How does a hair transplant work?
Hair transplant consists in the relocation of hair grafts from the denser to the thinning or bald areas. Your healthy hair follicles are collected from your donor area and transplanted into the recipient areas where hair is needed. Hair transplantation offers a permanent solution to hair loss.
How much does it cost for a hair transplant in Turkey?
The cost of hair transplant in Turkey varies depending on the clinic and the hair transplant method. Turkey offers very high-quality hair transplants for affordable prices. On average, hair transplant in Turkey is 80% cheaper than the same hair transplant procedure in the UK.
Why are hair transplants so cheap in Turkey?
Compared to the UK and the rest of Europe, Turkey offers cost-effective hair transplants. There are two main reasons for this. Firstly, labour and operational costs are much lower in Turkey. Secondly, the exchange rate between the Turkish Lira (TRY) and the Euro (EUR) or the Pound Sterling (GBP); TRY is not as strong as the GBP or EUR.
- Competition between clinics in Istanbul, and all over the country.
- Government incentives to increase medical tourism.
- The cost of living in Turkey is cheaper than the cost of living in Europe, the UK or the USA.
- Affordable qualified labour, with excellent skills and more experience than their colleagues around the world, because they perform more operations.
Which type of hair transplant is best?
The best hair transplant type is the most suitable for you and your needs. FUE is the most commonly used hair transplant method globally. It offers a pain-free and scarless hair transplantation. Similar to the FUE Hair Transplant, DHI and Sapphire Hair Transplants also offer great results. Each of these types come with their own pros and cons. Choosing one over another depends on your personal needs and circumstances.
What is a good age to get a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is not generally advised for men under the age of 21. This is because the pattern and progression of the hair loss have usually not been fully revealed at this early age. Hair loss may continue on other areas of the scalp, and the patient may need other hair transplant treatments in the future. Recurring to hair transplantation before may weaken the donor areas.
Do hair transplants last forever?
As the implanted hair is immune to hair loss, the hair provided with hair transplantation lasts forever. However, the rest of your hair (except the donor area) may fall naturally. That’s why we ask our patients to watch their hair fall and confirm if their hair fall is on a slow pace to ensure the best results after their hair transplants.
Does a hair transplant hurt?
Because of the local anesthesia and the post-operative pain killers, no, it does not hurt! Patients might feel some brief discomfort during the numbing process and right after the implantation, as the scalp starts to heal. That is all!
How long does a hair transplant take?
In general, the DHI technique takes longer than the FUE technique, as the grafts need to be placed into the implant pen one by one. Depending on the number of grafts you need and the method, a hair restoration session can take between 6 to 8 hours. However, if your hair loss is massive, your hair transplant can include two sessions with a certain period of time in between.
How long does transplanted hair take to grow?
If you notice implanted hair falling soon after surgery, don’t be scared! This is the hair shock, soon after new hairs will start to grow. To see overall results you will need to wait 5 to 12 months.
What are the side effects of hair transplant?
Even though a hair transplant does not have any serious side effects, you might face slight bleeding, an itchy scalp, bruising, and hair loss.
In some cases, surgery can cause infections which will be cured by antibiotic application.
How many grafts will I need for a hair transplant?
You can ask the precise number of grafts and price from our smart chatbot: Dr. Ethos.
Does transplanted hair look natural?
In the FUE and DHI methods there will be tiny scars on the donor area which will not be visible among the long hairs.
In the recipient area, depending on the number of grafts and the implantation angles, hair will look very natural.