How Turkey is becoming the Hair Transplant Capital of the World

How Turkey is becoming the Hair Transplant Capital of the World

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It is very easy to grow despondent with hair loss treatments because 99% of all remedies are flimsy at best. But if you are looking for a procedure, or should I say VIP vacation, that has shown concrete results for millions of men around the world, then Turkey may be the answer to your hair loss problems.

According to, despite Turkey's plummeting tourism market, there is one emerging industry that is thriving and attracting millions of visitors each year, the hair loss treatment industry.

Why are so many men from around the world travelling to Turkey for hair transplants?

Turkey is the capital of the hair transplant industry. Since the early 90’s, balding men from around the world have made the voyage to Turkey in search of affordable and premium hair loss treatments.

The Turkish state also subsidizes the hair transplant industry heavily to attract visitors worldwide, making it one of the most affordable places in Europe for hair loss treatments.

“The hair transplant industry is exploding in Turkey, you are now beginning to see chain stores like Hair Pros who have grown to over 23 locations across Turkey.”

Getting a hair transplant in Turkey isn’t what you would expect either. When you book an appointment with Hair Pros, you are assigned a dedicated liaison who manages your entire itinerary.

They take care of your luxury hotel accommodation, airport transfers, hair transplant operation, and daily VIP transfers to and from your destinations.

All of this for less than what you would pay in any country in Europe. You can see why Turkey is becoming the world leader in the hair transplant industry.

What is a hair loss transplant?

A hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair is moved from the back and/or sides of the scalp, where it is permanent (donor area), to areas that are thinning or bald on the front, top, or crown of the scalp (recipient area). Once transplanted, the hair will continue to grow for a person’s lifetime. At Bernstein Medical we perform the two most effective types of hair restoration procedures, Follicular Unit Transplantation (DHI) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). For the latter, we use new robotic technology.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of extracting, or “harvesting,” follicular units one-by-one directly from the scalp. In FUE, an instrument is used to make small, circular incisions in the skin around follicular units, separating them from the surrounding tissue. The follicular unit is then extracted (pulled) directly from the scalp, leaving a small open hole that heals with a small white mark.

This method of donor harvesting is what differentiates the FUE procedure from Follicular Unit Transplantation (DHI), in which the donor hair is removed in a long strip that is dissected into individual follicular units under a stereo-microscope. The creation of recipient sites and the placing of follicular unit grafts are essentially the same in FUE and DHI procedures.

The FUE technique was conceived by Dr. Ray Woods in the 1990s in Australia and was introduced into the medical literature by Rassman and Bernstein in 2002. In 2011, Dr. Bernstein began performing FUE using robotic technology, and now all FUE hair transplants at Bernstein Medical use the speed, precision, and consistency of the robotic hair transplant system.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (DHI) is a hair restoration procedure in which naturally-occurring groups of one to four hairs, called follicular units, are transplanted from the donor area to the recipient area.

In DHI, after the patient’s scalp is numbed, the doctor removes a thin strip of tissue from the back and/or sides of the scalp. The donor strip is then separated into hundreds to thousands of individual follicular units using precise stereo-microscopic dissection techniques. As the follicular unit grafts are being prepared, the doctor makes tiny slits in the scalp (recipient sites), into which the grafts are placed.

If well executed, the use of follicular units ensures that the transplant results will look completely natural and be undetectable. Follicular Unit Transplantation was conceived by Dr. Bernstein and first described in the medical literature in his landmark 1995 publication.

How does the whole process work?

Companies like Hair Pros are by appointment only. Before you can qualify for a hair transplant, your application must be approved by their team. Once you are approved, their liaison will reach out to you directly by phone and begin to schedule your entire stay.

The huge difference in price

Getting a hair transplant in Turkey versus your native country can save you over 60%. Turkey has the world’s most affordable hair transplant services because their government subsidizes the industry to attract “hair loss tourists”.


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If i could take a weekend off i would do this. especially given how hot turkish women are lol

Reply . 19 Like . 25 minutes ago

my mate had this done and he looks like a completely different person.

Reply . 53 Like . about an hour ago

Im going after all this craziness with chinavirus is finished

Reply . 3 Like . 1 hour ago

lol i am balding and i dont know how im seeing these ads and articles. but very cool procedure. maybe ill do it

Reply . Like . 2 hours ago

The free luxury hotel is pretty cool.

Reply . 12 Like . 2 hours ago