Each year thousands of men are getting flights to Turkey with hair loss, and flying home days later with a full hair starting to sprout and grow. So why Turkey? Why has it suddenly become the hair transplant hotspot?
It can’t just be for the fairly relaxed visa requirements and ease of travel and cheap flights. After all this is a semi-surgical procedure, and requires a little more thought and care than booking a cheap holiday. Or does it? Here are some reasons why so many choose to have a hair transplant in Turkey.
They have simply had enough of hair loss
Let’s start with the first real reason. They have simply had enough of hair loss. Although fairly common, particularly in guys, it does symbolise for some a loss of youth and vitality. A sign of getting older.
While for many years going bald has been a fact of life that just needs to be accepted, the developments in hair transplantation, and the use by several well known celebrities has shown many men that there is another answer.
There are studies to show that hair loss can have quite an impact on confidence and mental well being. Well now there is finally a permanent solution to the problem, unlike the many expensive cosmetic products on the market which claim to work and yet to the disappointment of many simply do not.
The price is outrageously lower than western Europe or the US
Believe it or not, it is possible to get the procedure done for around 2,500 euros in Turkey. That is around 80% less than it would cost in the UK or US. Private healthcare is a luxury few can afford. Private cosmetic surgery even less so. Yet in Turkey it is entirely within reach of the normal everyday man, rather that famous footballers or actors or multi-millionaires with money to spare.
Do not think for a second that this means a poor service or low quality facilities and unqualified surgeons. In fact it is quite the opposite. With it’s growing reputation as the best in the world for hair transplants, the best surgeons and doctors are heading to Turkey to be at the forefront of the latest techniques and developments. The service and quality is impeccable.
Added to this the hospitals are modern and built for purpose, and include world class treatment and healthcare, not just for hair transplant but across all the facilities. The best clinics and hospitals are proud to be accredited and independently audited for quality and high standards.
The simple reason for the dramatic difference in price is down to exchange rates. The Turkish local currency, the Lira does not perform well against stronger currencies that the pound sterling, euro or US dollar. This not only makes it cheap for the health tourist paying for the treatment, but it also makes everything a lot cheaper. Costs of running the clinics, wages and materials simply cost less, with no drop in quality.
You get treated like a King, not a patient
What makes the low price even more outstanding is how you are treated during your stay. Competition between clinics is so fierce, that they are offering better and better perks alongside the treatment.
Some of the best clinics will treat you like a VIP for the duration of your stay, all included in that already insanely low price.
First you’ll be collected from the airport by your personal driver in a private car. He’ll take you to your 5 star hotel where you will stay for the duration of the treatment. You can be sure you will be looked after very well by the hotel, but should you need anything at all you will also have access to a personal assistant and translator who can help you.
And when it comes to going to the appointment, you can expect a private transport then too. Its a real chance to relax and recover in comfort with the very best in facilities.
The results are outstanding, and the impact on confidence amazing
Once the procedure is done, which is carried out under local anaesthetic, you’ll have a chance to relax and once last check up before heading home with a new head of hair.
It will take a little time to heal up, and then for the hair to grow out as it will have been implanted at a couple of millimeters in length. But once it does the effects are amazing. Just check out the before and after shots you can see online.
It is not just that the hair is replace, it can take years off a person. Confidence comes back and can make people carry themselves differently. The best part is that with the best surgeons who know how to implant the hair to make it look natural – after a while no-one will be able to tell that the procedure has even been done.