Looking for affordable solutions to hair loss? Find out about hair transplants in Johor Bahru, Malaysia with Medical Departures.
We typically think of hair loss problems in terms of balding men, but it and does affect women and can be more devastating from a self-esteem perspective. Hair loss does not necessarily mean the loss of hair from your head, it can include eyebrows, eyelashes and also beards.
Johor Bahru may not be a destination you’ve typically heard of, but it is Malaysia’s second largest city, 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 to the city for a hair transplant is the cost – you are likely to save more than 50% by traveling here, compared to what you’d pay at home – a not insubstantial amount. It’s more than enough to enjoy a holiday 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 and 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.
In terms of booking with a good-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 & 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).
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 8 hours) for large areas.
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 afterwards. 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 itching, hot sensation afterwards 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.
Hair transplants cost around 50% less in Johor Bahru than they do in Australia.
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