If you’re thinking of undergoing a hair transplant in Turkey, you’re not alone! It’s estimated that between 150 to 500 treatments take place at the country’s 300+ clinics every week.
An FUE treatment, which is the modern procedure for performing a hair transplant, is the gold standard of hair replacement therapies. Unlike the old fashioned “plug” type of transplant, which was visible close-up even after it healed, an FUE transplant is invisible and looks natural.
During an FUE treatment, individual hair follicles are carefully removed from the patient’s head, and then painstakingly transplanted onto the thinning or bald patches. The number of hairs per patient varies, but TV personality Calum Best, who was open about his transplant to renew his hairline, had six thousand individual follicles transplanted, in three separate operations.
A hair transplant can cost as little as a thousand pounds, and as much as thirty thousand. Those looking for high quality treatment at a lower cost tend to lean towards the hair transplant Turkey market, as the combination of low prices, high quality treatment and affordable airfare favour the budget balding traveller. While there are many clinics and packages to choose from, as it is a surgical procedure, the arrangements are perhaps best left to the experts. MedAway is a London-based company, that specialise in taking clients abroad for treatment, often at a greatly reduced price compared to the same treatment at a UK clinic.
Within three days of a transplant, most patients are able to return to work, provided they treat their newly repositioned hair carefully for around two weeks, to allow the grafts to heal properly and begin to grow.
One week after treatment, any none-dissolvable stitches can be removed, and after a few weeks the newly transplanted hair starts to fall out. This is a normal and healthy part of the process, and the follicles begin to produce brand new hair a few months later. It can take around 12-18 months for the full effects of the treatment to be seen.
The positive economic effects of a hair transplant will vary with the individual, but actors, performers and businessmen have all credited their newly healthy-looking head of hair with landing lucrative contracts, movie deals and promotions. While it’s impossible to say whether this would have happened without the hair, it is possible for the cost of a transplant to be offset by the many benefits of the procedure. This includes of course, the impact it may have on the individual’s love life. How would a hair transplant affect your life?