Peters hair loss was not related to vitamin deficiency
Peter, 23 years old
Peter started to notice that his hair line was changing when he was 18 years old. First he thought his hair loss might have been from vitamin deficiency, but this was not the case. Thereafter, he tried several different products, but nothing worked very well. After researching for a few years, Peter came to Nordic Hair Clinic to discuss having a hair transplant in Istanbul.
“I came to Nordic Hair Clinic and had a consultation with Maggie. She advised me about which alternatives I had and what the benefits were of having my hair transplant done in Turkey in comparison to Sweden. I had mine in Turkey because it was cheaper. They are also very skilled at hair transplants there,” says Peter.
Deciding to have the hair transplant in Istanbul
It was not difficult deciding to travel to Istanbul for his hair transplant. Peter had researched extensively before his decision and he had read about Turkey being one of the leading countries in the world for the amount of hair transplants done each year.
“I had done a lot of research before the hair transplant and read your customer stories. So I wasn’t worried about not having it done in Sweden. It’s also been very easy with the PRP after treatments because everything has gone through Nordic Hair the entire time. I have still had my hair transplant in a Swedish clinic, even though I travelled to another country to get it done,” says Peter.
Peter tells us that his family was more nervous than he was about travelling to Istanbul.
“My mother and my brother were quite shocked when I said that I was going to have a hair transplant even though I’d talked about it for a long time. Now they’ve understood that if I say something, I’m going to do it,” says Peter and laughs.
The healing process
The actual procedure went very well and felt non-invasive, says Peter. The redness from the hair transplant went away after a week. A normal part of the healing process is for the transplanted hair to fall out. The hair follicles are still under the skin, but the hair follicle lets go of the hair in order to be able to produce a new one.
“This part of the healing process coincided with me going off on vacation for a month. When I came home, I saw that my hair had started growing out again. Then it just grew faster and faster from there.”
When his hair started growing out and he could see the results of his hair transplant, Peter felt comfortable with talking to people about his hair transplant.
“I didn’t want them to see me when my hair had fallen out, but when I started to see results myself, I felt like I could be open about it with others,” says Peter.
“Nothing to be ashamed of” – Peters advice to others
To others experiencing problems with thinning hair, Peter’s advice is to contact a hair clinic to see which alternatives you have. At Nordic Hair Clinic, consultations are always free.
“It’s nothing to be ashamed of. There’s nothing weird about having a hair transplant. If you have a hard time with your hair loss, find the courage to do something about it. Book in a consultation and talk to someone who is an expert at hair loss. It’s not necessary to walk around and feel bad about it. I know a lot of people who always walk around with a hat on because they feel bad. You don’t need to feel bad about it. If you can afford it, why not do something about it?”
Peter also wants to emphasize that one should only have a hair transplant for one’s own sake.
“I wanted to feel better about my hair. I didn’t want to think about it anymore. Today, 1 year later, I’m really glad that I had a hair transplant,” says Peter.