Beards are back in vogue. The facial hair can contour the face, give it character, convey masculinity or reveal clues about the person's personality.
But not every man is blessed with a perfectly well-grown and thick beard. More and more men who struggle to grow facial hair are coming to Turkey for beard transplantation.
Turkey and Istanbul in particular have become the capital of
We have put together useful details about beard transplantation. Read about the procedure, the different methods and the cost for beard transplant in Turkey. You will also find out about the best clinics in Istanbul and see some Before-and-After-Pictures.
What is Beard Transplantation?
Beard transplantation is a surgical method to restore the hair of the beard and sideburns.
For this purpose, the patient’s own hair is harvested of the donor area (in most cases from the neck area). Depending on the technique, canals in the transplant area are opened, and the grafts are transplanted on the desired area.
Methods of Beard Transplantation
See below, 3 of the most commonly used methods for beard transplantation:
1. FUE Method
This is the most popular method for hair transplant of any kind, and the preferred method for men who need to transplant a large amount of hair onto large areas of the beard. Another reason it is so popular is that it is a painless procedure.
In the FUE (follicular unit excision) technique, donor hair is taken one by one.
2. DHI Method
This method is commonly performed on people with small bald patches who need to thicken their hair a little. Contrary to the FUE technique, canals are not opened, but grafts are inserted directly into the desired area with an implanter pen.
3. FUT Method
FUT, short for Follicular Unit Transplantation, is also known as strip surgery. During this technique, a thin strip of donor skin with healthy hair is removed from the back of the head using a scalpel. After that, the surgeon places the grafts on the desired area. The surgeon closes the incision site with stitches, and a fine scar is left behind, which is usually covered by hair.
Due to new developments in the field of hair transplant in recent years, the FUT method is no longer favored.
Things You Should Know Before Your Beard Transplantation in Turkey
- Beard transplantation can help men who suffer from hairless areas, whose facial hair is extremely sparse or uneven, or who naturally lack facial hair.
- Beard transplantation can also be performed on men whose natural hair growth has suffered due to surgery, thermal or chemical effects such as burns or radiation, or due to trauma.
- Since hair loss is a very common problem in Turkey, the technology of hair, beard and eyebrow transplantation has developed exceptionally strongly here.
- There are a huge number of experts and clinics specializing in this field in Istanbul.
- Plan at least 4 days for your beard transplantation in Istanbul. This way, you can combine the procedure with sightseeing.
- Patients have to refrain from alcohol and smoking at least 2 weeks before and after the procedure.
- Swelling is a common occurrence. You can minimize it by following the instructions recommended by your doctor.
- In the first days after the beard transplantation, it is advisable to sleep with 2–3 pillows, with the head just above the height of the body.
- Recovery from the beard transplant procedure is very short. For most patients it takes one day.
- The first washing of the operated area is done after about 2 days by specialists
- It is recommended to refrain from strenuous physical activity, swimming, sauna, and anything else that causes sweating, scratching, rubbing, or touching the donor or implanted area to minimize pain during the recovery. Exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided.
- You should be able to trim your new beard after around 10–14 days.
- Don’t be alarmed: It is normal for the new beard hair to fall out after 2 or 3 weeks. New facial hair then grows in its place.
- Sports exercises should be stopped for at least 4 weeks.
- Final results are usually visible after six months.
Procedure of Beard Transplant in Istanbul, Turkey
The first step for your beard transplantation in Turkey is to send in your medical history and pictures of your face and beard, as well as photos from the donor area. During an online consultation, you and your physician will discuss your expectations as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. Together, you will determine if you are a good candidate for a beard transplant procedure and which method is the right one for you.
Once you arrive in Istanbul, you will meet your medical consultant. The beard transplantation is typically scheduled for the next day. Be sure to have a good breakfast but avoid coffee. In the clinic, you will have a blood test. Your doctor will examine your hair and beard and finalize the decision on how many grafts are needed for your individual case.
Afterwards, you will be prepared for the procedure. The beard transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. The duration of a regular beard transplantation ranges from 6 to 8 hours. A bandage is put on the head. Afterwards, you will be informed about aftercare and can leave the clinic.
The following 2 days, you will be asked to come in for a post-operative examination and a final check-up on the operated area, as well as for a change of bandage.
How Much is Beard Transplant in Turkey?
Prices for a regular Beard Transplantation range from 1.600 € to 3.500 € in Istanbul.
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Beard & Hair Transplant Clinics in Istanbul
Here you can find the best Beard & Hair Transplant clinics in Istanbul. You can get information about clinics and treatments by filling out the Free Consultation Form according to your request.
One of the most sought after doctors in the field of hair treatments, Dr. Abdulaziz Balwi runs Elithair, the largest hair clinic in the world. Located right in the heart of Istanbul, all hair transplantation techniques are offered to patients in a total area of 18,000 m2. Recently, Elithair stood out especially for beard transplants.
The state-of-the-art clinic uses only the latest technologies, which are implemented in innovative methods. A professional team of highly qualified doctors and specialists accompanies patients throughout the treatment process. Together with you, they will decide which method is best for you, be it DHI, FUE-Sapphire, an exclusive NEO-FUE or SDHI treatments, just to name a few.
The top rating and high patient satisfaction is, among other things, the result of the more than 100,000 successfully performed procedures the clinic can look back on. In addition to beard transplants, hair- and eyebrow transplants are performed.
As part of an all-inclusive package, transfers and a stay in the clinic's luxury hotel can be booked at the same time.
Elithair is known far beyond the borders of Turkey. The clinic maintains 6 branches in Germany in the cities of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf.
Due to its experience of over 20 years, the most modern technologies as well as the latest methods such as UNIQUE FUE DHI, Sapphire FUE, Pekutan Fue and Unique Fue, Hermest Hair Transplant Clinic achieves a success rate of 99%.
True to their self-imposed principle, patients here are offered only the best possible results and the most modern methods are used, such as the Saphir FUE method. A growth rate of 98% speaks for itself.
Convinced by the high quality, the medical equipment and the successful team, countless patients from Turkey and abroad come to Dr. Serkan Aygin every year to have their hair loss problem solved professionally and permanently.
The sympathetic doctor, together with his highly qualified staff, creates an individual plan for each patient. To date, Dr. Serkan Aygin has performed over 15,000 hair, beard and eyebrow transplants in his 25-year career.
The international market has also long taken notice of the successful physician, who was named the most successful doctor in the industry in 2017 and received the "Award of Medicine 2019" in 2019.
In Germany, the clinic has offices in Berlin and Cologne and offers free consultations.
In addition to beard transplants, the clinic also performs hair and eyebrow transplants.
If you don't want to worry about anything, just book an all-inclusive package that includes hotel and transfers.
Under the professional management of Dr. Arda Akgun, who has more than 15 years of professional experience, NIMCLINIC has performed more than 3,700 hair transplants. The clinic gives lifetime guarantee on the hair transplantations.
It offers the latest methods such as Mega FUE, Ultimate FUE, Extremely DHI and Mega DHI technology, which can transplant over 7,000 grafts.
State-of-the-art technologies as well as years of experience contribute to a 99% success rate, which is reflected in high customer satisfaction. Over 10,000 patients have received an initial consultation to date.
In its own words, Turkeyana Clinic was established so that "you can be the way you want to be." Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes airport transfers, interpretation services and accommodation in a 4- or 5-star hotel.
In addition to hair transplants, the clinic also offers dental treatments and aesthetic surgeries.
Acıbadem Healthcare Group has a total of 16 polyclinics and 24 hospitals globally, 18 of which are in Turkiye and 10 of which are in Istanbul. Other hospitals are located in the cities of Bursa, Eskişehir, Ankara, Bodrum, Kayseri and Adana.
Acıbadem Healthcare Group has 3,634 beds, 7,500 health professionals and approximately 5,500,000 patients visit Acıbadem Group per year. The excellent all-round care for guests, as well as the transfer and hotel service, result in top ratings. At Istanbul Airport, guests have access to a dedicated waiting area, the Acıbadem Health Point Lounge, with free WiFi.
Procedures from all areas of medicine are offered, including plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, bariatric surgery, dental aesthetics, ophthalmology, etc.
Acıbadem is distinguished as a world-renowned healthcare brand delivering A-class medical services by international standards. Our impeccable reputation lies in our uncompromised dedication to quality of service and patient satisfaction. Acibadem can offer top doctors using advanced techniques, high-tech equipment, and 360-degree patient service to ensure each patient receives safe and professional care. That makes it the first choice for many patients in Europe, the Arabian Peninsula, and all over the world coming to revive their hairlines in Turkey.
Recently, the hospital group has made a name for itself, especially in the field of beard transplants. In addition to the quality and high standard health services it offers, Acıbadem also offers you the latest techniques that are accepted worldwide in hair transplantation. These are: Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) and Sapphire FUE. By using sapphire tips, which have antibacterial, hard, sharp and durable smooth surfaces, there is less trauma and tissue damage when opening micro channels.
Before each procedure, an extensive examination and individual consultation is done with each patient. The utmost quality without compromise leads to consistently high patient satisfaction. Patients can opt for an all-inclusive package that includes transfer and accommodation.
The state-of-the-art Sapphire Hair Clinic offers all modern methods of hair transplantation, including FUI, DHI and Sapphire. Patients from all over the world consistently confirm the patient-friendly approach with a top rating and great patient satisfaction.
Highly qualified doctors, the latest technology and advanced methods make it possible for the clinic to score with a growth rate of close to 99%, and the grafts are guaranteed for life.
The well-being of the patients, who are professionally cared for throughout the entire process, always comes first.
To date, Sapphire Hair Clinic has successfully performed over 25,000 procedures.
The clinic was opened by 2 doctors, both specialists in the field of hair transplantation in general, and unites in its founders more than 24 years of experience. Since its establishment, Smile Hair Clinic has already performed more than 10,000 successful procedures.
The clinic has an innovative approach and actively follows the latest developments. The latest technology is applied by highly specialized doctors. Through Smile Gentle Care™, patients experience a completely relaxed yet superior quality treatment. Smile Hair Clinic's top rating is a reflection of consistently high patient satisfaction.
With over 16 years of experience, state-of-the-art technology and the latest methods, the Swedish Clinic achieves a 99 percent success rate, which translates into high patient satisfaction.
At the end of their trip, guests should return home with a smile and, more importantly, with a more aesthetic and better appearance, as well as good memories.
All treatments from the field of hair transplantation are offered. Particularly worth mentioning are hair, beard and eyebrow transplants. Beside of this, Fidel Clinic also offers plastic surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries, dental treatments.
The all-round care and detailed consultation is reflected in the high level of patient satisfaction.
Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package, which includes transfer and hotel.
According to the motto "Beauty for Everyone", the clinic offers highly qualified treatments at reasonable prices. The most important principles are honesty, transparency and discretion. All procedures are performed in the most prestigious 5* hospitals in Istanbul and Antalya, all of which have been awarded the coveted JCF certificate and are equipped with the latest technologies.
Treatments from all areas of medicine are offered. The focus is on hair- and beard transplants, plastic surgery such as breast aesthetics, BBL, Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck, weight loss surgeries,
Cayra Clinic has so far successfully attended over 5,000 patients from 5 different continents and over 40 countries on their journey.
Those who wish can book an all-inclusive package that includes VIP transfers, interpreters, 5-star hotel, flights and city tours.
All types of hair transplants are performed at MedArt Hair, located in the state-of-the-art Fairmont Quasar complex on the European side of Istanbul, under the direction of Dr Tuna Tantan Williams. To date, the clinic has performed over 5,000 successful transplants.
In recent years, the clinic has attracted particular attention with its impressive beard transplants. Eyebrow transplants are also performed professionally at MedArt Hair.
Although all methods are offered, the MedArt Hair Clinic, founded the year 2014, has specialized in the FUE method in particular. Its years of experience enable the 15-member team to professionally implement the latest methods using state-of-the-art technology.
The high level of patient satisfaction and the top rating speak for themselves.
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