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Hair Transplant in Istanbul & Turkey: Top 5 Clinics

by Davina van Buren  |  Updated May 11, 2022

Each year, thousands of tourists visit Turkey in search of affordable cosmetic surgeries. Most come from Europe and the Middle East, but more and more North Americans are venturing to Turkey for cosmetic procedures as well. In such a scenic and friendly country—where Europe and Asia meet—it’s easy to schedule a relaxing vacation and 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. 

For this article, we compared more than 40 Turkish facilities that perform hair transplants, an increasingly common procedure, particularly among men. We recommend booking through Medical Departures, a robust directory featuring only the best and most prestigious bariatric and weight loss physicians and practices in Turkey.

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. 

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Located in Istanbul, Nimclinic is world renowned for its excellent results in  aesthetic operations. It is also the price/performance leader with its affordable prices. Nimclinic has dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medical doctors on staff, ensuring you receive full support from doctors before and after hair transplantation. Staff goes above and beyond to make clients feel completely safe and informed about their procedures, and can also assist with VIP airport transfers and lodging.

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Smile Hair Clinic

Smile Hair Clinic, with its four expert doctors in the field of hair transplantation, is one of the best hair transplantation centres in İstanbul, Turkey. Its doctors are associate members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and innovation has always been, and remains, their top priority. Dr. Gökay Bilgin, Dr. Mehmet Erdoğan, Dr. Fridavs Ahmedov, and Dr. Mehmet Ziroğlu are all experts in their field. 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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