Attention all patients!
The decision on choosing a hair transplant clinic is of utmost importance in determining the success of a hair transplant. We recommend you take into consideration the following factors before deciding:
In Turkey, 90% of surgeries are done by unlicensed technicians – which are from different backgrounds such as ambulance drivers, paramedics, nurses or housewives.
There are two types of hair transplant clinics in Turkey – technician clinics and doctor clinics. In technician clinics, the whole surgery is done by unlicensed technicians. We don’t recommend technician clinics. Most of these clinics come with a doctors name who does not take part in the surgery, so having a doctors name does not ensure that this doctor will actually be involved in the procedure. In doctor clinics, there is a doctor present in the operating room and he is actively involved in the surgical procedure. However, the degree of the doctors involvement differs between clinics.
In this type of technician clinics there is risk to be infected with hepatitis B, C, HIV positive, or other infectious diseases, also during surgery may be complications such as allergic reactions, heart problems. Thus as will undergo surgery without a doctor, you risk your life.
2.The quality of a hair transplant clinic depends mostly on whether this is a technician clinic or a doctor clinic. In the case this is a doctor clinic, the qualifications of the doctor and the degree of his involvement determines the quality.
3.The cost of a hair transplant usually depends on the quality of the clinic, however there are situations when this is not the case. Low quality technician clinics that have a huge business from having a lot of cheap customers may have a significant marketing budget and a good perceived reputation associated with the marketing. These clinics sometimes charge much higher that the actual quality they offer. On the other hand, doctors with solo practices usually have a limited marketing budget and sometimes can be as cheap as a technician clinic.
You must understand that hair restoration surgery is a very complicated field and the first attempt at doing surgical restoration is very critical, as there is no turning back once it is done.
4.False Advertising Claims There is no such thing as “scarless surgery” in hair transplantation.
The ISHRS is concerned about false and exaggerated advertising claims related to hair restoration surgery such as “scarless surgery” or the claim that the surgery can be completely performed by a machine. The fact is that any incision whether by machine or hand that enters the skin beyond the most superficial of depths causes a scar to form, and there is currently no machine capable of automatically performing all the aspects of the hair restoration surgery. Available technology can only assist trained surgeons performing hair restoration surgery.
Donor hair is limited and this is very valuable. If it is not used wisely, it is impossible to fix the problem even if a huge budget is used.
For more information please read : http://www.ishrs.org/article/consumer-alert-0
Remember, health is the most important, do not leave your health in the hands of unknown persons!