Turkey is the leading country when it comes to health tourism. Especially hair transplantation in Turkey has become popular during the last decade, and thousands of health tourists from all over the world and especially from the Gulf counties, visit Turkey per month for hair implants.
A brief history of hair transplantation
Although the hair transplantation research dates back to 1822, the beginning of the modern hair transplantation is believed to be 1959. But the real revolution in hair loss treatment came in the ’90s. Through the introduction of the new method FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), which promised natural-looking results, hair restoration surgery gained popularity. In the Millennium, the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method was introduced and developed further to the DHI technique. Today, these three methods are being used in the primary clinics in Turkey for successful hair implants.
Frequently asked questions about hair transplantation in Turkey
What are the costs of hair transplantation surgery?
Usually, the cost of hair transplantation depends on how many grafts are being used. Turkey is, for a long time, the leading destination for medical health tourism and has unbeatable prices with packages including surgery, flights, transfers, accommodation, aftercare, and warranty. Turkey is the 3rd in the world and 1st in Europe with its over 1 billion trade volume of hair transplantation industry.
Why choose Turkey for hair transplantation?
Turkey has not only unbeatable prices for hair transplants, but it has also hospitals and clinics with the latest technologies and doctors with a high level of expertise. Besides that, the all-inclusive medical health packages in Turkey make the procedure take place smoothly and allow you to discover the beautiful city of Istanbul or Izmir during your visit. Visit our page Hair transplantation prices in Turkey to see the packages and the procedure.
Are hair implants suitable for everyone?
Yes, but not every technique is suitable for everyone. Our medical staff will be happy to advise you on the possibilities.
What is the difference between FUT, FUE, and DHI hair transplantation methods?
FUT, FUE, and DHI are all good methods and are being used in the clinics in Turkey. The difference is that with FUT a strip of hair is being collected from the donor site whereas with the FUE and DHI the hair is collected individually. This brings with it that FUE and DHI take longer and are higher in costs, but heal faster and have minimal scarring.
DHI on the other is also called micro-FUE and has two main differences to FUE. First, with DHI a special DHI implanter is being used to place the hair, which allows doctors to control the depth, the direction and the angle of the individual grafts. Herewith fewer grafts are needed for a fuller look.
Secondly, with DHI the donor area doesn’t need to be shaved.
Which method is better? FUT, FUE or DHI?
As mentioned above, both methods are being used in hair transplantation clinics in Turkey. The reason, therefore, is, that not every area is suitable for the one or the other hair implementation method. The type of hair loss is important to which method would give the best result.
Can women undergo hair transplantation surgery?
In principle, yes. The DHI hair transplantation technique without shaving the donor area, can be applied by men and women. There are specialists in Turkey that are experienced with female hair transplantations. Please contact our specialists for a free consultation.
Is hair transplantation also possible with curly hair?
Yes! Although the hair follicle and strand of curly hair is different than straight hair, which makes the procedure more difficult, curly hair is an advantage as fewer strands of hair will be needed to cover the area.
How long does the recovery take after hair transplantation?
It is normal and common to experience some redness in the area of the hair transplantation. This might last for 2-4 days after the surgery.
How long does it take for hair to grow after the surgery?
The hair in the transplanted area will fall a few days after the operation. Don't panic, this is normal course. It takes two to three months for permanent hair to start growing. The final results will be visible between 12 to 18 months.
Are there any side effects to hair transplantation?
As in all medical surgeries, side effects might also occur after hair transplantation. These are rare, though, and could include bleeding, itching, swelling, and pain.
Will the hair implants last forever?
If done by an experienced specialist, hair transplants would last for a lifetime. The warranty for hair transplantation from Turkish clinics will cover any issues.