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Why Turkey is the best hair transplant county of the world?

Specialisation and Skills: Turkey has some of the best surgeons, doctors and healthcare professionals in the world for many different medical areas. Hair transplant clinics and hospitals are certified by the Turkish Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. The healthcare centres and medical professionals are certified by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. Turkey’s hair transplant reviews given by the patients prove that the treatment provided in Turkey is high quality. By far Turkey is the top destination in the world and every month thousands of patients prefer Turkey for their hair transplantation implementations.

Modern and top noch Facilietes and Equipment: Turkish surgeons offer high-quality and highly-successful hair transplantation. They perform the treatment in state-of-the-art medical centres, using modern equipment and latest methods improved over the years to ensure patients receive the best hair restoration methods and patient care available in Europe and Asia. The hair transplant clinics in Turkey have the latest and the most advanced machineries and equipment that helps them to carry out the surgery with more accuracy and best results.

Learn if you are suitable for the surgery with free consultation: Each hair transplant procedure carries its fair share of benefits and limitations and is not usually chosen based on personal preference, but rather based on the patient’s health condition and other factors, which affect the doctor’s decision to go for one of them. The Turkey hair transplant clinics will first examine you before deciding whether you should go for hair transplant or not. The following people can qualify for a hair transplant surgery: People who are experiencing genetic hair loss and are suffering from hair loss for more than four to five years. Men and women with reasonable expectation that understand the benefits and boundaries of the procedure. People whose hair fall has been stabilized. Women with female pattern baldness and having a rich and stable donor area.

Turkey’s hair transplant centres provides your first consultation for free: This will help you to make your decision with pre evaluation in terms of your availability to surgery and the cost of the surgery. This opportunity is not available in many countries. Hair transplant cost mainly depends upon the extent of hair loss. Larger the bald area that is to be covered, costlier the transplantation will be. Also your hair quality and colour also plays an important role in deciding the number of grafts required for full coverage of bald areas, thereby influencing directly the cost of transplant. The hair transplant Turkey clinics gives much importance to the hair texture while deciding the type of hair transplant to perform on you. The overall cost of hair transplant in Turkey also depends upon the skills, expertise and the reputation of the surgeon executing the surgery. Different packages for the hair restoration surgery are offered by various hair transplant Turkey clinics. A highly experienced, broadly certified surgeon with excellent reputation in the respective market will charge higher for the same surgery than an inexperienced surgeon. In Turkey you have a chance to learn all these details at your free consultation stage.

History, Culture and Hospitality: Turkey has rich history, authantic culture and well known hospitality. Especially İstanbul is one of the top cities in the world for being famous tourist destinations. In the year 2016, around 36 million tourists visited Turkey, from which 100,000 were medical tourists who came for cosmetic surgical procedures. Ones you come to Turkey you will find a chance to experience Turkey’s unique turistic atmosphere and at the same time have a great experience with your hair transplantation surgery process.

Affordable Cost compare to anywhere in the world: Hair transplant in Turkey are one-third as compared to the cost incurred in Europe and other Western Countries. As compared to Europe and the US where the cost ranges from $7000-$25,000 for hair transplant using the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, cost of hair transplant in Turkey range between $2,200 and $7,000 depending on the type of procedure, the number of grafts required, the method selected, the clinic and the surgeon. You will be surprised to know that travelling to Turkey for hair transplant could save up to 85% for this procedure.

Easy Access: The locations in Turkey which are about 2-3 hours away from most of Gulf and Europe countries is the one of the most important factor for the arrival of increasing numbers of Gulf and European Hair Transplant patients especially from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon and Italy, France, Spain, Germany. Its immediacy to Africa makes travel less expensive than other places, and saves time. This makes the Turkey hair transplant attract more patients from nearby countries.

Quicker Healing and Recovery Time: The healing process of FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) is quicker and side effects like irritation in the scalp and a feeling of numbness in the operated area disappear after a few days or after a week after treatment. Hair transplantation Turkey clinics have state of art infrastructural design to provide maximum comfort to patients who are undergoing FUE treatment. Apart from this, these clinics possess the infrastructure to offer an intensive care, to enable surgical treatments, recuperation rooms, and a wide variety of testing facilities. Due to latest method FUE, the recovery time for hair transplant in Turkey is less although it is dependent on your age, health, and the type of procedure you are undergoing.

Additional information about Turkey for travel purposes:

Time Zone: GMT+2

International Telephone Country Code: +90

Electricity: 220V and 50 Hz. Central European type Wall sockets are standart.

Mobile phone usage: Turkcell, Vodafone and Turktelekom are GSM operators in Turkey. You may use you mobile phone during your trip to Turkey if your mobile phone operator has enabled international roaming.

ATM, Credit Cards and Traveler’s Check in Turkey:  Every corner has an ATM in Turkey and services are available in English. Almost every stores accept credict cards. Visa and Master Card are most common ones.  You may want to carry some cash with you for your daily needs. Travelers Checks can be exchanged at banks, some large hotels and at bureaus of exchange.

Visa Application: Check your passport to be sure it is valid for at least 90 days. For many countries there is no need to apply for a visa. Depending on your nationality, most probably as a tourist your stay time will be for 3 months. Please check website http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa for updated information on which passport holders may require a visa before leaving their country.

Why manual FUE is the best technique?

Experts continue to closely monitor the development and advancement of new technology that can help to improve results. FUE process is the most effective technique that has been developed until now. With manual FUE, surgeons have better control the procedure during its execution. Also be able to maintain control of the adjacent area, so that surgeons preserve and use the donor area as effectively as possible. The examination of each graft for its quality prior to extracting another is possible with FUE and every moment of the procedure can be adjusted and changed as it is deemed necessary. Last but not least, in implementing this technique, every piece of equipment used is sterilized.

An FUE hair transplant provides;

› shaving the head without any noticeable scarring (to wear hair

› no sutures, no permanent linear scar

› decreased healing time, comfortable healing process

› less post-operative pain

› fewer limits on post-op activity

› viable alternative in people with very tight scalps

› extends the donor area

› useful if limited number of grafts are needed

› ideal to repair donor scar

› operation in low-density donor hair,

› debulking plugs and minigrafts

› removal of undesirable hairline grafts

› body hair harvest

› no permanently distortion of hair growth angles

How do I get started?

A photo consultation or an in-person consultation is the first step in the process.

When is the best time to have hair transplantation surgery?

Some patients present themselves for surgery with very early hair loss and a significant amount of miniaturization. In a situation such as this, the better solution is to treat the condition with medication and to wait until a transplant is necessary. However, with recent improvements, there is no need to wait until hair loss has progressed to such an advanced degree that it causes emotional distress and anxiety.

What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is an autologous preparation of blood plasma with platelets. It contains growth factors and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing. In order to obtain it, a patient's blood is spun in a centrifuge that separates the solid from liquid components. Some hair transplant surgeons use PRP in either by, storing the grafts until they are placed on the scalp, or by injecting PRP into the scalp prior to the placement of grafts. The results of studies on the use of PRP as an adjunctive modality in hair transplantation remains controversial.

What is shedding (shock loss) after surgery?

Some shedding (effluvium) after hair transplantation is a relatively common occurrence. It is noticeable beginning from the week following the surgery, and can continue for up to six weeks. Some patients do not shed, and the transplanted hair continues to grow. In general, those patients who have experienced more miniaturization and more rapid hair loss will most likely experience shedding from the surgery. For the majority of patients, it is a minor issue and should not be the cause for concern. Finasteride use may decrease the risk of shedding following hair transplants.

How does Finasteride help?

Finasteride is an effective medication in the maintenance and, in some cases, the regrowth of hair. In patients with existing thinning hair, medical treatment in conjunction with hair transplantation will provide the maximum potential for density. 

Where does Finasteride work?

Finasteride has the potential to work wherever there are miniaturized hairs.

Hair transplant surgery is a painful procedure?

The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Once the skin is anesthetized, no other pain or discomfort is experienced during the procedure. Anesthesiologist, based on to the patient’s age and physical condition, medical history and the duration of the procedure, will decide the selection of pre-surgical medication and of local anesthesia.

How long will it take to see a difference in my hair condition after surgery?

It will take 6 to 8 months to begin to see a cosmetic difference. The period between surgery and new hair growth is usually 2 to 3 months. Each hair has its own growth time. The change will happen gradually. About 20 - 30% of the hair grows between the 2nd to 4th months, while about 60-70% grows between the 5th to 8th months. Hair continues to mature for sometimes up to 18 months after the surgery.

How will the transplanted area look after surgery?

The transplanted area will have scabbing and may look pinkish for 7 to 10 to days after the surgery. There is usually a bit of redness in the transplanted areas for 2 to 4 weeks.

How long will I need to be off work after the surgery?

Taking two full days off work after the surgery will be just fine. After that point, it is a matter of personal choice. Bear in mind that there will be some swelling and scabbing. If you like to be more confortable during healing process you may take a week off from your work.

Will smoking affect my hair transplant procedure and healing process?

Smoking causes decreased blood flow to the scalp thus contributing to poor wound healing. Smoking is also considered to be a factor in poor hair growth. A common recommendation is to stop from smoking for at least 1 week prior to the surgery, and for at least 2 weeks after the procedure has been completed.

 

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