There are several persistent myths and misconceptions surrounding hair transplants. By far, the most common is the belief that hair transplants don’t look good close up—that the naked eye can always tell that it’s a transplant.
In reality, treatment for male pattern hair loss, including hair transplants, has come a long way and results look completely natural these days. Continued research and technological advancements have yielded progressively better results over the last several years. Gone are the ‘plugs’ people got in the ‘90s, as well as the horizontal scar that transplant recipients received in the early part of the 21st century.
Any search for hair transplants will return hundreds, if not thousands, of testimonials, before & after photos, and online reviews. However, people are justifiably wary of what they read on the internet.
One of the biggest questions many people have is “Can I trust online reviews?”. Unfortunately, it’s incredibly common for many websites to pay for fake reviews written by bots to make themselves look more legitimate. Since hair transplant procedures are permanent solutions to hair loss, it is vital that patients thoroughly research their options before choosing a clinic.
How Can I Spot Fake Reviews?
How can you be sure that you’re visiting the highest-quality clinics in Istanbul? There are ways to spot fake reviewers, so looking out for red flags can help you separate genuinely satisfied customers from fake reviews.
Overwhelmingly, fake reviews will simply consist of the shortest, most generic positive comments. Reviews such as “Great work!” or “Very friendly, thank you!” are, most likely, fake. It’s highly unlikely that a real person would be so vague about a life-changing procedure. A long, specific comment about a patient’s experience at the clinic—especially with pictures—is far less likely to be fake.
- Stock Photos
Sadly, just because a review has a picture or two doesn’t mean it’s genuine. If you have concerns over a photo’s authenticity, try doing a reverse image search to see if the image appears anywhere else. The vast majority of fake reviews just use stock images or Google image results.
- Profile Pictures
Putting a face on a review is an easy way to make a profile appear authentic. However, if you look closely, you’ll start to notice that many fake reviews use celebrity headshots. If the person leaving the review looks a little too familiar, open up the profile and take a look at their history.
- Profile Activity
Profiles that specialize in fake reviews are often found out quickly and banned. This means that most of them will be only a few days to weeks old. In that time, they have likely left dozens of (only positive) reviews. If they’ve left 60 5-star reviews in the last 3 weeks, they probably aren’t a real customer.
Trusted, Verified Reviews
The Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic in Istanbul is consistently ranked among the world’s leading hair restoration clinics and specialises in both Sapphire FUE and DHI hair transplants. Above all, we prioritise customer trust and satisfaction and we go to great lengths to provide only the most accurate transparent information to all of our clients.
- Video Testimonials
On our website, you can easily see dozens of video testimonials from satisfied customers. Our patients are overwhelmingly happy with the results of their hair transplant operations. These testimonials were filmed months after the hair transplant so the patients could have time to experience and assess the results for themselves.
- Before & After Shots
We keep meticulous records of the progress our clients make. Dr Srkan Aygin has achieved a hair regrowth rate of over 98%. You can easily view before & after shots of hundreds of our clients to judge our results for yourself.
- Only Verified Reviews
Many websites have an open comments/review section where anyone can leave a review. This alone is a major red flag. The Dr Serkan Aygin Clinic only allows reviews through Trustpilot. Trustpilot is the internet’s leading review verifier and works directly with companies and clients to verify reviews before publishing them. Every review on Trustpilot is guaranteed to be from a real person who has used the services they are reviewing.
Dr Serkan Aygin
Dr Serkan Aygin is a board-certified specialist who takes pride in being one of the leading hair restoration surgeons in the world. At his clinic, we provide the best hair transplant procedure in Turkey at a small fraction of the cost of the same transplantation surgery in the UK. Contact us today and schedule a full, free consultation.