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Elithair is the European leader in hair transplant surgery - with over 35,000 happy patients.
Do you suffer from alopecia? Your hair transplant in Turkey won’t just restore your hair, it will also provide you with a new lease of life and newfound confidence.
Dr Balwi leads the team that carries out the hair transplantation procedures at Elithair. With the help of his experienced team, he has already carried out more than 35,000 successful operations. The Istinye University Hospital, home to the Elithair clinic, opened in 2016 and is one of the leading facilities in Turkey.
In 2010, after successfully completing his studies at the Faculty of Medicine at Ege University, Dr Balwi devoted himself entirely to the field of hair transplant surgery.
Alongside his studies, he was also working as an assistant doctor for professional hair treatments at the Ägais Hospital.
He has remained true to his passion and has been the head doctor and coordinator for personal hair treatments at Istinye Üniversitesi Hastanesi in Istanbul since 2015. In addition, he is also devoted to research and has developed both the SDHI method and the NEO FUE technique.
Dr Balwi and his team have already successfully fulfilled the hair restoration of more than 35,000 patients. Take a look at our before and after photos where you can discover more about the successful hair transplants of Nico, Jhaki, Andrei and Issam. The result is new self-confidence and body positivity. Even celebrities like European football champion, Ricardo Quaresma, and world-famous pop singer, Rafet El Roman, entrusted their hair transplant to the experienced doctors at Elithair.
At this hair clinic, your satisfaction is the most important thing to us, that’s why everyone bends over backwards to realise the best results for you. The team working alongside Dr Balwi also has extensive knowledge in the field of hair transplantation. Each team member is a specialist in their field, and they all work according to the highest international standards.
In our leading hair transplant clinic, we strive to ensure exceptional quality of service and patient satisfaction.
Overall rating of 4.96 out of 5 from 5,000+ reviews across all rating platforms, including Trustpilot
An interpreter will be available at all times to ensure fluid communication between our patients and our team in Turkey.
The overwhelming majority of our patients recommend Elithair to their friends and family without any issues.
Located on the Bosporus, Turkey is a magnificent location to travel to. And travelling for a hair transplant in Turkey is even more alluring as you’ll get both the location and unparalleled quality treatment. During your stay, you can even explore the historic metropolis of old “Constantinople”.
The prices in Turkey are also extremely competitive, especially compared to the UK. This isn’t just because medical tourism is subsidised by the state, but also because the cost of living is low. This allows Elithair to offer a high-quality service at a low price-point.
We’re confident in our service, therefore we provide a guarantee certificate of 30 years! So you can be assured that we only let experts work on your hair! In the case you are not completely satisfied with the result, the second treatment is given to you free of charge.
We give you a certificate mentioning the price as well as the number of grafts implanted which serves as proof of your hair transplant treatment.
Customer satisfaction is extremely important to Dr Balwi and his team. In fact, the services at Elithair are based on international standards for patients and a high level of quality. Our recommendation rate of 99% speaks for itself. We only use sterile disposable instruments and the latest treatment methods.
We provide before-and-after photos of our patients only on request as German advertising law prohibits us from publishing them.
The price of a hair implant in Turkey is significantly lower than in the UK. It is mainly related to the cost of living. That said, the attractive price isn't the only thing patients benefit from. Patients also benefit from quality treatment, which is on par with British standards.
The cost of the procedure depends on your personal requirements and will be calculated according to the number of grafts you need. Elithair patients always benefit from an all-inclusive experience at a reasonable price. This applies to hair transplants as well as for beard or eyebrow transplants.
Elithair is the leader in professional hair treatments. The various procedures we perform offer an effective solution for people who are suffering from hair loss.
Hair transplants are the only permanent solution against hair loss. Many patients who are suffering from alopecia suffer from self-confidence issues and no longer feel comfortable in their own skin.
This is a light surgical procedure performed under local anaesthesia that both men and women can benefit from.
During this procedure, healthy hair follicles are transplanted from the donor area into the recipient area using modern surgical techniques.
Beards are generally perceived as a sign of manliness, however, they also give shape to the face. They provide warmth and can conceal unfavourable areas on the chin and neck.
Unfortunately, beard hair can become sparse or absent as a result of scars, hormones, or genetic factors. Beard transplantation is a unique way to achieve full facial hair when it may otherwise be missing.
The FUE method is used for beard transplant, the same technique used for the head. It consists of transplanting hair follicles from the donor area to the recipient area (the beard area).
The causes of female baldness are numerous. They include pregnancy, childbirth, menstruation and even the contraceptive pill. When bald patches appear, or the hair is noticeably thinning, there is an urgent need to find a solution.
A hair transplant for women is the only solution that stops hair loss in its tracks and regrows a long, thick head of hair.
Dr Balwi and the experienced professionals around him are perfectly adept at dealing with this problem. They give you your hair back with one procedure, to subsequently help you regain your self-confidence.
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With just a few questions, we can get an initial picture of your hair situation. With the help of your answers, our experts will calculate how many grafts you need and the price for a hair surgery. This service is free of charge and without any obligation.
Our motto is: “we make dreams come true!”. It is therefore important to us that we offer our patients the best possible experience and results.
In addition to the most modern methods and instruments, the experience and expertise of the team naturally play a major role in our services. We’re proud to look back over the years at the successful 35,000+ hair transplants we’ve performed. This means over 35,000 patients have regained their confidence with Elithair!
Our before-and-after photos show the dramatic change that a hair transplant procedure creates for our patients.
Elithair has changed my life! Ricardo Quaresma, european football champion
As the European leader in hair transplant surgery, our team has extensive experience in all treatment methods. So whether you have fine, thick, straight, curly or coily hair, we always have a technique to provide you with perfect results.
With the Follicular Unit Extraction technique, individual hair follicles are taken from the donor area (typically at the back of the head). For this process, a special hollow needle is used for precision. Therefore scarring is kept to a minimum. Lastly, the extracted follicles are then transplanted into the recipient area.
We also use another method at Elithair - the Sapphire technique. Donor hairs are removed using the FUE technique - whereby high-quality sapphire blades are used. The sapphire blades create intricate channels for the hairs to be implanted into, for maximum precision. This achieves an improved growth rate and thicker hair density.
One of the latest techniques in the field of hair transplants is the DHI method. What makes this technique unique is the use of the innovative CHOI pen. The CHOI pen directly implants the hair follicles into the recipient area without the need for a separate channel opening.
The NEO FUE technique combines the experience that we’ve gathered over the years, with our recent lab studies. Stem cell enrichment and the support of the dermal microenvironment results in impressive improvements in the hair transplant procedure:
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With our free, non-binding hair calculator, we can determine your current needs - and it only takes 2 minutes!
Next, one of our advisors will contact you by phone to discuss your individual requirements.
Now you can sit back and let the treatment process take place. You will be well looked after by our English-speaking interpreter who will provide clear communication between yourself and the staff.
The Coronavirus situation is ever-changing and we continue to monitor it closely. In Turkey, we are following the latest regulations to ensure the safety of our staff and patients. A negative PCR test is required upon entry to Turkey.
For the return journey, a negative result is also required which is carried out free of charge in our clinic. Contact our team for the latest government guidelines for your hair transplant in Turkey.
All of our costs are bespoke as they are based on the number of hair grafts required and the type of procedure used. Therefore, each patient receives an exclusive and individual price that corresponds to their hair loss concerns. And since all of our offers are all-inclusive, there are no hidden costs or additional fees!
The price of a hair transplant in Turkey is substantially lower compared to the UK. This is majorly due to the lower cost of living. Contact us for your personal quotation.
Since the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, patients barely experience any pain. Elithair even has a needle-free anaesthetic applicator which makes the procedure even more comfortable, called the “Comfort-In” method.
Only a feeling of light pressure is reported by patients during the procedure, and there’s no pain during the healing process either.
The minimum age for a hair transplant is different depending on the clinic. At Elithair, you must be at least 18 years old before you consider a hair transplant.
Furthermore, a maximum age is often set by clinics. In addition, hair transplants are generally not performed on patients over the age of 70. .
Finding a good hair clinic in Istanbul can be tricky. Most importantly, make sure that the hair clinic has the internationally valid seal of quality such as that of the JCI Commission. Many renowned clinics have an English website and / or an office in Europe.
Check that several transplant methods are available and that an English speaking interpreter will be provided to you. Before choosing a clinic, it is also recommended to read customer reviews on the Internet.
Hair transplants are permanent, life-long solutions to hair loss. The hairs that are transplanted into the bald or thinning areas are resistant against DHT (the hormone that causes hair loss). Therefore it’s rare for baldness to recur.
Occasionally you many need a 2nd hair transplant, but this will be in areas where the transplanted hairs weren’t inserted before. For example, the first hair transplant was to fix a receding hairline, but now your hair is thinning at the crown. However, once these procedures are finished you won’t need to ever have the operation again.
The DHI method uses the innovative CHOI-pen which implants the hairs directly into the scalp. DHI is an enhanced technique that enables the direction of hair growth to be actively determined. However, as the hairs are directly implanted, the direction has to be perfect the first time. Therefore, this method requires an extremely high level of skill.
On the other hand, FUE uses channel openings that are formed with a Sapphire blade. Then the hairs are individually inserted.
The DHI and FUE methods aren’t better than each other, they can even be used in combination. But the DHI method is better for the hairline as the direction of hair growth can be more accurate.
New, innovative techniques have been purposely designed to achieve natural-looking results. Elithair carefully creates a hairline that suits your face. In addition, the hairs are implanted with a soft line, as opposed to a harsh, unnatural finish. Therefore the hairs sit slightly staggered to tone down the severity of a new hairline.
All the hairs are implanted with a small amount of space between each hair, just like the hairs would be normally. Therefore the hair density looks natural and the bald areas are now covered with growing hair.
As with any surgery, unwanted side effects can occur. However, by choosing the right clinic and the right doctors in Turkey, you minimise the risks and side effects. Regarding possible risks, inflammation and infection can occur. But this only happens, however, with improper aftercare or if you scratch your head after your hair transplant.
At Elithair we are incredibly careful when it comes to health and safety. The health and well being of our patients is the most important thing to us. Therefore, we ask that you inform us of any allergies you have so we can prevent any serious allergic reactions from occurring.
Women can also benefit from a hair transplant in Turkey. The same transplant techniques are used for both women and men. For women a hair transplant is ideal for treating traction alopecia, alopecia areata and hair thinning.
As part of the free consultation, we determine the cause of your hair loss. If your hair loss is due to pregnancy, hormones or menopause for example, then this surgery isn’t usually necessary. This is because your hair will grow back when your hormones balance out.
Shaving is always necessary during a hair transplant, but sometimes shaving the whole head isn’t needed. If the hair follicles are only extracted from the back of the head then only this area needs to be shaved. If you want a hair transplant strictly without shaving, it is possible in some cases to opt for Biofibre.
Following a hair transplant, the hair follicles enter a resting phase. So, about two to six weeks after the hair implant session, the hair falls out. Their regrowth begins at three months. The newly implanted hair stays thin at first, then it becomes denser. As for the final result, it is visible after about a year.
The duration of a hair implant session depends on the transplant method chosen and the number of follicular units to be transplanted. The larger the areas to be treated, the greater the number of grafts, especially if you have very fine hair.
In general, we can expect a hair transplant to last between 4-9 hours maximum.
If you’re feeling insecure and suffering from low self-esteem because of your hair loss then a hair transplant is definitely worth it. At Elithair we strive to restore the confidence of our patients with this one-time treatment, to give you a new love for life.
A hair transplant is a light surgical procedure that takes between 6-8 hours (depending on how many grafts you need). Once it’s completed, your journey to full hair begins. In just a few months you start to see new hairs growing in areas that were previously bald. Those hairs will last you a lifetime, so it’s undeniably worthwhile.
You should get a hair transplant when you start to see bald patches or when your hairline has receded. Don’t leave your head to go completely bald because we need donor hair to perform the transplant. If you have a low number of donor hairs then it may not be possible to achieve a full head of hair again. So we recommend that you discuss your concerns with us at your easiest convenience. Therefore, we will be able to advise you about how to effectively care for your hair.
You can get a hair transplant all year round, however during the summer you will need to protect your head from the sun. During the first few months after your surgery, your hair will be delicate. To avoid causing any damage to the scalp or the newly implanted hair follicles, you need to protect your head from sun damage. We will provide you with a hat for this purpose.
Turkey offers incredibly competitive prices compared to the UK and other European countries. Although the costs are low, quality is never compromised. Therefore, in Turkey you can benefit from both a quality treatment and affordable prices.
In addition, Turkey is only a short flight from the UK and boasts gorgeous weather and scenery. As part of your stay, you can enjoy the local surroundings and stay in a luxury hotel in the heart of Istanbul.