Is hair transplant covered by insurance?

Is hair transplant covered by insurance

Insurance might seem like a rip off not until you need it the most. It comes in handy when you are faced with major events that can make your life difficult. While it is paid for in small instalments, the insurance company will either refund you the money used for your treatment or they will pay for your medical services depending on the health issue and insurance cover you have. In this blog article, we are going to explain everything there is to know about insurance covers and hair transplantation.

Does health insurance pay for hair transplantation?

In most cases, it does not pay for hair transplantation. The reason being it only covers health-threatening issues and hair transplant surgery is not considered a life-threatening issue. The only treatments covered by medical insurance are surgeries and dental procedures that would be regarded as life-saving. All expenses incurred under the hair transplantation procedure are to be borne by yourself. 

When does the insurance company pay for your hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation procedure is considered cosmetic surgery and there are no covers for cosmetic procedures. The only time that it will cover your hair transplantation surgery is in the case you have had an accident and you need reconstructive surgery. This exception takes effect if cosmetic surgery is supposed to improve a person’s appearance and in the end, it would address a dire medical problem. The decision to cover this kind of surgery is made on a case by case basis.

Why hair transplantation in Turkey is a good solution

In recent years Turkey has emerged as a hub of medical tourism to help people from all over the globe address their hair loss issues. Here are key reasons that make hair transplant surgery in Turkey a good solution for addressing your thinning hair problems.

High-quality. In Turkey, there is high competition among hair clinics that has resulted in massive specialisation in this industry. Not only does this range from the use of high-end equipment for hair procedures but the doctors and surgeons are also highly skilled and well trained. These surgeons and doctors have studied and have worked in hospitals in Europe thus they are highly skilled. Among the best hair transplant doctors is Dr Serkan Aygin who was among the first medical team to conduct a hair transplant. With over 25 years of experience and numerous awards to his name, you are guaranteed the best hair transplant procedure.

Lower cost. When compared to the cost of hair transplantation in the UK, hair transplants in Turkey are cheaper and are only but a fraction of the cost in the UK. This is because of affordable labour, lower cost of living in Turkey compared to that of the UK and its government supports the health sectors. Also, their currency is weaker which allows visitors from the UK and Europe to enjoy cost savings.

Sapphire FUE hair transplant

The innovations and developments in the field of hair transplantation have given rise to this procedure. The Sapphire follicular unit extraction procedure involves using sapphire blades to extract hair follicles from the donor area and implanting them into the recipient area. We use sapphire blades as opposed to traditional steel blades at the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic as it creates smaller incisions and lessens any scarring. The follicular unit extraction method is performed under a local anaesthetic and the transplanted hair falls out two to three weeks after the surgery. New hair growth is noticed within a few months and the majority of the patients experience new hair growth of individual hairs within 9 to 12 months.

Final Thoughts

At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, we offer hair restoration using the best cutting edge technology, highly-skilled and experienced medical team and quality hair transplantation procedures. We offer a natural and permanent solution for hair loss, affordably. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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