Over recent years, Turkey has fast gained a reputation as a destination for hair transplant procedures. When you look at the facts, it’s easy to understand why.

With the most common form of male baldness, adrogentic alopecia, affecting around 80% of men over their lifetimes – between 25-30% of them before the age of 30 – it’s something that plenty of people will encounter.

As a result, Turkey’s competitively priced, wide-ranging hair transplant scene has become a possible solution for those uncomfortable with their hair loss. Intrigued? Here’s what you need to know…

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Choosing a clinic

Thanks to growing investment into Turkey’s health tourism sector – both from the government and private investors – you’ll find highly competitive prices for hair transplant procedures.

Your health, of course, is of primary importance, so don’t be swayed by low prices, and take the time to find the option that’s right for you.

Anyone considering a hair transplant should conduct a thorough preliminary study into a range of clinics. It’s imperative that you research the medical team, and that a doctor and nursing team will be assisting you from the very first appointment to the last check-up.

Important things to consider

As well as the medical aspects to the procedure, an overseas visit will require some other services and facilities to ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible.

Check what exactly is included in the package: airport transfers, hotel quality and English translation services could all help you make the decision as to which clinic you visit.

What is the FUE technique?

Less invasive than other procedures, FUE – follicular unit extraction – involves the individual extraction of hair follicles from a donor area, leaving fewer scars than other techniques.

As it doesn’t involve stitches, the post-operation recovery time is reduced, meaning patients can return to normal daily life quickly.

5 hair transplant clinics to consider

1. CapilClinic

The team at CapilClinic is led by Dr Oğuz Kayiran, a plastic and aesthetic surgeon with more than nine years’ experience.

He is a member of the Turkish Medical Association; the Turkish Society of Plastic-Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons; the Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Turkish Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery; the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS); and the Turkish Society of Aesthetic Face and Nose Surgery. His clinic is also Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited.

2. Dr Tayfun Oğ​uzoğ​lu Clinic (DrT clinic)

A member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Dr Tayfun Oğuzoğlu is thought to be one of the first surgeons to opt for the FUE method. He has more than 20 years’ experience and regularly participates in international conferences.

3. Dr. Muttalip Keser Clinic

A new medical facility in Istanbul ran by Dr Keser, this clinic performs a range of hair transplant surgeries. With more than 10 years' experience, he has treated more than 1,000 patients.

4. Asmed Clinic

The Asmed Clinic is led by specialist Dr Koray Erdoğan who founded his own hair transplant clinic back in 2001.

5. Dr Serdar Gö​krem Clinic

Dr Serdar Gökrem’s Clinic is located in Ankara and offers manual FUE procedures that promise a natural finish.

Visit www.capilclinic.uk to find out more about their services