Hair Transplantation FAQ
Who will be performing the treatment?
The Follicle Unit Extraction treatment is always provided by a fully trained plastic surgeon and their medical team. The surgeon begins by anaesthetising the scalp. After that, the medical team extract grafts from the scalp from the donor area, which will usually be the back of the patient’s head. The surgeon and hair technicians will then transplant these grafted follicles onto the reception area. Currently, Kliniek Veldhoven are the only providers of the FUE process. We take safety and quality seriously – we always use plastic surgeons to carry out the procedure to the highest possible standards. The entire Kliniek Veldhoven team participates to ensure an attractive and successful end result.
What is causing my hair loss?
One factor could be Androgenetic Alopecia, which is the most common inherited variety of male pattern baldness. However, baldness is not restricted to men. Androgenetic Alopecia is an inherited form of permanent hair loss. Hair loss will affect around a third of men aged between 25 and 40 and is a very common condition. Generally, this will begin at the hairline or crown at the back of the head. Hormones play a significant role on the progression of Alopecia, with the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) of particular importance. If men are genetically disposed to be sensitive to DHT, then they can experience hair loss. This form of hair loss is particularly associated with baldness around the crown. What happens is that DHT curtails the “growth phase” of male hair, killing off the hair roots, and very slowly replacing old hairs with “downy” hairs.
While Androgenetic Alopecia is commonly referred to as “male pattern baldness”, it can afflict women as well. This often takes the form of thinning hair, often on the top of the head where it is highly visible. This can also be associated with the menopause, when hormonal changes stimulate the thinning of hair. If there is hair loss before menopause, then hormonal imbalance may also be to blame. In cases like these, consulting an endocrine (hormone) specialist may be necessary to trace the precise causes of the hair loss.
Why choose Kliniek Veldhoven?
- There is no obligation, and we offer free consultations.
- We guarantee an open, transparent and fully comprehensive service.
- Although we specialise in quality, we also offer competitive prices
- We do not rely on costly marketing campaigns which we then pass on to clients in the cost of their hair transplantation procedures.
- We do not rush. Our specialists undertake only one treatment each day. This means we can focus on every patient, giving their needs our full attention.
- We are one of the largest and most reputable hair transplant facilities in Europe. Working to very high standards, we seek to ensure that a hair transplant with our specialists is a unique experience.
Our specialists are immensely knowledgeable, and can carry out any hair transplant that clients demand. Our procedures are also permanent solutions for sufferers of hair loss, and a micro-surgical transplant with us is appropriate for both men and women. In women, hair loss generally takes the form of thinning on the upper portion of the scalp, while in men the focus is often on the crown or hairline. Hair loss is a very widespread issue in modern societies, and we realise the effects of losing your hair. A full head of hair denotes energy, youthfulness and beauty. We know that hair loss can be disturbing and we offer real solutions.
What is the right hair transplant technique for my needs?
At Kliniek veldhoven, we only provide patients with access to the FUE hair transplant technique.
How do I find a good hair transplant clinic?
Good clinics should be able to assess quickly and accurately the possibilities and limits posed by transplantation techniques, and should keep abreast of any developments in the world of hair transplantation. Additionally, good clinicians establish friendly, but honest, relationships with clients so that trust is ensured. Clinicians must inform patients about all treatment options, and it is also vital that they listen closely and sympathetically to the wishes of clients. Taking this into account, clinicians should then advise clients fully about the best hair transplantation for them. Anyone considering a transplant should bear the following factors in mind when choosing a clinician:
- When considering a transplantation treatment, try to visit a number of hair clinics before you make a final decision.
- Think about what tools and methods clinicians will be using for your hair transplant. Will they use micro needles, a laser microscope or punchgrafts? Along with the experience and skills of the medical team, having high quality equipment is vital to a successful transplantation procedure.
- When consulting with your doctor/clinician, they should inform you about the number of transplantations required and the treatment process. Clinics can tend to quote very low prices at this stage, but don’t be fooled. They may be promising a very small quantity of grafts. Usually, the price of the procedure is proportionate to the number of grafts being made.
- Consider hair density when choosing a procedure. You don’t want a low hair density which gives a thin, wispy result. Check with the clinician how many follicular units will be implanted per square centimetre.
Is a hair transplant painful?
No. If carried out properly under a local anaesthetic, the procedure is almost completely painless. Local anaesthetic can produce a feeling of “tightness” in the head, which may last for a few days but aside from this no pain should result.
After my treatment can I go straight back to work?
Our guidelines recommend that patients take around 1 or 2 weeks off work after the treatment. There may be 10 – 12 days afterwards when redness of the scalp persists due to the healing of scar tissue. 2 -3 days of edema (swelling) can also result on the forehead or sides of the face. This should all disappear within a week of the procedure. In total, we recommend a rest period of 2 weeks.
Do many women undergo a hair transplantation procedure?
Yes. Around a fifth of all of our clients are women. This is partly due to rapid progress in developing hair transplant techniques, which means that the end result is becoming more and more successful.
Is a hair transplantation procedure suitable for everyone?
Virtually all hair loss sufferers can be treated using FUE. However, you can experience a free and informative consultation before choosing the procedure to make sure that a hair transplant is suitable for you, and whether we can meet your needs. In some cases, hair transplants may not be recommended, such as hair loss resulting from disease or the use of some medications.
How many grafts can be transplanted every day?
Generally, our specialists will try to transplant between 1400 and 1800 grafts in a single day. The total amount is related to a number of factors such as: the desire of the client, the number of follicles available to graft and the condition of the client’s scalp. This will all be part of the free consultation when you can discuss the number of grafts required and how long the treatment will take.
How long does the FUE treatment last?
Remember that FUE is quite a labour intensive process, involving the removal and implantation of individual follicles. The procedure can take between 1 and 2 days to complete fully.