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Noticing the first signs of hair thinning and balding is never a pleasant experience, but it’s rarely a cause for concern. Though balding could be a symptom of some health conditions, it’s most commonly caused by stress, poor diet, hormonal changes, and genetics.

While there are many causes, there aren’t that many solutions, unfortunately. The only permanent way to eliminate balding issues is through transplantation surgery – and more and more people are opting to have a hair transplant in Turkey.

Medical tourism in Turkey has been on the rise in the past couple of decades, making the country one of the most popular destinations for plastic surgery procedures. With the right clinic, you can receive a quality hair transplant and completely restore the natural appearance of your hair. Take a look at what Turkish hair clinics have to offer.

How did Turkey become a hub for hair transplants?

Turkey has always been known for its exceptional universities and strong healthcare system. All medical staff in the country must undergo years of rigorous training, obtain countless licenses and certificates, and display the utmost understanding of their field to be employed in the industry.

The result is a well-trained staff that can deliver extraordinary care to every patient, making it quite clear why many medical tourists choose Turkey as their go-to destination.

However, it’s not just the quality of care that attracts patients to hair transplant clinics in Turkey. It’s also the convenience and affordability of the procedures.

Many patients from western Europe and North America schedule their hair transplant in Turkey to avoid being put on a waiting list for procedures in their home countries, for instance. Additional factors that attract medical tourists include lower healthcare costs, the low costs of international travel, the expertise of Turkish hair transplant surgeons, and the overall technological improvements in Turkish hair transplant clinics.

What clinics in Turkey offer

While Turkey as a whole has countless reputable hair transplant clinics, it’s still essential to find one that can guarantee excellent results. After all, for the transplanted hair to look natural and voluminous, it’s critical for the surgeons at your chosen clinic in Turkey to be experienced and understand how to create a hairline that suits the shape of your face.

You’ll find such surgeons at clinics like Nimclinic.

One of the best-known facilities for hair transplants in Istanbul, Nimclinic offers world-class hair transplant packages with advanced treatments such as follicular unit extraction (FUE).

The lead hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Emrah Kaya, has years of experience helping his patients overcome hair loss issues, providing comprehensive care to each patient and ensuring their hair implants look as natural as possible.

Led by the general director, Musa Yetim, Nimclinic strives to make cosmetic procedures such as hair transplants accessible to all the patients who need them. Thus, you’ll find that the clinic’s pricing is exceptionally affordable.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the quality of service is any less satisfying.

Nimclinic can offer affordable pricing due to the lower living costs in Turkey compared to many countries in Europe and North America. Add to that currency devaluation when exchanging the British Pound or American Dollar for the Turkish Lira, and you get high-quality hair transplant procedures at up to 90% lower costs than in the western parts of the world.

Affordable transplant packages for medical tourists

To make hair transplant surgery even more accessible to international medical tourists, Nimclinic offers all-encompassing transplant packages. When you schedule your surgery, you’ll simply be responsible for booking your flight tickets while the clinic handles the rest.

Included in your hair transplant cost will be the following:

● Hair transplant method best suited to your needs (FUE technique or DHI technique);

● Accommodation during your stay (3 to 4 nights at a luxury hotel near the clinic);

● Transportation between the airport, hotel, and clinic;

● Necessary medication during and after the surgery;

● Free post-op consultations.

As a general rule of thumb, you will need to arrive in Istanbul a day before your scheduled surgery and stay in the city for at least a day after it so that your surgeon can examine your condition thoroughly pre and post-op.

What you can expect from the hair transplant process

For treating hair loss with hair transplant surgery, your surgeon will need to extract hair follicles from the donor area on your head. Depending on your unique condition, the donor area is most commonly located at the back of your head, just above the neck.

Surgeons at Nimclinic, for instance, offer two approaches to extracting hair follicles from the donor area and transplanting them to the recipient area – the aforementioned Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI).

With the FUE hair transplant, once the surgeon has extracted hair follicles from the donor area, they have to create room for them in the recipient area, so they make small incisions to open up channels. They then insert individual hair grafts into those channels and place bandages over them.

With the DHI transplant, they don’t need to create space for follicles in the recipient area manually. Instead, they load hair grafts into a Choi pen, a specialized tool that simultaneously creates space for follicles in the recipient area and inserts them there.

FUE is usually recommended for covering larger balding areas, while DHI is best suited for smaller areas that need higher hair density.

Regardless of the method used, you will receive painless local anesthesia to ensure your utmost comfort.

Results after a quality hair transplant

Whether the surgeons at Nimclinic suggest FUE or DHI treatments, you can expect largely similar results. Both surgeries are minimally invasive, so the recovery time can be surprisingly fast. You can return home just a day or two after the surgery and return to work without issues.

It will take a few months for the transplanted hairs to start growing, and you’ll see the complete results within about a year. Nimclinic offers free post-surgery consultations, so your surgeon will closely monitor your progress.

At Nimclinic, every surgery is fully customized to suit the patient, and you can expect natural-looking results within a few months. By the time your hair grows out a little, there will be no visible scars or signs that you’ve even had surgery.

Final thoughts

Turkish hair transplant clinics such as Nimclinic are dedicated to ensuring the utmost patient satisfaction. You can receive high-quality hair transplants at just a fraction of the cost you would have to pay in the US or western Europe.

So, if you’re struggling with balding and excessive hair thinning, scheduling a hair transplant in Turkey could be the solution you’re after.

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