When it comes to hair transplantation applications, there is no doubt that Turkey is a brand and every day it strengthens its leadership in this field with the opportunities it offers to patients. However, while this is happening in Turkey, many European countries, especially the Netherlands and Germany, are also developing their expertise in this field.
We talked with IxoraLife Clinic, one of the leading clinics in hair transplantation in Istanbul, about this procedure, which is one of the most demanded applications in the world. We asked the leading specialists for their opinion whether choosing Europe or Turkey for hair transplantation is better.
While hair transplantation applications are increasing in popularity day by day, Turkey is stepping into a new record in health tourism. What can you say about this as IxoraLife Clinic? What do you think is the secret of Turkey's success in this particular field?
Today, there are many reasons why Turkey comes to mind first when it comes to hair transplantation. Hair transplant specialists in our country are really doing their jobs very well. They undergo a very strict and good education, moreover, they have a serious knowledge and experience because they witness many different cases. Today, many of our colleagues abroad come to Turkey through various trainings and seminars to exchange ideas with us and observe our cases. When it comes to hair transplantation, we must say that Turkey is a brand. In addition to the experienced and competent staff, the importance of Turkey's position, which has been taught to us since our early school years, also comes into play here. Turkey is literally a transit country. So much so that today you are passing through either Turkey or somewhere near Turkey when you try to go from one end of the world to another. Due to the fact that Turkey is close to both Europe and the Middle East, we are able to meet the high demand for hair transplantation in these two regions.
Transplanting procedures also started to be performed widely in Europe. IxoraLife Clinic is based in Istanbul. Is this still a preferred destination despite the increase in hair transplantation cases in Europe? What would you like to say about this?
Naturally! It is a fact that hair transplantation applications are increasing in Europe. Especially in Germany, today, in the Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain and even in England, the procedure is performed more than in previous years. However, this is where the advantages of being in the sector for many years come into play. Today, hair transplant specialists in Istanbul are much more knowledgeable and experienced than hair transplant specialists in many parts of the world, including Europe, because they have seen so many different cases. This is one of the details that still makes us attractive. Another is of course costs. Today, the average cost of having a hair transplant in a good clinic in Europe is 6-7 or even 8 thousand euros according to the technique chosen in some places. In the UK, this price is even higher. In Turkey, today you can perform hair transplantation at prices such as 2-3 maximum 4 thousand euros. Moreover, patients do not only come for hair transplantation. They visit the city and give themselves a complete holiday break.
Can we say that choosing Istanbul for hair transplantation allows patients to combine a medical procedure with holiday and entertainment?
We can say that for sure. Today, within the scope of health tourism, many of our guests coming from abroad enjoy the Bosphorus air of Istanbul as well as hair transplantation examinations and procedures, and have the chance to discover the unique culture of the country.
Then can we say that those who want to have hair transplant at should prefer Turkey instead of Europe?
Of course, the expectations of patients who want to have hair transplantation are very valuable at this point. The final decision is always taken by the patients. However, if they want to have a good transplantation with the best quality materials and the most experienced teams in the world and then reach the experience of a historical city that melts the traditional and modern in the same pot, we can definitely say that they should prefer Turkey and then Istanbul.
In addition to touristic reasons, why should hair transplantation be preferred in Istanbul? What distinguishes you as the IxoraLife Clinic family from other clinics?
As IxoraLife Clinic, we have been performing hair, beard, mustache and eyebrow transplantation for many years, especially hair transplantation. In addition to the experience and training of our team, we have mastered every technique. This is a process that requires serious knowledge, talent and sensitive intervention and techniques are applied. If we consider the cost as well as the permanence of the results, we think that those who want to have hair transplantation should be carefully woven and weaved frequently, and as IxoraLife Clinic, we have been aiming for high satisfaction in our patients by showing the same sensitivity in every case. From the consultation examination to the completion of the procedure and even to the follow-up stage, we inform our patient in the best way and choose the best technique for him. Today, as we focus on our patients and plan every stage meticulously, we have a growing patient portfolio every day.
What hair transplant techniques do you focus on at IxoraLife Clinic?
There are several major hair transplantation techniques today. These include FUT technique, FUE technique, Sapphire FUE technique and DHI technique which is performed with implanter or Choi pen.
Although we use every technique in hair transplant turkey, we decide which technique to use together with our patients during the consultation examination. In this decision stage, many factors such as the condition of our patients' hair, their expectations from hair transplantation, and their vital habits play a major role in choosing the relevant technique. As you know, hair loss is also separated in itself. We are faced with many different hair problems, from male pattern hair loss to longer term and regional baldness. For this reason, instead of a single hair transplantation technique, at IxoraLife Clinic we evaluate the condition of the patients and determine the best technique to suit the patient and plan the process accordingly.
When it comes to hair transplantation, we always think of male tourists who wear hair bands. Is hair transplantation in Turkey performed only for men or do you have female patients?
At IxoraLife Clinic, we provide hair transplantation services to both women and men. Baldness, especially after male pattern hair loss, often manifests itself in women as well as men. It is quite possible that you shall see more men wearing a headband since they have been through a transplant procedure. Despite the fact that such procedures are gaining popularity among women, there are many clinics as IxoraLife Clinic that provide this treatment, which explains the fact that the number of male patients is higher. Another factor that determines the higher number of male patients is that they opt for beard, mustache and eyebrow transplantation at the same rate.
Finally, before we finish our interview, what are your recommendations as IxoraLife Clinic to those who want to have hair transplantation today?
People should know that hair transplantation requires extensive knowledge and experience. For this reason, they should express their expectations correctly and contact the clinics that have the knowledge and experience to meet their expectations in the best way. However, they should take into account the results of the consultation examination and prefer the technique recommended to them. In addition, there is another important moment that will help patients prevent any possible complications - they must make sure to choose a clinic that complies with the pandemic rules.
Thank you very much for your explanatory answers. It was quite a pleasant conversation.