Hair transplantation in Turkey
How do we choose the best treatment?
Hair transplantation in Turkey: benefits and opportunities
What innovative techniques are available in Turkey?
Experienced Turkish plastic surgeons work according to the latest clinical updates. The following treatments for baldness are available to medical tourists in Turkey:
Hair transplantation by DHI method (no shaving)
Basic method of hair transplantation for standard forms of alopecia. It is convenient because before transplantation the hair in the donor area is not shaved: the doctor extracts unchanged hair grafts and transfers them to the transplantation area. As a result, the transplanted hair does not differ in appearance from the surrounding area, and the result of transplantation is almost invisible.
Delicate Sapphire FUE transplantation
The most delicate format of hair transplantation: according to both surgeons and patients' reviews. The instrument used is not the classic steel scalpel with a U-shaped blade, but an ultra-thin scalpel made of sapphire ore. The puncture diameter in this transplant format is smaller, and the doctor can capture thinner hairs.
Extensive Follicular Block Transplantation
An excellent solution for patients with extensive forms of alopecia. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon dissects a large fragment of skin and hair grafts from the donor area at one time, and transfers them to the transplantation area. Rehabilitation in this method of hair transplantation takes longer, but the excellent result of the procedure is noticeable in the first hours after the swelling has gone down.
Classical FUE Follicular Unit Transplantation
The most common type of hair transplantation. The donation area is shaved to a hair height of up to 1 mm. Then, the doctor examines the intervention area under a binocular microscope and extracts the hair grafts piece by piece. The follicles with extracted hairs are placed in a physiological solution, and then, using a U-blade, transferred to the transplantation area.
Who needs hair transplant surgery in Turkey: indications for the procedure
Hair transplantation is one of the most popular beauty manipulations in Turkey. Its implementation is justified in the following cases:
- Standard (marginal) form of alopecia;
- Condition after hair-related skin trauma (burns, deep abrasions, etc.).
- Alopecia associated with changes in hormonal background.
But it is important to remember that the final decision on the procedure is made by the doctor, depending on the individual clinical history of the patient.
What methods of hair transplantation are available in Turkish clinics?
All types of hair transplantation are available for patients in Turkish clinics for almost all forms of alopecia. Leave a request in the feedback form: a personal manager will study your clinical case, answer your questions and calculate the approximate cost of transplantation.
What methods of hair transplantation are available in Turkish clinics?
All types of hair transplantation are available in Turkish clinics for almost all forms of alopecia. Leave a request in the feedback form: a personal manager will study your clinical case, answer your questions and calculate the approximate cost of transplantation.
When it is necessary to use each method
The best method for hair transplantation is determined by your doctor after a general examination and review of your clinical history.
But none of the listed methods should be used in patients with autoimmune forms of alopecia, inflammatory skin processes, alopecia before the age of 23 and systemic diseases of the body.
How long does one have to stay in the country?
The average length of stay varies from 2 to 5 days. The length of stay depends on:
- The type and volume of the transplant;
- Individual condition of the patient after the procedure;
- The need for additional rehabilitation.
How does hair transplantation work in Turkey?
At the initial consultation, the doctor will do a general examination, calculate how many grafts you need for a hair transplant, tell you about the details of the procedure, and answer any questions you may have.
The next step is diagnostics (if the patient has indications from the general state) or the transplantation procedure itself.
Hair transplantation in Turkey for women is performed according to the same methodology as for men. The only difference may lie in the duration of the recovery period and the choice of transplantation method: some specialists recommend women to undergo Sapphire FUE transplantation only because of the peculiarities of the scalp.
In the first hours after the procedure, the patient is under the supervision of medical personnel or spends a full day in the clinic. The next day, the attending physician examines the patient, and if the skin in the intervention zone is healing without changes, the patient is ready to be discharged.
To summarize, the description of the procedure by day is as follows:
1. First day: arrival at the clinic, consultation with the doctor, execution of accompanying documents.
2. Second day: instrumental or laboratory diagnosis (if necessary), meeting with the medical team (surgeon, anesthesiologist).
Day 3: hair transplantation surgery (if there are no contraindications). Staying in the room, recovery period, initial examination by the attending physician.
4. Fourth-fifth days: control examinations, drawing up recommendations, discharge.
How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey?
Hair transplant prices depend on the following factors:
- Complexity of the clinical case;
- Volume of intervention and number of grafts to be transplanted;
- Prices for hair transplants at an individual clinic;
- Additional services (hardware procedures for rehabilitation, etc.).
On average, the cost of the procedure starts at $600 for a fixed number of grafts (not including the cost of consultations and other accompanying services).
Although Turkey is one of the most favorable countries for medical tourism (loyal prices, easy processing of documents, etc.), you have a great opportunity to save additionally with UAMEDTOURS.
We have prepared for you great package deals and prices for hair transplantation in Turkey.
What is a "package price" and what is included in it?
Hair transplant package price is like an all inclusive package in the best resort. Everything from airport transfers to meals at the clinic is included.
By choosing the package price you save up to 20% of your budget and take care of all your logistics. With package programs from UAMEDTOURS your visit to the doctor will be like a vacation. Leave a request in the feedback form: our consultant will contact you in the shortest time and answer all your questions.
Frequent questions from medtourists
How do I calculate the number of grafts needed for transplantation?
On average, the calculation of the number of grafts for transplantation is carried out according to the formula "10 grafts for each 1 cm2 of the transplantation area". But as practice shows, it is recommended to put 10 to 25 hair grafts for each fragment of the transplantation area. The number of grafts used is influenced by:
- The type and degree of aggressiveness of alopecia;
- The total area of the lesion;
- Type of donor hair.
The final number of grafts optimal for transplantation is announced by the doctor at the consultation.
Is repeated hair transplantation required?
In Turkish clinics, the success rate of hair transplantation exceeds 95.5%. In rare cases a second transplant is necessary, for example, if the patient did not follow the recommendations of the specialist during the rehabilitation period.
What affects the cost of transplantation?
- The price of the clinic;
- Type of procedure;
- Number of grafts to be transplanted.
Where do doctors get hair for the procedure and to which areas can it be transplanted?
Donor grafts for transplantation plastic surgeons take from the patient's own areas that meet the following criteria:
- Are not immediately conspicuous;
- Have a high concentration of hair follicles;
- Donor hairs do not differ in texture from the hair in the transplant area.
Areas of the occipital area, upper neck and some other areas of the body are best distinguished by these criteria.
What are the alternatives to hair transplantation?
In some cases, you can try to restore the density of your hair with non-surgical methods. These include:
- Subcutaneous injection of nutrient cocktails;
- Apparatus cosmetic techniques;
- Injections of platelet-rich plasma.
But it is important to remember that each of the procedures must be performed during a course (5-12 days), and the result of alternative methods of treatment of baldness is difficult to predict.
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Every year, more than 40,000 medical tourists from different countries visit Turkey. One of the most popular areas of medical tourism in Turkey is plastic surgery. According to IAMT, almost one in three foreign visitors to Turkish clinics seek advice from a plastic surgeon. And the most popular request to the doctor is treatment for baldness.
In the material below we will tell you all about hair transplantation and why Turkish specialists are considered the best in their field.
Why is it most advantageous to have the procedure done in Turkey?
As a country for medical tourism, Turkey began to gain popularity in 2019. Having studied the experience of other countries (Germany, Israel, Thailand, etc.) in providing medical care to foreign patients, Turkish experts took the best and discarded everything unnecessary.
As a result, coming to Turkey, tourists receive:
- Premium service;
- Skilled medical care for more than 150 areas;
- Free language support;
- Excellent prices, on average 30% lower than in Israel or the United States.
See for yourself the perfect combination of service and expertise: leave a request in the feedback form, and our specialist will contact you as soon as possible.