Smile Clinic Hair Transplant Turkey Review

Smile Clinic hair transplant Turkey prides itself in offering the best hair transplant in Istanbul because of its two lead surgeons— Dr Mehmet Erdoğan and Dr Gökay Bilgin. The two doctors are experts in hair transplants, but what about the clinic’s other qualities such as costs, procedure and results?

Read on for our comprehensive Smile Hair Clinic Turkey review.

Smile Clinic Hair Transplant Turkey Review Summary

Booking process


A hair transplant is a life-changing experience, and that’s why Smile Hair Clinic Turkey is all about transparency and earning your trust. Once you launch their website, on the far right, there is a “Get A Quote” option, and this is where it all begins. Patients fill in the form and upload a few images of their hair for a hair analysis. The doctor will then evaluate the photos and give his feedback. However, Smile Clinic hair transplant Turkey has no price list available even though it says to have all-inclusive packages.

They do claim that their prices are competitive, but according to the package details, we would advise you to reach out and confirm first to avoid any surprises. Other than that, all the necessary info is available on the clinic’s website, which is assuring for potential clients. The hair analysis is intensive with questions about your medical history and much more. The initial consultation is free and is the perfect chance to fill in any gaps you might have.

(Pre-operational) Consultations


Concerning pre-operational information, we have to commend Smile Hair Clinic for doing a good job. One of the options in the FAQ section is about pre-operation, and the clinic has a list of all the questions you might have in mind as well as relevant and concise answers. Whether it’s about the best airport to consider or you’re worried about your current medication, the clinic will give you the right answers.

At first, your person of contact online will be a case manager who is responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly. In case you’re having problems with your visa arrangements, the clinic suggests a link you can click and have it sorted out. Also, the clinic advises its clients to come with 4 x 100ml bottles which will be filled with the aftercare products.

Arrival & Accommodation


After your initial consultation and agreement on the all-inclusive package you want. Smile Hair Clinic has two options; you can fly to Turkey and pay in cash at the clinic or carry out a bank transfer before arrival.

The clinic has organized VIP transfers from the airport to your hotel and also for your trips to and from the clinic. Depending on your preferred choice of hotel, Smile Hair Clinic has three options—the Holiday Inn Hotel in Kadıköy, Wyndham Grand Istanbul or the Hilton Istanbul. The hotels are either 4 stars or 5 stars where you can enjoy luxury, elegance and comfort. The clinic’s package covers two nights only; extra nights attract an additional cost.

Also, the clinic is ready to make any special arrangements you would want concerning your choice of hotel at an extra cost. The location of the hotels is in proximity to the clinic and provide an ideal opportunity for nearby excursions. Feel free to visit historic places like the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultanahmet Mosque. Or, walk around Princess Islets to explore the beautiful bazaars and visit Akasya Acıbadem shopping mall for all your shopping needs.



Not many clinics get a 5/5 in their facilities, but Smile Hair Clinic is an exception. The clinic operates in a private hospital that is accredited, and the clinic itself is licensed. This means that you are in safe hands, and in case of an emergency even though rare, medical help is standby. Hygiene levels are high with regular cleanliness and sterilization of the facility as well as equipment.

Doctors at the clinic believe that the best results can only be achieved through the best equipment, and thus the clinic uses the latest technology. Smile Hair Clinic was launched in 2018, and the design and aesthetics of the clinic, both interior and exterior provide a comfortable space for clients. Also, the recreation lounge of the clinic has games such as table tennis, table soccer and darts, which are fun and not strenuous.

Surgery & Doctor Involvement


The operational team of the clinic is well trained, professional, and their teamwork makes the procedure go on smoothly. The lead surgeons at the clinic are Dr Mehmet Erdoğan and Dr Gökay Bilgin, who started performing hair transplants in 2013. Ready to assist is a team of nurses who have been trained by the two doctors and are certified professionals. However, it would have been better if the clinic provided more info on the team.



Once your procedure is done and successful, you will go back to your hotel for some rest and wait for a hair wash the next day. The final day is when your bandage will be removed, and your hair thoroughly washed. After that, one of the doctors will have an intensive meeting with you to guide you on your post-care treatment. Smile Hair Clinic provides every client with a special shampoo, antibiotic cream, panthenol spray and a guide booklet but the products won’t last 2 months. The clinic checks up on the client after regular intervals to confirm the healing is going on well and that there are no complications.

Conclusion - We rate Smile Hair Clinic Turkey 2.8 out of 5

Considering Smile Hair Clinic ticks the right boxes in critical aspects such as doctor’s involvement, facility and accommodation. It is a clinic we would recommend and also from the reviews on trust pilot and the clinic’s website, their clients were happy with the results.

If you want to compare the before and after pictures of their patients, you can check out their Instagram page. One thing that is rather odd about Smile Hair Clinic is that there were no photos of their clients on the website, so you have to head over to their social media pages.

As for Dr Mehmet Erdoğan and Dr Gökay Bilgin, their reputation puts Smile Hair Clinic on the map as one of the best hair transplant clinics in Turkey. They are qualified and highly skilled, and at least their involvement in all procedures isn’t a scam. From the start till the end, they will be present in the operation room and also hands-on during essential stages of the procedure.

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Hair Transplant Team

Smile Hair Clinic Turkey hair transplants are done by Dr.Mehmet Erdoğan

Dr.Mehmet Erdoğan is the doctor you’re looking for at Smile Hair Clinic. He is a hair transplant surgeon who started practising in 2013, and built on his skills by getting more certifications. In 2017, he received Mesotherapy and Phytotherapy Certifications. He is also a registered professional at the Istanbul Society of Doctors Association. An added advantage is the fact that Dr Erdogan is multilingual and is fluent in Turkish, English and German so communication won’t be an issue for the three languages.

Dr Gökay Bilgin is another top hair transplant surgeon at the clinic with a high reputation in Turkey. Just like Dr.Mehmet Erdoğan, he too has certifications in Mesotherapy and Phytotherapy. He is also a member of the Turkish Medical Association and is fluent in Turkish and English. Both doctors prefer the Micro FUE technique, which is the latest method and delivers natural-looking results. In case you’re in the operation room and notice a few extra nurses don’t worry those are interns being trained.

Before and After Pictures

Smile Hair Clinic Turkey Results And Before and After Pictures

Before and after pictures are important and a must-have for any serious clinic—to add to that, the images must be recent. Smile hair clinic Turkey reviews on trust pilot and online showed that their clients were satisfied with the results. The after pictures show a natural looking result which is what all clients want. However, the clinic should consider having the pictures on their website for easy access.


Methods and Treatments

Smile Hair Clinic Turkey Transplantation Methods & Treatments

Smile Hair Clinic uses the latest technology, which makes its procedures efficient and precise. The two popular methods used by the clinic are DHI and Micro FUE. The Micro FUE technique is the most recent, and it involves removing grafts using a micromotor with sapphire blades for precision and minimal bleeding.

As for the DHI technique, the doctor uses an implanter pen injector with special fine tips to transfer grafts directly to the skin one after another. This procedure has fewer incisions and requires a highly skilled doctor to perform. Don’t worry about feeling any pain as before any procedure; local anaesthesia is administered. Smile Hair Clinic also offers an afro-textured hair transplant which is not always easy to pull off, and a specialist area of expertise this clinic provides.

Costs and Packages

Smile Hair Clinic Turkey Cost of Hair Transplants, Available Packages And Extras

Hair transplants in Turkey are said to be 70% cheaper than other places across Europe, and this has made it a hub for hair transplants. Smile Hair Clinic Turkey claims its prices are competitive but without any price list that remains to be hearsay. They do, however, say they have different packages and here are some of the details of their standard package,

  • Hair Transplant Procedure
  • VIP Transfers
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Post-operative Medical Pack
  • 5-star Hotel or 4-satr hotel ( 2 nights only)

The choice of hotels offered by the clinic—the Holiday Inn Hotel in Kadıköy, Wyndham Grand Istanbul and the Hilton Istanbul, is a nice touch. If you’re looking for a luxurious stay in Turkey, then Smile Hair Clinic will make it happen. Their standard package seems fair, and we found no complaints about what the clinic has to offer.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the clinic is on Instagram. In fact, Instagram is the best place you can find the before and after pictures for comparison as there aren’t any photos on their website.

Smile hair clinic is located inside a private hospital that is regulated by the EU and is accredited. In case of an emergency, there is a medical team ready to help.

The clinic has an A-license and is regulated by the Turkish government, showing it adheres to all the required regulations. Patients are assured of quality services, as each operation takes 6-8hrs.


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