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Over the years, hair transplant procedures have become accessible and affordable to the average man. Surgeons can offer different techniques to match your budget and deliver satisfactory results. DHI hair transplant Turkey is one of the main affordable techniques to treat hair loss.

DHI hair transplant procedure is similar to FUE but with no downtime.  

The Benefits of Choosing DHI Hair Restoration Clinics in Turkey

Affordability Doesn't Compromise The Quality Of The Treatment 

The quality isn't compromised for affordability. The surgeons are experienced in hair loss surgeries and have years of training. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care and expertise in these clinics abroad is as good as those in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better.

You Can Have Access To One Of Europe's Leading Cosmetic Surgeons

The geographical location plays a role. Turkey has become a top destination for hair transplant procedures. Also, the vast number of patients who travel to Turkey adds value to their experience and understanding of international patients' expectations.

Modern Facilities And Equipment 

Hair transplant specialist uses the latest technology and equipment in their field. Ensuring your treatment will have great results and a higher success rate.

Excellent Surgeons

Turkey has top-class surgeons who are trained and have years of experience treating hair loss. You can evaluate their experience based on the awards and credentials on their clinic websites.

The Procedure Is More Affordable Abroad.

The cost of health care in the US, UK, and Australia has been rising for the past few years. Hair loss surgery costs 40% - 50% less in Turkey.

DHI Hair Transplant Cost In Turkey 

The average DHI hair transplant price in Turkey range from €1800 - €2450, but some factors increase the DHI hair transplant Turkey cost. Like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, the technique used, and the type of treatment.

The Best Candidate For DHI Hair Transplant In Turkey 

You're an ideal candidate for hair restoration:

  • If you experience baldness and have sufficient hair in the donor area.
  • Men suffering from hair loss caused by male pattern baldness
  • Men who are classified as a Norwood Scale Class 3 or above
  • Women, who wish to increase their hair volume.
  • Men who want beard transplantation

The Next Steps If You Plan To Have DHI Hair Transplant Treatment In Turkey 

  • Have a clear expectation of the results: understand the necessary procedure plan.  

  • Verify the surgeon's experience. Ask about the surgeon's education, additional fellowship training, and how often they performed the treatment. 

  • Schedule an online consultation. Most clinics or hospitals that work with international patients offer this service. 

  • Research the condition of the clinic before booking. It's recommended to visit the clinic before booking and finalizing the procedure. Talk to the staff and past patients if possible. Ask for previous patient DHI hair transplants before and after results. 

  • Ask what's the follow-up steps after the surgery and aftercare procedure steps. 

  • Choose the right surgeon, do your due diligence, and enquire. 

  • Plan your trip well, and give yourself time to rest after the treatment. 

Once you decide on a clinic, we will plan and arrange an all-inclusive hair transplant Turkey package deal that suits your personal preferences to ensure you get the best DHI hair transplant in Turkey.

DHI Hair Transplant Clinics(52 Clinics)

Dr. Vivo Hair Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Vivo Hair Clinic Verified
  • 2.500 + Hair Transplantation
  • Multiple DHI & FUE packages
  • High review rate
  • Accredited by JCI
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Luna Clinic Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Luna Clinic Turkey Verified
  • Preliminary and follow-up examination
  • 98% would recommend
  • 1000+ operations last year
  • Internationally trained surgeons
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Istanbul European Clinic
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul European Clinic Verified
  • 97% would recommend
  • Uses cutting-edge tech
  • Accredited by TSAPS (Turkish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Well-equipped staff
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Estepalace Hair Transplant Center
Istanbul, Turkey
Estepalace Hair Transplant Center Verified
  • 95% would recommend
  • Experienced more than 15 years
  • ISO 9001 Certified
  • Up to 4000+ grafts
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Estethica Atasehir
Istanbul, Turkey
Estethica Atasehir Verified
  • Premium facility
  • ISO 9001-certified clinic in Istanbul
  • 93% patients recommend
  • Open weekends
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Memorial Atasehir Hospital Verified
  • Accredited by JCI
  • Award-winning surgeons
  • High review rate
  • 7/24 working center
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Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Medical Park Gaziosmanpasa Hospital Verified
  • Biggest private hospital in Istanbul
  • Advanced post-op care system
  • Internationally trained surgeons
  • JCI accredited clinic
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Istanbul, Turkey
Esteworld Verified
  • ISO 9001-2008 Certified
  • Located in the heart of the city
  • Premium facility
  • High review rate
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey
Acibadem Maslak Hospital Verified
  • 90% would recommend
  • ISO 9001:2008 and JCI accreditations
  • Leed Gold Certified
  • 231 patient rooms
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Memorial Antalya Hospital
Antalya, Turkey
Memorial Antalya Hospital Verified
  • Designed with modern medical technology
  • Uses the latest technology
  • Has 132 patient beds
  • Accredited by American College & JCI
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By Abdulaziz Ali - Medically reviewed by Dr. Mehmet Dogruer, on May 12, 2024

DHI Hair Implantation Recovery Time

It takes approximately 10 days to 14 days to recover after the procedure. You should avoid extreme activities for at least 4 weeks. You will start to notice new hair growth after 3 months. Expect to experience complete recovery 12 – 15 after the procedure. 

You can return to work 3 days after the procedure; you will notice the swelling reduces during these days. 

Avoid brushing your hair for at least 3 weeks, and don't wash your hair for the first 3 days. Follow your doctor's instructions to speed up your recovery. 

How is The DHI Hair Transplant Procedure Performed?

In the Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) method of hair transplant, here is how the procedure is generally performed:

  1. Consultation: An initial consultation where the doctor assesses the patient's hair loss and plans the procedure.
  2. Preparation: The scalp is prepared, and the donor area, usually at the back of the head, is shaved and cleaned.
  3. Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is administered to numb the donor and recipient areas to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure.
  4. Extraction of Hair Follicles: Individual hair follicles are extracted one by one from the donor area using a specialized extraction tool.
  5. Graft Preparation: The extracted follicles are then prepared for transplantation, ensuring they are healthy and viable for implantation.
  6. Implantation: A specialized tool called a Choi implanter pen is used for implantation. This tool creates a recipient site and implants the follicle in a single step, which can increase the procedure's precision and potentially improve the viability of the transplanted follicles.
  7. Post-Procedure Care: After all the grafts have been implanted, the scalp is cleaned and bandaged. The patient receives post-operative care instructions, including guidance on washing, potential swelling, and when to resume normal activities.

This technique offers more control over each implanted hair follicle's angle, direction, and depth, potentially providing more natural-looking results. It is a delicate procedure requiring skilled professionals to perform it successfully.

What Shall I Expect from a DHI Hair Transplant?

After undergoing a Direct Hair Implantation (DHI) hair transplant, here's what you can generally expect:

  1. Immediate Post-Procedure: The scalp may be red, with small scabs forming around the transplanted hair. Some swelling might also be observed in the initial days.
  2. Short-Term Recovery: Minor discomfort, tightness, or numbness might be felt on the scalp. You'll receive instructions on how to care for your scalp, including gentle washing and avoiding certain activities.
  3. Shedding Phase: The newly transplanted hair might shed within 2-6 weeks post-procedure. This is a normal process and is expected before new growth begins.
  4. Hair Growth: Starting from the third month, you should notice new hair growth. However, significant growth typically becomes visible around the 6th month, with fuller results by the 12th month.
  5. Natural Appearance: One of the advantages of DHI is the natural appearance of the results. Hair will grow in the direction, angle, and depth that it was implanted, mimicking the natural hair pattern.
  6. Long-Term Results: By the end of a year, the transplanted hair should have blended seamlessly with the surrounding hair, giving it a denser and more natural look. Depending on individual factors, results can last many years, though some might experience further natural hair loss around the transplanted hair.
  7. Follow-Up Sessions: Your surgeon might schedule follow-up sessions to monitor the progress and ensure the transplant is successful.

Remember, individual experiences may vary, and it's essential to have realistic expectations and closely follow post-operative care instructions to achieve the best results.

DHI Hair Transplant Side Effects

Some of the possible reactions you can develop after a DHI hair transplant in Istanbul, Turkey, include:

  • Infections
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Bleeding
  • Itching and swelling
  • Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis)
  • Numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp

DHI Hair Transplant Surgery Results

DHI Hair transplant procedure has a success rate of over 97% in restoring patients' hair.

How To Prepare For The DHI Hair Implant Procedure

  • A week before the procedure, you should stop taking Aspirin and other meds associated with blood thinning.
  • If you are allergic to drugs, you should inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
  • Patients are advised to avoid smoking 24 hours before the surgery.
  • Consuming any alcoholic beverages can affect anesthesia. So it would be best if you did not take alcohol 24 hours before surgery.
  • Before the surgery, you should inform your surgeon if you are taking meds for chronic or acute diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.  

DHI Hair Transplant Quick Facts 

Procedure  DHI Hair Transplant
Duration  4 - 8 hours
Stay  2 nights hotel
Cost in Turkey  €1800 - €2450
Anesthesia  Local anesthesia
Recovery  10 to 14 days
Final Results  9 months - 12 months
Side Effects  Itching, swelling, scalp pain
Risks  Bleeding, infection
Success Rate  97%
Exercise  After 4 weeks
Back To Work  After 3 days
Scars  No
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  FUE, Sapphire hair transplant


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does a DHI hair transplant cost in Turkey?

The average cost of a DHI hair transplant in Turkey ranges from €1800 to €2450.

Is it safe to get a hair transplant in Turkey?

Yes, a hair transplant in Turkey is safe. The doctors are adequate in hair transplant techniques and have years of experience. Some of them have credentials from prestigious global universities. The standard of care in these clinics is as good as in the UK, US, and Europe, if not better. 

DHI vs. FUE, what's the difference? 

The main difference between DHI and FUE is how the hair grafts are implanted into the scalp. FUE uses small, manually cut incisions, whereas DHI uses a special pen-like tool to insert the grafts.

Is DHI Hair Transplant Painful?

Most DHI hair transplant reviews and patients report the procedure has no pain, only slight discomfort. You may feel pain or soreness after the procedure. But, your surgeon will prescribe medication to manage the pain and discomfort. 

Does DHI Hair Transplant Leave a Scar?

No, the DHI technique leaves no visible scars in both the donor and implanted area.

What Is the Difference Between FUE And DHI Hair Transplant?

The main difference between FUE and DHI hair transplant techniques is the way the collected grafts are implanted in the recipient area. During FUE hair transplant, the surgeon manually implants the harvested grafts, while in the DHI technique, a special implant device is used for this process.