 10). Good clinics with experienced and well trained doctors will charge an average of AED 12 to 15 per graft (US $ 3 TO 4 approximately).
If you are planning to have hair transplantation in Dubai, then you must do your due diligence. Seeing the results is the most confident building aspect of your selection. You will see a lot of hype as you will visit a few clinics in Dubai—you will be able separate the wheat from the chaff after a few clinic visits.
You may be able to ask for a discount sometimes particularly if you are having a large sessions or more than one person is planning to have the procedure from the same clinic.