Clinic Review 2023

Cosmedica Clinic Turkey Review

Expert review from Tom Davis (updated 2023) + Patient reviews collected bi-weekly from:

Thinking about a hair transplant in Istanbul? Then you’re in the right place, We’re here to tell you all about the Cosmedica Clinic Turkey, where you can get a whole new head of hair for as little as €2,300 but frankly most likely would pay € 5,000 to get what you want.

Cosmedica Clinic Turkey Rating

Expert Review

4.0 / 5.0

Patient Reviews

4.9 / 5.0

Booking Process
Pre-Operational
Arrival & Accommodation
Facility
Surgery & Doctors
Post-Operational
Patient Reviews
3.3

Expert Review

Cosmedica Clinic Turkey Review Summary

This clinic review was first published in July 2020, with the most recent update performed in August 2023 to maintain its relevance and up-to-date information. Should you have any remarks or desire to connect with past clients of Cosmedica, kindly express your thoughts through the Hair Back App.

Our Experience with Cosmedica: Step-by-Step

What is the customer experience like at Cosmedica? Tom decided to put this clinic to the test by contacting them as a potential hair transplant patient.
Cosmedica Support

Cosmedica offers two contact options: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. I (Tom) initially reached out to Cosmedica via Messenger. I was presented with two options: booking a consultation or learning more about prices. Opting for the second choice, I promptly received an automated response asking me to provide details and my WhatsApp contact number.

It is advisable to contact Cosmedica directly via WhatsApp. However, there was some waiting involved before they got back to me later the same day.  The person who responded to my inquiries was friendly but did not provide an exact price. Instead, they discussed the different options available based on grafts, emphasizing that the exact price would be given during the initial online consultation.

As part of our testing criteria, we inquired about their response to same-sex couples. When I asked if I could bring my male partner, there was no indication that it would be a problem.. Overall i felt that the WhatsApp contact was informative, friendly and not too pushy.

Booking Process

4 / 5

Cosmedica Turkey make the booking process fairly simple, starting with a free consultation. Your consultation can be booked using a form on the website, or through sending pictures on Whatsapp to one of the team, The Whatsapp option is a pretty unique one, and is a much easier way to communicate about a potentially sensitive subject if you don’t fancy a phone call. The team at Cosmedica Clinic Turkey will respond with personal advice depending on your hair loss situation, and will recommend the perfect course of treatment.

The pricing is clear from the get-go, so there’s little hard selling involved during the consultation and booking process. However, there are a couple of optional extras that we will go into further detail about later in this review. The unfortunate thing is that the website lacks any real detailed information on the procedure itself, which isn’t massively comforting to those considering making an appointment.

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Pre-Operational Consultations

3 / 5

The pre-operational information begins well at Cosmedica, with a complete list of what’s included in the price you’re paying. There are plenty of other clinics that would charge additional fees for a number of things that Cosmedica include for free, so we were pretty impressed with the value for money.

The real drawback though, is the fact that you’re left in the lurch when it comes to pre consultations and advice before your procedure. The website explains very little in the way of what happens from the point of booking to the day of your appointment. When undergoing such a procedure, you’re going to want to know every intricate detail and it’s a real oversight on their behalf.

Arrival & Accommodation

5/ 5

Cosmedica prioritise their patients’ comfort. With luxury transfers and 5-star accommodation at the Radisson Blu hotel, no stone has been left unturned. As mentioned previously, it’s just a shame that you’re not given any indication of travel plans before booking.

All transfers, accommodation and travel expenses are included in your price with Cosmedica, which means that you don’t have to worry about incurring large bills while you’re over in Turkey. This price promise also includes your medical expenses, from pre-operative care to post-op medication and check ups. The clinic basically takes care of everything, meaning you only need to focus on relaxing ahead of your procedure.

The English-speaking driver and medical staff is a nice touch, and not something available at every hair transplant clinic in Turkey. Not only is this an an important aspect to making you feel at home, but you’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have and receive clear responses.

Facility

4 / 5

Scoring the facilities at Cosmedica is quite difficult, as very little information is provided about the clinic itself. Despite being dubbed as a ‘5 star VIP hospital’ and sporting some pretty impressive pictures, that’s about as far as it goes in terms of detail. One thing we do know though, is that ideal location in the centre of Istanbul is a great spot for some sightseeing.

There are many other procedures outside of hair transplants carried out at the Cosmedica clinic. This include breast augmentation, liposuction and rhinoplasty, to name a few. This is evidence that the clinic has the capacity to carry out both aesthetic and cosmetic surgeries in a hospital-like environment with a large team of medical professionals.

Surgery & Doctor Involvement

4 / 5

Dr. Levent Acar is an award-winning hair transplant specialist with an impressive CV under his best. This is great to know, if you’re willing to foot the €4,490 bill to have him do your procedure. This is a whopping €1,490 more than the basic package. Considering the clinic use Dr. Ascar’s experience as a huge selling point, it’s disappointing that only those paying the maximum fee will have the pleasure of actually having him as their doctor.

Aftercare

4 / 5

Although the clinic has some boxes ticked for certain elements of heir after service, we would expect these things to come as standard anyway. Cosmedica focus so much on their patients pre-operative luxury that they seem to forget about some fundamentals of aftercare. The hair power boost pack is only included in the higher-tier pricing, costing an additional €200 with the basic package, and it’s not even really clear as to what this actually entails. There’s no mention of affordable financing or satisfaction guarantees, either.

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We Rate Cosmedica Clinic Turkey

4.0/5.0

There are things to like about Cosmedica, for sure, and we give this rating for the most premium package, the other ones are not really alternatives we feel. 

There are a number of before and after pictures, as well as reviews from satisfied customers which backs up their claims of being one of the leading hair transplant clinics in the country. 

If you ignore the smaller packages, Cosmedica is an advanced medical centre offering both hair transplant and cosmetic surgery procedures. There’s a team of specialists including award winners (if you’re willing to pay the extra cost), and guaranteed comfort in luxurious surroundings. 

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What do others think about Cosmedica Clinic Turkey?

Cosmedica Turkey Patient Reviews

Patient reviews collected bi-weekly from:

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 468 reviews)
Excellent92%
Very good4%
Average0%
Poor1%
Terrible3%

only 15 minutes to talk to the doctor…

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 16, 2024

only 15 minutes to talk to the doctor and they used inexperienced people to operate. no communication at all. They even didn’t tell you their plan until finish. very poor result.

JEFF CHU

only 15 minutes to talk to the doctor…

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 16, 2024

only 15 minutes to talk to the doctor and they used inexperienced people to operate. no communication at all. They even didn’t tell you their plan until finish. very poor result.

JEFF CHU

Ils ont ruiné mes cheveux !

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 12, 2024

Ils ont ruiné mes cheveux !

Bonjour à tous, j’ai 23 ans et je me suis fait opérer au mois de juin dernier par cette clinique. Laissez-moi vous raconter mon histoire. J’ai commencé à perd-re mes cheveux extrêmement tôt, à l’âge de 18 ans. Cela a été un véritable choc pour moi, je nourrissais des désirs de me faire opérer pour retrouver mes cheveux d’avant, de combler mes golfes dégarnis, de retrouver une belle densité. Je me suis donc rapproché de la clinique Cosmedica pour réaliser une greffe de cheveux. Jusqu’à mon arrivée à la clinique tout s’est extrêmement bien passé. Mais dès que je suis arrivé à la clinique, le cauchemar a commencé. Tout d’abord, j’ai vu un premier assistant qui m’a dessiné une première ligne frontale et expertisé un nombre de greffons à m’implanter. Puis est arrivé le second rendez-vous, dix minutes après, avec le Docteur Acar. Je l’ai vu à peine 4 minutes. Il m’a dessiné une nouvelle ligne frontale et puis je suis allé en salle d’opération. Les infirmières ont été extrêmement brusques, à tel point que j’ai fait un malaise pendant l’opération. Au départ, on devait me greffer 2500 à 3000 greffons, et puis au final, 3800 greffons ont été greffés, ce qui était bien trop pour la zone à garnir. Au final, beaucoup trop de greffons ont été implantés sur zone relativement faible, ce qui a empêché une repousse complète. Aujourd’hui, après plus de 9 mois d’opération, je me retrouve avec des golfes très dégarnis, une faible densité au regard du nombre important de greffons qui ont été implantés. Ils m’ont ruiné ma zone donneuse et ont réalisé un terrible travail. En plus de tout ça, ils n’ont pas respecté la ligne frontale dessinée par le docteur. Je me retrouve avec une ligne en forme de V. Les photos avant et post greffe le prouvent. C’est une honte. C’est un travail complètement bâclé. Je ne réalise pas ce post pour leur faire du tort, mais simplement pour que ce qui m’est arrivé ne se reproduise plus, et encore moins avec un jeune adulte de mon âge. Le nombre important de greffons prélevés pour un résultat aussi médiocre m’empêchera à vie d’avoir une coupe de cheveux respectable. Enfin, les greffons ont été très mal implantés, ce qui fait que les cheveux sont extrêmement compliqués à coiffer et partent dans tous les sens. Certes, le prix proposé est attractif, mais croyez-moi, je regrette chaque jour de ne pas être allé dans une autre clinique. Faites-moi confiance et n’allez pas dans cette clinique ! Ne vous fiez pas à tous les commentaires 5 étoiles achetés, ils ne reflètent en aucun cas la qualité du service proposé. Ils reconnaissent leurs erreurs et me proposent de m’opérer de nouveau, chose que je refuse catégoriquement. Je n’ai plus confiance en eux ! Ils ont détruit mon moral.

Frenchman’

Ils ont ruiné mes cheveux !

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 12, 2024

Ils ont ruiné mes cheveux !

Bonjour à tous, j’ai 23 ans et je me suis fait opérer au mois de juin dernier par cette clinique. Laissez-moi vous raconter mon histoire. J’ai commencé à perd-re mes cheveux extrêmement tôt, à l’âge de 18 ans. Cela a été un véritable choc pour moi, je nourrissais des désirs de me faire opérer pour retrouver mes cheveux d’avant, de combler mes golfes dégarnis, de retrouver une belle densité. Je me suis donc rapproché de la clinique Cosmedica pour réaliser une greffe de cheveux. Jusqu’à mon arrivée à la clinique tout s’est extrêmement bien passé. Mais dès que je suis arrivé à la clinique, le cauchemar a commencé. Tout d’abord, j’ai vu un premier assistant qui m’a dessiné une première ligne frontale et expertisé un nombre de greffons à m’implanter. Puis est arrivé le second rendez-vous, dix minutes après, avec le Docteur Acar. Je l’ai vu à peine 4 minutes. Il m’a dessiné une nouvelle ligne frontale et puis je suis allé en salle d’opération. Les infirmières ont été extrêmement brusques, à tel point que j’ai fait un malaise pendant l’opération. Au départ, on devait me greffer 2500 à 3000 greffons, et puis au final, 3800 greffons ont été greffés, ce qui était bien trop pour la zone à garnir. Au final, beaucoup trop de greffons ont été implantés sur zone relativement faible, ce qui a empêché une repousse complète. Aujourd’hui, après plus de 9 mois d’opération, je me retrouve avec des golfes très dégarnis, une faible densité au regard du nombre important de greffons qui ont été implantés. Ils m’ont ruiné ma zone donneuse et ont réalisé un terrible travail. En plus de tout ça, ils n’ont pas respecté la ligne frontale dessinée par le docteur. Je me retrouve avec une ligne en forme de V. Les photos avant et post greffe le prouvent. C’est une honte. C’est un travail complètement bâclé. Je ne réalise pas ce post pour leur faire du tort, mais simplement pour que ce qui m’est arrivé ne se reproduise plus, et encore moins avec un jeune adulte de mon âge. Le nombre important de greffons prélevés pour un résultat aussi médiocre m’empêchera à vie d’avoir une coupe de cheveux respectable. Enfin, les greffons ont été très mal implantés, ce qui fait que les cheveux sont extrêmement compliqués à coiffer et partent dans tous les sens. Certes, le prix proposé est attractif, mais croyez-moi, je regrette chaque jour de ne pas être allé dans une autre clinique. Faites-moi confiance et n’allez pas dans cette clinique ! Ne vous fiez pas à tous les commentaires 5 étoiles achetés, ils ne reflètent en aucun cas la qualité du service proposé. Ils reconnaissent leurs erreurs et me proposent de m’opérer de nouveau, chose que je refuse catégoriquement. Je n’ai plus confiance en eux ! Ils ont détruit mon moral.

Frenchman’

Do not go there

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 9, 2024

Extremely dissatisfied with my hair transplant experience. The company was all smiles until they got my money. Two years later, the results are far from what was promised, and when I reached out for support, they conveniently ghosting me. Beware of their false promises and lack of aftercare. Save yourself the disappointment and look elsewhere for your hair restoration needs.

Kunde

Do not go there

Rated 1.0 out of 5
May 9, 2024

Extremely dissatisfied with my hair transplant experience. The company was all smiles until they got my money. Two years later, the results are far from what was promised, and when I reached out for support, they conveniently ghosting me. Beware of their false promises and lack of aftercare. Save yourself the disappointment and look elsewhere for your hair restoration needs.

Kunde

Disappointed with Cosmedica's Hair Transplant Service

Rated 1.0 out of 5
March 14, 2024

Title: Disappointed with Cosmedica’s Hair Transplant Service

Review:

I recently underwent a hair transplant procedure at Cosmedica, and unfortunately, my experience has left me extremely dissatisfied.

Despite assurances from their representatives and initial agreements, I found the results of my procedure to be far below expectations. Specifically, the crown area of my head, which was supposed to receive adequate grafts as discussed, was left noticeably sparse. This directly contradicted what I was promised during consultations and what I had paid for.

Furthermore, when I raised my concerns with Cosmedica’s customer service, I was met with dismissive responses and attempts to deflect responsibility. They insisted that the procedure was completed as planned and that any additional sessions would not be covered by their guarantee, despite prior assurances of guaranteed results.

It’s evident to me that Cosmedica prioritizes profit over customer satisfaction. Their lack of accountability and failure to deliver on their promises is deeply disappointing. I feel misled and let down by their deceptive practices.

I urge anyone considering a hair transplant procedure to think twice before choosing Cosmedica. There are reputable clinics out there that prioritize integrity and customer care over making a quick buck.

Avoid Cosmedica at all costs.

Michel

Had a horrible experience getting my…

Rated 1.0 out of 5
February 20, 2024

Had a horrible experience getting my hair transplant from Comedica. I trusted in their company after doing extensive research on the doctor and his background. I looked through the Before & After pictures everything looked perfect. After getting my hair transplant my results came out horrible. I lost all of my donor hair I received about 5,000 grafts on the top of my head a little hair grew back but it was very thin.

Andrew Quist

Haarwurzeln in Löcher der Betäubungsspritze

Rated 2.0 out of 5
February 6, 2024

Anfang 2022 habe ich mir dort die Geheimratsecken und die Stirn ein bisschen nach unten versetzen lassen. Von dem Team, welches mir die Wurzeln in die Kanäle transplantierte, hatte ich schon kein so guten Eindruck, der sich leider bewahrheiten sollte. Nun, da die Haare eine gewisse Länge haben, stellt sich heraus, dass doch tatsächlich Haarwurzeln in die Löcher der Betäubungsspritze gesetzt wurden! Sowas darf nicht passieren! Als ich das gegenüber dem Kundenberater ansprach wurde überhaupt nicht darauf eingegangen. Geschweige denn zugegeben, dass da ein Fehler seitens der Klinik passiert ist.

Zoe

Haarwurzeln in Löcher der Betäubungsspritze

Rated 2.0 out of 5
February 6, 2024

Anfang 2022 habe ich mir dort die Geheimratsecken und die Stirn ein bisschen nach unten versetzen lassen. Von dem Team, welches mir die Wurzeln in die Kanäle transplantierte, hatte ich schon kein so guten Eindruck, der sich leider bewahrheiten sollte. Nun, da die Haare eine gewisse Länge haben, stellt sich heraus, dass doch tatsächlich Haarwurzeln in die Löcher der Betäubungsspritze gesetzt wurden! Sowas darf nicht passieren! Als ich das gegenüber dem Kundenberater ansprach wurde überhaupt nicht darauf eingegangen. Geschweige denn zugegeben, dass da ein Fehler seitens der Klinik passiert ist.

Zoe

Exceptional team and the service!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 4, 2024

Before i made my choice to go with Cosmedica, i made my own research and talked to several clinics. What helped me to make my final decision is real professionalism of the person I was communicating with – his name is Ugur. From all the clinics i was talking to he was just the best, taking his time answering all my questions in a very polite manner. Even though Cosmedica is one of the most expensive clinics in Istanbul, at the end I didn’t have a doubt i am going with this clinic. And I didn’t regret it. Ugur was guiding me from the very beginning to the end, until i was in the taxi, heading back to the airport, organizing all my transfers, pick ups and scheduling the surgery.

customer

Das 2. mal und wieder alles top

Rated 5.0 out of 5
February 3, 2024

War jetzt bereits das 2. mal bei Cosmedica. Hat wieder alles besten geklappt und war top organisiert

Erik Hacker

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Cosmedica Turkey Background Information

Team

Cosmedica Turkey Hair Transplant & Dr. Levent Acar

The Cosmedica Turkey hair transplant team is headed up by Dr. Levent Acar, an award-winning doctor with experience stemming as far back as 1999. After graduating from Istanbul University in 2005, Dr. Acar went on to train in laser therapy and aesthetics, perfecting the art of hair transplantation. Dr Acar, and the clinic, are both licensed by the Turkey Ministry of Health, a seal of approval given to the most trusted and professional of doctors.

Other vital members of the Cosmedica team worthy of a special mention include both the nursing staff and the other medical doctors, overseeing patient care and complicated cosmetic surgeries. One of the biggest selling points of the clinic is the guarantee of English-speaking doctors and nurses on hand. This is something that isn’t always available when having procedures done in a foreign country, and a number of Cosmedica’s competitors cannot guarantee the same level of customer service.

Before and After Pictures

Cosmedica Clinic Turkey Transplant Results And Before and After Pictures

In this Cosmedica hair transplant Turkey review, we have also taken a look at how transparent they are with their results. The website is packed with before and after pictures, including several being the focal point of the homepage. This is the sign of a clinic that backs their work and has nothing to hide.

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Methods and Treatments

Cosmedica Clinic Turkey Transplantation Methods & Treatments

Each of the Cosmedica hair transplant procedures use the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method, but the transplantation method itself differs between the basic and more premium packages. Those paying for the standard package will have their follicles transplanted with a forceps tool. If you’re opting for the pricier service, this will be done with the Direct Hair Implantation tool (DHI) instead.

A FUE hair transplant takes more time, usually requiring patients to be in and out of the clinic over a 3-day period for a transplantion requiring a high number of grafts. A DHI hair transplant can be done in a day, and is often the popular choice, regardless of the heftier price tag. The clinic also offers  moustache, eyebrow transplants and beard transplants in Turkey.

Costs and Packages

Cosmedica Turkey Cost of Hair Transplants, Available Packages And Extras

The Cosmedica Turkey cost differs, depending on which package you choose. For understandable reasons, the prices have been going up since first wrote this article. The prices as of June 2023, for up to 4000 grafts are as follows: The standard option comes in at a reasonable €2,300. The mid-range option is €2,990, and the priciest of all is the top-tier package at €5,000. Each of these options comes inclusive of travel, accommodation and complete procedure costs. It’s important to note that the so-called “mega sessions” hair transplants (4,001 to 5,500 grafts) add between €900 and €1,000 to the bill. The following is included in the standard package:

It’s important to remember that all of the above quoted prices not only include the hair transplant itself, but also the expenses for travel and accommodation. This really helps with budgeting of your trip to Turkey, as you shouldn’t incur any surprising costs outside of food, drink and optional sightseeing.

Reviews from former patients

Cosmedica Reviews From Former Patients

As part of our evaluations, we examine the feedback received by hair transplant clinics on online platforms such as TrustPilot. As of June 2023, Cosmedica has garnered just over 440 reviews on TrustPilot , and an impressive 95% of these reviews have been awarded 5-star ratings. 

Based on our observations, it appears that the clinic requests patients to write reviews immediately after their hair transplant procedure. Many of the reviews are from individuals who have only left one review on TrustPilot, and they often state that they had their hair transplant in the same month as writing the review. While it is common for clinics to seek feedback, what is somewhat surprising is the scarcity of updated reviews from patients who return to share their results after a few months. These reviews, which are usually highly informative, were notably absent during our search.

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Your Questions
Answered

Yes, they are on Instagram. You can follow them using the handle @cosmedicaclinic to see more of their before and after shots and real-life success stories.

Yes they are. Both the hair transplantation and all of the cosmetic surgery procedures at Cosmedica are carried out in their 5-star hospital environment in Instanbul.

No, the clinic does not currently hold an A-License, but does have a number of other accreditations including a license from the Turkey Ministry of Health.

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Last updated in Feb, 2024