Should you go for Hair Transplant?
This is the story about my suffering from hair loss to finding Dr. Audumbar, which saved my confidence, my looks.
When I first noticed my hair loss and how I felt I today realize that my hair loss must have started when I was 25-30 years of age. Before this, I had such beautiful hair. I guess in the beginning it was alright with a little bit thinning cause my hair was so dense that I would work hard to change it for a new hairstyle.
When I noticed that my hair was thinning more than what I desired, I first consulted a local hair transplant clinic at 30 years of age. I started with special vitamins/minerals for hair loss and kept on going with this.
Then at 33-35 of age more hair loss was visible, especially in the temples. I thought it was due to stress so I applied acupuncture, homeopathic, vitamins and minerals. The hair loss stopped for 2 years, it felt like my hair was improving.
When I became 37 years of age I felt the temples were receding and the hairline was thinning again. I tried hair treatment which was supposed to be without side effects, meaning herbal treatment at a clinic claiming they would stop hair loss and reverse the hair cycle to new growth. So much money, so little effect. What they did was only keeping alive hairs which were not yet dead and made them stronger. The results were minimal effect.
From 37- 40 my hair was slowly thinning all the time. I got more and more frustrated. At 38 years of age I contacted the owners/employers of the most known hair transplantation clinics in Mumbai. The owner said the clinic could do the hair transplant and they would transplant around 2500-2600 grafts. I felt that was a solution, but I had to undergo at least 2 operations to get there – then everybody would know that I had taken one. I was also skeptical when I saw one of the employees there who had undergone a hair transplant. It did not look like doll hair but it did not look 100% natural either.
When I became 39 years old my hair loss was so bad that I had to wear a cap at daylight all the time. Half a year later at age 40, I was now so frustrated and I went back to the most known hair surgery clinic in the capital of Maharashtra. They now said I needed around 3300 grafts but it would take 3 operations (3 year until the final result) The advisor also said I also would have to live with a little bald crown on the top.
But then something came across.
Choice of Areeva Cosmo
I knew about Dr. Audumbar since 2014, but as most people out there I was skeptical due to all I had experienced and due to all the sales people out there.
So many questions came to my mind… can they deliver, are they reliable, consistent, is it safe and will it look natural?
Dr. Audumbar came up as the most reliable and successful clinic from all the research. I was 40, turning 41 years old. I had so many questions and Dr. Audumbar gave me realistic feedback to what I could expect. I first believed I could get the perfect hair back, and I realized that there is no such thing as the perfect hair after talking to him. After seeing the final result Dr. Audumbar might have been a little bit too conservative telling me what I could expect which actually was a wise choice from him.
Due to the conservative expectation, I was still feeling sad and depressed due to I didn’t know if the final result would be good. I had a couple of conversations with Dr. Audumbar and many emails back and forth for almost a year before I finally decided to book a hair transplant with Dr. Audumbar. I had to ask myself this question:
Was I happy about the situation being 90% bald? Could I live with this mentally and physically?
For me this was very difficult because my hair was my identity and with the hair followed my self-confidence. I think this a typical male issue. I was depressed, and at the time without a job so it was the perfect time to do the hair transplatation. Dr. Audumbar had even suggested that I shave my head during this time of indecision. I took his advice and I was happier with the shaved head rather than thin hair I still wanted hair that I could style so I decided that it’s now or never.
Experience I had locally with Dr. Audumbar at Areeva Cosmetic clinicWhen I arrived the clinic in May 2015 the staff showed me extraordinary service. Dr. Audumbar had already explained how much I suffered from hair loss. We went through what he was going to do, the expectation, hair loss history and a lot of other questions. I felt a kind of relief I hadn’t felt for over a decade, the time I didn’t suffer from hair loss. I still remember Dr. Audumbar’s final words under the consultation: ‘You will be fine, you will be just fine!’. Then he drew my hairline and went through questions related to the operation. The staff and Areeva gave me the feeling that I was at the right place.
The day of the operation I arrived 08.00 am at the clinic. The skills of Dr. Audumbar was remarkable. I remember he just draw the hairline exactly as he did the day before with his hand. Then I got some medication to be sure that I would not get any infection or become stressed. The operation was going on with some breaks. I felt so happy, it was I beautiful day I remember I felt it was a turning point in my life. 10 years of suffering was over. I had felt so much lack of confidence due to my hair loss and now a new world was opening for me.
How I Felt Throughout the JourneyAfter the surgery, I had to wait for my new hair to grow. I was told to be patient because it really takes at least 3 months before the new hairs would come through. I felt so relieved and happy right after the operation although I knew it would take some time before the hair would grow I was excited.
At the 1 month, my scalp and the redness looked even better. I now went through shock loss which means the new hair had fallen of my head again. I knew this was the procedure. Although my scalp didn’t look good yet I knew that it was just the beginning.
Month 2 there was less redness, my scalp and head looked better.
Between month 3 and month 4 there was some changes. I started to get some new hairs appearing. I remember I was excited. Would it continue, would it look good in the end was some of my thoughts.
In month 5 the rise of the new hair was on fire. I could see significant changes and my hair density increased rapidly. I started feeling more happy. But at this point, I thought that this was the end of it. Other friends thought all the hairs had come out. It was far from the truth.
Month 6 to 7 the new hair growth continued. I had so much hair now. At this stage I realized I was back to were I was 10 years ago. I was so happy.
The 8 month all the hairs had come out and the result was fantastic. I could not believe that there was more to come. I said to myself 95-99% of the process has probably finished. But I was wrong.
Today I am between month 10 and 11 and I now have a full head of hair which is quite dense. Even more than I expected. I guess Dr. Audumbar did his best to keep the expectation as realistic and conservative as possible. I have to say, he did a fantastic job.
After seeing the hair grow month by month I often felt so full of energy, so happy seeing changes. Every month I have seen denser and denser hair, something which was totally new for me cause I was getting thinner and thinner hair for 12-13 years.
Many mornings when I get out of bed I am still amazed that I have so much hair. And best of all, a such natural beautiful hair.
I would like to say thank you to the staff of Areeva Cosmetic for being taken care of as a special person. You showed me service of first class.
Now I am often thinking thoughts like how was it possible to achieve such a result.
The choice of Dr. Audumbar is no doubt the best decision I have ever made.
Thank you for everything!