Hair transplant is a common procedure that is getting popular with men and women around the world. The affordable prices, new technologies, efficient results cause high demand followed by a wide range of offers. Clinics around the world attract clients with different transplant techniques, prices, the package offers so you can be a little confused. Let’s find out what is what.

FUE hair transplant

FUE hair transplant is the technique based on the extraction of hair grafts with the surrounding tissue. Each graft is extracted individually by a special machine (mechanical) or manually by a specialist. It is considered as less traumatic and leaves no scars. A graft contains 1-4 hair follicles. Being resistant to male hormones, transplanted hair takes root well and grows throughout life.

FUE can restore eyebrows, moustache, and beard hair as well.


The Direct Hair Implant method is a kind of transplantation with a special punch called CHOI pen of 0.7-0.9 mm in diameter. This tool doesn’t damage hair bulbs during extraction + implantation. The expert takes the follicle from the donor area inside the pen and implants it into the skin by pressing a button. This method is performed manually at an angle of 40-45 degrees which is the natural angle of hair growth, lasts 5-9 hours. DHI is considered as the most accurate and painless. It is carried out without preliminary incisions — making possible a patient to return to usual life shortly.

The Best Choice for FUE and DHI: Turkey.

Turkey is the medical tourism hub with over 850,000 overseas patients serviced in 2019. Istanbul itself hosts dozens of large and small hair transplant centers oriented on international clients. Foreigners can find a clinic that meets their needs and financial capabilities with no delays. Many local hair transplantologists have been operating for 20 years or more and can find a solution even for complex cases. The clinics perform more than 200 such as FUE and DHI operations daily. An additional bonus attractive for patients — the package offer and the opportunity to combine sea vacation and treatment.

Tourists from the USA, UK, UAE visit Turkish clinics for FUE & DHI procedures.

How much does a hair transplant cost in Turkey vs USA?

The average FUE hair transplant cost in Turkey is $1,950. On average, DHI hair transplant costs $2,650. It’s 2-3 times cheaper in comparison with American prices.

Clinics to consider for FUE:

  • Adem & Havva Center (Istanbul)
  • Estetik International (Istanbul/Bursa).

Clinics to consider for DHI:

  • Smile Hair Clinic (Istanbul)
  • SALUSS (Antalya).

Automated ARTAS Hair Transplant

Artas Robot is a technology that determines the strongest follicles of hairs, collects them, and prepares places for hair transplantation. The robot has a high speed and allows extracting up to 900 grafts per hour — it’s about 3,000 grafts at a time against only 1,800 grafts using the manual technique.

The Best Choice for ARTAS: Europe

The most popular countries for health tourism in Europe are Hungary, Poland, Spain, and the Czech Republic which attract patients from other European countries such as Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Denmark with competitive prices, modern technology, and high-quality medical and other services.

The price starts at $6,000 and mainly depends on the chosen country/clinic.

Clinics to consider for ARTAS hair transplantation:

  • Turowski Hair Restoration Clinic (Katowice, Poland)
  • Clinica Granado Tiagonce (Madrid, Spain).