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Hello, everyone! I’m Aamir.
This is the story of my remarkable Hair Transplant Journey. You may know me as a computer programmer and a travel vlogger, always ready to share my latest adventures and tech tips. But today, I’m going to share something different, something very personal.
This is the story of my journey through hair loss and the transformative experience of a hair transplant. It’s about how I got my life back on track, and I hope my experience will be insightful for many of you.
For me, the hair loss process began when I was 22 years old. I was lucky to have thick, beautiful hair back then. I didn’t worry about my hair much, like most people who have good hair. Back then, I had no idea how much I would miss having hair. I should have been more grateful for this wonderful gift from nature and taken better care of it.
The Cause Behind My Hair Loss
My hair loss wasn’t triggered by using poor-quality shampoo or exposure to unsuitable water conditions. It was simply a case of genetics. My father experienced hair loss; by the time he was 60, he had lost almost 90% of his hair. When I looked at his old photos, I saw he had a great head of hair in his 30s. Unfortunately for me, my hair loss journey began much earlier, at the tender age of 22. and it was an incredibly disheartening experience.
Let me tell you something: HAIR LOSS can lead to depression. Yes, you read that right. Hair loss can indeed result in depression. Some may dismiss this, saying, “It’s just hair, why should it bother you?” some people might say. This kind of talk usually comes from people with a lot of hair or who are older, like in their 50s or 60s. Things are different when you’re in your 20s or 30s.
During the early stages of my career, when my primary focus was my career, I started to lose my hair. I didn’t pay much attention to it initially.
But whenever I thought about my hair loss, and it scared me to see how quickly I was losing hair. Still, I never thought I’d lose my hair. But my hair loss didn’t stop. I didn’t even notice that I had lost almost 20% of my hair before I knew it. This happens to a lot of guys who start to lose their hair. Even if you lose a lot of hair, you can trick yourself into thinking you still have a lot by covering up the bald spots with the hair that you still have.
Does UAE’s Water Trigger Hair Loss?
In February 2017, I moved to the UAE for a job opportunity as a web developer. It’s a well-known rumor that water in the UAE is not beneficial for hair. While I can’t confirm this, my hair loss seemed to accelerate after moving there. Within less than two years, I had lost between 44% to 50% of my hair. At this point, the idea of a hair transplant became a serious consideration for me.
Many people living in the UAE have raised concerns about the potential effects of the local water on their hair. The water in the UAE is desalinated, which means it has undergone a process to remove salt and other minerals from seawater. This process can leave the water with a high mineral content, which some believe may contribute to hair dryness and hair loss.
However, it’s crucial to understand that these claims are primarily based on personal experiences. As per my knowledge, there is no definitive scientific evidence establishing a direct correlation between UAE’s water and hair loss.
My First Hair Transplant
I underwent my first hair transplant in Pakistan. Although I was aware of Turkey’s reputation for successful hair transplants, my knowledge about their procedures was limited. Therefore, I chose to have my transplant in Pakistan primarily because it was the option I was most familiar with.
The hair transplant procedure went smoothly, and a year later, I was pleased with the results. However, for some reason, I couldn’t understand, my hair started to thin again after two years. I began to notice gaps in my hair, which was quite distressing.
I thought that after the hair transplant, my hair would grow back the way it was before, but this turned out to be false. I was wrong about what hair transplants were supposed to do, I thought they would totally restore my hair to its original state, which is not quite right. If you want to keep the benefits, you need more than just one procedure. You may need ongoing care, a healthy lifestyle, and even more treatments.
My second Hair Transplant
After a year, I felt like I had to think about getting a second hair transplant right away. The results of my first one were wearing off, which put me in a bad spot.
For my second hair transplant, I once again picked Pakistan. To be honest, I don’t know why I didn’t choose Turkey for my second surgery, especially since I could now afford it.
After the transplant, once again, things went well for about eight months. But then, I started losing a lot of hair. I asked my doctor about it. He told me it was because of the medicine he had given me.
After my surgery, he gave me a certain drug that I had to take every day. It turned out that this medicine was making hair grow temporarily. As soon as I learned this, I immediately stopped taking the drug, I wanted to see the genuine outcome of my transplant without any medicine.
It was sad that after two months, I started to see gaps in my hair again.
My Third Hair Transplant (watch video)
I was on vacation with my family in Turkey when I started to notice gaps in my hair again.
It was hard to miss people walking around Istanbul with bandages on their heads, which meant they had just had hair transplants. And it made me think about getting a third hair transplant. I wasn’t even sure if a third method was possible. The first thing I did was talk to a few doctors, and they told me it was possible.
Next, I had to find a trustworthy doctor in Turkey, which wasn’t easy since the country is known for its hair transplants. Many doctors were showing off great results, which made it hard to choose. Ultimately, I chose Clinicana for my third hair transplant journey.
Clinicana Hair Transplant is a famous hair transplant clinic in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey. They are experts in hair treatments for both men and women. When I visited them and talked about my hair problems, they were really helpful. After this visit, I was completely sure that I would get my third hair transplant.
The transplant process went well, and the whole experience was great. Hair transplant surgery can take anywhere from five to eight hours, so having a friendly and energetic team is very important for a good result. Unlike my past experiences, they only prescribed medication for the first-week post-surgery. It was new for me as I was expecting a lot of medicine for the next eight months.
I asked why I wasn’t getting any extra medicine, and they simply said it wasn’t necessary. I decided to trust their expertise and see how things would unfold.
My healing and hair growth journey started, and the first few months went as expected, similar to my previous transplants. But I told myself not to get too excited too soon because the real results wouldn’t show up for another six to eight months.
My Turkey Hair Transplant Result (Watch Video)
As the days turned into months, a year had passed before I knew it. The results I saw were incredibly phenomenal. Unlike my previous experiences where I had to skillfully cover gaps with my hair, this time my hair looked naturally full. What stood out about Clinicana was their exceptional post-procedure support. They maintained regular contact, checking on my progress and providing helpful advice on everything from sleeping positions to hair-washing techniques.
I captured this transformative journey with Clinicana on my YouTube channel, posting monthly updates to share my experience and valuable insights. Although the videos are in Urdu, even if you don’t understand the language, you can visually track the progress of my hair restoration journey.
The Costs of My Pakistan & Turkey Hair Transplants
The costs of my hair transplants varied based on the country and the time, and the prices I’m going to mention could have changed by now and might not reflect current rates.
In 2019, my first hair transplant took place in Pakistan and cost me 70,000 PKR. At the time, the exchange rate was 1 USD to 135 PKR, but now it has risen to 290 PKR per USD.
My second transplant in 2021 also occurred in Pakistan, and the cost was around 100,000 PKR, with the exchange rate being 170 PKR per USD.
The third transplant was done in Turkey in 2022 at the Clinicana clinic. Their fee at that time was 2200 Euros, which included accommodation and airport transfers. For their most current pricing structure, I suggest you visit their website, as the Euro exchange rate may have shifted since then.
My Hair Transplant 1-year Timeline
My experience with several hair transplants has made me realise how important it is to do your homework and choose the best experts to supervise the procedure. I strongly recommend Clinicana Hair Transplant in Turkey if you’re thinking about getting a hair transplant.
I suggest them not just because of their good name, but also because of the results I’ve seen for myself and that you can also see for yourself. My view is formed by the fact that I’ve had three different hair transplants.
The best thing about Clinicana is that its website is easy to use. They have an easy-to-use online form that asks for pictures and information about your hair. Based on this information, they give you possible results.
If you’re having trouble with hair loss and want to find a cure, don’t wait to take the first step towards getting your hair and confidence back. Starting this trip can really change you, and what happens next could change your whole life.
Here are the contact details for my doctor at Clinicana. They’re quite responsive. You can reach out via WhatsApp or their website’s contact form. Simply send them pictures of your head, and they’ll guide you on the best surgery options and pricing for you.