Hair transplants are highly delicate, yet straightforward, procedures. Thousands of international patients a year choose to receive a hair transplant in Turkey due to Turkey’s reputation as a world leader in the field of medical tourism. Thanks to a large number of highly-trained medical professionals, low operating costs, and modern facilities patients travel to Turkey for all manner of medical procedures.
For men and women suffering from baldness, there are many treatment options available depending on the nature and extent of your hair loss. Generally, these can be broken down into surgical and non-surgical treatments.
For patients whose hair loss has progressed beyond Norwood Stage 3 and/or has been stable for some years, a surgical hair transplant represents the only truly permanent solution for combatting hair loss. The most popular and effective types of hair restoration surgery are FUE and DHI.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is the most common method for hair transplantation. Using the FUE technique, hair follicles are removed from a donor area (typically at the back of the head) in individual grafts or as multiple follicles. These are briefly stored in a special solution while all of the hair grafts are prepared. These grafts are then implanted into channels created in the recipient area. At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, we have pioneered the use of sapphire blades during an FUE method transplant allowing for finer channels, denser hair implants, and faster healing. FUE transplants are minimally invasive procedures with a quick recovery time and low risk of scarring.
Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) is one of the newest transplant techniques available for hair restoration treatment. It is a modified version of the FUE technique and combines extraction and implantation into a single step. During a DHI transplant, hair follicles are first extracted from the donor area before being directly embedded into the recipient area without the need for incisions. This is achieved by the use of a Choi implanter pen and allows for more accurate placement of hair follicles and a more natural final result.
For patients whose hair loss has not yet stabilised, or who have only lightly thinning hair, a hair transplant may not be necessary. At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic, we offer a variety of non-surgical treatments for interested clients.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT, also known as cold-laser or infrared-light therapy) is a hair restoration treatment available to men and women dealing with androgenetic alopecia (male/female pattern baldness). While high-energy lasers can damage tissues, low-level lasers have been shown to stimulate cell activity. LLLT is effective at prolonging anagen (growth phase), stimulating reactivation of anagen from telogen (resting phase), and preventing early entry of catagen (transition phase). This leads to existing hair growing thicker, and lasting longer. Further, this can cause hair follicles that previously produced vellus hair to once again begin producing terminal hair.
Platelet-Rich Protein (PRP) therapy is based on the proven practice of using a patient’s own plasma to stimulate hair growth in the existing hair follicles. By extracting platelet-rich protein from the patient’s plasma via a centrifuge, doctors are able to inject this plasma directly into the scalp of a patient as a way of combating thinning hair or hair loss.
The only way to know which type of treatment is best for your particular case is to speak with a hair restoration specialist. At the Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic in Istanbul, we provide full, free consultations over the internet to all interested patients. During this consultation, we will assess the extent of the balding areas, the number of grafts required, and quote you a price. Simply contact us via telephone, email, or WhatsApp to schedule your appointment and learn what we can do for you.
Founded in 2013, the Dr Serkan Aygin clinic was named as the winner of La Razon’s “Best Medical Tourism Facility” in 2019. In that same year, Dr Aygin himself received the European Award for Medicine in the field of Hair Transplantation. With more than 25 years of experience, Dr Aygin has treated more than 15,000 patients and has a hair regrowth rate of 98%. You can see some of the most impressive results on our Hair Transplant Turkey: Before & After page.