You should always choose the hair transplant clinic based on your own preferences and expectations.
First and foremost, ask yourself the following questions:
Do you want your hair transplant to be performed by a doctor or assistants/technicians?
If you want to have a doctor performing recipient sites (incisions) himself and graft extraction (harvesting) himself, then you should consider some doctors from the two pricier zones.
Although it´s true that even in the package zone you can have doctors to perform incisions, you have to pay extra.
It´s definitely better compared to the doctor not being mechanically involved in your hair transplant procedure at all, but don´t expect doctors in the “Package zone” perform graft extraction also, because they don´t have time for it due to accepting 7-10 patients per day (sometimes even more).
How important to you is ending up with a properly-homogenized donor area without over-harvesting?
All clinics try their best to keep patient’s donor area properly homogenized without any over-harvesting, but some clinics can do it better than other.
After researching Turkish hair transplant clinics for over 4 years extensively, I figured that the clinics in zone number 2 and number 3 are in fact more likely to consistently leave their patients with homogenous-looking donor area.
Clinics in the “Package Zone” are known for using micromotors and extracting up to 5.000 grafts per day with FUE – which contributes to over-harvesting the most (in case the patient’s donor area has been falsely marked as dense enough to withstand such aggressive harvesting).
However, if you are somebody who is a fairly low Norwood – e.g NW2 – NW3.5, I think you can, in fact, get a pretty decent result at some of the best clinics in the “Package Zone.”
5 best Turkish hair transplant clinics in the Package Zone are listed in my “Ultimate Hair Transplant in Turkey” Guide
Do you like the 80-90% of the results which come from a particular Turkish clinic?
If you like most of the clinic’s results, then you have likely found your clinic! Here´s one piece of advice though – make sure you always check their recent results and not the ones from 5 years ago.
Especially in Turkey, clinics come and go, employ new workforce and then let them go because some of the assistants decide to form their own clinic etc.
This can have a drastic impact on their current ability to produce hair transplants of good quality on a consistent basis.
Do you like their temporal hair restoration, hairline restoration and crown area restoration ability?
Make sure you learn to evaluate a hair transplant clinic based on the ability to restore hair on different areas of the scalp.
In Turkey, you can find many clinics which only focus on hairline restoration (and can do it fairly well), but their crown area hair restoration or temporal hair restoration skills are not so sharp. Usually they lack naturalness. In one of my eBook in my Ultimate Hair Transplant Research Bundle – “Hair Transplant Research Made Simple in 3 Essential Steps” I explain how to properly evaluate the before and after results of any hair transplant clinic.
How much are you willing to spend on getting your hair back?
Up to 3.000$ you say? Well, in such a case the “Package Zone” might be your final choice.
If your hair loss is not as severe yet (NW2 – NW3), you could be better even with some clinics in the second zone – charging 1 Euro – 1.50 Euro per graft.
In such case, you could pay around 3.000 Euro and end up with a much higher doctor involvement in your procedure compared to the “Package Zone.”
If you don´t have any budget though, then the “Safe Zone” would be the best option for you!
Are you an average hair transplant candidate with moderate hair follicle density in your donor area or excellent density in your donor area and additional beard hair follicles underneath your chin?
Not everybody is an excellent hair transplant candidate with dense-looking donor area.
There are in fact many patients with average donor area density and simultaneously having advanced Norwood hair loss pattern.
These patients can be “saved” by transplanting their body hair on the balding scalp in cases when the donor area has been already depleted.
Unfortunately, not every hair transplant clinic utilizes body hair (beard and chest hair) for hair transplantation.
This strategy can be very helpful if a patient need extra hair coverage on the scalp, but his donor area doesn´t provide enough grafts anymore for multiple reasons (genetics, previous hair transplants, over-harvesting due to improper graft extraction pattern during his previous hair transplant, etc).
The good new is, that Turkish hair transplant clinics in all of the 3 zones are able to utilize body hair for a better FUE hair transplant result – in some cases.
Are you a young guys who is likely to end up with a more advanced Norwood hair loss pattern in the future? ( NW5-NW7).
Young guys with unstable hair loss should always consider medication (Finasteride, Micro-needling, Minoxidil and Ketoconazole Shampoo) before they even consider hair transplant.
Men who are still young and likely to end up with advanced baldness in the future, are better off choosing either “Signs of the Safety” or “Safe Zone” in Turkey for the following reasons:
– Better donor area management
– Better long-term hair transplant planning
– Better ability to create natural results by patients, who are average hair transplant candidates with moderate hair density on the donor area