Hair Transplant in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Hair Transplant in Johor Bahru

Last fact-checked: 25 October 2019

Looking for an affordable and effective way to combat hair loss? Find out about hair transplants in Johor Bahru, Malaysia with Medical Departures in this handy guide, which includes recommended clinics, prices and tips on how to book. 

Why a Have Hair Transplant in Johor Bahru?

Johor Bahru may not be a destination you’ve heard of, but it is, in fact, one of Malaysia’s largest cities, and has been a tourist destination for some time – particularly for residents of nearby expensive Singapore who can travel to the city in around 10 minutes.

One of the main reasons for coming here for a hair transplant is the cost; you are likely to save more than 50% on the price of this normally expensive procedure compared to what you’d pay at home. That should be more than enough to enjoy a relaxing break and you’ll still come home with more cash in your pocket than if you’d had the treatment at home.

Johor Bahru is beginning to make a name for itself as a medical tourism destination. Malaysia is already one of the most popular countries to visit for global medical travelers due to its state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and the expertise of its medical professionals. For Westerners, the country is particularly appealing as there is no language barrier – English is spoken practically everywhere.

The country is safe and politically stable. For anyone wanting to combine a holiday with their medical procedure, there are ample places to visit for your dream holiday – from the beautiful Langkawi islands and their pristine beaches, to the clean and modern capital, Kuala Lumpur and its steamy jungles that offer the unique flora and fauna that make Malaysia one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries.

Why Book with Medical Departures?

When it comes to booking your hair transplant at a top-quality healthcare facility, Medical Departures provides listings for clinics that we have already background-checked. We do onsite visits, do legal and criminal record checks, confirm professional qualifications and memberships and collect real patient testimonials. If we’re not happy about any aspect of our findings we simply do not list the clinic on our site.

We would always recommend you do your own research, finding out as much information as you can about the procedure you have in mind. Hair transplantation is a specialist procedure so don’t be afraid to ask any prospective surgeons questions about their experience and qualifications, as well as finding out if they are members of specialist international professional organizations, such as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).

How Long Does a Hair Transplant Take?

There are varying hair transplant techniques and obviously if depends on whether you are having hair transplanted on your head, or elsewhere. Hair transplants on the head can take around 90 minutes for a small area, to the best part of a day (up to eight hours) for large areas.

Is a Hair Transplant Painful and How Long Is the Recovery Time?

An anesthetic will be administered before the treatment starts, so while you won’t feel uncomfortable during the procedure, your scalp is likely to feel tender and sore afterward. The areas where the grafts were harvested from will be red and there may be some blood spotting, which will eventually scar over. You may have an itchy, hot sensation as these heal.

Your scalp may look sore, even if it doesn’t feel it, for at least a couple of weeks and you may want to cover up with a hat.

The transplanted grafts will drop out shortly after transplantation, but within a few months will begin to grow back with you can look forward to thick, natural-looking hair in places that were once bald or thinking.

It's worth noting here that any holiday activities should be done before treatment in Malaysia. The time following will need to be spent mostly indoors, relaxing in your hotel or perhaps by the pool (under shade) before you can fly home,

How Much Can I Save on a Hair Transplant in South Korea Compared to Australia or New Zealand?

Hair transplants cost around 50% less in Johor Bahru than they do in Australia, as an example. Similar savings can be made if you are based in the US, UK or other Asian countries. 

For latest prices, check out Dr. Shah Clinic - Johor Bahru Branch, one of the leading clinics for hair transplants in Johor Bahru.

Getting Started

Search our top-quality clinics and hair restoration surgeons before making a decision. 

If you’re ready to book, see below for ways to arrange a free appointment, or get in touch with our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions pertaining to hair transplants in Johor Bahru.


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