Thanks to COVID-19, Medical Tourism May No Longer be an Option

by | Dec 30, 2020 | Convenience, The Industry

Medical tourism is when someone goes to another part of the world to receive cheaper medical treatment than that person can get where they live. It has its risks and rewards, and hair transplants are one of the most sought-after purposes of medical tourism. It’s safe to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the likelihood of any such pursuits, fruitful or otherwise.

Millions of U.S. residents travel abroad every year in the interest of medical tourism. Most common destinations include Mexico, Canada, and for hair transplants, Turkey. Some go to receive treatments they cannot afford in the U.S. Others go to receive treatments that are illegal or no longer performed in the U.S. Medical tourism experiences vary from person to person.


It’s difficult to know who to trust in your own country, so it’s even more difficult to find trustworthy medical care in a completely different culture that may not even speak your language. Many countries do not have the same restrictions, regulations or oversight as those same industries in the U.S. In a way, medical tourism can be a lot like the fabled wild West, where there are no rules and anything goes.

Is that really what you want to hear when you’re trying to heal your body? Many operations and services, when unchecked by government agencies that act in oversight and regulatory capacities like the FDA, can actually pose more danger and do more harm than good. Even the risk of simple infection is very high. Still, when you hear you can save thousands of dollars on a hair transplant in Mexico or Turkey, we understand how tempting it can sound.

We’ve all heard stories of people who knew people or went themselves to Mexico for affordable dentistry, and some of those stories have happy endings; some of them may involve things like flesh-eating bacteria and gangrene. It can be successful, but what are the odds, and are you willing to risk making your problem worse or even adding a new, potentially worse problem to your plate?


Unsurprisingly, since the COVID-19 breakout, travel restrictions have been increased, especially for international travel. If anyone could find a safe and reputable, quality hair clinic outside the U.S., actually getting there and back within a reasonable time would be a logistical nightmare, to say the least. And you may even become infected with COVID, which would be more difficult for your body to fight off while it’s recovering from hair transplant surgery.

Many of these medical tourists don’t realize you can still find affordable hair transplants right here in the U.S. It’s easy to see prices of tens of thousands of dollars and run the other way, but many people with minimal hair loss are able to get quality transplants for under ten thousand dollars at Best Hair Transplant.

We truly care about our patients, and we know how intimidating other hair clinics can be.


We do state-of-the-art FUT hair transplants of 1,500 – 2,500 grafts for $7,000, and FUT transplants of 2,500 – 3,000 grafts for $8,000! If you’ve already shopped around, you know how good a deal that is. Our FUE transplants aren’t much more – only $5 per graft! You may be thinking it seems too good to be true, and what’s the catch?

No catch. We have a fantastic, highly experienced team. Best Hair Transplant has the experience you’re looking for. We’ve been doing this for a very long time, so we’re very good at it! We’ve seen how people have been price-gauged, upsold, and overcharged by other hair restoration centers. Furthermore, we’ve watched from afar as many bargain-hunters attempt medical tourism transplants. We’ve made it our mission to do the best hair transplants for the best prices, right here in Redondo Beach!

By keeping our overhead costs low and being completely transparent with our clients, we’ve built a trustworthy business on customer referrals and countless positive reviews. We have five stars on Yelp, and we’ve been serving the greater Los Angeles area for many years. As a local alternative to medical tourism, we suggest you at least schedule your free virtual consultation with our caring and knowledgeable hair specialists today.

We Take Pride in Our Work

Don’t waste your time, money and effort becoming another victim of a botched medical tourism hair transplant! Schedule your free virtual consultation with Best Hair Transplant by your choice of phone or email. We’ll help you make an informed decision on how many grafts you want and which procedure is right for your hair! Let us show you just how affordable your hair transplant can be!

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from hair loss, Best Hair Transplant suggests you learning as much as possible about hair restoration. This should be done prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone, and determining the best course of action will yield the best hair restoration results.


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1970 S. Prospect Ave. Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(213) 403-0455


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