Dr. Ilker Apaydin – Hair Transplant Specialist In Istanbul

Dr. Ilker Apaydin is Turkey’s top hair transplant specialist with 22 years of experience. A member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for six years, he is most famous for his FUE and FUT (STRIP) hair transplant approaches. He is also one of the few surgeons in Turkey who can combine FUE and FUT for hair transplants. All his procedures have a success rate of 98%. 

Dr. Apaydin holds the record for the most successful hair transplants on international patients. He has worked in some of the oldest hair transplant clinics in Turkey, such as TransMed and S.B. Taksim Education and Research Hospital, and has skillfully employed the latest advances in hair transplantation. These include stem cell hair loss therapy (PRP), Ethnic hair transplant for coarse hair, and Mega sessions, which involve placing over 2,000 grafts in a single session. 

Also, he doesn’t hesitate to show his skills to the world through his social media presence. Dr. Apaydin expertly performs around 5,000 – 6,000 grafts in one sitting to cover entirely bald scalps of patients safely, leaving people marveling. The before and after photos of his hair restoration techniques show real happiness on patients’ faces. 

Dr. Apaydin is also known for revising unsatisfactory transplant outcomes with his revision of hair transplantation. It’s the corrective procedure for patients who did not achieve the results they initially sought because of choosing an inexperienced team. 

Currently, he works at NewAge Clinic in Istanbul, where he delivers the best hair transplant results that are affordable to patients from all over the world. Find out all about his experience, procedures, patient reviews, prices, and before/after photos here.


  • Ankara University, Medical Faculty, Turkey: 1985-1992
  • Ankara University, Medical Faculty, Plastic Surgeon
  • Ankara, Turkey: 1992-1998 
  • TED College, Ankara, Turkey: 1975-1985

Experience To Date – 2024

  • Co-founder & Senior Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at NewAge Clinic Istanbul, Turkey: 2012-present (2024)
  • The Next Big Thing, Faculty Member, ISHRS’s Regional Advanced Live Surgery Workshop on FUE, Istanbul: 2011
  • Transmed Hair Restoration and Plastic Surgery Clinic, Senior Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Istanbul: 2006-2012
  • S.B. Taksim Education and Research Hospital, Senior Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Istanbul: 2000-2006
  • S.B. Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Senior Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Istanbul: 1998-2000
  • Ankara University Medical Faculty, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Ankara: 1992-1998

Key Accomplishments 

  • The only hair transplant surgeon who received 100 straight positive reviews in 2019.
  • Performed 9500 successful hair transplants in Istanbul.
  • Founded the Turkish Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons in 2020.


  • International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery ISHRS 
  • Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Society EPCD
  • Turkish Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Society TPCD


Dr. Ilker Apaydin Reviews 

Dr. Ilker Apaydin’s reviews show his excellent knowledge of hair transplantation. Most of his clients gave positive reviews of their experience at his clinic. They were able to achieve natural-looking hairline and hair growth where they desired. 

Dr. Ilker Apaydin Bad Reviews 

We did not receive any bad reviews of Dr. Ilker Apaydin in 2023. To date (2024) feedback for his procedures has been positive. There are currently no complaints about the way he or his staff treats patients. 

Has Dr. Ilker Apaydin Done Any Botched Surgery?

No. To date, we have not found any cases of botched surgery by Dr. Ilker Apaydin. His patients always have nice things to say about their results and the overall experience. 

Prices Of Hair Transplant Procedures At Dr. Ilker Apaydin’s Clinic – 2024

Here are the latest prices of various hair transplant procedures by Dr. Ilker Apaydin.

Procedure List by Dr. Ilker Apaydin Cost (in 2024) in US Dollars 
Ethnic hair transplant  From $3,500
Eyebrow hair transplant Up to $2,899
Facelift hair revision Up to $7,881
Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) From $4090
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) From $4699
Non-surgical treatment of hair loss for men  From $2,100
Non-surgical treatment of hair loss for women  From $1,999
Scalp expanders  From $4,000
Scalp flaps  Up to $9,500
Scalp reduction  From 3,899


Services Covered Under The Prices For Hair Transplant 

Dr. Apaydin’s JCI-accredited clinic gives a budget-friendly experience to patients coming from abroad. All his hair transplant procedures cover the following services needed by medical tourists. 

  • Two-night stay in Modus boutique hotel
  • Transfers to and from the hotel to the clinic
  • Preoprative consultation
  • Blood tests
  • Local anesthesia
  • Hair transplant procedure
  • Medication 
  • Postoperative kit 

Hair Transplant Specialties Of Dr. Ilker Apaydin

Dr. Apaydin is best known for doing the following hair restoration procedures at his clinic. 

FUT Hair Transplant

Dr. Ilker Apaydin performs a FUT hair transplant to surgically restore the hair of his patients. He does it through the follicular unite strip harvesting and follows it with the transferring process. In this, he extracts the DHT-resistant hair roots and implants them into the DHT-sensitive zone where the patient is experiencing baldness. Through this procedure, he has successfully helped thousands of his patients to cover the deep balding parts on their heads. 

FUE Hair Transplant

Dr. Ilker Apaydin does both manual and robotic FUE procedures. In the manual one, he himself uses the handheld device to extract the hair follicles. In the robotic FUE surgery, he uses a robotic hair transplant device. He chooses the amount of hair needed for harvesting and then maps out the required donor area. Through this procedure, Dr. Apaydin’s results are highly precise and accurate. 

Sapphire FUE Hair Transplant

Dr. Apaydin does the Sapphire transplant, which comes under the FUE hair surgery. He uses Sapphire blades and microchannels, the former being highly robust and sharp. The structure of the Sapphire blades enables him to deliver perfect cuts while causing minimal tissue damage. He makes smooth microincisions and his patients experience rapid recovery. 

Hair Transplant Revision Surgery 

Besides standard hair transplants, Dr. Apaydin is also adept at hair transplant revision. He uses it on those who did not get the desired results from the first transplant by an inexperienced surgeon. He also performs hair transplant revision on patients with advanced baldness for whom a single transplant session isn’t enough. The quality and dedication of his work is always evident in these procedures. Patients have always received a completely natural and beautiful result.

Eyebrow, Beard, And Mustache Transplantation 

Dr. Ilker Apaydin is skilled at beard hair transplants to restore hair on mustache areas sideburns, and chin. For this, he takes donor area hairs from the scalp and at times, from the scalp’s side. He ensures to carefully place the grafts at the correct angle and direction. His eyebrow hair transplant works similarly to the scalp hair transplant. He uses less number of hair grafts for eyebrow hair transplantation. He takes special consideration of the eyebrow line needed to get the desired aesthetic effect.


Contact Dr. Ilker Apaydin

The current contact details of Dr. Ilker Apaydin are below.

Abdiipekci cad.57, Reasürans Han, 1 Kat:4, Reasürans Han, 34367 Şişli/İstanbul, Turkey

Distance from the Istanbul airport: 42.8 km

The average time it’ll take to reach: 38 minutes

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