Turkey remains one of the top choices for medical tourism, particularly hair transplant procedures. According to Hair-Transplant-Turkey.org, a popular clinic for foreign patients, the number of Romanians who opt for the services offered by the hair restoration clinic in Istanbul has increased in recent years. We take a look at the main procedures and the characteristics that make Turkey a suitable choice for all hair-transplant patients.

Hair transplant in Turkey

Turkey is one of the leading medical tourism destinations and it is the country of choice for many European patients. Istanbul is particularly known for its hair transplant clinics that offer high-quality and affordable services to clients around the world. It is not uncommon to see tourists walking around in Istanbul bearing the discrete signs of a recent hair transplant operation.

After a number of Romanian TV stars and singers, among whom a well-known pop star, praised the quality of hair transplant services in Turkey and the expertise of the doctors in Istanbul, clinics in the city started to receive more and more Romanian patients, especially men. Representatives from one clinic, Hair-Transplant-Turkey.org have talked openly about the actual increase in the number of Romanian patients over the last few years.

A market study performed in Romania on behalf of a popular anti-hair loss shampoo brand revealed that 1 in 5 Romanian men suffer from hair loss. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, at the end of 2016, the number patients in Europe who requested a surgical hair transplant procedure was over 79,500. Statistically, this is an increase of 70% compared to 2014.

Common hair transplant procedures

The underlying cause of hair loss is an important factor when choosing a suitable hair transplant option. Men and women can experience different causes and the treatment will need to have a targeted approach.

In Turkey, the Follicular Unit Extraction treatment, or FUE, is one of the most popular surgical treatments for alopecia. It involves collecting a follicular unit from the patient himself, usually from a scalp area from which a hair bundle can be extracted and placing it in the area affected by hair loss. Hairline restoration techniques will also include laser therapies. In some cases, nonsurgical procedures may be effective for the patient, including special hair growth shampoos and treatments.

Thinning hair on top of a balding head

Hair loss can be a negative and stressful experience for both men and women. Patients can explore the options for surgical and nonsurgical hair loss treatments and talk to a clinic that has extensive experience in these types of procedures. Changing the looks of your hair will have a positive impact on your overall wellbeing and will increase self-confidence. We recommend that you contact a hair transplant clinic to find out what are the most suitable options for treating alopecia.