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Hair Transplant During the Covid-19

If you have no symptoms of the coronavirus, should you consider having a hair transplant during this pandemic?

This might not be one of the most-asked questions during the age of the Covid-19, but it is obviously one of the big questions in someone else’s mind right now. 

This article will help you with the answer to that question –but for the sake of those who don’t know what a hair transplant is, let’s begin by defining what this procedure is all about.

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A hair transplant procedure is all about moving hair follicles from one area  that has sufficient hair growth to an area where hair loss has occurred. Dermatologists usually refer to an area with sufficient hair growth to a “donor area” and a bald region as a “recipient area”.

To be considered as an ideal candidate for a hair transplant, many factors come at play. Here is a list of what can qualify you for a surgery:

  • Good healthy
  • A donor area
  • People who lost hair due to injury or a burn on the scalp
  • Reasonable expectations

Hair transplant surgery has come a long way, having been pioneered by a Japanese dermatologist in the late 1930s. It has evolved with technology over the years, becoming better and much safer.

Nowadays, there are two main methods which can be used to approach the hair transplant surgery. The first one is known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) —this method involves harvesting single hair follicles from the donor area to recipient area. The second technique is referred to as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), and it's different from the first one in that hair follicles are transplanted as a small group.

What is going on with the Coronavirus right now?

Even to this day, Covid-19 is still spreading across the world, with more than 4 million confirmed cases in more than 185 countries. So far, more than 300k fatalities have been recorded throughout the globe.

Turkey is one of the few countries that has been showered with praises by the World Health Organisation for its ruthless fight against the Coronavirus. The country confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 11, but it has managed to keep the death toll graph low, as seen in the table below:

Turkey has an efficient healthcare system. In fact, the country’s crisis management strategy and healthcare model – which was considerably upgraded during the last decade – sets the example for other countries to emulate. The country acted faster, more efficiently, and more ruthlessly than many other countries around the world.

Can I have hair transplant during the pandemic?

Well, the answer to that question is a big YES. It’s possible to have a hair transplant during the corona pandemic.

But considering that most international flights are on pause, it might be a bit of a challenge to visit Turkey for a hair transplant surgery right now.

But that is where Flymedi comes in.

If you get hold of our expert team of healthcare consultants, they will assist you with all the travelling arrangements. They will also assist you on how to get the Turkish Visa on time. The FlyMedi team is always ready to hook you up with the best hair transplant experts in the world at any time –whether during a crisis or in normal situations. 

Which clinic is best for me?

When talking about the best hair-transplant clinics in the world, the name Estepalace springs into mind. This is because the clinic has cutting edge facilities, sky-high success rates and excellent patient care treatments.

Estepalace is an award-winning hair transplant center located in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. The clinic has been in operation for 8 years, but the Hair Transplant Specialists have more than 30 years of experience, combined. Estepalace uses technological advanced equipment when performing a hair transplant procedure and this has helped the institution build a reputation of producing satisfactory results.

Not all clinics can successfully perform a hair transplant procedure that involves harvesting hair follicles from the beard. The success rate of the clinic is close to 100% and the results achieved are as natural as they come.

Estepalace welcomes patients from as far as the UK, Belgium, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Greece, Austria, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan and Russia. Year in year out, these foreign patients flock to the Estepalace, therefore, the clinic helps patients with hotel reservations, transfers between airport and hotels. Different languages are used at the clinic, the most common ones are: English, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, French, and German.


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