Asian Hair Transplant in Turkey

In this article, we will be taking a closer look at Asian hair transplant in Turkey. It is a very popular procedure and it is both economic and efficient in Turkey. But do you know why? Let’s find out together!

As we all know, hair is a very important part of human look. Our hair is as different and various as our species. Different genes, conditions and demographic backgrounds result in different hair types. As expected, each and every kind of hair has positive and negative sides.

Scientists consider that there are three major groups in terms of hair type: Asian, Caucasian and African for hair transplantation. Each ethnicity has different thickness, pigmentation, curvature, etc.

What are the Differences and Advantages of Asian Hair?

Due to several scientific research, it is known that the Asian population has a distinctive appearance. Asian hair is relatively round, generally black or brown and it is commonly straight hair. Asian hair transplant is very popular among patients who are suffering from different kinds of lack of hair. This is perfectly effective as Asian hair has the fastest growth rate among others. Asian hairline has serious advantages in terms of hair transplant procedures.  This also makes Asian facial hair transplant very popular and effective along with Asian hair transplant treatments.

Not only in terms of growth rate, but Asian hair also has various advantages. Being relatively strong, able to adapt and easy to apply, Asian hair transplant is a popular procedure. Asian hair is known for its ability to withstand stress. This makes hair transplant Asian male procedures a safe and logical choice, coming with a very high success rate.

Facts about Asian Hair Transplant in Turkey

Turkey is very famous for its modern hair transplant techniques such as FUE and DHI. The country combines tourism with medical interventions like hair transplant, teeth veneers, smile makeovers, breast lifts, etc. That increases the attractiveness of the country for such operations. In terms of hair replacement methods, ethnic origins play a major role. Asian hair transplant is a widely practiced procedure in the country. Let’s find out the facts behind it. 

1. There are differences in head type according to ethnic origins, so hair transplantations may vary accordingly. Typically, Asians have round and short skulls. Hair transplantation in Asian men needs more hair than some other ethnicities because Asians have a slightly lower hairline. Turkish surgeons perform specialized hair transplants designed for Asian patients with advanced hair loss. 

2. In general, FUE hair restoration technology is well-suited for Asian patients experiencing male pattern baldness. The ideal follicles for extraction during the follicular unit extraction process are those that are straight and thick, similar to the follicles typically found in Asians. This unique characteristic allows surgeons to achieve lower transaction rates and higher graft survival rates from the harvested follicles and increases the hair transplant success rate.

3. When it comes to Asian hair transplantation in Turkey, Turkish surgeons take this anatomical feature into thorough consideration when trying to create a natural-looking hairline. Asian hair follicles exhibit a higher metabolic activity compared to their counterparts and require careful protection during the procedure. These follicles are more susceptible to dehydration, which makes it imperative for doctors to be careful. Plus, Asians are more prone to hypertrophic scars, leading doctors to favor less aggressive donor harvesting methods such as follicular unit extraction.

If you want to learn whether you are a good candidate for Asian hair transplant methods or to get an estimate for your procedure, you can send your photos to our clinic. We can share the approximate number of hair grafts needed to achieve perfect results.

Asian hair transplant before and after photo

Who is Eligible for Asian Hair Transplant? 

This is a very important question. Many people consider that the only true answer to this question is located at hair transplant in Asia. That also makes money an issue to consider. However, with the advancements in medical tourism, medical science and the health sector, Turkey is among the best choices for Asian facial hair transplant or any kind of hair procedure you can think of. With lower pricing and high expertise on the field, more people with Asian heritage can afford the procedure with a chance of a delightful vacation into it.

Under normal circumstances, a healthy person (male or female) can easily receive hair transplant treatment. However, there are some criterias which you should consider. Above all, the condition of the donor area is very important. It is generally the back part of the head; where hair grafts will be harvested and transformed into the bald area. Your donor area must be healthy and strong enough.

You should also keep in mind that blood pressure, thyroid and type 1 diabetes are among the diseases that may be a blocker to hair transplant procedures. Feel free to get in touch with us to get further information about whether you are eligible or not.

How does Hair Transplant for Asian Male Work?

This is a popular and relatively easy-to-answer question. In order to execute a healthy hair transplant procedure on an Asian male, we take hair cores (or follicles) from thicker parts of your scalp. They are grafted into the thinning or balding part of your scalp. The procedure is almost no different than a procedure of another person with a different heritage. Please see before and after photos of hair transplant to foresee the chance you may enjoy in the future and the outcomes of different hair transplant methodologies.


Which Techniques Can be Used for Asian Hair Transplant?

There are different techniques which can be used according to your preference, body type and other conditions. Both of the techniques you will read is highly efficient for Asian hair transplant. They are successfully used for Asian hair transplants with very promising rates of hair growth. Let’s take a deeper look at these techniques.

FUE Hair Transplant Technique for Asian-textured Hair

Follicular Unit Extraction is a very popular hair transplantation technique. Individual hair follicles will be harvested from your scalp, where you have strong and healthy hair cores. As the second step, an expert surgeon will cut several canals into your scalp. Harvested hair follicles will be planted here.

DHI Hair Transplant Technique for Asian-textured Hair

DHI stands for Direct Hair Implantation. It is a modified version of the FUE technique and is much more effective. A specially made tool in the shape of a pen is used during the DHI technique. This tool allows the cutting and planting steps of hair transplantation to be done at the same time.

hair transplant graft collection step

How does Hair Transplant for Asian Male in Turkey Work?

As we have stated before, Turkey is a very advanced country in terms of medical science and health tourism. Modern techniques and tools which are accepted internationally are used. While hair transplant in Asia is promising, it is both promising, fun and economic in Turkey.

We provide various services ranging from your journey to Turkey, your touristic activities, hotel etc. to your after-surgery procedures. We provide FUE and DHI techniques which are highly efficient for Asian hair transplant procedures. Feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about your potential journey to youthful look!


How does Asian Facial Hair Transplant Work?

Facial hair transplant doesn’t have a large difference from regular hair transplantation. Using FUE and DHI techniques, we provide highly efficient Asian facial hair transplant.

asian facial hair transplant before and after photo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We have been in the hair transplantation and medical sector for long years and we were able to pinpoint some important, constantly asked questions. Here are the answers:

The main risk associated with hair transplant procedures is over-harvesting the donor area. Hairs from the donor site are typically resistant to hair loss, making them valuable for Asian patients with Androgenetic Alopecia. However, over-harvesting can damage the hair follicles in this area, potentially leading to permanent baldness. Therefore, it’s crucial to carefully select a skilled surgeon and a reputable clinic to minimize this risk and provide the best possible results for your hair restoration journey.

People of Asian descent have a unique hair structure. This hair type is known for its dark pigmentation, straight structure and large diameter. Therefore, it is not easy to apply the hair follicles of Asian patients to the recipient area. It requires professionalism. Because our Turkish surgeons are experts in these techniques including FUE, you don’t need to worry when choosing Vantage Clinic in Istanbul (97% success rate).

To provide the best possible Asian hair transplant result, you can pay attention to these “don’ts”:

  • Do not touch or scratch your scalp for the first 14 days after hair transplantation.
  • When the small wounds on your scalp are scabbed, do not remove them. Wait for them to fall off by themselves. 
  • Don’t sleep on your side or on your tummy. 
  • Don’t rub your new hairline against a pillow. 
  • Do not be afraid of swelling for the first 3-4 days after surgery. 
  • Don’t wash your hair for the first 48 hours.

It depends on the hair type, how many grafts are needed and the economic conditions both globally and nationwide. It is easy to say that hair transplant cost in Istanbul will be cheaper than other major cities in the world. Feel free to get in touch with us to learn how economical and efficient it can be!

In the early weeks, you may experience some grafted hair may shed. Don’t panic, it is perfectly normal. It is called shock loss. After 3-4 months in most cases, results are more than satisfying. After 9 months it is considerably thicker, healthier and strong hair.

Istanbul is one of the most popular, modern and loved cities in the world. Napoleon once said that Istanbul should be the capital, if the entire world would be a single country. It is a respected city and country in terms of medical treatment, legal insurance and tourism. In addition to before-mentioned  treatment quality and the historical quotes, Istanbul may very well be considered as the capital of hair transplant of the world. This is due to highest number of trusting patients all over the world compared to other cities.

The source of the hair is the patient himself. Therefore, it depends on your characteristics. It generally behaves the same as your normal hair. So, if your hair is starting to go grey, so will your transplanted hair.

Local anaesthesia is applied during the procedures. You will feel a slight pain during the injection of the anaesthesia. After the injection, you won’t feel a thing.

The most professional applications with the latest technological equipment are carried out in Istanbul. It is the largest and most advanced city in Turkey. For your Asian hair restoration procedures, you can consider the Anatolian side of Istanbul, including prestigious clinics in Ataşehir.

Hair transplant procedures don’t involve the use of embryonic stem cells or organs from other people, so many scholars and religious authorities don’t consider hair transplant procedures to be haram. [1] [2]

If you prefer the DHI method you won’t need to shave your head. For FUE techniques, it depends on the patient’s condition.

If you wish to learn more about day to day recovery after a transplant, feel free to check out hair transplant growth timeline. You are welcome to get in touch with us to receive personalized answer to any question for no fee! Please click on the button below or fill out contact form. Who knows, this answer may be the path that leads to a youthful look with higher confidence for you!


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