In this article, we take a look at one of the active hair transplant clinics in Turkey; Hair of Istanbul.
To take any bias and preconceptions out of the equation, we set out a few criteria to base our review on.
What criteria did we use to review this clinic?
These are the boxes we have to tick off to assess the Hair of Istanbul clinic.
- Main hair transplant surgeons
- Hair transplant techniques
- State and quality of their website
- Before and after pictures
- How to contact them
- Feedback from clients across various platforms
- What their Instagram page is like
Where is Hair of Istanbul located?
The very name of the clinic gives this away. The hair transplant facility is located in Istanbul, Turkey.
The physical address:
Ataköy 7-8-9-10. Kısım Mh. Çobançeşme E5 Yan Yol Cad. No:20-1/3 Ataköy Towers A Blok Kat:1 Bakırköy, Istanbul / Turkey.
How to get to the facility
If you aren’t a resident of Turkey, you might have to fly into the country to access the services of the hair transplant clinic.
For UK citizens, all you need is a valid passport to enter the country. Your British passport also grants you a 90-day stay in the country without requiring a visa.
If you have signed up for the Exclusive Service Package, you are entitled to transport from the airport to a hotel booked for you. The clinic’s partners also shuttle you anywhere in Istanbul.
How much do they charge for a hair transplant procedure?
The facility’s website doesn’t state the price of the procedure.
If you want to know what they charge, you need to send a picture of your scalp so that they can determine the number of grafts you might need.
However, looking through other online sources, we found that the clinic charges around $3,000 and $4,000 per session.
They weren’t specific about the number of grafts, though.
What type of work is the clinic involved in?
The clinic deals in the following:
- Hair transplant for men
- Hair transplant for women
- Beard transplant. This video depicts how they go about it.
- Scalp scar treatment
- Hair transplant aftercare
Who are the main surgeons at the facility?
The website doesn’t give any specifics about their surgeons. All that they mention is that they have a qualified medical team.
Additional online research reveals that the key person is CEO Mehmet Fatih Akdemir. His LinkedIn page claims he has skills in hair transplantation.
However, we can’t find any medical qualifications on the profile. The only industry knowledge we can see is business strategy, planning and management.
What techniques does the clinic use?
Hair of Istanbul utilizes FUE (follicular unit extraction) in all their hair transplant procedures.
On their social media, they have posted some videos of the actual procedure. You can take a look here.
What does their website look like?
The website has a refined dark theme.
There are several images of Roman statues with full heads of hair, giving the site a distinctly Turkish feel from the days of Constantinople.
The site is also available in 7 languages including English, Arabic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Italian. However, the English version is riddled with glaring grammatical issues in the copy.
The blog section might still be under construction because it is filled with articles that have nothing to do with hair transplants.
Do they have an Instagram account?
They do have a large Instagram presence. Their account has 1.2 million followers. They also post regularly.
The majority of the content is before and after photos of their clients. Additionally, there are a few videos of the surgeon carrying out transplant procedures.
What does the photo gallery show?
Hair of Istanbul doesn’t have a photo gallery on its website. However, the Before and After tab links to their Instagram.
The photos are detailed, showing the before, immediately after and the various stages of growth. The majority of the photos are of Caucasian and Asian men of all ages.
However, there are a couple of men of African descent as well as a woman of the same heritage.
What do the results look like?
In the case below, the subject has what appears to be Grade 3 male pattern baldness according to the Hamilton Norwood scale.
After FUE, the results are impressive, showing natural-looking dense growth.
Below is a man who had slightly more advanced hair loss, and he has again ended up with a very good result. Notice how the hairline remains high, which is perfectly natural with his age and facial features.
How can you get in touch?
Telephone: +90 530 688 4247 and +90 212 809 32 64
What do the previous clients have to say about the clinic?
The facility’s website doesn’t have any testimonials from previous clients where we might have gotten first-hand comments about the experience.
Nevertheless, we looked through some online review sites and forums. Let’s take a look at the positives and negatives.
The clinic has a 4.9-star rating out of 446 Google Reviews. On Hair Transplant Turkey Reviews, the clinic has a score of 7.3.
Previous clients were happy with:
- Dedicated hair aftercare and follow-up
- Translators for all the different languages
- Limited damage and scarring at the donor section of the head
- The hotels provided are of high quality
- The opulent interior
Google Reviews has 6 negative comments about the clinic. Other forums also have some negative reviews.
Below we list what these clients found unimpressive:
- Relatively higher price
- Booking more than 3 people on the same day for the same procedure
- Some were disappointed with the results when they didn’t match the quality of those shown on the Instagram page.
What is the general consensus on Hair of Istanbul?
The hair transplant clinic seems like a high-end facility. The exterior and interior furnishings of the building look palatial. This could be interpreted as a well-run operation that has done well for itself.
The Exclusive VIP Package is intended to make clients more comfortable, putting them at ease before and during the procedure.
The before and after images show good work. The sheer number of photos of encouraging results is likely to build trust in the team. It appears they really know what they’re doing.
The ambiance of the facility and the apparent quality of work might justify the slightly higher cost of doing the hair transplant.
Generally, the positives outweigh the negatives, making Hair of Istanbul a viable option for your hair transplant if you go to Turkey.