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Hair Transplant in Istanbul & Turkey: Top 6 Clinics

by Davina van Buren  |  Updated May 1, 2023

For travelers interested in receiving hair transplants, Turkey is a fantastic destination option. Not only are there many skilled hair transplant surgeons here, but there’s plenty to do during downtime.  

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More and more North Americans and Europeans are venturing to Turkey in search of affordable cosmetic surgeries. This scenic, tourist-friendly country is an ideal location for a relaxing vacation and with strong infrastructure, you also get some work done while you’re there. Hair transplants are typically completed in just a few hours—although there should be consultations via phone or video in advance of your trip—but there’s plenty to do before or after your procedure.

For this article, we compared more than 40 Turkish facilities that perform hair transplants, an increasingly common procedure, particularly among men. From those businesses, we selected six outstanding hair transplant clinics.

Hermest Hair Transplant Clinic

Hermest Hair Transplant Clinic is one of the best hair transplant clinics in Turkey, having received many international hair transplant awards over the years. Typically the permanence ratio in transplanted hair is between 50–90 percent, but Hermest’s “Unique FUE” method boasts a permanence rate of up to 99 percent. Their state-of-the-art clinic is conveniently located in Istanbul and the company prides itself on unparalleled customer satisfaction. One hair transplant surgeon on staff is a cardiologist (Dr. Ahmet) and the other (Dr.Esra) is a dermatologist.  

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Not only is Nimclinic renowned for its excellent results in aesthetic operations, it is also an affordable option. Located in Istanbul, Nimclinic has dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medical doctors on staff, ensuring you receive full support from doctors before and after hair transplantation. Staff can assist with VIP airport transfers and lodging and employees go above and beyond to make clients feel completely safe and informed about their procedures.

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Smile Hair Clinic

Smile Hair Clinic is considered one of the best hair transplantation centers in İstanbul, Turkey. Its four expert doctors—Dr. Gökay Bilgin, Dr. Mehmet Erdoğan, Dr. Fridavs Ahmedov, and Dr. Mehmet Ziroğlu—are all experts in the field of hair transplantation and associate members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). Innovation has always been, and remains, their top priority. This is one of the few clinics that also perform micro-sapphire FUE—a technique that focuses on the channel opening stage of the treatment using sapphire blades rather than the traditional steel.

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Sapphire Hair Clinic

Dr. Okan Morkoç is the lead aesthetic plastic surgeon at Sapphire Hair Clinic. An esteemed member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), Morkoç boasts decades of experience, with more than 25,000 successful hair transplant surgeries under his belt. He regularly attends congresses, symposiums, and workshops and enrolls in various courses to keep learning and bringing innovation to his practice, and is committed to providing patient-centered care and constantly enhancing his skills.

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Buk Hair Clinic

The hallmark of Buk Hair Clinic is its patient-centered approach, as evidenced by its glowing online patient reviews. The team has performed thousands of successful hair transplants in its Istanbul clinic, which boasts gleaming, state-of-the-art equipment. Buk performs several types of hair transplants including FUE (in which no incisions are made to the scalp and hair is transplanted with “mini motors”) DHI (in which hairs are carefully transplanted by hand at just the right angles) and sapphire hair transplant, an increasingly-requested procedure. Prices vary according to the patient’s hair structure.

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Op Dr Sibel Atalay International Clinic

Located in the southwest city of Antalya, Op Dr Sibel Atalay International Clinic offers aesthetic surgery and hair transplantation services at affordable prices to both local and international patients. The clinic boasts an entire team of highly-skilled surgeons who perform both Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) hair transplants. Located in the Muratpasa district, Antalya overlooks the Aegean Sea, making this an excellent medical tourism destination for those who prefer a beach locale instead of the hustle and bustle of a large city.

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