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Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is hair transplant in Turkey safe?

    Hair transplant procedures in Turkey are generally considered safe and reliable. Although minimal side effects may occur, it is highly unlikely for any major complications to arise during or after the procedure. However, it is crucial to conduct thorough research and carefully select a trustworthy clinic with a proven track record of safety and qualified medical professionals. By taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure a successful and safe hair transplant experience in Turkey.

  • Are hair transplants worth it?

    In most cases, hair transplants are definitely worth considering for individuals who feel self-conscious about their hairline or have bald/thin patches on their scalp. As a medically-proven option, hair transplant is the only way to fill in these areas and create a natural-looking hairline.

    One of the benefits of hair transplant is that it is often considered a permanent solution. Even if a person is destined to experience further hair loss, the transplanted hairs are not affected due to their different genetics.

    However, it is important to have realistic expectations when considering a hair transplant. While it can provide significant improvement, the surgery cannot match the natural density of very dense hair. Furthermore, individuals who have experienced extensive hair loss, classified as Norwood 5 or higher, may not be suitable candidates for hair transplant or may require multiple sessions assuming their donor region allows for multiple surgeries. Overall, with careful consideration and realistic expectations, hair transplants can be a valuable solution for those seeking to restore their hair and boost their confidence.

  • How many grafts are needed for a full head?

    The number of grafts needed for a full head of hair varies depending on the extent of hair loss experienced by the individual.

    For individuals classified as Norwood 3, typically 2000-2400 grafts are required to establish a natural-looking hairline. However, those who have experienced significant hair loss, such as those classified as Norwood 5 or above, may require two separate surgeries to achieve dense coverage of all bald areas.

    Most reputable clinics will not exceed 4000-4250 grafts in a single session, which is usually sufficient to densely cover the frontal and top sections of the scalp. An additional 500-800 grafts may be used to increase density in the crown region.

    Realistically, individuals who are experiencing hair loss on the front, top, and crown regions may require anywhere from 6000-9000 grafts to achieve full coverage of bald or thin areas. Ultimately, the number of grafts needed will depend on the individual's specific hair loss pattern and the extent of coverage desired. A reputable clinic can provide a personalized assessment and recommendation for the number of grafts needed for a full head of hair.

  • Are hair transplants painful?

    Hair transplants, particularly the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) type, are generally considered a relatively painless procedure. The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, and the most uncomfortable aspect of the procedure is usually the initial application of the anesthetic. However, after the third or fourth injection, the scalp becomes numb, and the patient should not feel any pain.

    It is important to note that a person's pain tolerance can also play a role in their experience. At GetHair, we have seen individuals who do not require painkillers after the operation. Most patients may experience mild discomfort for the first couple of days, which can be managed with the painkillers. Overall, while there may be some initial discomfort during the procedure, hair transplants are typically not a painful experience.

  • Can you go bald after a hair transplant?

    It is highly unlikely to experience complete baldness after undergoing a hair transplant procedure. Although a hair transplant surgery does not stop hair loss, using hair loss prevention products in addition to hair transplant can help slow down the process. 

    The hairs harvested from donor regions have a different genetic code that allows them to resist DHT, the primary cause of hair loss. However, there have been a few reported cases where even transplanted hairs are affected by DHT and fall out. It is impossible to predict the level of resistance of donor hairs to DHT, but a simple way to gauge their resistance is to observe the amount of hair on the back of older male family members who have experienced hair loss. If they have a lot of hair on their donor region, it is highly likely that the individual's donor hairs will also be resistant to DHT. 

    With proper hair care and management, the chances of experiencing baldness after a hair transplant are extremely low.

  • Why are hair transplants so cheap in Turkey?

    Hair transplants are affordable in Turkey due to several factors that make it a cost-effective option. Firstly, the cost of living in Turkey is relatively low, which reduces the cost of labor and overhead expenses. Secondly, the Turkish Lira is a cheap currency compared to many other major currencies, making it easier for international patients to afford hair transplant procedures. Thirdly, there are many qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeons and support teams in Turkey, ensuring high-quality service. Lastly, the Turkish government supports medical tourism, including hair transplants, which helps to keep prices competitive.

  • Do hair transplants last forever?

    In most instances, hair transplants can potentially last a lifetime when the doctor extracts hairs from the appropriate donor regions on the head. This longevity is attributed to the unique genetic makeup of these hairs, which makes them resistant to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the primary cause of hair loss. However, in rare cases, even these hairs may be affected by DHT and fall out. It is difficult to accurately predict the level of resistance the donor hairs have against DHT. One non-clinical method that might help assess this resistance is by observing older male relatives who have experienced hair loss. If they retain a significant amount of hair in their donor region (typically at the back of the head), it is more likely that your donor hairs are also resistant to DHT.

  • How long does hair transplant take in Turkey?

    The duration of a hair transplant in Turkey typically ranges from 4.5 to 8 hours, depending on various factors that can impact the surgery's length.

    Firstly, the number of grafts required for the transplant plays a significant role in determining the procedure's duration, with larger graft counts necessitating more time for completion. For instance, a 4000-graft surgery will take longer than a 2000-graft one.

    Secondly, the size of the medical team can also affect the surgery's duration. A doctor assisted by three nurses, for example, will likely complete the procedure more quickly than if they were supported by just one nurse.

    Another factor to consider is the amount of bleeding during the surgery. Increased bleeding requires additional cleaning, which in turn prolongs the surgery time.

    In some cases, certain patients may have grafts that are more difficult to harvest, leading to an extended harvesting period for the medical team.

    Lastly, complications such as grafts popping out during implantation may also lengthen the procedure, as the medical team will need to repeat the same task multiple times to ensure successful implantation.

  • Is Turkey good for hair transplants?

    Turkey boasts numerous highly experienced hair transplant doctors who offer their services at affordable prices. The hair transplant industry in Turkey has democratized the procedure, making it accessible to a wider audience, compared to when it was only available to those who could afford £10K or more.

    However, with over 300 clinics and companies providing hair transplant services, it is crucial to conduct thorough research before choosing a provider. Many of these companies are brokers who prioritize profit, placing patients in the first available and most profitable medical establishment they find.

    Therefore, it is essential to ask about the doctor who will be performing the surgery, their experience, and their level of involvement in the procedure.

    Keep an eye out for important red flags when selecting a clinic. If a clinic does not display information about its doctors, this is a major red flag. Additionally, if a clinic does not require a deposit to secure the surgery, it may suggest that they do not limit their daily patient numbers, which could impact the quality of care provided.

Partner Barbers

  • How does the GetHair Partner Program work?

    The program allows barbers to refer clients who may benefit from hair transplant services. After signing up and completing a brief training, barbers use a dedicated app to refer clients to GetHair. Each successful referral that leads to a hair transplant procedure earns the barber a commission.

  • How much can I earn through the GetHair Partner Program?

    Barbers have the potential to earn between 2-3K annually, with the most engaged barbers possibly exceeding 10K. Exact earnings depend on the number of successful referrals and the commission structure.

  • What do I need to do as a barber in the GetHair Partner Program?

    As a barber in the program, you need to identify potential clients, briefly introduce them to the concept of hair transplantation with GetHair, and use the app to refer them. Explaining the details about hair transplant are handled by GetHair's patient coordinators.

  • Can I track my referrals and earnings?

    Yes, the referral app allows you to track your referrals, their status, and view your earnings.

  • Who can I contact for support if I have questions or need assistance?

    GetHair provides dedicated support for partners in the program. You can contact the support team via email, phone or Whatsapp

  • How are commissions paid, and how often?

    Commissions are disbursed on a monthly basis. Specifically, you'll receive the commission for a patient on the first week of the month following the completion of their surgery.

  • What type of training will I receive upon signing up?

    You'll receive access to short, informative videos that explain the basics of the hair transplant process and how to use the referral app effectively.

  • Will I need to answer clients’ detailed questions about hair transplants?

    No, barbers are not expected to answer detailed questions or sell the service. A basic understanding of the process is useful, but patient coordinators from GetHair will handle detailed inquiries and education of the patients

  • How do I use the referral app?

    The referral app is designed for ease of use. Barbers need to capture basic client information and photographs, then submit this information through the app. The app also allows tracking of referrals and earnings.