This is a comprehensive review of Sule clinic’s hair transplant service.
Location and how to get to the clinic
Where is the facility located?
Sule Hair Transplant Clinic is located in Istanbul in the İSÜ Medical Park Gaziosmanpaşa Hospital – a teaching hospital affiliated with a university.
Full address: Merkez, Çukurçeşme Cd. No:59 D:No: 57, 34250 Gaziosmanpaşa/İstanbul, Turkey.
What do you need to get into the country?
If you have a valid UK/US passport, you can fly into Turkey without a visa and stay for up to 90 days.
However, citizens of mainland European countries like Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal can jet into Turkey with only their national IDs.
For other countries, more VISA information can be found here.
How can you get to the clinic?
After obtaining the proper paperwork, you can fly into the country via Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
The clinic offers packages that include transport to and from the facility as well as accommodation for your stay in Turkey.
Clinic contact information
You can reach out to the clinic via their website: https://sule-hairtransplant.com/
You can also call or contact them on WhatsApp using numbers +90 542 838 77 79 and +90 507 391 41 26
They also have an email address: email@example.com
Cost and Services
What is the price for the hair transplant services?
The clinic doesn’t openly display their prices on their website.
They insist that the price can only be calculated after a consultation to determine the extent of your hair loss.
However, looking through review sites on the internet reveals that the price ranges from $1,800 to $2,000 – for a 2000 hair graft.
Nonetheless, these sites don’t elaborate on how this pricing is structured.
Personally, i would agree with the clinic that prices should only be given after a consultation to assess your needs.
What procedures do they offer?
When it comes to hair, the clinic offers several hair loss procedures.
- Hair transplant for both men and women
- Beard transplant
- Moustache transplant
- Eyebrow transplant
What other procedures can you find at the clinic?
Apart from the hair transplant operation, the facility has branched out to offer dental and aesthetics procedures.
Dental services offered
- Hollywood Smile
- Zirconium crowns
- Teeth whitening
- Dental implants
Aesthetic services offered
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
- Tummy tuck
So if you need a hair transplant plus another procedure, you are in luck!
Hair transplant Surgeons and techniques
Who are the main surgeons at the clinic?
Being a university hospital, one would expect that the clinic would want to show off the medical brains behind the operation.
However, the website doesn’t mention any surgeons.
The clinic was founded by Şule Ölmez. This has been confirmed by Sule themselves in an email to me.
What techniques are used for the hair transplant procedures?
The clinic carries out 3 hair transplant techniques.
- FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
- Sapphire FUE using sapphire blades
- DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) with the Choi pen
Website and social media review
The website is clean and laid out well enough.
It has all the information you would need to know about the procedures and how they are done.
You can change the language from English to Brazilian Portuguese, German, Spanish and French.
Perhaps the most significant blemish on the site is that some of the copy has glaring spelling errors and grammatical mistakes.
It also has just one blog post from 2016, detailing the transplant process.
The clinic has an Instagram account with a following of just over 62,000 followers.
The majority of their posts show before and after photos of their clients. The stories also feature some results in the dental and aesthetics department.
Goog reviews analysis
Sule have 460 reviews on Google.
They average a perfect 5 stars.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the reviews:
- 3 reviews gave Sule one star – “bad” rating
- 1 reviewer gave Sule 3 stars – “Average” rating
- 3 reviewers gave Sule a 4 star – “very good” rating.
- 453 reviewers gave Sule maximum 5 stars – i.e. “Excellent”.
The good reviews were very complimentary about the professionalism of the staff.
Everything from the pick up from the airport, to the hotel and finally the procedure itself.
But all these reviews were done right after the operation.
So we don’t really know if these people will feel the same way about their hair growth in 8-12 months time.
Let’s explore the “bad” reviews a bit more.
All were non-English speakers so i am sure something was lost in translation with their reviews.
There was a Brazilian gentleman and a few German-speaking men.
The main complaint was that they were not seeing results after their procedure.
And when they tried to contact the clinic, they were either ignored or even blocked.
Some of the reviewers questioned the companies’ ethics.
One gentleman who gave the clinic an “average” rating was slightly put-off by the lack of follow up.
Update from Sule
I received an email from Sule, where they told that they have been working very hard at contacting the customers who left the very few bad reviews.
They told me they successfully resolved these client’s isues and the reviews will be taken down shortly.
This is excellent news for these clients.
Before and after pictures
The before and after photos are as well done as they are numerous.
In graphic detail, they show the client before the transplant and immediately after the follicles have been transplanted.
They also show two photos at different stages after the operation.
Overall, there is some great work on this display here.
But always remember, that every clinic only shows its best results!
You can see the photo gallery for yourself here:
The package they offer is a great one especially if you haven’t been to Turkey before and can’t speak the language.
Not only do they offer transport and accommodation, but they also provide a translator.
Basing on the photo gallery alone, they seem to be doing a good job.
The results show thick and dense hair as well as restored hairlines.
However, some of the reviews are cause for concern. The claims of below-par experiences and disappointing results might point to declining standards as the clinic handles all the other aspects that don’t concern hair transplants.
And the overwhelmingly positive Google reviews are very encouraging. Although the reviews are focused more on the experience of the transplant procedure itself, rather than long term results.
Overall, the positives outweigh the negatives.
The consensus, therefore, is that Sule Hair Transplant Clinic provides good enough service at a reasonably good price.
I hope you found this review useful.
Pharmacist with special interest in hair loss and hair transplantation.
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