BestClinic.com provides information on hair transplant in Turkey and helps you book surgery with qualified surgeons. This content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.
How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey?
The cost of a hair transplant in Turkey in Istanbul is £1,400 . Depending on your needs, the all-inclusive package can vary from £1,100 to £2,000 in Turkey .
|FUT hair transplant||£1,400|
|FUE hair transplant||£1,500|
|DHI hair transplant||£1,600|
|Ethnic hair transplant (afro, asian, …)||£1,650|
Hair Transplant in Turkey : Ultimate Guide
Weapon of massive seduction for men, symbol of femininity for women, at the top of the body and the head, hair is a crown. The one that we can’t lose, at least until a certain moment.
When illness eats away at us, when hormones play tricks on us or when genetics are capricious, it happens that we lose our hair. It starts with small falls that we blame on seasonal changes until we notice a significant diffuse loss and a total baldness of the frontal line, the temples or the parting.
While some people cope very well with their hair loss, others have trouble seeing themselves in the mirror. The reflection they see of themselves reflects a feeling of powerlessness in the face of this loss that cannot be stopped. Faced with this great void on the skull, one may be tempted to save what is left by miraculous commercial solutions, or to wipe the slate clean and switch to a sustainable technique: hair transplantation. This one seems to be more effective.
Hair transplantation or hair implantation is a very common cosmetic surgery in the world. It consists in implanting hair on bald areas. The objective is simple: to avoid going bald and to regain one’s former hair. If the method is practiced in several countries, Turkey remains the paradise of hair transplantation.
In Turkey, hair transplantation is becoming increasingly successful, mainly due to advanced scientific and therapeutic techniques, the expertise and kindness of the practitioners, but above all to very competitive prices.
For the plastic surgery in Turkey In the heart of Istanbul, some clinics offer the best hair transplant treatments with revolutionary and highly effective technologies. In addition to this, there is a personalized accompaniment and individualized follow-up by the various surgeons. Hair transplantation in Istanbul will surely seduce you.
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All about hair transplantation in Turkey
Often synonymous with a complex, hair loss is a problem that can occur at any age for both men and women. Linked to several factors and having many causes, it can take several names:
- Baldness when it is hereditary;
- Androgenic alopecia when it is caused by androgenic hormones;
- Peladic alopecia when it results from an autoimmune disease.
- Scarring alopecia when the loss is the result of an injury to the scalp,
- Traction alopecia following a too tight hairstyle (ponytail, wearing weaves, tight braids, bun, etc.).
But that’s not all. As if hair loss wasn’t hard enough, it can also be caused by nutrient deficiencies (iron, zinc, selenium), heavy medical treatments or thyroid problems that can disrupt the hair renewal cycle.
If a deficiency can be corrected with a dietary supplement, in many cases, baldness or alopecia can be irreversible. When the loss has lasted too long and neither dietary supplements nor topical solutions have been able to remedy it, there is still an ultimate solution: hair transplantation.
It is said that “happiness cannot be bought, but a good hair care can”! Hair transplants are no other than a cosmetic surgery technique that aims to take care of your hair, for a natural result. And in many cases, getting your hair back and your crown makes you happy! If the hair was happiness, in this case, it can be bought.
In Istanbul, it is accessible at the best price. This is why many patients choose this destination, in addition to the tourist attractions that the country has to offer and the beauty of the shores of the Bosphorus after dark! However, before you embark on the quest for hair transplantation in Turkey, learn more about this hair surgery.
What is hair transplantation?
Also known as hair implantation, hair transplantation consists in first taking hair units from an area of the skull that is still full, and then implanting them in the bald area where there is no hair left. These units, called grafts, are composed of 2 to 4 hairs. Generally, they are taken from the back crown where the hair almost never falls out.
A non-invasive cosmetic surgery method, hair transplantation is the best way to correct alopecia. With very visible results, it allows to regain the lost density.
After the care and treatment, a prolonged period of growth leads to a real and definitive hair. The insistence of the care allows to find hair as dense as before.
With a hair transplant, say goodbye to the wig, the volumizer, the scarf on the head, the complex and the low self-esteem. Welcome a new look at yourself by realizing your dream of Rapunzel-like hair. Once the treatments and care provided are applied, hair loss will no longer be a bad nightmare.
Hair transplantation for women
According to an ISHRS study, female alopecia affects 1 in 5 women, usually caused by aging, disease or hormonal changes after menopause. Women tend to experience subtle thinning throughout the scalp rather than the patchy hair loss that occurs in men. To correct this problem, some women choose to wear a wig or hair extensions, or have a female hair transplant.
Hair transplantation for men
Male alopecia affects 4 out of 5 men, with a significant thinning of their hair by the age of 50. Some men start losing their hair before the age of 21. This is a result of a genetic trait that comes from the parents. Other causes include certain medications, excess vitamin A or protein deficiency. Illness or stress can cause sudden and severe hair loss, called telogen effluvium.
When can a hair transplant be considered?
A hair transplant in Turkey is recommended when a massive loss of hair density is observed. In addition to this, the psychological aspect that this entails and, in many cases, determines the possibility of a hair transplant. In fact, premature baldness or alopecia can lead to a real complex or uneasiness in the person suffering from it. To the point of losing self-confidence.
However, hair transplantation is not only reserved for bald people, it can also be considered for thin hair, in search of thickness or for a lowering of the frontal line. If it is accessible from the age of 18, it is still recommended to do it at 30 or 40 when hormonal activity has stabilized.
As a precaution, hair transplantation can only be done on a healthy person and scalp. As a surgical procedure, hair transplantation requires knowledge of all the illnesses and pathologies that could make the procedure complicated. This parameter will be studied more closely by your plastic surgeon in Turkey, once on the consultation table.
Last but not least, hair transplantation is only possible for people whose head is not completely bald. The level of baldness or alopecia will be taken into account as well as the evolution of the hair loss. The baldness must be completely stabilized before proceeding with a transplant. This could cause a new imbalance in volume and density. And let’s not forget that the grafts are taken from the back of the head. The capacity and quality of the donor area remains an essential criterion for considering a hair implant.
Only a hair diagnosis can determine the possibility of a hair transplant. If you haven’t already done so, please contact us and a hair transplant clinic in Istanbul will provide you with the necessary advice.
When NOT to do a hair transplant?
It is not recommended to do a hair transplant in Turkey in the following cases:
- Unstabilized hair loss
- Sores and blisters on the scalp
- Thyroid disease and autoimmune conditions
- Scalp or skin pain
- People under 25 years of age
- Patients with hemophilia
- Weak donor area
- If you are at stage 7 on the Norwood-Hamilton scale
What age for a hair transplant?
In fact, there is no minimum age for hair transplantation. That said, there are some risks associated with hair transplantation at a young age. Many people in their twenties immediately jump on hair transplants because they want to look good. But, looking good now can have a negative effect later on.
The problem with surgery on a patient under the age of 25 is that hair loss progresses and stabilizes by the age of 30. While it is understandable that young people come to us at such a vulnerable time in their lives, hair transplant surgery may not be the right solution for them at this time.
How long does a hair transplant last? Is it permanent ?
The life span of a hair transplant can be permanent. In a hair transplant, the grafts are taken from an area of the head where they are genetically programmed to continue growing. Even after being implanted in bald areas of the scalp, the transplanted hair follicles retain the characteristics of their origin and continue to grow for life.
This means that with the right surgeon and proper follow-up, an FUE, FUT or DHI hair transplant can last a lifetime.
Hair transplant and ethnic differences
Hair transplantation is not only for Caucasians, but also for all ethnic groups such as Asians, Africans and Middle Easterners. This is called ethnic hair transplantation.
Caucasian hair strands are more oval. Asian hair is round and flat. While African hair is curly and frizzy.
Africans suffering from hair loss are excellent candidates for Afro hair transplantation in Turkey because of the distinct characteristics of their hair. The curly, frizzy shape of black hair gives patients of African descent quite an advantage. This beautiful “curl” gives the impression of greater density, so fewer hair transplants are needed to achieve visible results.
Note that in the Islamic religion, hair transplantation is not haram. It is halal and therefore accepted because it aims to remove a defect.
What are the different hair transplant techniques in Turkey?
Scientific advances have made hair transplantation more successful and easier. Where hair transplantation had to be performed manually, we now have robotic techniques that allow us to perform the surgery in record time. And the results are exceptional.
To date, three hair transplant techniques are widespread and popular with surgeons: FUT, FUE and DHI. To perform any of these techniques, the surgeon will take samples of hair bulb from the donor area and transplant it to the bald area, in other words: the recipient area. The difference between these three techniques lies in the method of collection and transplantation as well as in the material used. Let’s take a look at these three techniques:
The FUT hair transplant
FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) consists of removing a horizontal strip (between 10 and 30 cm) of the scalp at the top of the neck. The removed area is then closed and sutured with the probability of a scar. However, the scar will be so thin and linear that it will remain imperceptible once the hair grows.
Once the strip is obtained, the surgeon will remove the grafts from it under the microscope. Here, he must show expertise and efficiency in order not to damage the follicular units. The strip will be cut into several micro-grafts containing 3 to 4 hairs.
It is now time to implant the grafts in the recipient area. Very small incisions will be made to prepare the implantation area. These must be made along a particular axis for a natural effect of the regrowth.
The implantation of the grafts is done hair by hair in the incisions previously made. This step can be done in several sessions, each of which lasts about 4 to 5 hours. It can also be done in one day. The FUT allows the implantation of more than 1000 to 4000 hairs. A small crust may form and will fall off 2 to 3 weeks after the transplant. After a FUT hair transplant, supplements and anti-hair loss treatments are highly appreciated.
FUE hair transplant
FUE for Follicular Unit Extraction consists of extracting hair follicles from a part of the back of the head. Here, rather than taking a strip of entire scalp, we will extract the follicles one by one on the donor area with a tool called micro-punch. For easy access to the follicles, the surgeon may consider shaving the donor area.
Depending on the clinic, the FUE transplant can be performed automatically. Some surgeons use a robot or a machine to extract more easily and quickly the hair bulbs from the donor area. Here again, a mastery of the technique is required to avoid damaging the hair follicles and obtain quality grafts.
The technique for implanting the grafts in the bald area is the same as for FUT. The surgeon makes incisions with a steel or sapphire blade electric micropunch to graft the hair one by one into the scalp.
FUE-Saphir hair transplant
In FUE hair transplantation, you may hear about FUE-Sapphire. This name refers to the technique used to make the incisions. Indeed, in FUE-Sapphire, the blade used to create the incisions on the donor area is made of sapphire stone instead of a steel blade. The sapphire stone blade is rather soft and healthy. But in addition, it reduces the risk of infection and contributes to a faster healing. Sapphire blades also allow for more thorough work and optimize the success of the graft.
This method is by far the safest for a successful and risk-free FUE transplant. The sapphire stone blade is a tool of choice to achieve a hair transplant in the best health conditions and in the greatest comfort of the patient.
DHI hair transplant
The DHI or Direct Hair Implantation is a revolutionary method. In vogue since 2020, this technique is derived from FUE. Its implementation is very fast with an almost simultaneous extraction-implantation. The duration of a DHI hair transplant session varies between 2 and 3 hours depending on the surgeon’s expertise.
During a DHI transplant, the hair follicles are removed from the donor area with a DHI pen. The pen delivers local anesthesia without a needle. It will remove the hair one by one. The surgeon will implant the removed hair directly on the bald area with the same pen, without having to create incisions. This is because the pen itself is equipped with sapphire microblades that allow for implantation.
This action reduces the time between extraction and implantation, and also allows for rapid healing. Thus, the graft stays out of the body for a shorter period of time making it safer and healthier to use. But in addition, the donor area will heal faster and the incisions will not remain open for long. The micro-sapphire IHD is the best technique to choose for a healthy and fast hair transplant. In addition, it provides comfort and less stress for both the patient and the surgeon.
At your appointment with the surgeon, you will be able to choose the technique that you find most comfortable. Note that IHD remains the ultimate technique. However, the final decision can be made by the practitioner after a hair diagnosis.
Platelet Rich Plasma treatment refers to a treatment that uses platelet, hormone, leukocyte and cytokine rich plasma. The PRP treatment itself is not a hair transplant technique. But it is part of the care that you could receive after a hair transplant. It ensures the post-operative success of a hair transplant. However, it is an artificial cosmetic surgery that requires a procedure in a clinic.
To do this, the surgeon will draw blood from the patient. The blood will then be placed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood components. The PRP blood will then be injected with a microneedle tool into the patient’s scalp. This technique is designed to improve blood circulation and hair cycle renewal. Recommended after a hair transplant, it allows to obtain more than satisfactory results from the hair operation. The PRP treatment lasts approximately 45 minutes.
How does hair transplantation work in Turkey?
Your hair transplant in Turkey can begin as soon as we make contact. We have a strict and well-established protocol in order to optimize the chances of success. Your care can last up to 6 to 12 months after the transplant, as we provide post-operative follow-up.
The first contact with your plastic surgeon is a consultation and a hair diagnosis. You do not need to travel to Turkey for this. The first consultation can be done online. And it will consist of a hair assessment and diagnosis. Each patient is unique, and so is their hair structure and hair type. Thus, during this first consultation, the practitioner will provide you with an evaluation based on the photos you have sent beforehand.
In addition to the hair analysis, the doctor will also evaluate your health. He may ask you to have a blood test. The results of these will guide the subsequent medical advice, but also the appropriate treatment to proceed with a hair transplant.
If this first appointment is the point of contact, it is also the most essential moment to learn more about hair transplantation in Turkey: technique used, stay, duration of treatment, care and treatment. The doctor will answer all your questions.
The first consultation in Turkey
The first consultation in Istanbul enters the medical phase. This consultation in the clinic will allow us to analyze your scalp, the elasticity and density of your hair. An initial clinical assessment will also determine the number of grafts needed and the method of hair transplantation best suited to your scalp. It is also at this time that the doctor will determine the donor area, the quality of the grafts, and the number needed.
Between the time of the clinical consultation and the transplantation of the grafts, you can also let yourself be inspired by the metropolis of Istanbul. Time to de-stress and say goodbye to that bald head that has long made you lose confidence.
The appointment with your new hair
This is the long awaited moment to have your hair implant. You will be received at the clinic by a team of professionals who will take great care of you. Medical and psychological support is especially important during this phase.
Duration of the session
The hair transplant itself takes place under local anesthesia. The session can last from 5 to 8 hours depending on the number of grafts, but also on the technique chosen. In a single session, up to 4000 grafts can be performed.
During the operation, the patient and the practitioner can take short breaks, time to stretch their legs, do some stretching, relax by listening to music or watching TV.
When implanting the grafts, it is best not to take a break. This is to preserve the quality and health of the grafts, as they are sensitive. The more they are in contact with the air, the more they are polluted.
Course of the transplantation
During the transplantation, the area and angle of the incisions must be carefully studied. This ensures that the regrowth follows the natural direction of the hair. This crucial step relies on the surgeon’s expertise and determines the success or failure of the hair transplants.
Under local anesthesia, hair transplantation is a painless operation. When the anesthesia wears off, a slight tingling sensation may be felt on the scalp. But this will only last a few hours, the time it takes for the scalp to heal. If you opt for the micro DHI Saphir and the FUE technique, the healing time does not last more than 24 hours. But moreover, the scars will not even be visible with this technique.
During a hair transplant, there can be risks of bleeding or damage to the hair follicles. Everything depends on the surgeon’s expertise, but also on the quality of the services and care provided during the operation.
The PRP treatment
PRP treatment can be systematic after graft implantation. But it is not mandatory. Well before the graft is taken from the donor area, we take blood samples from the patient in order to extract the platelet-rich plasma. This will be injected into the scalp once the grafts are implanted.
After the intervention
Once the grafts are attached to your hair, a resting phase is indicated afterwards. During this phase, only the care and products recommended by your doctor should be applied to your scalp (lotions, creams, medications). The first shampoo could be done only after 24 hours post-operation.
It is recommended not to lower the head during the healing phase to avoid blood flow and edema formation. This could damage the implanted follicles which are still fragile. Sun exposure is also not recommended. If you wish to enjoy the fresh air of Istanbul, wearing a hat is imperative.
It is advisable to take painkillers. In the evening, you should sleep in a sitting position with your trunk raised. Use a soft pillow to support your neck.
After 2 days, you will have another appointment in the clinic to see if the graft is successful. The doctor will judge the success of the graft by the condition of your scalp. Although it is still too early to make a final judgment. The instructions and precautions are to be respected in the next 7 days.
Management will continue in the coming months with check-ups in 6 to 12 months in the clinic. A dedicated follow-up team will ensure that post-operative care is administered correctly and that your hair grafts are healthy.
The first results
Between 3 and 6 weeks after implantation, 80% of the grafts will fall out. Don’t panic, this shedding effect is unavoidable. But it means that the grafts have taken root. They will therefore give birth to new hair that will be visible within 3 to 4 months. After 12 months, the results will be so visible that this episode of alopecia or baldness will no longer be a nightmare for you.
Before and after photo of hair implant in Turkey
Precautions to take after a hair transplant in Turkey
As after any surgery, it is essential to take a few precautions to keep your hair healthy. Among the required :
- A healthy and balanced diet composed of vitamins and minerals necessary for hair growth and strengthening.
- Food supplements to avoid deficiencies
- Pay particular attention to the choice of your hair products (shampoo, mask, etc.). Beware of essential oils and too tight hairstyles that could cause you to lose your hair transplant. In any case, your doctor will prescribe you the right care and products.
- Wear a hat or other protective accessory when you go out in the sun or in the cold, to the pool or to the sea.
- Clippers are not allowed during the 6 months following the operation.
How to prepare for a hair transplant in Turkey?
For several years, many patients from all over the world have been choosing Turkey for cosmetic surgery. The country has developed medical tourism, which consists of taking advantage of highly elaborate techniques in plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, but also of discovering a country with an impressive culture.
The know-how of the doctors, the reliability of the techniques and the preferential rates make Turkey a destination of choice for hair transplantation. Formulas that are three times less expensive than in Europe and 5-star care await patients.
But in addition, to attract more customers. The country has developed practical and comfortable stay packages. The all-inclusive packages include accommodation, catering and various services on site, so that the stay in Turkey is as comfortable as possible.
The choice of the clinic and the surgeon in Turkey
For a hair transplant in Turkey, the first step is to choose your clinic and your hair surgeon well to avoid at all costs a failed hair transplant in Turkey. Faced with the multitude of offers, you may feel lost. To be sure to make the best choice, trust us and contact us.
Above all, rely on the expertise, the reputation, but also the success of the clinic and the surgeon. The success of your hair transplant depends on the surgeon, so you might as well choose the best for such a delicate operation.
Remember the irreversibility of the hair transplant, but also the sensitivity of your scalp. You are not going to entrust it to just anyone. Don’t hesitate to gather opinions and testimonials and as much information as possible about hair transplantation in Istanbul. The Internet and social networks are a real mine of information.
The best hair transplant clinics in Istanbul
Our partner clinics are the best hair transplant clinics in Turkey. In the heart of Istanbul, we welcome you in a very clean, comfortable and safe place with a warm and welcoming atmosphere provided by our team.
The surgeons are renowned for their skills and their mastery of all hair transplant techniques. With decades of experience, like surgeon Serkan Aygin, they are also known for their kindness and availability to patients.
Our professional team provides the best care and treatment, from the initial contact to the post-operative follow-up. Hair transplantation in our clinic is a comfortable, safe and reassuring operation. Our team speaks French, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Arabic. Translators are available to remove any language barrier. We offer all-inclusive hair transplant packages: Flight, Taxi, Hotel, Surgery, Medication.
The preparation of the trip
Once you have chosen a clinic, plan your trip. In many cases, clinics offer all-inclusive packages. In addition to the surgery, these packages include transportation, airfare, lodging, meals and even services and activities on site. All you have to do is prepare your passport and your visa (the clinic will also help you with this step).
The duration of your stay in Istanbul
The stay for a hair transplant in Istanbul lasts about 6 to 7 days. This is the estimated time to perform a transplant in the best conditions. The stay at the clinic will last only 2 days maximum and the rest of the time you can take advantage of it to discover Istanbul and its thousand and one nights.
However, nothing prevents you from extending your stay to enjoy Turkey.
Cheap hair transplant in Istanbul
Since hair transplantation is an individual procedure, the price of such an operation varies depending on several factors: technique chosen for the transplant, number of grafts, range of clinic chosen. Nevertheless, the average price of hair transplantation in Istanbul, Turkey is about 1400 pounds. The price varies from 1100 pounds to 2000 pounds. This is still a cheap price for the quality of the treatment.
To get a personalized price, don’t hesitate to request a quote. Our team will be happy to send you quotes from several clinics so that you can compare. And our coordinators will be able to answer all your questions.
Video report on hair transplantation in Istanbul
If you are having trouble making a choice, we can assist you in making your hair transplant a success, and at a reduced cost. Our coordinator is English.
Leave us your contact information via the form. Our english coordinator will contact you via Whatsapp or email for a free pre-diagnosis of your hair.
She will ask you for front and profile photos as well as your objectives, in order to obtain the opinion of the plastic surgeon.
If the surgeon is able to meet your goals and gives us the green light for your hair transplant, we will send you a free, no-obligation personalized quote.
And if you agree, we will organize everything for you:
Flight, Taxi, Hotel, Hair Implant, Medication and especially a nice guided tour of Istanbul.
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We analyse your situation, your needs and expectations. And we estimate the budget needed for : Flight + Hotel + Taxi + Operation
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