Turkey: The World Leader in Hair Transplants
Last year it is estimated the of the 750,00 health tourists flocking to Turkey each year for procedures, almost 60,000 travel for hair transplant treatment. Anything between 150 to 500 transplants take place every single week. It is one of the country’s fastest growing industries, so why is Turkey the new Mecca for this procedure?
Hair loss is incredibly common, whether due to age, genetics or for health reasons many men and women experience loss of hair, and as a result many remedies and treatments have been made available, promising miracle cures to those that are unhappy with how they now look. And yet success with these remedies is limited if they have any impact at all. Yet transplantation remains the only permanent solution that works in the fight against hair loss, and Turkey is leading the way with innovation and the latest techniques to ensure a successful result and quick and easy healing.
The best surgeons and world class treatment
One of the core reasons Turkey is the place to go for hair transplants is the excellent standards of care, treatment and pool of expertise of its doctors. When a client books their hair transplant in Turkey with CapilClinic they know that they will be looked after by the most experienced doctors and medical team using the most advanced treatments.
With Turkey now the leader in the sector it has the infrastructure to deal with the huge number of inbound medical tourists, and is fiercely protective of its reputation for quality and safety. Capil Clinic hospitals are top of the range, and are Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited, that is to say independently evaluated for service standards to ensure the best for patients. They are also set up to deal with the full range of medical tests and procedures including emergency care.
Although carried out my surgeons the procedure is largely bloodless and considered non-surgical. And yet requires the utmost of skill. Hair follicles are selected and carefully removed from the donor site, as agreed between the doctor and the patient. Then implanted into tiny incisions in the recipient site that has lost hair. This is repeated thousands of times to ensure the right coverage and a natural look when the hair regrows. This is why having an experienced and patient doctor is very important.
It will also ensure the comfort of the patient. Because the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, the patient is awake the entire time and this can be a little disconcerting for them even though they will not feel the work being carried out.
Ease of travel and 5 star service
Of course the other reason for choosing Turkey is because of the practicalities. The country is very accessible. For Europeans permission to visit the country is very simple, and for many other countries too. Prices for flights are incredibly reasonable and the journey time short.
In addition you will be treated as a King or Queen once you arrive, with clinics offering the full travel package for their clients. This goes a huge way to reassuring those landing in a new country for the first time, especially if you don’t speak the language.
Typically you will be picked up by private chauffeur and transferred directly to a 5 star hotel, with transport to and from appointments and also access to a translator who will help you with anything you might need during your stay. This is a service you simply wouldn’t get elsewhere. And what is perhaps even more surprising is that the entire service and procedure can be as much as 80% cheaper than in your home country.
How can the procedure be so cheap and yet still off the best service?
When researching the cost of hair transplantation, you will see that in the UK it comes in at around €12,500, and in the US even more at €25,000. This is no small amount of money for most people and can make the whole this prohibitive.
But in Turkey you can get the whole thing, plus the 5 star treatment for around €2,500, dramatically less than in western countries.
The reason is very simple. The local currency in Turkey, the Lira, does not perform well against stronger currencies, like the Euro, the US dollar or Sterling. This benefit of the exchange rate makes a huge difference to the price.
Added to this the running costs are simply lower, even with state of the art medical facilities and the best medical teams. And competition is fierce, with Istanbul the capital of all things hair transplant, clinics are constantly trying to find ways to give the best service for the best price.