Harbiye, Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi No:69, Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey
3 Est. 2013

Hair Transplant

Starting from $1,790

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Harbiye, Hüsrev Gerede Caddesi No:69, Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey



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Hair Transplant at TravelMEDI

How is hair transplant performed?

The main aim of hair transplant is to extract a certain amount of hair from the donor area, and implant them to the recipient area – where hair is needed. Once your hair is extracted to be transplanted, it is called “graft”.

Donor area is essentially the area on the back of your head – between two ears. However, if the back of your head does not have the sufficient density & capacity, it is also possible to extract chest hair, beard etc. We always prefer extracting from the back of the head, as they are much more resistent against hair loss. It is even possible to extract arm or leg hair, but not the ideal option as they are not as strong & think as others.

There are two methods of extraction of the hair follicles. The most modern one is called FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) In this technique, follicular units are extracted individually by micromotor or manual punch devices. For more information please visit our “FUE” page.

The other extraction method is called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) This method is rather old, and is not considered practical nowadays as it requires a strip of skin removal which creates a permanent scarring on the back of the head.

For the last few years, there have been new methods of “implantation”, however all these methods are a continuation of FUE method, as the follicles are implanted one by one.

Price is a tricky criteria in hair transplant which the patients are mostly mistaken for. There is a high possibility to have a failed hair transplant if you are doing your research based on prices only. There are numerous hair transplant clinics in Turkey and we always recommend you to consider the quality first instead of the price. At the end of the day this will be a procedure that can change your life in both ways.

Hair transplant prices are much more affordable than the rest of the world. Turkey has become the world leader in 2017 and nearly 1500-2000 patients arrive in Turkey daily. There is a great price range as there is a great range of quality. Therefore one should consider very well before making a decision.

What does TravelMEDI offer patients?

TravelMEDI, located in Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey offers patients Hair Transplant procedures among its total of 14 available procedures, across 2 different specialties
. The cost of a Hair Transplant procedure ranges from €1,790 to €1,790, whilst the national average price is approximately €1,679.

How many specialists are there and what accreditation's have been awarded to TravelMEDI?

There are many specialists available at the Hospital, with 6 in total, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including:
  • JCI Accredited
  • ISO Certification - International Organization for Standardization
  • ISHRS - International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
  • TAOMS - Turkish Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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What you need to know about Hair Transplant in Istanbul

Hair Transplantation, also known as hair restoration surgery, is the surgical process of moving hair follicles from one part of the body that is rich in hair (known as a donor site) and embedding them at the the bald area of the head (recipient site).

It is a minimally invasive procedure, performed under local anesthetic and is most commonly used to treat male baldness, but the technique can also be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair and to fill in scars. The procedure usually lasts between 4 to 8 hours, depending on the number of grafts needed.

While there are many causes of hair loss, the most common reason, especially for men, is genetics. Hereditary hair loss as men age is the number one leading factor of baldness.

What's the Recovery Time for Hair Transplant Procedures in Istanbul?

Your scalp will continue to be sensitive to pain for a few days, during which time you should continue to take the medications provided by the doctor. On top of the pain killers and anti-inflammatory meds, you may also be given antibiotics to lessen the risk of infection, as uncommon as this may be.

You should expect to return to work and your daily routine, including exercise, after 5 days. However, the signs of a hair transplant will remain for at least another 2-3 weeks, at which point the newly transplanted hairs will start to fall out - but don't be alarmed! This is to be expected as you've just had a follicle extraction, so dead hair will simply make way for new hair over the coming weeks and months.

If the average person's hair only grows at a centimeter per month, then it will take some time before you can wear your hair long again. You could expect to display short and consistent hair just 4-6 weeks after the treatment.

What's the Success Rate of Hair Transplant Procedures in Istanbul?

The success rate for hair transplants is one of the highest, at 98% and is considered the only truly effective remedy for hair loss. Scarring is the most common side effect but is only applicable to FUT. Other potential risks and side effects could include infections, temporary loss of sensation around the surgical sites, inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis), temporary scalp pain, itching, and swelling.

Doctors at TravelMEDI

  • Dr. Oyku Celen

    Dr. Oyku Celen

    • Dermatology
    • Hair Restoration


  • Dr. Esra Bilgen

    Dr. Esra Bilgen

    • Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery


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