Turkey’s top destination for Hair Transplantations, IdealofMeD, acquires Hairtransplantation.com in the midst of high demand for hair transplants

Turkey is further advancing as the world’s hub for hair transplants due to its affordable prices, leading medical facilities, skilled medical professionals and cutting-edge procedural innovation. Despite the coronavirus outbreak briefly slowing it down, Turkey’s health tourism sector is thriving again. With Turkey’s Ministry of Health recently publishing record figures for 2022, IdealofMeD announced that it has completed the purchase of the multi-million-dollar Hairtransplantation.com brand.

According to recent reports, Turkey’s Ministry of Health estimates that over one million health tourists received a hair transplant in Turkey in 2022, amounting to approximately half of the total income generated by the health tourism industry. 

IdealofMed acquired Hairtransplantation.com valued at 5 MUSD, a bit more than the 4.8 million USD eHealth paid for Medicare.com in 2014. The acquisition is in line with IdealofMeD’s aspiration to broaden its dominance in the upper-level market segments, in a sector where records are being broken at an unprecedented rate. IdealofMeD is one of the leaders within the exclusive hair transplant field in Turkey. 

The motivation for the purchase of Hairtransplantation.com is given by Nordic industrial investor Cem Arel, one of the company’s founders: “Turkey, and particularly Istanbul, is the global medical hub for health tourism, and we as investors in this segment expect the market to grow even further. The goal of Hairtransplantation.com is to develop into an integral part of our established global offering, and widen our patient base across segments.”

Turkey And IdealofMeD Are Set To Confirm Their Health Tourism Status In 2023

There is every reason to believe that the hair transplant market will continue to grow in Turkey and reach new record-breaking numbers in 2023.

“The country’s extensive investments in the health and medical-tourism fields have made it easier for medical institutions in the premium segment to operate and invest in Turkey and elsewhere” according to IdealofMeD co-founder Jorn Elferink from the Netherlands. “Turkey’s health system has undergone a record-breaking transformation in recent years and Turkey’s government put measures in place to both regulate the industry and promote its growth. Among these initiatives are tax exemptions and subsidies for medical institutions focusing on patients from other countries.”

According to the renowned International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Turkey is one of the top 3 nations for health tourism. The fact that Turkey’s educational system upholds a high standard, particularly in the medical sector, is an important factor. The country’s universities see comparatively more doctors graduate each year than countries such as the USA, France and New Zealand. 

The new Istanbul International Airport, which is expected to cost US$23 billion and fully complete its construction in 2028, represents Turkey’s own determination to make tourism-related investments as well. In terms of the total number of runways, airfields, and passengers served, it is expected to become the biggest airport in the world. While it’s hard to predict how many passengers will use the airport, it’s setting the stage for new record-breaking numbers in 2023 – especially when combined with the investments IdealofMeD is making in the market.

Say goodbye to the hair transplant stigma

In recent years, hair transplants have become increasingly popular among men and women alike. While hair loss has long been difficult to treat, the stigma surrounding hair transplants is gradually fading away. This is partly due to the increased availability of information about the procedure, as well as the growing acceptance of aesthetic treatments in general.

One of the main reasons why people are more often choosing hair transplants is simply because they work. Hair transplants involve transplanting healthy hair follicles, that are DHT resistant after age 28,  from the back of the scalp to another, where they can continue to grow naturally. This can be particularly effective for people who are experiencing hair loss due to male or female pattern baldness, as well as for those who have lost hair due to injury, burns, or scarring.

Another reason why hair transplants are becoming more popular is the increasing emphasis on personal appearance and self-care. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to look and feel your best, and hair loss can be a major obstacle to achieving that goal. With a hair transplant, people can restore their confidence and self-esteem, which can have a positive impact on their overall well-being.

When it comes to choosing a hair transplant clinic, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, it’s important to choose a clinic that has a strong reputation for quality and safety. Look for clinics that use the latest techniques and equipment, and that have a team of experienced surgeons and technicians. It’s also important to choose a clinic that offers personalized treatment plans, as every patient’s needs and goals are different.

What’s often overlooked is the level of aftercare and support provided by the clinic. After the procedure, patients will need to follow specific instructions for caring for their scalp and hair. It’s important to choose a clinic that provides clear and thorough instructions, as well as ongoing support to ensure that the healing process goes smoothly.

In addition, it’s important to consider the cost of the procedure. While hair transplants can be expensive, it’s important to remember that you are investing in your appearance and your confidence. Look for clinics that offer deposits and then final payment, so that you can spread the cost of the procedure out over time.

Finally, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of a hair transplant. While the procedure can be highly effective for many patients, it’s not a magic solution that will instantly give you a full head of hair. It’s important to work with your surgeon to develop a realistic treatment plan and to understand the limitations and potential risks of the procedure.

Overall, hair transplants are becoming more common and less stigmatized, as people recognize the benefits of this effective and safe procedure. With the right clinic and the right treatment plan, anyone can achieve a full head of hair and the confidence that comes with it. By taking care of their diet and overall health, people can also support healthy hair growth and maintain their new look for years to come.