Hair transplantion in Turkey

Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantion in Turkey

Turkey was one of the first countries to realize the potential of hair transplants.
After years of research, Turkish doctors were the first to perform large-scale transplants.
Dr. Serkan Aygin has been performing hair transplants since 1996.

What will make a hair transplant successful?

What will make a hair transplant successful?

‘Experience’ is of course the first factor when considering all the factors that affect the end result of a hair transplant. But apart from experience, the following elements are also important:

1. Experience

2. Education

3. Wide selection of additional hair preservation and restoration services

4. Advanced technical equipment

Experience in hair transplants

Turkey has over the years become one of the most experienced countries in the field of hair transplants and it can be said that experience is the key word of hair transplantation in Turkey.
From then (early 1990s) until today hair transplants in Turkey have moved from an experimental background to the highest number of actual surgeries which has naturally led to more successful results.
The growing number of hair transplants each year, has strengthened the success in this field.
Professionals estimate that the annual volume of hair transplants in Turkey is about three hundred thousand patients, immediately followed by India, with about two hundred thousand patients, and a third will be the United States, although with a significantly lower number of transplants but with great importance due to professionalism And high innovation.

Medical training and the field of hair transplants

Hair transplantation is performed by specialist doctors in Turkey. The area of ​​expertise of these doctors is dermatology as hair transplantation takes place on the superficial part of the skin. Apart from this, doctors whose occupation is plastic medicine also work in the field of hair transplants.

Numerical data on Turkey in the field of health

Turkey is among the few countries in the world where all health services are provided to all people who are in the state guarantee.
This fact has facilitated the opening of hospitals in every city in Turkey over the years and the employment of thousands of doctors to work in these hospitals which has naturally made the medical training both academic and practical.
In addition the number of doctors per capita in Turkey is very high with a number of 150 doctors per one hundred thousand people.

Technical skill and hygiene

Turkey also stands out as a country where a number of global hair transplant techniques are applied. For example, hair transplantation with sapphire blades is a technique applied at Dr. Serkan Aygin’s clinic since 2006.
Painless anesthesia is another application that is widely used in transplants in Turkey. Furthermore, the use of special solutions for hair preservation during transplantation and the performance of hair transplant procedures in hospitals equipped with surgical facilities of the highest standards in the world are other factors that determine the technical quality of hair transplantation in Turkey.

The geographical opportunities of Turkey and Istanbul

Center of the World

Center of the World

Another factor that distinguishes Turkey from other countries as a center for hair transplantation and health tourism in the world, is its geography. Geographical advantages of Istanbul such as being the crossroads between Europe and Asia and a connection between these two continents, have contributed to Turkey becoming a popular destination for health tourism.
Over one hundred million visitors land at Istanbul airports each year to move to sought-after tourist destinations such as Bodrum, Cheshma, Antalya and Marmaris.
Because Istanbul has been and still is a meeting of cultures for thousands of years, it continues to attract large numbers of visitors which naturally raises awareness in health tourism.
The route for people coming for hair transplantation in Turkey
If you want to undergo a hair transplant in Turkey, we will try to explain the process step by step how everything happens.
First of all, you are beginning a process of research on hair transplants. For this purpose, through the channels offered online, you can reach the Hebrew Support Center where they will provide you with the information you need in addition to preliminary research on the subject.
You will then be asked to submit photos via WhatsApp for an initial diagnosis regarding the hair transplant.
This initial diagnosis will be made by the doctor and you will receive a general opinion based on these pictures. It is important to remember that the definitive and final diagnosis will be made at the clinic before your transplant.

The route for people coming for hair transplantation in Turkey

The route for people coming for hair transplantation in Turkey

If you want to undergo a hair transplant in Turkey, we will try to explain the process step by step how everything happens.
First of all, you are beginning a process of research on hair transplants. For this purpose, through the channels offered online, you can reach the Hebrew Support Center where they will provide you with the information you need in addition to preliminary research on the subject.
You will then be asked to submit photos via WhatsApp for an initial diagnosis regarding the hair transplant.
This initial diagnosis will be made by the doctor and you will receive a general opinion based on these pictures. It is important to remember that the definitive and final diagnosis will be made at the clinic before your transplant.

Online Diagnosis – Preliminary consultation

Online Diagnosis - Preliminary consultation

Online Diagnosis - Preliminary consultation

Many clinics request at least 2 photos of patients during an online consultation for hair transplantation. These images include clear images of the front or top of the balding area and behind the head. These two photos will show how many implants are required for the transplant area and whether a hair follicle that can meet this requirement is indeed available.
Once sending your photos for diagnosis with Dr. Serkan, you will be asked to send photos of the front of the head, back of the head and sides as shown in the photo, as well as photos of the beard under the chin.
Despite the diagnosis of the images, it is important to remember that the definitive and final diagnosis will be made at the clinic before your transplant.

Coordination and planning of the hair transplant procedure

Another step towards a hair transplant is that you need to make an appointment if you have decided on the clinic where you will perform your hair transplant.
Once you make an appointment, the clinic should send you documentation explaining the hair transplant process step by step. Of course it can also be sent via WhatsApp.

Before the transplant, you will receive information on the following steps:

  • Arrival in Turkey
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel on the day of arrival / transfer to the clinic during the stay
  • Physical diagnosis with Dr. Serkan
  • The Hair transplant procedure
  • Guidelines of post operation protocol and instructions
  • Transfer back to the airport for a return flight

Clinic representatives will coordinate regarding the appropriate schedule for all of these steps.
After purchasing the flight ticket, the clinic representatives will coordinate your accommodation arrangements and take care of your stay in Turkey regarding your transplant.
Once you land, a transfer from the airport to the hotel and vice versa will also be arranged by the clinic representatives who will be waiting for you at the exit from the border checkpoint.
In other words, a representative from the clinic will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred directly to your hotel or clinic according to your flight and the appointment scheduled for you at the clinic.
It is important to remember that your stay in Turkey is for the purpose of hair transplantation, and all your services and days of stay in Istanbul should be directed solely for this purpose.

Physical diagnosis and hair transplant planning

When you arrive at the clinic, you will be physically examined by a doctor. This doctor will prescribe you the final hair transplant plan and the transplant method that is right for you.
At this point you will undergo some physical examinations and will be required to answer a short medical questionnaire by the clinic staff.
Blood tests and additional tests will be performed if necessary.
On this day, the optimal transplant plan will be planned for you, which will be performed on the day of the transplant according to this information.
In addition, it will be determined whether what type of local anesthesia you will receive and what active ingredients will be used.
Lastly, you will receive instructions for the evening before the transplant and the day of the transplant.

Hair transplant procedure

A hair transplant day can be the day you arrive from the airport or any other day and depending on the time of your stay in Istanbul.
Hair transplantation usually lasts between 5-7 hours.

The steps include:

  1. Preparation: Sedation and disinfection of the transplant area – about 30 minutes.
  2. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia with or without soft sedation (depending on the patient’s medical profile) This procedure lasts about 30 minutes.
  3. Removal of hair follicles: This process varies according to the amount of follicles to be removed, for example, it takes 1-1.5 hours for the process of removal of three thousand implants.
  4. Dressing the donor area: After the follicles are removed, the dressing will be done in the donor area and this area will be bandaged to protect the area from external factors for one day. This procedure lasts 10-15 minutes. Then a break of a few minutes is given.
  5. Giving anesthesia to open canals (incisions): This second anesthesia is applied to the site to be implanted. Thus, the process of creating the incisions will be painless. It takes less time, i.e. approx. 10-15 minutes. Opening canals for transplantation: Incisions will be opened with sapphire blades based on the amount of hair to be transplanted (Dr. Serkan Aygin’s clinic uses these blades).
    This step is not available in the DHI / Choi hair transplant technique. This technique involves both opening canals and transplanting hair follicles with DHI by using an implant pen. The opening of the canals takes about an hour.
  6. Hair follicle transplantation: This is an important step that requires maximum attention during hair transplantation. This is the most intense stage of hair transplant work. All members of the transplant team are active at this stage and the hair follicles are placed one after the other into the created openings. This procedure takes the longest time in operation, but the average duration is 1.5-2 hours.
  7. Completion of the operation: After completing the follicle transplant process, a general dressing is performed and the patient is asked to get up. Similarly, this procedure takes 10-15 minutes.

A patient whose procedure has been completed can eat according to his needs under the supervision of the clinic staff and at the end of the meal and the explanation of the drug treatment the patient will go with the transportation services to his hotel for rest.
On the first day, because the anesthesia will continue to have an effect, the patient should avoid going outside and should take great care to rest.

Day and night of transplantation

Once the transplant is complete, your donation area will be bandaged. This bandage will absorb the natural bleeding that will occur in the hours after the transplant.
How to sleep on the day after the transplant is another important question – the patient should lay his head on an elevated pillow in a laying position. For this purpose clinics provide travel pillows for patients which is also used to sleep on airplanes.
This way you can sleep comfortably and safely.

Dressing test after transplantation

The day after the transplant, the patient will arrive at the clinic accompanied by the shuttle staff to examine and remove the bandages.
The dressing done on the first day is a process in which important information is explained. During the dressing, the condition of the absorption of hair follicles into the skin, their aesthetics, etc. will be assessed again.
Along with the dressing, the patient will undergo low-level laser treatment at Dr. Serkan Aygin’s clinic. This procedure contributes to the strengthening of the hair follicles and rapid recovery of the donation and transplant areas.

Basic guidance and treatment instructions

Basic guidance and treatment instructions

After dressing the day after the transplant, the clinic staff who accompanied you throughout the stay will explain in details all the important points to know in order to maintain successful transplant results for a lifetime.
You will receive an explanation of the essential rinsing for your follicles’ health and a very important post-operation treatment protocol which includes recommendations and treatments that you must continue to perform after the transplant.
You will also be explained about actions that may affect the success of your transplant. This information will include an explanation of when and how often harmful substances such as cigarettes and alcohol can be used.
In addition, also a description detailing how very small scabs that will come out of the bottom of the follicles will start to fall out over the next 15 days.
The next step will depend on how and whether the patient will make sure to follow the recommendations and protocol of treatment in the most correct way.
Of course the clinic staff and support center will be in touch with the patient and will continue to request follow-up photos from the patient from time to time after the first 15 days to monitor the patient’s progress.
For more information on a hair transplant procedure, you can contact our Hebrew support center of Dr. Serkan Aygin clinic.
You can read more about hair transplants in Turkey here.
We wish you a healthy life and healthy hair!

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