Turkey tourism caught a rapid growth in recent years. The tourism sector continues to develop not only in sea, sand and sun tourism, but also in many areas from health to sports. Health tourism is one of the most notable among them. In 2019, the income from health tourism approached 1.5 billion dollars, it is stated that in 2023, 10 billion dollars could be earned from this field. According to unofficial figures, the income from health tourism is much higher than the spoken figures. The world’s welcomes many tourists from Turkey’s health, aesthetic surgery to the hair, can serve until the general health of the dental treatment than the world standards in many areas.
Here is a shortly brief information about Turkey’s health tourism, hair transplantation and then I will go into detail about hair transplantation deeply.
Turkey welcomes 1 million people in the field of health tourism. Turkey is coming to 500 thousand hair transplantation. Coming to about half the hair transplantation of coming to Turkey for health tourism.
The next largest share of aesthetic hair transplantation sector, prefer Turkey for the overall health of the remaining portion.
Hair transplant cost varies between 800 and 10 thousand euros in Turkey. Its average is between 1700 and 2000 Euros. Aesthetic prices start from 2 thousand 500 Euros.
100 thousand aesthetic procedures done annually in Turkey. 1500 hair transplantation is done per a day in Turkey.
Most of the incoming tourists come through agencies. Health tourist pays including hotel and city tours. Aesthetic average from 5-7 days to staying in Turkey. Those who come for hair transplantation stay at least 2-3 days.
In hair transplantation, Europe has surpassed the Middle East countries. The rate of those coming from Europe for hair transplantation has exceeded 50 percent. They mostly come from Italy for hair transplantation. Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, England, Spain, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden are also at the top. The number of people coming from Arab countries is also quite high. No opponent of Turkey’s plantation area. There is no other country that can make this quality at this price.
Apart from this, oncology and liver transplant patients frequently come to our country. They stay for 6 months and spend 150 thousand dollars for treatment. Those who come for physical therapy stay for 2 months and spend 20 thousand dollars.
Considering these, although the income seems to be 1.5 billion dollars for now, we can say that the actual figure is 10 billion dollars.
Contrary to what is known, the weight of those who come for hair transplantation has turned to European countries.
It became the latest fashion hip aesthetics in aesthetics. They mostly come from European countries for this process. The demand for hip aesthetics from Sweden, Norway and Denmark is very high.
After the nose and breast aesthetics in Turkey made the most hip aesthetic. Romania, nearby countries such as Bulgaria, Turkey prefers to be aesthetically pleasing.
Now, Back to Our Topic: Hair Transplantation in Turkey
Communication between the doctor and the patient who will perform hair transplantation is very important. The degree of hair loss in the person to be transplanted is taken into account and the most natural results are achieved by transplanting the maximum number of grafts.
Determining the maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted in one session according to the needs of the person.
Determining the areas where grafts will be taken.
Designing and drawing the front hairline naturally and aesthetically and showing the estimated result to the patient.
Determination of the area to be planted and planting the grafts by distributing them at appropriate angles.
The number of grafts to be transplanted: The size of the donor area where the hair follicles will be taken. The density of the hair in the donor area. It depends on whether the hair follicles taken are composed of single or multiple hair follicles. Adult male head has an average of 40 thousand grafts (80-100 thousand hair strands). Normally, there are 60-70 grafts (120-140 hair strands) in 1 cm2. It is enough to transplant 40 grafts (80 hair strands) per 1 cm2 in hair transplantation. If the hair is long and thick, the human eye will see 40 percent hair density as 100 percent hair density.
Things to Consider in Hair Transplantation: Hairline
The hairline should be clarified with the person, it should be in harmony with the relevant boundaries on the face and should be evaluated within certain rules in terms of aesthetics.
The size and depth of the micro canals where the grafts will be implanted: The incision should be as small as possible on the one hand, and large enough to match the size of the follicular unit on the other hand. Thus, after the hair transplantation process, the adaptation of the follicles to the recipient points is facilitated and the interruption of the blood circulation in the recipient area is minimized.
The angle and direction of the channels: Since the opened channels will determine the direction in which the hair to be planted will grow in the future, they are placed in the skin in the direction of the original hair. Thus, hair growth is provided in the right direction after hair transplantation. The success of hair transplantation is measured by two criteria; natural look and intense appearance. Natural appearance (hair transplant is not understood). Hair transplantation with the FUE method gives very good results when done by professional and experienced people.
Density depends on the following factors besides the number of grafts transplanted:
Thinning or complete hair loss: If there is some original hair in the recipient area, the density increases with a single session.
Thickness of hair strands: The dense appearance increases in those with thicker hair.
Hair color: Dark hair provides a more intense appearance than light hair.
Skin color: If the color of the hair is closer to the color of the scalp, it will appear to be more intense.
Hair structure: Curly and wavy hair looks denser than straight hair.
Short shaving of hair: If the hair is not kept too short, it provides a more intense appearance and coverage. The most ideal people for the highest success in a hair transplant session; They are men with Norwood type 3,4,5 and thinning, whose hair is dark and thick, and who keep their hair at an average length.
Their satisfaction rate is close to 100 percent. For all norwood hair loss types, the patient satisfaction rate is over 90 percent for the density achieved in one session with the FUE technique. For people with severe hair loss, a second session can be done to increase the density after the first session, and the satisfaction rate approaches 100 percent.
Hair Transplant in Women
Hair scarcity in women is increasing day by day. With the DHI hair transplant technique, women can now have hair transplantation without hesitation and can permanently have the lush and healthy hair they dream of.
The problem of hair loss and thinning is becoming more common among women. Traditional hair transplant techniques were not an advantageous option for women. The reason for this was that the hair had to be cut and the scars, even if temporarily, could not be taken into consideration by women naturally. With the DHI technique, known as the Direct Hair Transplantation technique, hair transplantation can now be performed without the need to cut the hair.
Causes of Hair Loss in Women
Hormonal irregularity, iron deficiency, malnutrition, menstrual irregularity, ovarian cyst, polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disorders, anemia, or anemia, are among the most common causes of hair loss in women. First of all, after the treatment of the cause of hair loss is started, the only permanent method to restore the hair loss is hair transplantation. The DHI technique allows hair follicles to be taken one by one from the donor area and directly transplanted into thinning areas without the need to cut the hair.
Unshaved Hair Transplantation is Possible
There are many advantages of DHI hair transplantation technique, which is a shaved and scarless method. Hair follicles can be taken one by one, and can be directly transplanted without opening channels for hair follicles in the hairless area. With this technique, the direction of hair growth and the front hairline can be protected as close to nature in hair transplantation. The transplanted hair should grow in the same direction as the existing hair, and the front hairline should not be in a rounded line, but should be indented as in natural hair. These factors must be taken into account in order for the transplanted hair to look natural.
PRP And Mesotherapy Treatment Can Be Applied
Hair transplantation, which is a branch of aesthetic surgery, should be designed correctly. Nowadays, 3D simulation devices are used for this. The patient can immediately see the results of the procedure on the 3D image prepared over the photographs taken before the operation. He can actively participate in hair design with the surgeon. Thus, no bad surprises will be encountered after hair transplantation. In addition, PRP and mesotherapy techniques can also make additional treatments that make the hair look more vivid and healthy. In short, hair loss is no longer a problem for women, it also has a treatment in plastic surgery.
What is Mesotherapy And What Are its Benefits?
Mesotherapy is an alternative treatment method that helps to stop hair loss in men and women, increases hair formation and prevents male pattern baldness.
It is a process that ensures the regulation of protein, vitamins and other nutrients in the scalp of the patient. This process is the least painful injection method, that is, the scalp is nourished and moistened by strengthening the nutrients in the scalp with the help of injection needles. It also accelerates cell metabolism, prevents infections and accelerates hair growth. It accelerates the blood circulation in the scalp and renews the hair follicles to form thicker, voluminous, strong, long and healthy hair strands. This treatment is also faster than other treatments because it helps restore hormonal balance over time and enables new hair strands to form rapidly by inactivating the DHT hormone.
Mesotherapy Strengthens Your Hair
Mesotherapy in hair transplantation is the technique of injecting nutrient-rich liquid into the mesoderm layer of the scalp. It is made by injecting the solution into the scalp using a special mesotherapy gun containing sterile needles. This treatment consists of eight sessions, half an hour a week. In this process, one should be patient because visible results begin to appear after the fifth session. The content of the injected liquid varies depending on the cause of the hair loss. Since this substance generally contains tissue-friendly materials such as vitamins and nutrients, the treatment is considered safe and does not cause side effects or allergic reactions.
Provides Maintenance and Repair
The fact that the treated patients feel almost no pain and no discomfort makes mesotherapy an easy solution to get rid of chronic hair loss. However, people with skin diseases, skin burns, diabetes, hemophilia and pregnant women should not choose this treatment because it may cause health problems. Another scalp problem that can be treated with mesotherapy is dandruff. This miracle cure can prevent the need for hair transplant surgeries and other expensive and painful alternatives. However, in order to achieve the best and fast results, it is beneficial for patients to adopt a healthy diet, not to consume junk food and to exercise regularly.
Hair Transplant Surgery During The Pandemic Process
Hair, which is important for an aesthetic appearance, can fall out over time depending on environmental and hereditary factors.
With hair transplant surgery, it is possible to restore the hair with hair follicles or hairs taken from the person. Experts emphasize that hair transplantation also increases self-confidence. In the meantime, hair transplantation operations, which were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected the whole world and caused fear to people, started to be applied again with the new normalization.
There are UVC Lamps in The Rooms
All rooms have anti-virus UVC lamps. Mandatory by this regulation. In other words, one of the most isolated environments from the virus is hair transplantation operating rooms, but again, attention is paid to comply with the distance condition, to use hand disinfectants frequently, and to take mask precautions to reduce personal contact. Appointments are not as frequent as before.
Block Anesthesia is Made
The vast majority of people who have hair transplantation experience ‘male pattern hair loss’. This condition is a genetic feature. Hair growth continues until the 12th month. Block anesthesia is applied before the surgical procedure. The process takes 9-10 hours when studied under a microscope. Patients do not feel any pain after transplantation. Hair transplant patients have a 7-month follow-up period. The process continues by applying hair strengthening treatments to hair transplant patients. Hair growth continues until the 12th month.
Beard and Eyebrow are also Transplanted
Different applications are also made with this method. For example, in beardless patients, he can make a beard by removing the hairs. Beard transplantation is also performed with grafts taken from the hair in aesthetic surgery applications on the face, burns or in patients without beard from birth. In the same way, it is possible to apply eyebrow transplantation from the hair in women.
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