How do we choose the best treatment?
Hair Transplantation in Istanbul: Prices and Best Clinics
What methods of hair transplantation are available in Istanbul clinics?
FUE hair transplantation
The classic and cheapest method of hair transplantation. The doctor controls the surgical field with a special magnifying lens. The tool, similar to a scalpel with a rounded blade, the specialist extracts the complex "follicle + hair" and transfers it to a container with a nutrient solution. The grafts are then transferred to the implant area and implanted into the skin one by one.
Optimal option for extensive transplantation. The grafts from the donor area are not taken out one by one, but in one block, and are immediately transferred to the transplantation area. Follicular block transplantation allows to quickly close an extensive defect and can be used both in the treatment of classical forms of alopecia and hairline injuries.
DHI transplantation using the Choi Pen
One of the most patient-friendly techniques. The hair for transplantation is not shaved as in other transplantation methods, but is extracted with the bulb intact. Rapid extraction of unaltered grafts is possible thanks to the use of the Choi Pen. It is an instrument similar to an automatic pen in one extracts 1-3 hair grafts at a time and just as quickly transfers them to the opened channels for transplantation.
V-Sapphire hair transplantation
The least traumatic method of hair transplantation. Its working part looks like a V-shaped blade. Due to the shape of the blade the scalpel is much more delicate to extract the grafts for transplantation and less traumatic to the skin. The recovery period after V-Sapphire transplantation is much shorter than with other techniques.
Hair transplants in Istanbul for women are performed using similar techniques. To find out which method of transplantation is suitable for you - leave a request in the feedback form. A UAMEDTOURS consultant will contact you as soon as possible and provide the necessary information.
In what cases is it necessary to use each method
The choice of method depends on the individual clinical history of the patient, the general condition, the type of alopecia and the budget limits. At the initial consultation, the doctor will suggest the best method of transplantation and answer questions of interest, such as how many grafts you need for a hair transplant or how many days you can wash your hair after the procedure.
Where do doctors get hair for the procedure and to which areas can it be transplanted?
The donor areas for hair transplants are the back of the neck, the back of the head and some other areas of the body. In the case of a moustache or beard transplant, the donor area is the part of the face with the highest concentration of hair follicles.
How is hair transplantation in Istanbul? Description of the procedure by day.
The itinerary of a medical tourist is as follows:
- First day: transfer to the clinic, initial consultation with the doctor, making a diagnosis plan and choosing the tactics of hair transplantation.
- Second day: routine diagnostics (if necessary), preparation for the procedure and performance of the procedure itself.
- Third day: doctor's examination, assessment of transplant areas.
- Fourth-fifth day: control examination and discharge given a satisfactory general state.
Important: The total length of stay in the clinic may increase if the patient requires extended diagnostics, or if his/her condition after the procedure is of concern to the attending physician.
What is important for the patient to know about the procedure?
How to calculate the number of grafts needed for transplantation?
The optimal number of grafts (hair follicle complex + the hair itself) is calculated by the plastic surgeon based on the formula: 10-25 grafts per square centimeter of skin in the alopecia zone. The average cost of the procedure depends on this figure.
Is a repeat hair transplantation procedure necessary?
No, in most cases a second hair transplant is not necessary. The high survival rate of grafts after autotransplantation is one of the pluses of hair transplantation in Istanbul. But it is important to note that with complex forms of alopecia, hair transplantation on scars and non-compliance with the norms of the recovery period, there is a high risk of graft rejection with the need for repeated transplants.
What are the alternatives to hair transplantation?
There is no similarly effective procedure to restore hair density at this time. Some forms of alopecia can be treated with conservative methods, such as subcutaneous and intradermal mesocutaneous microinjections.
But it is not always possible to predict the result of alternative methods of alopecia treatment, and the need for a course of procedures is often more expensive than a standard transplantation procedure.
Package deals and prices for hair transplants in Istanbul
Hair transplant prices in Istanbul vary from clinic to clinic. The cost is influenced by the type of transplant, the price per procedure and the amount of extra cost.
But with UAMEDTOURS you have a great opportunity to save a few thousand on your total costs. Just take advantage of the "package price" package!
What is a package price and what does it include?
The package price includes all the services you need for a medtourist, from transportation from the airport to organizing tours of the cultural sites in Istanbul. Find out how much you can save exactly in your case - leave a request to a consultant in the feedback form!
Frequent questions of international patients
What influences the cost of transplantation?
The first and most important factor is the alopecia area. The number of grafts needed for transplantation is calculated on the basis of the ratio of 10-25 grafts per cm2 of the intervention area.
The type of procedure, anesthesia and the need for rehabilitation also affect the cost.
Associated costs (insurance, out-of-clinic accommodation, food, etc.) also indirectly influence the cost of the procedure.
What innovative methods are available in Istanbul?
Local clinics have state-of-the-art equipment and experienced plastic surgeons. Each specialist may have their own proprietary technique for performing transplants that can be considered innovative.
How long does one have to stay in the country?
The average length of stay in Turkey for a hair transplant is from 2 to 5 days. The length of stay depends on the type of hair transplant, the patient's general condition after the procedure, and the need for rehabilitation.
Doctors See all doctors
What do you think of when you think of Istanbul? A vibrant Eastern city with centuries of history? A mix of traditional culture and modern pace of life? Or maybe a modern center for medical tourism?
That's right, according to the Medical Tourism Association, Istanbul is visited by thousands of foreign patients every year. Excellent prices, well-developed infrastructure, a wide range of offers from clinics, and the opportunity to combine a visit to the doctor with a cultural holiday: you cannot think of a better environment for taking care of your health and beauty.
And the most popular procedure according to the version of 2021 in Istanbul was... hair transplantation!
In the article below we will tell you about all the nuances of this procedure and answer the most common questions from medical tourists.
Why is it most advantageous to have the procedure done in Istanbul?
Istanbul is the real heart of medical tourism in Turkey. Among other cities, medical tourists choose Istanbul for the following reasons:
Large selection of clinics;
- Wide price range;
- Developed infrastructure of the city;
- The ability to combine treatment and leisure;
- Multilingual environment that simplifies communication with staff.
To learn more about clinics in Istanbul, leave a request in the feedback form. A consultant will contact you as soon as possible to answer your questions, such as "how much does a hair transplant in Istanbul cost?".