Scalp Hair Transplant

Scalp Hair Transplant

Hair Transplant in Turkey

Hair Transplant developed in 1988, the most successful method for hair transplantation is the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, in which the grown hair is dense, long-lasting, and natural-looking. It is the “original” hair transplantation technique and all other techniques are more or less the same; however, over the years, newer modifications to the classical FUE Hair Transplant have emerged and new names such as DHI and ICE came to light to suit the needs of a versatility of clients.

"Every one of those techniques follows the same steps: harvesting the grafts from a donor area, incising the recipient area to fit the grafts, and transplantation or loading of the grafts to the recipient area"

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant

FUE is the blueprint method on which modifications have accumulated over the years. Let’s first discuss it and then outline the most widely used modifications on it.

FUE Steps

  • During an FUE, the surgeon plans and applies local anesthesia to the donor area of which the follicles are to be extracted. This area may be chosen on the sides or the back of the head, on the beard, or on various parts of the body (as suits the client and the surgeon’s plan).
  • After, the surgeon extracts follicular units (each unit comprises 1-4 hair follicles) using punch excisions and then classifies them for easier transplantation.
  • Then, the surgeon carefully makes channel incisions in the thin or balding area and loads the extracted grafts with a similar fashion to the natural-looking pattern, angle, and direction of the surrounding hair.

This process is done under careful precision, as the follicles are delicate and can reduce the success rate of the procedure if they are handled poorly during the extraction or the loading of the grafts. FUE has a superb recovery time. Most importantly, no damage occurs to the donor area; its appearance stays the same, no matter how many grafts are taken from it. It is a totally safe procedure and leaves no scars, unlike older methods.

Modifications on the FUE

Graft Treatment


Several methods can be used to process the grafts before they get implanted. The Ice FUE differs from the classic FUE in that the follicular units used are processed with a solution and kept in a very low temperature to keep them cool during the procedure, maximizing the survival rate of the follicles outside the body and thus adding to the success of an already amazing procedure.

Opening Channels

Sapphire FUE

A modern modification in the way the surgeon makes incisions is using sharper sapphire blades other than the steel ones used in classic FUE. It is more efficient than the classic FUE in that it requires way less time for recovery and produces much denser hair as the sapphire incisions are narrower and therefore allow more follicles to be placed next to each other.

The difference between Sapphire FUE and Classic FUE regarding the opening of micro-channels

Loading Grafts

Direct hair implantation (DHI) 

Korean scientists developed a pen-like device to aid the surgeons with the loading of the grafts into the balding area. This pen-like device, called Choi implanter, is used to make the channel incisions and load the grafts at the same time, providing faster and more efficient implantation and way less destruction of the follicles.

The most prominent advantage of DHI is the time modification: grafts spend less time outside the body, thus improving their survival rate and the overall success of the procedure. Moreover, the recipient site in a DHI doesn’t even need to be shaved and magnificent results can be seen much earlier than the classic FUE.

Hair Transplant Price

There are numbers of factors influencing the cost of hair transplant, The variation in prices within a country is largely determined by the number of grafts, the method used to perform the procedure and the experience of the surgeon performing the operation. When comparing prices by country however, the variation is due to differences in labor costs, medical standards, the country’s ability to manufacture medical technology, and competition for medical tourism.

Below graph illustrates hair transplant price comparison using the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique, the most widely used method and calculations based on 2,000 grafts. This price comparison are only taken from approved clinics and doctors. Hair Transplant in Turkey are done using the latest technology with the highest world class standards and material. All procedures are performed by the hands of hand picked Tour for Cure experienced clinics and doctors. Despite that Turkey managed to position itself to be the cheapest for hair transplant worldwide. 

Hair Transplant prices in Turkey shown above don't include travel, accommodation or associated expenses. Pricing is approximate and may vary with individual clinics. all currencies are in USD. Contact Tour for Cure for free consultation now and get your exact hair transplant price.

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