Greek clinics attract medical tourists wanting hair transplants through cut prices


The number of hair transplant sessions increased by 73% during 2013-2015 in Athens based Advanced Hair Clinics, a privately held centre specialised in hair restoration. This increase occurred despite capital controls, a drop in hair transplant procedures by 14% in Europe during 2012-2014 and a dramatic 50% unemployment rate amongst young people.

What seems to work with the hair business in Greece is the combination of high expertise and low cost services. Dr Anastasios Vekris of Advanced Hair Clinics says: “Medical tourism in Greece combines services of very high quality with low prices, compared to other European countries. 3 out of 10 of our patients are foreigners. Most come from the Middle East, Central and Northern Europe, with many from the UK, but this year we also had people coming from as far as the USA, Canada and Panama.”

One attraction is hair transplant with the FUE technique, which is minimally invasive and leaves no scars. Hair grafts are extracted and implanted one by one, under local anaesthesia, aiming at a natural result. Few clinics around the world perform this treatment.



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