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How Will COVID-19 Impact Hair Transplant Cost?

30th June 2020 by Longevita
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The global coronavirus pandemic has been creating chaos for quite a few months. Our economy has suffered, and so have we. The world has been holding its breath for reaching the light at the end of this tunnel. However bleak the future looks, there might be a silver lining to this dark cloud. Many of us were looking forward to having a hair transplant surgery. But medical tourism wasn’t an option one could avail in the past few months. But, now, it’s time when consumers can benefit as the hair transplant cost in Turkey has gotten quite low.

There has always been a certain stigma associated with this surgery, which is why some people keep on delaying this life-transformative change. There’s also the nervousness about the results. You might’ve had some thoughts like, “Will my hair look unnatural?” or “Will the surgery be able to produce any results at all?” As the cost of this procedure is so high in some countries, many end up wondering whether it’ll all be just money down the drain. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, sales are down in almost every other industrial sector.

According to Global Market Insights, Inc., the global hair transplant market is expected to surpass GBP 24 million by 2025. As the availability of disposable income increases, more and more people can get themselves this procedure. Moreover, the technological advancements in hair transplant surgery are also contributing to the growth in demand. Many people today suffer from hair loss, as did our ancestors. Medication, hormonal imbalance, genetics, environment, poor nutrition and stress can all cause hair loss to occur. Today, we have the means to prevent and even reverse hair loss from happening. As we step into the online world, physical appearances gain huge importance. They can even impact your career prospects as many people associate attractive looks with kindness and trustworthiness. Rather than suffering every day from depression of hair loss, you can choose a way out through hair transplant surgery.

In order to restart the economies, the governments of many countries are offering numerous incentives to tourists. You can book hotel rooms at lower costs, flight tickets may be cheaper for some countries, and medical treatments are being offered at discounted prices. This is how the coronavirus has impacted the hair transplant cost in Turkey. However, it would be completely wrong to think that this situation is going to last a long time.

The purpose of discounts is, of course, to lure customers. Clinics, restaurants, hotels and airports are reopening with strict measures in place that will protect the travellers against COVID-19. However, many are still fearful about entering public spaces. Attractive prices might help bring in the first wave of customers to re-establish trust. Those who’re not a part of it will lose all the benefits that the companies will initially offer, which includes discounts. So, you should start thinking about transplant surgery now.

How Are Hair Transplant Surgeries Working During the Pandemic? 

Wherever you go, you’ll find constant reminders of this prevailing infection through bottles of hand sanitizers, mask and glove boxes, and, social distancing rules. There’s no way to escape it anymore. But we do know about the preventive measures that can be taken against it.

You have to clean your hands with alcohol-based sanitizers, not touch your mouth, nose or eyes, maintain a distance of at least 1 metre, wear a mask at all times, and stay at home if you have any symptoms of the infection. If you are up-to-date about everything you need to know, then you don’t have to worry. As they say, it’s little knowledge that’s dangerous. The general personal hygiene guidelines regarding the coronavirus are not quite different in places. Still, before travelling, make sure to research the local and national health guidelines of the country you’ll be going to as it is essential that you follow the rules put in place.

Many people still want to have a hair transplant. These stressful times might’ve made things worse for you. It is true that a lot of us have been snacking a bit too much lately. An unhealthy lifestyle and dietary habits can also make you lose your hair. The demand for hair transplant surgery is still there and increasing. Currently, the American region is the largest global market, followed by the Asia Pacific and Europe. Stress, social pressures, diet, and lifestyle are just a few factors why many people are experiencing hair loss. 

However, no need to fret. Longevita’s clinics have restarted their operations. The sales for hair transplant surgery have been down in Turkey overall for the past few months. But we are hoping for things to get better soon. Turkey took swift and early action against the virus, owing to which the situation is getting better here quite rapidly. These days, in order to make the patients feel safer, many clinics have introduced online and face-to-face consultations. Longevita already offers both to its patients so that they can talk with ease not matter in which corner of the world they are. Other than that, we’ve been making sure that those patients who just had a transplant with Longevita, have their aftercare made available to them online. We’ve been providing at-home haircare guidelines too to our patients.

Our transport facilities are cleaned and disinfected. The hotel you’ll be staying in has a “clean and safe” certificate. At our facilities, you’ll find the utmost cleanliness. We’ve put a strict hygiene policy in place for your safety. Social distancing will be maintained, and surfaces will be constantly sanitized to avoid the risk posed by fomites. We’ll obtain patient information, and are also making sure that our employees are healthy through check-ups. These are just a few things among many there we’re doing to ensure your safety. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

The country was looking forward to welcoming a million medical tourists in 2020 as almost 890,000 visited Turkey for treatments last year. We’re still looking forward to realizing our national goals as soon as things normalize.

Is this Truly the Best Time to Have a Hair Transplant Surgery? 

Yes, we believe this is the best time to have a hair transplant surgery, especially in terms of the cost. A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is expected to occur in September or later than that. In Turkey, all health service providers have been taking extremely strict safety and hygiene measures, and Turkey is one of the safest countries to travel in the times of a global pandemic.

After witnessing a huge economic stagnation from April to July, many clinics in Turkey have decreased their hair transplant costs. You can save up to 70% by visiting Turkey in July and August. These prices are not going to last for more than two months, though. The low prices will help put the medical tourism sector back on track, which has suffered immensely during the lockdown. Fortunately, Turkey was able to make out of it.

Many clinics are also looking to upgrade their equipment, such as there’s a possibility that you might be able to avail a robotic hair transplant. It is costlier than a traditional manual FUE or FUT, but because of its practicality, it looks like the future of hair transplant. This is true not just for Turkey, but also Italy, Germany, and the USA.

Should I Get Hair Transplant Surgery in My Own Country? 

For hair transplant surgery, people lean more towards travelling to Turkey than any other country. Most of our patients, especially from the UK, prefer to come to Turkey because of the high-quality that comes at affordable hair transplant cost. They usually think of spending their summer vacation here along with getting treatment. It’s true that we’ve all stayed at our homes for far too long than the usual. Unfortunately, a second wave may bring everything to a standstill again. This adversity is, unfortunately, unpredictable. So, you should avail of this opportunity.

Turkey has a strong grip over the situation and is getting better by the day. You can come to Turkey without having to worry about anything. Still, it is mandatory to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and keep good personal hygiene in public spaces. Also, the 14 days quarantine rule has been removed between the UK and Turkey so you can now easily travel to Turkey for your hair transplant surgery.

Concluding Remarks 

Longevita is closely following all the developments in regards to the coronavirus. We are taking all necessary precautions as described by the Ministry of Health. Here, we have a duty to ensure minimal risk to our patients and staff members, so we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe.

We know a lot of you are looking forward to getting a hair transplant surgery. It’ll be our honour to welcome you as a guest to Turkey. It’s time for you to benefit from the affordable hair transplant cost in Turkey. Book your call with us here. 

With Longevita, be the best version of yourself!

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Longevita offer private, yet affordable medical procedures in top rated accredited facilities based in Turkey. As a medical travel group who are registered in both Turkey and the UK, Longevita’s rates are subsidised by the Turkish government, meaning best prices are guaranteed.

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