Dr. Handan Yavuz is celebrating her 25th anniversary as a physician and hair transplant master specialist. Her latest venture, The Istanbul Hair Institute, aims to combine all of her years of experience in medicine and health tourism together. Over the past 12 years she has engaged more fully with health tourism and has managed to serve individuals from all around the world who prefer to have personalized, reliable, and high-quality treatment in Istanbul.
In the past decade, we have seen a rise in the number of people travelling to other countries because of affordable healthcare and operation costs. This phenomenon has been referred to as health tourism where an individual travels to another country to receive medical treatment in specialized institutions jointly with travel plans.
Turkey is among one of the popular countries for medical tourism today. In 2018, 700,000 foreigners visited Turkey just to take advantage of their excellent medical treatment and care services. Overall, 32 per cent of the country’s patients are medical tourists.
Most of these tourists travel to Turkey for aesthetic surgeries. Turkey is the growing hub of plastic surgeries, hair transplants and other beautifying operations. This growing industry always has new faces (pun intended) showing up, however one of the most successful physicians and hair transplant specialist Dr. Handan Yavuz has set up her own health tourism institute called Istanbul Hair Institute, with a special focus on hair loss treatments and hair transplantation.
The primary focus is hair loss, but they offer many other services such as wrinkle solutions, facial mesotherapy and dermal fillers among other procedures related to medical aesthetics.
According to Dr. Handan, competition in this industry is fierce however she thinks that “The feature that distinguishes them from their competitors is the holistic method they apply for the treatment of their clients with hair loss problems. They investigate the causes of hair problems experienced by their clients with a holistic method, and then develop personalized applications including hair transplantation and other combined treatments for the most effective and permanent solution.”
Dr. Handan and her team have treated more than 2000 patients and helped them with their problems, the most common of which was hair loss. Luckily for her patients Dr. Handan is well versed in hair loss treatments. These include very popular and successful treatments such as PRP treatment, Mesotherapy treatment, stem cell treatment and indirect stem cell treatment. According to Dr. Handan each individual has a different history, composition and problem with hair loss that is why she and her team provide a free hair analysis to determine what treatments would suit you best.
At the Istanbul hair institute, they not only specialize in hair treatments but also hair transplants, with more than six different procedures being offered there is bound to be one for every person. One of the most common of these hair transplant is the Direct Hair Implantation DHI which means here is no need for reception incisions or holes in the recipient area. Hair follicles/ grafts are implanted directly to the area using the DHI implanter tool/choi pen. This means that the extracted follicles do not stay outside for a long time, a reduced healing period since there are no open wounds and the DHI implanter makes it easier to control the depth and angle of the hair giving them a more natural look.
If you are ever looking for a hair transplant in Turkey, then surely Istanbul hair Institute is the way to go.