Youth at any age
Youth at any age

About Hair Transplantation

The number of grafts used depends on several factors and it is estimated first, and then finalized and determined individually for each of our clients during their visit, thus, the final number of grafts may be subject to change. That's why we don't change our prices according to the number of grafts. A successful operation is our priority over everything else
Hair transplantation is recommended based on the patient's medical condition, hair profile and hair loss stage. Apart from this, there is no particular restriction regarding age for having a hair transplantation procedure.
The duration of the hair transplantation operation depends on several factors, but usually it takes from 6 to 8 hours in total. The number of grafts is the most important determinant for the duration. In addition to the lunch break, you are free to take as many breaks as necessary during the entire operation.
Hair transplantation is done under local anesthesia applied under the supervision of an anesthesiologist, using the most commonly used combinations. You will be awake and conscious during the procedure unless you prefer to take a nap.
We use standard local anaesthesia under the supervision of our anesthesiologists. It won't be painful during the operation.We use painless anaesthesia technique. Afterwards, you may feel an itching sensation but please bear in mind that this is a natural part of the healing process and please don't scratch your head. The products included with your treatment and proper personal care will minimize all complaints in a very short time.
Hair transplantation is a minimally invasive operation, and post-operational recovery is quick. After the operation, only small scabs on the transplanted area and tiny red dots at the donor area can be observed. 15 days after the operation, the donor and transplanted area will return to their normal appearance. After two months your transplanted hair will start to grow. From 4 to 6 months post surgery, the growth rate will increase and by the 6th month the patient will be able to observe the first results of his/her hair transplant procedure. After the first month your transplanted hair will start to grow rapidly. In 4th to 6th month post surgery, the turnover rate will increase and by the 6th month the patient will be able to see the permanent hair that won't fall off. Around 12 months after a hair transplant procedure you will be able to observe the final outcome of your operation.

About Istanbul

Turkey is the most visited country in the world for the purpose of having medical treatment, just behind the USA and South Korea. As such, the standards and requirements which regulate local healthcare providers are on a global level; every healthcare provider that offers services to foreign patients must comply with special national and EU-based regulations, and must be certified accordingly.
Being the largest center of health tourism in Europe, and one of the biggest in the whole world, Istanbul offers unique opportunities for patients wishing for a better, quicker and more affordable treatment. As a worldwide attraction, we are both encouraged and obliged to follow international standards as medical providers.
Hair restoration surgeries, regardless of the safety, are still medical operations thus necessitate supervision by medical doctors. However, hair transplantation is a long and labor intensive procedure which can take almost 8 hours to be completed, so in a typical surgery, a team of specialists will work alongside doctors. This team includes hair experts, nurses, surgical assistants and laboratory assistants.
In 2019, 51 million tourists visited various parts of Turkey. There are no risks outside of general risks associated with travelling abroad, so precautions should be taken just like when visiting anywhere else.
The local currency in Istanbul is the Turkish lira (TRY), but many shops and services especially around frequently visited locales accept payment in British pounds and Euros as well. There are many exchange offices and ATMs around the city that take global currencies as well.
It won’t be difficult to find an English speaker in Istanbul as it is the most commonly known foreign language in Turkey. Additionally, healthcare providers we work with can speak English, they offer translation services for other languages, and the entirety of the documentation and forms you will be presented are also in English.

Before the Operation

You should have a good night sleep and a light breakfast with plenty of water before the surgery. Please follow the instructions from the patient coordinator at the clinic regarding the organization of the operation schedule.
Yes, each patient gets a physical examination and a blood test before the operation. The blood test is checking for bloodborne infections that are potentially risky in any operating theater (HIV, Hep C).
In this case, please notify our doctors with all the relevant information about your medical condition as this may affect the procedure. Any allergies, chronic diseases and long term medical problems should be shared with the doctors prior to the planning of the operation. If you happen to have a medical problem before your operation, please notify the doctors as soon as possible. In most cases, pre-existing medical conditions do not restrict hair transplantation surgeries but please ask your doctor or one of our doctors for more information.
The clinic will provide a sterile gown and slippers for you to wear during the operation. Please make sure that your outfit for the day of the operation is weather appropriate and your top has buttons (like a shirt) or a zipper (like a pullover), because you won’t be able to put on your top otherwise, due to the risk of physical contact to the clothing and mechanical damage to the newly transplanted hair follicles.
Please book your flight to Istanbul to either of the airports in the city (IST or SAW), with any airline of your choosing. Our VIP transfer service will greet you at the airport regardless of the date and time of your arrival, for the same price. Please make sure if you need to get a visa for entry into Turkey. There is no visa requirement to British passports March 2, 2020. Please visit ( ) to check if you need a visa for your passport
As alcohol can interact with the medication (local anesthetics) used during the procedure, you should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or taking narcotic drugs for at least 24 hours prior to the operation. It is also highly recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol as long as you are taking antibiotics after the procedure. Smoking causes constriction of your blood vessels and this may affect your hair growth. Naturally, we advise you to stop smoking immediately and never start again. But at least, we strongly advise that you cease smoking 24 hours prior to the operations and for 1 week after the operation for the best results.

After the Operation

Under normal circumstances, transplanted hair is permanent; the transplanted grafts that came from your donor area are much healthier than the hair at risk of falling. Additionally, the combination of our operation and PRP treatment ensures a stronger, healthier, a more enduring skin.
If you take care of your health, use the appropriate care products and manage a healthy lifestyle (especially smoking is a risk factor for hair loss), hair transplantation has perfect results. We like to think of these operations as teamwork. We will give you aftercare products, free consultations, follow-ups and all the education you need about correct hair care.
You can return to your daily routine and work within 2-3 days after the hair transplant operation. Bear in mind that the appearance of the healing process forming on the transplanted area might be continuing for 1-2 weeks more.
For at least one month after the operation,avoid hard physical labor, high intensity gym exercises and contact sports. Do not swim in a public swimming pool and avoid exposing your scalp direct sunlight.
For the first five days following your operation, it is advised that you sleep using two pillows in a ramp like fashion angled at 45 degrees. Please avoid direct contact between a pillow and the area with transplanted grafts, as this may cause physical loss of the grafts.
The hair follicles taken from the donor area recover much quicker relative to anywhere else on your scalp.In two weeks time,the redness and the scar on the donor area disappears. Typically the donor area will be fully covered with hair within the first 3 months after the operation. The original density of the donor area and the proper care for the area are the two most important factors for a swift recovery. After the full result of the operation is achieved, there won’t be any visible marks or signs left on the donor area.
Our doctors do not suggest taking any hair growth medication or any supplements marketed as anti-hair loss along with or after your hair transplantation. It is not yet scientifically proven if these medications actually improve success rates of hair transplantation.