Hair transplantation is an operation which consists in moving follicles taken from a donor area located at the back of the skull, to the areas of the scalp that are thinning. This technique is a lasting solution to androgenetic alopecia, which can affect both men and women. Many people have alternatives to hair transplantation to hopefully gain the hair of their past because, for them, baldness is embarrassing: they lose confidence in themselves, their self-esteem is at a low point, and sometimes they fall into depression.


However, the operation represents a specific cost. Whether you choose the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) or FUE (follicular unit extraction), the price of a hair transplant ranges from 2,500 to 6,500 euros. You might wonder if Health Insurance or Social Security reimburses the hair transplant. With Starks specializing in the FUE technique, we have all the answers.


In which cases is the hair transplant operation supported?

Unfortunately, although many people, both men, and women, suffer from alopecia, the hair transplant operation is only managed in a minority of cases.

In general, the procedure is not reimbursed by Health Insurance or Social Security because it is considered an aesthetic operation. Some ways to be compensated by organizations may be in the case of a hair transplant due to illness (cancer, in particular), burns, or scars. The operation can then considered as a repair surgery intervention.


Concretely speaking, patients who suffer from cicatricial alopecia can claim to have the operation taken reimbursed by Social Security. This disease destroys the hair follicle and affects only 3% of people with baldness. In their case, the reimbursement is justified by the fact that the hair transplant operation medically replaces healing tissues.


If you want to be reimbursed, you should most likely consult a specialist doctor first. They will then be able to request care from the organization for you. Finally, if the request is accepted, the co-payment and any excess fees or comfort costs will be your responsibility.


Do you want to regain the hair of your youth?  Contact Starks for a hair transplant operation today!



Relationship between hair loss and the environment

We all know about seasonal hair loss. It is more common in the fall and spring but is only temporary, having nothing to do with androgenetic alopecia. Indeed, in normal times, we lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day and specific periods of the year lead an increase in the number of hairs falling out. Exposed to the climate and the environment, our hair undergoes numerous external aggressions, which can cause it to fall. Today Starks, a clinic specializing in hair transplantation, explains the relationship between hair loss and the environment.


In autumn

A study, led by Swedish researchers, published in the journal Dermatology has shown that the fall season is more common for substantial hair loss. This fall is triggered by a peak of hair growth in July to protect from UV from the sun. Thus, we find that during October and November, the hair tends to fall out in greater quantity.


In winter

During the winter season, the level of humidity in the air drops. This decrease has a direct impact on the health of the scalp, which tends to dry out as much in women as in men. Curly hair is particularly sensitive to this change in climatic conditions. It may, therefore, be worth considering starting anti-fall treatment.


In spring

In spring, your hair needs to be protected. Indeed, with the lengthening of the days, the production of melatonin (hormone playing an essential role in good health of the follicles) decreases. Researchers at the University of Maryland made this finding. In the spring, hair loss can, therefore, be accentuated.


Some people take food supplements during this season, especially to boost their immune system. If this is your case, Starks recommends that you favor supplements rich in amino acids because they are the basis of the keratin protein that forms the hair, and a deficiency of the latter is one of the known factors of loss. Hair.

In summer

Even if lack the sun is not suitable for the health of your hair (the rays of the sun stimulate the hair bulbs and therefore hair growth), it is not advisable to abuse it either. Prolonged exposure to the intense rays of the summer sun can damage the skin and, therefore, the scalp, causing irritation and drying of the hair shaft. Starks’ advice: don’t expose yourself for too long and remember to protect and nourish your scalp.


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