esteGrande offers cutting edge beard and hair transplantation solutions to patients from all around the world. Our health services provide quality hair and beard transplantation with capable professionals.
We, at esteGrande, take pride in our facilities and our standards of quality. Our health services have accredited physicians under its roof ready to be at your service.
Procedure performed at one of our state-of-the-art facilities. Included in the cost of your beard transplant surgery, you will be provided with luxury 4 or 5-star hotel accommodation in Istanbul.
We ensure that all of our patients are provided with this high standard of hotel accommodation to ease as much stress and worry away from the surgery as possible. As well as the hotel accommodation, you will also be provided with a translator and host and transfers to and from the airport.
Expert Beard Transplant Turkey Procedures
Our drivers will bring you to our health servicesfor the operation and check-up and take you back to your hotel when you’re all set. Our translators will walk you through the processes and aid you should you have any need. Also, translators will be there to explain what will happen next throughout the operation. Moreover, they will communicate what the medical staff needs you to do.
Beard Hair Transplant Turkey
The beard transplant Turkey methods our surgeons use are forward-thinking, progressive and performed in internationally accredited hospitals. This allows us to provide you with extremely precise and permanent results that align with the beard look you want to create. Our surgeons have years of experience and are hair transplant experts who have been rigorously tested and carefully selected to ensure that we are able to guarantee a high standard of quality to all of our patients. As well as creating the precise look that you want to achieve, beard transplants with esteGrande leave very minimal scarring.
Rather than FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), the FUE method (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is our preferred method in beard transplantations. This is mainly because of the non-scarring nature of the FUE method.
The FUT Method
FUT method has lost most of its relevance with the popularisation of the FUE method. Still, FUT has its uses in certain situations; it offers a higher graft yield, is cheaper and easier to operate. It was popular during the last century and had been in practice ever since. There are still high-quality FUT clinics active, but it has seen a tremendous drop in popularity, especially among younger physicians. That is mostly because most patients choose not to get that long linear scar between their ears. An experienced physician can give you satisfying results with the FUT method. A skilled doctor will surely make that scar thinner and discreet in a way that it becomes unnoticeable when your hair grows longer.
Beard Transplant Costs
The first step towards a beautiful beard is getting in touch with our friendly team. Our team will be able to answer any questions you have about beard transplants in Turkey and will help you to arrange a free consultation as the next step. During your consultation, you will be able to get the answers to any questions you have, so we recommend that you come equipped with a mental list of everything you want to know from our medical professionals. However, the consultation will be very informative, and we will ensure that you are provided with all of the information you require. Together we will work with you to create a plan for the look that you want to create and provide you with a full quote.
Before & After Photos
In order to track your progress, we will take pictures of you before the operation, twice. We will take the first one before anything happens, and the next one after the shaving takes place. These pictures, of course, will not be used anywhere, will not be shown to anyone, or posted online without your written consent. We value our patients’ privacy.
The day after the operation, we will bring you in for the removal of your bandages and the cleanup. After this process is complete, we will take you in for another photoshoot, this time to track the progression of your operation.
We will ask you to provide more photos a couple more times to ensure that you are getting the best possible outcome from your operation. And also, if you consent to your photos being used for demonstration purposes for future patients, we can always blur your face out of the picture as well.
Beard Transplant Turkey
Turkey is becoming a more and more popular destination for medical tourism with each year passing. Health services in Turkey, such as esteGrande hair transplantation health services, are offering beard and hair transplantations in state of the high-quality art facilities with accredited doctors behind clinics. These clinics offer these services with quality matching clinics in developed countries. Lots of doctors and investors alike saw potential Turkey has and together, they built clinics that will relieve even the most anxious patient. And with the help of our educated medical staff, Turkey is a shooting star in medical tourism.
The main reason why Turkey became so popular among people seeking hair transplantation is the price tag on procedures. Beard transplantation costs in Turkey are less than half of the costs in most developed countries. While this may sound discouraging at first, the difference is a mere result of exchange rates between different countries. So in practice, prices are set proportionately to both sets of countries’ buying power.
Beard Transplant Operation
Let’s talk about what to expect when undergoing a beard transplantation operation. Before anything takes place, a photographer takes pictures of your recipient zones from different angles. This is done to help the operator opening your canals as the operator needs a reference point to create insertion points. The operator considers the natural look and angle of the existing hair when opening your beard transplantation canals.
After the photoshoot is complete, our medical team will take you to the shaving room and give you a nice clean shave. Oftentimes this part is followed by another photoshoot so as to track your progress after the operation. Do not worry; these photographs are taken solely for medical reasons, and no one that doesn’t have to see them will see them. We will not post, publish or share your images without your explicit permission.
Our team will ask for pictures approximately a few weeks after the operation and once more a couple of months later to track your progress.
The Operation In A Nutshell
Now that the groundwork for the operation is complete, the medical staff will take you in the operation room. Inside the room, the operators will give you a sedative pill which will keep your anxiety levels low and relax you throughout the operation. Some patients choose to get further sedation with the presence of an anesthesiologist. After you take your pill and you slip into your gown the team will make you lie down with face down.
Now, the next bit is the local anaesthesia. The medical team will draw a line with a marker around the back of the scalp, and they will inject anaesthesia under marked spots. After the anaesthesia is complete and the scalp skin is completely numb, the team will move on to inflation phase.
This next bit called inflation includes injection of a serum solution under donor areas, this will inflate the skin containing follicles to be harvested and make the extraction easier. An inflated scalp means more distance between follicles. Thus, less unnecessary damage done to your skin.
Also, this serum solution contains small amounts of adrenaline
Our fight or flight hormone. The reason why we include adrenaline is that adrenaline acts as a vein suppressor, meaning it will make your veins narrower for a while. This helps reduce bleeding and in turn, fluid retention throughout the operation. This way, patients experience less discomfort and a smaller drop in blood pressure is ensured.
When both processes are complete, our next step is extraction. An operator with a micromotor starts making tiny holes with a very small punch, usually .6 or .9 centimetres in diameter. Since you are anesthetised at this point, you feel absolutely no pain. While the extraction takes place, another medical staff will begin the “harvest” of follicles. During this procedure, the team member will pluck out the follicles to be implanted, and another member will clean and sort the follicles.
The follicles are sorted according to their quality.
“How is the quality determined?” you might ask. Well, not every follicle has a single hair sticking out of it, some follicles grow out two, three, and in rare cases even four separate hairs. The follicles containing multiple hairs will be implanted to areas requiring more density.
After the harvest and sorting are done, the team will begin the local anaesthesia procedure once more, this time for the recipient area. A similar line will be drawn around your beard for reference, and again, anaesthesia will be administered under the skin along the drawn line.
Following the second anaesthesia, an operator commences the opening of canals, the points of insertion. In order to reach a desirable look, operators open canals with a 40-45 degree angle. This provides the groundwork for natural-looking implanted hair.
Afterwards, multiple operators will start the insertion of follicles after this point onwards. This phase is usually the longest one as operators will plug follicles inside the canals one by one. They use special tools resembling a tweezer. After this lengthy process comes to an end, the team will raise you from your bed and start bandaging you.
Finally, after your bandaging, a translator will come to explain to you what you should or shouldn’t do, how to sleep during your first week, how to take your medications what to avoid (alcohol, tobacco, physical exertion etc.) After the briefing by the translator, we send you to your hotel with our transport.
Beard Transplant Results
Supplementations and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) also have an impact upon your transplanted beard health. Multivitamin and biotin supplementation can help improve blood circulation and provide much-needed nutrition for your beard hair. PRP can also benefit your transplanted hair when injected under the skin; it rejuvenates the surrounding tissue and promotes cell growth. A PRP injection is effective for around 3-6 months. So we often repeat PRP treatment a few times every 3-6 months.
After the operation
The success rate of follicles depends on many factors. There are things a patient should avoid. The main culprit that damages the process early on is trauma. That is impacts against your freshly implanted follicles. During your first 7-10 days, your body is trying to adjust to the altered tissue. During this period even a slight graze carries a risk of plucking out the follicle. Many patients hit their head on top of the transport vehicle’s door frame at the upper part right after the operation. This is partly due to anaesthesia, causing an altered perception of space. So watch your head out there and stay safe.
Other important culprits to watch out for include tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. Nicotine restricts the much-needed blood flow to the scalp and alcohol causes swelling and dehydration, both of which are pretty undesirable after such an operation.
Patients also cannot engage in excessive physical exertion for at least a month. Mainly due to protect the follicles from sudden spikes in blood pressure. Such fluctuations pose a risk of dismembering the delicate follicles from their place.
Alongside the risks relating to blood pressure
Heavy physical exertion will also make you sweat. This will damage your grafts and elongate the recovery process.
Also, do not expose your skin to direct sunlight for long periods or stay out without cover during rain. Sunlight may cause a risk of excessive drying on your scalp; it is important that your skin stays hydrated. As with rain, the sensitive follicles may be harmed by high-velocity raindrops.
Also do not go in any steam bath like a sauna, Turkish Hamam or spa. Your skin is likely to be sensitive for a while; high temperatures in these environments pose a great risk of harming your skin.
Beard Transplantation Advantages
Before beard transplantation, during your consultation, you get to choose what kind of beard formation you want, just like picking a model from a barber’s catalogue. You can just tell the doctor where you want your new beard line, and the doctor can customise according to your needs.
Another important advantage of beard transplantation is, it’s almost completely pain-free. Also, with modern medicine optimising the process the recovery period is rather short, you may experience some redness and swelling the first two days, but after the second night, you should be virtually pain-free.
Also after the transplanted beard hair settles and starts growing you can shave it however you like, it is up to you to give it some styling according to your taste.
Beard Transplantation Disadvantages
Of course, such a procedure comes with a few setbacks. But thanks to the cutting edge technology and procedure optimisation, we have minimised these negative aspects.
First and foremost beard transplantation disadvantage is the cost. It’s only fair that such an operation is costly. The operation requires multiple operators, and there’s also the after-care with multiple medications. Though this aspect about the cost is relatively unfelt when having this operation in Turkey. Pricing is Turkey is on average less than half of the price you would get in the US. The major expense alongside the operation is flight tickets, especially if you happen to live overseas.
Another disadvantage is related to the fact that your implanted hair comes from your own skin. For the operation, you should have some of your grafts taken from your scalp, until recently this meant a long and nasty linear scar between your ears. The FUE method eliminates this scarring aspect. Since we take grafts homogeneously from different parts of your scalp skin, we preserve your natural look.
Disadvantages After The Beard transplantation Process
Also, many patients experience something called shock loss. When the implanted hair falls off completely or partially at around 2-3 weeks mark, we call these phenomena a shock loss. This is a natural response to the trauma caused by the operation. Do not worry, this is a normal part of the process, and your implanted beard hair will surely make a comeback.
Speaking of trauma
This operation sometimes causes some mild bruising and swelling. Still, this does not apply to each and every patient. Especially patients with sensitive skin and fair complexion are likely to experience mild discomfort after the operation. This usually lasts no more than a couple of days. The skin may temporarily become tender and sensitive around donor and recipient areas. The discomfort usually takes no longer than 5-7 days, given that you use all the medication given to you.
Another disadvantage is that responsibilities that are undergoing an operation bring alongside. Since this operation will require some rest for better results, you should take at least two days off. Your responsibilities, like work or school, may put a strain on you during this time. Also, the transplanted area will require special care for a while. For example, you cannot get the recipient area wet for at least 5 days after the operation.
There may be some pain after the anaesthesia wears off. Though, the pain will greatly decrease, even, almost go away completely after the first night. While you can usually return to work in a week, this may not be possible for some work lines.
If your profession includes lifting heavy loads, you may want to ask your employer to reposition you temporarily. The same thing goes for professions which include staying under the sun for long periods of time
Frequently Asked Questions About the Beard Transplant
When will I begin seeing the results?
First results start showing at around 3 months mark, but final results usually require a year and a half.
Why do I have crusting on my face?
Crusting is a normal part of the process; you can do light massages to remove it after the first week. Just remember not to use your nails or any sharp object, your fingertips are just enough for this job.
I also have hair loss, can I arrange an operation where I get implantations for both areas?
Yes, this is a fairly common scenario; many patients with mild hair loss also get hair transplantations. Talk about two birds with one stone.
How long will the operation take?
Depending on the number of grafts targeted it may range from 4 hours if it only includes beard transplantation to 8 hours if it also includes hair transplantation
What is the recovery time after the operation, how long until I can start working again?
Recovery usually takes 3-5 days, this much will be enough to return to work, if it is not a physically burdening job of course.
Does the operation takes place with general anaesthesia or just local anaesthesia?
Local anaesthetics are often sufficient for most people. If you wish, you can opt-in for sedation during your operation.
Can I get a Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for my beard area?
Yes, just like regular hair transplantations, you may get PRP treatments as a catalyst for growth and prosperity.
I heard that patients couldn’t use alcohol for a while after treatment, what about before?
Do not consume any alcohol or recreational substances at least 24 prior to your surgery.
I have medication that I am constantly using, should I stop taking it? What if I cannot afford to stop taking it?
Please inform the doctor about this situation. More often than not, many medications don’t interfere with the process at all. But for example, if you’re using any kind of blood thinner (like aspirin) surely let our doctor know. This may have a negative impact on your operation via increasing bleeding. Please make sure to inform the doctor before the operation. It’s always safer to inform the doctor about these matters.