Transmed Clinic - Hair Transplant in Turkey

Transmed Clinic - Hair Transplant in Turkey

Transmed Clinic

Istanbul, Turkey
» All of the doctors performing hair restoration procedures are registered members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

» All staff regularly participate in international medical events across the globe, including Europe, the US, and Asia.

» Member of IAHRS (International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons)

Transmed Clinic Turkey - Overview

Transmed Clinic was founded in 1994 as the first hair restoration clinic in Turkey. The clinic specializes in hair restoration, dermatology, and plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery.

The clinic also has its own research and development department, which has received support from the International Scientific Advisory Committee for its research on male pattern baldness.

Since its establishment, Transmed Clinic has treated over 10,000 international patients from 47 countries. The clinic offers hair transplant package deals which include a consultation, hair transplant surgery, post-surgery medications, interpreter services, accommodation, and transfer to the clinic.


Transmed Clinic is located in the west of Istanbul, 28 km from Ataturk International Airport. The clinic is well connected to the rest of the city, with the nearest Metro station, the 4. Levent station less than 2 km away.

The clinic is located within a short distance from many of Istanbul's main attractions, such as Taksim Square, an area renowned for its variety of restaurants, shops, and hotels, located just 8 km from the clinic.

The Grand Bazzar, one of the world's largest and oldest markets that is covered, can be reached within 15 km from the clinic. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, often referred to as the Blue Mosque, is located 13 km from Transmed Clinic.


The team at Transmed Clinic is comprised of 9 doctors and 12 assistants. All of the doctors performing hair restoration procedures are registered members of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). All staff regularly participate in international medical events across the globe, including Europe, the US, and Asia.

Languages spoken at the clinic include Arabic, Bulgarian, English, and German. Interpreter services are available if required.

Dr. Melike Kulahci

  • Founder and medical director of Transmed Clinic
  • Specializes in hair restoration and cosmetic surgery, with over 25 years of experience
  • Graduated with a degree in medicine from Istanbul University
  • Completed a fellowship in Erlangen University, Germany
  • Has attended over 100 medical conferences worldwide as both a speaker and administrator
  • Author of multiple research papers on hair restoration
  • Member of the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Member (ESHRS ), the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS), the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery Member (ISHRS), and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)

Dr. Ali Dursun Kan

  • INR 89 for scalp grafts and INR 169 for body grafts.
  • Has been performing hair transplant surgery since 2000
  • Joined Transmed Clinic in 2014
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ege University in 1986
  • Completed Medical Aesthetic Specialist training in Istanbul in 2003



Online doctor consultation
Translation services
Airport pickup
Flight booking
Phone in the room
Parking available
Medical records transfer
Interpreter services
Hotel booking
Free Wifi
TV in the room
International newspapers
Transmed Clinic - Services
Location - Transmed Clinic


Number of days in hospital: Overnight stay not required.

Average length of stay abroad: 3 days.

Patients can usually fly afterwards, however the procedure may require several sessions.


The patient will have a consultation with the surgeon ahead of the procedure, to establish an appropriate donor site and discuss the procedure.


The scalp is first cleaned and the donor site where the hair is being harvested from, will be injected with an anesthetic to numb the area before the extraction.

There are 2 different techniques which can be used for the extraction of the donor hair. The hair can be taken in strips, and this technique is known as strip harvesting, which is also known as FUT harvesting (follicle unit transplantation), or it can be taken follicle by follicle, which is known as FUE (follicle unit extraction), both of which involve using a hollow needle.

The donor site is often at the back of the head, and any scarring from the incision can be concealed with hair.

These hairs are usually clipped to 1 to 2 mm in length, and implanted into the recipient site. Once the transplantation is complete, the area may be dressed with a surgical dressing which will need to be kept in place for 1-2 days.

At the recipient site it can sometimes take 4 to 6 months for the hairs to come through, and patients may have to wait up to one year to see the full effects of the transplant.

Anesthesia Local anesthetic.

Procedure duration The Hair Transplant takes 4 to 12 hours.

The procedure is time consuming, and a large number of transplants may take 8 hours or more. Sometimes, an extra appointment will be necessary.


Post procedure care Patients will normally go back to their hotel after the transplant, and should rest with the head slightly raised. The doctor may recommend special shampoo to clean the head. Patients may experience itching.

The first transplanted hairs may fall out gradually over the first few weeks, and this shouldn't be a cause for concern. Over time, new hairs should grow from the transplanted follicles.

Possible discomfort There is only minor discomfort associated with this procedure. Most patients are comfortable with over-the-counter painkillers for the first day after surgery.


Not recommended for
Diffuse pattern female balding
Alopecia areata (spot baldness)
If there is insufficient hair at donor site

Potential risks
Hair transplant failure (hair doesn't grow)
Obvious scarring (sometimes with strip harvesting a line is visible)
Tenderness on the scalp


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