A hair transplant in Turkey represents a potentially life-changing procedure. As the only truly permanent solution to hair loss, hair transplants have given millions of men and women over the world a new lease on life. Choosing the right doctor from the clinics in Istanbul can be an overwhelming task, here we’ve laid out the seven steps – from consultation to final results – to a successful hair transplant procedure.

1.   Contact Us

You can contact our clinic via email, phone, gbwhatsapp, or WhatsApp to schedule your full, free consultation with one of our leading hair transplant surgeons. This consultation can be done remotely; we will ask you to send us multiple detailed photos of your hair and scalp to evaluate the degree of hair loss. Dr. Aygin will then put together a personalized, detailed treatment plan.

2.   Schedule Your Appointment

After you and your doctor have agreed on a treatment plan, you’re ready to schedule your appointment. We feature flexible bookings so you can make an appointment at your earliest convenience. Book your trip on your terms. We’ll give you a quote, but you aren’t responsible for paying anything upfront. You pay only upon arrival at our clinic.

3.   Arrival In Istanbul

As soon as you’ve made your appointment, our agents will start working to prepare for your arrival. We offer all-inclusive packages that cover all of your needs to guarantee a hassle-free, comfortable trip. You just need to arrange your trip to and from Istanbul and leave the rest to us. When you arrive at the airport in Istanbul, one of our liaisons will greet you, assist with airport transfers, escort you to your accommodations (booked by us) and help you check-in. All of our clients are entitled to up to 3 nights’ stay in one of Istanbul’s premier 4-star hotels.

4.   First Night And Second Day

Once you have checked into your room, you are free to explore the vibrant city around you. The next morning, we will pick you up at your hotel and transport you to our clinic where you will have a final one-on-one consultation with Dr. Aygin to go over all of the details of your transplant. During this appointment, all patients are required to undergo a blood test for diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis C, or Syphilis. If this test is positive, we are unable to perform any operations.

Hair transplant in Turkey, the before and after
Photo courtesy of Dr. Serkan’s office

5.   Your Hair Transplant

On the following day, we will again pick you up and transport you to our clinic for your procedure. After a final inspection, we begin the pre-operative preparations. For all operations, guests are given the option to receive anesthesia. We offer local anesthesia, general sedation, or revolutionary needleless SOFT anesthesia to prevent any pain or discomfort throughout the operation. This is entirely optional, and regardless of choice, you will remain fully conscious the entire time.

To begin your hair transplant, doctors first remove healthy hair follicles from a donor area – typically the back of the head. Depending on which transplant technique is being used, these follicles are then briefly stored in a solution to keep them healthy before implantation or are immediately implanted into the recipient site.

Hair transplants are outpatient procedures that typically require 4-6 hours. After your operation, we will transport you and any guests back to your hotel room for you to recover.

6.   The Follow-up Examination

The day after your operation, we will once again pick you up and drive you to our clinic for your follow-up appointment. At this time, all patients may receive LLLT laser therapy and/or PRP treatment. These have been shown to speed up the rate of healing and stimulate the growth of newly transplanted hairs. At this time, we will also go over the details of your post-operative care. You will receive all necessary medications and detailed instructions for their use.

7.   Post-Operative Care

In the days and weeks post-operation, there are several important things to keep in mind. It is vital that you do not touch, wash, or comb your hair for at least 3 days after the transplant as the hairs have not yet had a chance to take root. After this time you may begin washing your hair in accordance with the instructions given to you by your doctor. For the first 15-20 days it is important to avoid overly stressful or physical situations and to avoid things such as swimming.

Dr. Serkan Aygin clinic for hair transplant in Turkey
Dr. Serkan Aygin clinic for hair transplant in Turkey. Photo courtesy of Dr. Serkan’s office

The Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic

Our hair transplant clinic in Istanbul is one of the world’s leading hair restoration centers. We specialize in performing the most modern hair restoration surgery techniques such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method and Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) transplants. Dr. Serkan Aygin and his medical team have more than 25 years of experience performing hair transplants and have assisted more than 10,000 patients achieving a hair regrowth rate of 98%. Check out our greatest successes on our Hair Transplant Turkey: Before & After page.

As a proud member of the International Society of Dermatology, Dr. Aygin is an established pioneer in the field of hair transplant surgery. His use of sapphire blades in FUE hair transplants has led to denser transplanted hairs and greatly reduced healing time. In 2019, Dr. Aygin was honored with the European Award for Medicine in the field of hair transplantation.