Hair transplant in Turkey: The best hair loss treatment

  (photo credit: Smile Hair Clinic)
(photo credit: Smile Hair Clinic)

Hair transplant surgery is the best solution to hair loss, stimulating natural hair regrowth after a single session. It takes about a year to enjoy the final result, but it’s worth the wait because the effects are permanent.

That’s why men and women worldwide opt for cosmetic surgery, most flocking to Istanbul, Turkey. Home to many world-renowned hair transplant clinics and surgeons, this metropolis offers fantastic treatments at competitive prices.

Here’s one clinic to consider when searching for a high-quality yet affordable hair transplant in Turkey.

Smile Hair Clinic in Istanbul, Turkey

Smile Hair Clinic is among the most reputable hair transplant clinics in Turkey. It has been around since 2018, which may not be long, but it was enough for the medical team to build an excellent reputation and put the clinic into the spotlight.

The clinic’s team comprises 100+ hair transplant experts, including Dr. Mehmet Erdoğan, Dr. Gökay Bilgin, Dr. Firdavs Ahmedov, Dr. Mehmet Ziroğlu, Dr. Ahmet Can Azak, and Dr. Büşra Yakupoğlu. Dubbing themselves the Perfectionists, they prioritize aesthetics, patient safety and satisfaction, and constant innovation.

They’ve performed 10,000+ hair transplant operations, earning Smile Hair Clinic many awards. The most recent include the Highest Quality Hair Transplantation Clinic and the Hair Clinic of the Year at the Quality of Magazine’s 2022 Annual Klass Awards.

Another notable recognition comes from BBC, which recommended Smile Hair Clinic in its Healthcare Tourism Documentary series.

Why choose Smile Hair Clinic

Smile Hair Clinic boasts experienced hair restoration experts who put patients first. They devise personalized treatments to design a flattering hairline, achieve the highest hair density, and provide natural-looking results.

Their expertise and meticulousness are unparalleled—but don’t take our word for it. Check out their patients’ before and after photos to gain insight into their medical prowess. We’re confident you’ll love what you see.

Besides flawless procedures and high-quality results, Smile Hair Clinic provides treatments at affordable prices. They’re far from the staggering costs in the US.

Do you know how much hair transplantation costs in the US? It’s between $12,400 and $18,900, depending on the clinic, location, hair transplant surgeon (e.g., their experience and expertise), technique, transplant area, and the extent of hair thinning or balding.

Turkey’s average hair transplant cost is $2,100–$8,600, a tiny fraction of its US counterpart. Smile Hair Clinic offers even more competitive prices—up to $4,700.

Why are hair transplants in Turkey so cheap? Because of the collapsing lira (significantly weaker against the US dollar), low labor costs, the country’s debt, and low cost of living, among other economic factors. They don’t impact service quality.

The best part? You get all-inclusive services at Smile Hair Clinic. Regardless of your chosen package, you receive more than a hair transplant and no hidden fees.

What do Smile Hair Clinic packages include?

Smile Hair Clinic offers three hair transplant packages: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Whichever you choose, you won’t have to worry about booking a hotel or airport taxi service—the clinic will do it for you. You’ll have everything you need for a stress-free experience and a memorable stay in Istanbul.

Here’s what all package deals include:

  •       Initial consultation (online)
  •       Hair analysis
  •       Hairline planning and design
  •       Pre-op blood test
  •       Hair transplant (the maximum number of grafts)
  •       Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  •       Aftercare kit (antibiotics and hair products)
  •       One-year follow-ups (online)
  •       Hotel accommodation (two nights with breakfast)
  •       Airport transfer (arrival and departure)
  •       Private transfers between the hotel and the clinic

The Gold package (€2,390 or roughly $2,600) includes a four-star hotel, while you’ll stay at a five-star hotel if you choose the Platinum (€3,290 or approximately $3,600) or Diamond (€4,290 or $4,700) deal.

If you want Dr. Mehmet Erdoğan and Dr. Gökay Bilgin to handle your hair transplantation, from planning to execution, you’ll need the Diamond package.

What services does Smile Hair Clinic offer?

Smile Hair Clinic doesn’t offer only hair transplants. Its services extend to plastic surgery, dental aesthetics, and obesity surgery. It’s the go-to clinic for cosmetic procedures and improving your smile.

As for hair transplants at Smile Hair Clinic, you can stimulate your beard, eyebrow, sideburn, mustache, and hair growth. Whether you’re a man or woman with straight, wavy, curly, or coily (e.g., Afro) hair, you can get a high-quality treatment to restore it within a year.

The clinic’s doctors will recommend a hair transplant method suitable for your hair type, transplant area, and the extent of hair thinning or balding. For instance, they’ll use DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) for a beard transplant.

The DHI method is perfect for all transplant areas, giving surgeons more flexibility when matching transplanted hair with natural hair’s growth direction and angle. It involves extracting and directly implanting hair follicles with a Choi pen, an innovative device resembling a pen. It features a hollow needle instead of a blade, eliminating the need for incisions.

Another popular technique is Sapphire FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), which involves incisions but leaves no scars. It requires a surgical tool with a sapphire-tipped blade for making tiny slits in the donor and recipient sites to harvest and insert hair grafts. This method is better for covering more extensive areas (like the entire scalp), while DHI helps achieve higher hair density.

Both are minimally invasive, require local anesthesia, minimize scalp trauma and tissue damage, and increase graft survival.


If you’re looking for a premium-quality hair transplant that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, look no further than Turkey. This country boasts award-winning surgeons with years of hair restoration experience who can return your hair to its former glory at a fraction of the cost.

Smile Hair Clinic is an excellent example of brilliance and dedication to high-quality, natural-looking results. We highly recommend checking it out.

Schedule your free hair transplant consultation to learn more about its services, techniques, and doctors, determine if it fits your needs, and discover if you’re a suitable hair transplant candidate.


This article was written in cooperation with Crabs Media