The loss of one's hair at any age can be an upsetting and debilitating experience, which can result in a loss of confidence and low self-esteem. For centuries, people have been trying to solve the problem but with little success. This led to hair loss sufferers either having to wear wigs or simply to live with the problem.
But today, hair transplant systems are available, which can restore a full head of hair, making you look and feel younger while restoring your confidence and self-esteem.
Developed in New York in the 1950s by Dr Norman Orentreich, the hair transplant procedure replaces the lost hair on your scalp with healthy hair follicles from other parts of the head.
This procedure has been available in clinics in the U.S. and Europe for many years now, but the cost of the procedure in these locations is often prohibitively expensive. With hair transplant procedures now available in Turkey, more people can take advantage of the latest hair transplant technology at a fraction of the price without compromising safety.
What to expect from a hair transplant in Turkey
Turkey has some of the most experienced hair transplant surgeons in the world. Many thousands of patients travel to Turkey each year, not only to experience this wonderful country first hand but to have their hair restored to its former glory at a fraction of the cost of a clinic in Western Europe.
As the popularity of hair transplant surgery increases, many clinics in Turkey now specialize in carrying out procedures for patients based in Western Europe and the USA. Such vera clinic adapted its consultation process and aftercare programs to cater to patients from these locations.
Prior to any examination, an initial phone consultation will be carried out with the patient to ascertain their desires and expectations. During this consultation, the clinician will ask for photographs of the scalp to be sent for an initial assessment. Once the initial consultation is complete, the patient will be asked to attend a physical consultation which takes place in the host country.
During this face to face consultation, the treatment will be fully explained and a treatment plan will be developed. Once you are happy with the treatment plan and the expected results have been explained to you, an appointment will be made at a clinic in Turkey where the procedure will be carried out.
What hair transplant techniques are used in Turkey?
While there are a number of hair transplant technologies available, the most popular and successful type is Follicle Unit Extraction (FUE) transplant technology. This technique uses a micro-needle to create a tiny incision to remove healthy hair follicles from the scalp.
The tiny incision reduces the amount of damage to the scalp, thereby lowering recuperation time. The accuracy of the technology ensures the follicle is removed whole allowing it to regrow quickly once transplanted. This results in a higher success rate than more traditional transplant technologies such as Follicle Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Advanced Trico Pigmentation (ATP). FUE also produces a higher density hair count, which provides a more natural looking, healthy head of hair.
Is hair transplant surgery in Turkey safe?
Turkey is one of the leading providers of hair transplants in the world. It is estimated that 25% of the world's hair transplants take place in Turkey each year. The region has many state-of-the-art clinics, which have invested in the latest transplant technologies to provide the best results and the highest levels of service.
All hair transplant surgeons in Turkey must be accredited by The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Some are also specialist plastic surgeons who are experienced in carrying out all types of reconstructive surgery and are regulated by the Turkish Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
As a result, hair transplant surgery in Turkey contains no more risk than any clinic based in Western Europe or the United States.
What is the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey?
Cost is the main reason why people choose Turkey for their hair transplant. The exact price can vary from person to person. But as a rough guide, the cost for a standard procedure, which involves removing hair from the donor site and transplanting it on the scalp, will be around $2500. This is approximately 1/10th of the cost of a similar procedure in a Western European clinic.
The cost also typically includes all flights, hotels, airport transfers and aftercare services. Patients will often be met at the airport by a clinical representative who will take care of the patient throughout the entire process. This helps to ensure the transplant procedure goes to plan and the treatment is a success.
Will I require any aftercare?
As with all medical procedures, there is a risk of side effects following FUE treatment. These include swelling and bleeding from the transplant site. These will be managed and contained while in Turkey and should subside after a few days. Your clinical representative will be on hand to help if you need assistance.
Once you return home, the clinic will remain in contact with you for up to 12 months after surgery to monitor the healing process. Your clinical representative will also be on hand for assistance at any time up to 12 months after surgery to answer any questions you may have.
What other hair transplant procedures are carried out in Turkey?
Female hair transplant
Hair loss is not just a male problem, it affects women as well. In fact, the loss of hair can cause much deeper psychological effects on women than men. FUE is an effective technique for remediating hair loss in both men and women providing cost-effective and natural results, regardless of the cause.
Eyebrow transplants have become more popular over recent years as fuller eyebrows become more fashionable. Eyebrow transplants are an effective way of restoring thin eyebrows, providing a more sculpted look to the face. FUE transplants also provide a more natural look than traditional methods, such as eyeliner and tattoos.
For many men, a beard is a sign of masculinity. Unfortunately, some men are unable to grow a full beard due to bald patches on the face. Approximately 50% of men have difficulty growing a full and even beard due to genetics, scarring or an underlying medical condition. A hair transplant can provide a permanent solution which not only looks natural but it can be trimmed or shaved just like any other hair on the face.
For an initial FREE consultation, contact one of our representatives in the UK or fill out the form on our website. We will contact you and provide more information about our range of services both in the UK and in Turkey. You are just one phone call away from a full head of hair.