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Why consider a hair transplant in Istanbul?
Hair loss is an unfortunate part of aging. By the age of sixty, two-thirds of men have visible hair loss. And it’s not just men. In fact, by the age of sixty, 80% of women have some degree of noticeable hair loss. Many people are okay with hair loss and take it in their stride like wrinkles on their face. But for many people, especially women, hair loss can be devastating. Using products such as Regaine can help. Concealers can also help, but many people are not satisfied with ‘spray-on hair.’
Similarly, wigs and hairpieces may help but understandably leave the wearer feeling vulnerable. A hair transplant can be a solution for many people. However, prices in the UK and the States mean that people that desperately want a hair transplant cannot afford it.
Regardless of the terrible effect hair loss can have on a person’s emotional wellbeing, the NHS regards the surgery as cosmetic. So it’s not available.
Traveling to an Eastern European city such as Istanbul, where prices are up to 70% cheaper means that many hair loss sufferers can get the hair they NEED, to transform their lives. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge and getting a hair transplant in Istanbul, you will want to know more. Are you a viable candidate, is it safe, and what is Istanbul like?
This essential quick guide aims to answer your initial questions and save you time researching. If you would like more information about a hair transplant in Istanbul, then simply fill out the super quick form. We’ll send you a free hair report worth €200 within 2 hours.
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Time difference, travel options and visa requirements
Istanbul is 3 hours ahead of UTC/GMT and since 2016 doesn’t change their clock in the spring/autumn.
UK passport holders can travel freely to Turkey, but US visitors require an e-visa, which your clinic will help to arrange. You should check up-to-date government advice about COVID, but it’s currently fine to travel to Turkey with no need to quarantine.
It’s a surprising fact that Turkey has more airports than in the UK. 57 Turkish airports compared with 40 in the UK. And there are three airports in the capital, Istanbul. You will likely land at either Istanbul New airport or Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport.
Getting lost in a city of 15 million people won’t be an issue, though. Most clinics will arrange a VIP transfer. A friendly interpreter will be looking out for you and will take you to your hotel.
There are regular flights to Istanbul from major airports in the UK. However, there have been some complaints about the lack of direct flights. For example, if you were to fly from Liverpool, you’d be subjected to two stops in Dublin, Ireland, and then Frankfurt, Germany. There are direct flights available from Manchester and Birmingham as well as London, though.Here are the flight times from popular international airports:
- London, Heathrow, Gatwick -Approximate 4 hours
- Ireland -Dublin – around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
- Northern Ireland -Belfast stopping at London – around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
- Scotland -Edinburgh stopping at London around 6 hours 30 minutes or 4 hours 45 direct if you can find a flight.
- East coast US – New York around 9 hours 15 minutes.
- West coast US – California around 13 hours 15 minutes.
Hotels to stay at during while getting your hair transplant in Istanbul
Your package deal with a clinic may include a budget three-star hotel to keep costs to a minimum. But most clinics offer four or five-star hotels as standard. Hotel prices are incredible value so you could extend your stay and enjoy Istanbul for a few more days.
Turkey has international branded hotels of the highest standards. That way, you know you are leaving nothing to chance. You can stay at chain hotels such as the Radisson Blu, DoubleTree Hilton, Barcelo, and the Swissotel by Marriot. Five stars man five stars, and you’ll enjoy the finest fixtures and fittings, the best service, and exquisite facilities, including indoor spas. Fast and free wifi and room service are a given. You can find amazing value opulence at prices from as little as £40 per night!