Turkey boasts a billion dollar hair transplant industry. It attracts image-conscious tourists from all over the world. But why do so many people choose to have a hair transplant in Turkey over their home country?
Some of the most skilled hair transplant specialists are based in Turkey. The Vera Clinic in Istanbul, for example, employs an expert team of surgeons. The clinic offers a wide range of treatments – including non-surgical options – many of which are not currently available in other countries.
Although Turkey is leading the industry in innovation, many remain skeptical about hair transplants. These reservations are totally understandable. However, they are also unwarranted. Read on to find out why.
Balding: An Unavoidable Part of Life (or is it?)
The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, often known as “male pattern baldness”. Male pattern baldness occurs in about two-thirds of men. Most males begin losing their hair around the age of 35. Virtually all have noticeably thinner hair by the time they reach 50.
Contrary to popular belief, hair loss knows no gender. 80% of females experience some degree of balding after the age of 60. Harvard University has actually conducted some pretty interesting studies into female pattern baldness. You can check out their findings here.
With statistics like those mentioned above, balding must be an unavoidable part of life, right? Wrong! While alopecia was once a sure-thing for millions of men and women, it can now be prevented, slowed, and even reversed.
Hair transplants have been perfected in Turkey. Easily accessible clinics scattered across the country make it possible to maintain a full head of hair well into old age. The very best even provide lifetime certification for extra peace of mind!
Types of Hair Transplant
In Turkey, a plethora of hair transplant procedures are available. Perhaps the most popular of these procedures is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
FUE is performed by extracting small patches of hair from a donor site. These patches are then transported to the balding area. The DHI technique, meanwhile, involves the extracting of hair from the donor site using a micro motor. It is then carefully placed into the receiver site using a needle-like device.
For those who would like to avoid surgery, there is platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP). PRP involves a series of injections into the head. These injections stimulate the patient’s scalp, strengthening the follicles and facilitating growth.
Where to Get a Hair Transplant in Turkey
Many hair restoration clinics in Turkey offer only one or two of the procedures mentioned above. Such a limited selection can be frustrating and may lead to a patient being pressured into a procedure that isn’t right for them.
The Vera Clinic is one of the few hair transplant clinics in Turkey to provide PRP, FUE, and DHI under one roof. It also offers consultations to help the patient determine which method is best for them.
You can find out more about its team and services – and maybe even book a consultation – by visiting www.veraclinic.net/en.