Turkey is the number one destination in the world for having a hair transplant. It is estimated that there are over 1000 hair transplants performed in Turkey each day. The reasons why most people in the world choose Turkey for a hair transplant are;
However, these don’t mean that all hair transplant clinics in Turkey offer a high quality service and that there is no need to do an in-depth research. We recommend that you read this overview explaining the world hair transplant market, hair transplant in Turkey, the different types of companies and how they operate, hair transplant prices, signs that are an indication of low and high quality and how to choose the best hair transplant clinic for you.
American Board Of Hair Restoration Surgery, is the only international medical board that provides accreditation for hair restoration surgery doctors who have proven to be up to date on current science and technology and have proven to produce exceptionally good results.
Hair transplant surgery is a labour intensive teams work that can not be performed by a single surgeon. However, Dr. K, is one of the rare hair transplant surgeons in Turkey that is deeply involved in his surgical procedures, unlike most other teams where a doctor is not actively involved.
There are very few centers in Turkey that are exclusive for surgical hair loss treatments. AEK Hair Clinic was founded by plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Emre Karadeniz who has devoted all his attention to hair restoration surgery.
Dr. K believes that the fight against hair loss can not be done by providing just an ‘off-the-shelf hair transplant’; it requires philosophy. AEK’s hair transplant philosophy consists of understanding the progressive nature of hair loss, the management of donor hair capacity, a multi-staged hair transplant plan and design that produces the most natural result long term. It includes training of the surgical team who understand the tissue, in order to cause the least amount of tissue damage, the best healing and most natural results. Finally, all of these must be surrounded by an understanding of medical ethics.
FUT is based on removing a skin strip from the back of the head and the donor area closed with stitches. The skin strip is then cut into individual follicular unit grafts under microscopes which is a very sophisticated procedure. This is why AEK is the only clinic in Turkey that provides high quality FUT hair transplants.
FUE is the individual harvest of follicular unit grafts using a sharp metal tube called a 'punch'. Small punch holes are left behind at the donor area which heal on their own within a few days. The most important determinant of the quality of FUE is the training and surgical skills of the surgical team.
The FUT+FUE combination treatment is a very effective option when trying to maximize the yield of donor hair harvesting in a single visit while causing the least amount of tissue damage. It is also the most effective option in repair cases where prior surgeries have exhausted donor resources and caused scarring.