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Hair Transplant FAQ’s

The Most Frequently Asked Questions


If you are considering a hair transplant, you may have many questions. After all, it is a procedure that can massively change your life. We have compiled the most frequently asked questions to give you the answers that you are looking for.

Getting a Hair Transplant During the Corona (Covid-19) Pandemic

Coronavirus – What Is the Current Situation in Turkey?

Entry into Turkey is still possible and without quarantine. In addition to the general regulations, the highest hygiene standards apply at the airport, in the hotel and at the clinic, which are strictly controlled. No quarantine is required for the return journey to England, either.

You need a negative Corona test no older than 48 hours on entry, unless you are fully vaccinated or recovered with a medical certificate. This must be organised by each patient themselves. A Traveller Entry Form is also required upon entry. Our experts will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.  Please check the current guidelines on the government website before you travel.

Is a Hair Transplant Abroad During Corona Dangerous?

No. At Elithair, we are strict on hygiene, so we ensure that our patients are at minimal risk. Also, the minimally invasive procedure is performed by absolute specialists, so we offer you the best hair transplant in Turkey.

At Elithair we place great emphasis on effective hygiene and safety measures for all our patients. Risks cannot be completely ruled out, but are almost non-existent with us.

Things To Know Before Your Hair Transplant

Am I Suitable for a Hair Transplant?

Some factors, such as certain diseases or too little donor hair, make a hair transplant impossible.

Whether you are suitable for the procedure can only be found out in a
personal consultation.

Contact us now for a detailed consultation with our expert.

How Beneficial Is a Hair Transplant?

The treatment is the only solution to effectively combat your hair loss. The perfect results achieved by the specialists last a lifetime. So you will never have to worry about bald patches or hair loss again.

What Must Be Considered Before a Hair Transplant?

In order to optimally prepare your donor area for the hair transplant, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle 14 days before the treatment. Refrain from nicotine and alcohol as much as possible.

The use of hair growth products is also not recommended for the last few weeks before the treatment.

If you regularly take medication, discuss this with your doctor.

How Much Does a Hair Transplant Cost?

Hair transplant costs are individual for each patient. Factors that influence the total price of your treatment are the number of grafts that are transplanted and the chosen method.

At Elithair, every patient receives a detailed consultation and a non-binding cost estimate in advance.

Is a Hair Transplant Better in the UK or Turkey?

Turkey is the European hub for hair transplant surgery. It’s the home to many of the leading doctors in this field, which includes our Dr Balwi. As Turkey is the home of hair restoration treatments, the quality here is extremely high.

Furthermore, due to the lower cost of living (compared to the UK) the cost of a hair transplant in Turkey is incredibly competitive.

At What Age Should I Have a Hair Transplant?

You can have the procedure at any age. Our experts will be happy to inform you personally whether you are suitable for a hair transplant.

During the Hair Transplant Procedure

What Is Included in My Treatment Offer?

As the market leader, it goes without saying that we devote all our attention to you during your hair transplant in Istanbul. For this reason, the following services are always included for you:

  • VIP shuttle from arrival at the airport
    in Istanbul
  • 4-star luxury hotel near the clinic
  • Pre- and post-examination
  • English-speaking interpreters on site
  • PRP treatment
  • Medication & aftercare products
  • Modern hair transplantation methods

Is the Hair Transplant Painful?

A hair transplant with the innovative Sleep-Deep method is completely painless. The local anaesthetic is applied once you are in a deep sleep for 15 minutes. Our patients often report a pleasant experience that prepares them perfectly for the procedure.

How Long Does the Hair Transplant Procedure Take?

The length of treatment varies depending on how many grafts you have transplanted. How long your hair treatment takes also varies depending on which technique is used. On average, a hair transplant takes 6-8 hours.

Do the Teams at Elithair Speak English?

For clear communication, professional interpreters are of course available to you on site in Istanbul. Many of our employees speak several languages including German, English, Italian, Turkish, and Bulgarian. Thus, there are no language barriers with us.

How Do I Ensure a Positive Hair Transplant Experience?

Already during your research, it is important that you choose the right provider. Do not focus completely on the price, but much more on the expertise and experience of the respective specialists. Look at the clinic’s ratings and whether they work with the latest methods.

Things To Know After the Hair Transplant

How Long Does the Healing Take?

The crusts fall off after approx. 8 – 12 days. After that, you can go about your daily life as usual. You should refrain from sport for 2 – 4 weeks, depending on the intensity. You should also protect your head from the sun after the hair transplant. We will provide you with a special hat for this purpose.

Is the Healing After the Hair Transplant Painful?

After hair transplantation, soreness due to swelling of the head is possible. This should disappear after a few days. Itching may occur due to the wound healing. Please do not scratch with your fingernails under any circumstances.

How Long Does the Transplanted Hair Last?

The result of a hair transplant lasts a lifetime. Therefore, you can see the hair transplant costs as a sensible and effective investment. In contrast to hair growth products, in many cases one treatment is enough to get naturally full hair again.

Do the Positive Hair Transplant Experiences Last After the Procedure?

Of course. After all, it is the end result that makes you happy. At Elithair, we not only provide unique hair transplant experiences before and during the procedure, but also afterwards. Our experts also take care of you and your well-being after your treatment. You will be thrilled with your result and want to share your positive experience with friends and family.

How Important Is Aftercare?

The aftercare of your hair transplant is extremely important. It can play a significant role in determining your optimal outcome. Our experienced team will provide you with all the necessary information.

Can Transplanted Hair Fall Out Again?

No, the hair cannot fall out again because it is hereditary donor hair. Therefore, your result remains for life.

The Hair Transplant Methods

What Are the Different Methods of Hair Transplantation?

There are various methods of hair transplantation. Different methods can be useful for different hair types. Our experts will find out together with you in a personal consultation whether the Sapphire, SDHI or DHI technique ensures optimal results for you.

What Are the Advantages of The NEO FUE Method?

The NEO FUE method is suitable for all hair types and ensures optimal enrichment of the hair follicles with stem cells. The grafts are supplied with increased nutrition, which makes the grafts more robust and stable during extraction.

Despite the short separation from the supply chain, the follicles remain strong and healthy. Another advantage is that the transplanted hairs in the recipient area have a higher growth rate and a faster regeneration of the donor area is possible.

What Distinguishes the Sapphire Method?

The Sapphire technique uses very high-quality and gentle blades made of sapphire glass. This opens the hair channels in a V-shape with the highest precision. The sapphire blade also has an antiseptic effect, which is why the subsequent healing phase is very short, at only 10 days.

What Is the Fue Hair Transplant Method?

The FUE method is a special technique for harvesting the hair follicles for a hair transplant. The grafts are taken individually from the donor area. This is done in a particularly gentle way. The FUE method is therefore considered the most modern extraction technique.

What Is Special About the Dhi Method?

In DHI hair transplantation, the opening of the hair channels and the insertion of the harvested hair follicles is not done separately, but in one step. The grafts are first inserted into a special CHOI pen and transplanted directly into the scalp.

What Makes Sdhi Technology So Special?

SDHI hair transplantation combines two different techniques for transplanting your hair. The Sapphire technique is used for the hairline. First the hair channels are opened, then the grafts are inserted. In the remaining area, the follicles are inserted using the DHI technique, which does not require a separate channel opening.