Hair transplants are considered normal by men and women more and more. You read about them often and it’s not just stars getting treatment. Nonetheless, there are still a lot of questions about the implantation of hairs. Omorfy wants hair transplants to be accessible to anyone, including you. That’s why we will explain anything you need to know about what happens before, during and after the treatment on this page.
Do you suffer from commencing baldness? Do you increasingly find hairs on your pillow, in your drain or on the floor? Then you probably suffer from excessive hair loss. It annoys some more than others, but it affects both men and women.
In men, baldness first becomes visible due to a receding hair line and thinning patches of hair. With women the hairline recedes, or the hair thins to the point of bald patches. Pills or shampoos won’t let your hair grow back. The baldness is more and more noticeable and annoying.
A hair transplant is a solution against baldness. It permanently remedies bald or thinning patches of hair. The hair we replace will grow for the rest of your life. Do note: a hair transplant alone does not stop hair loss. During a free consultation we will inform you about possible ways of solving this.
A hair transplant doesn’t always have to be the first solution..
During a hair transplant hair follicles from the back of your head are moved to the hairline and crown area. Hair follicles are also called grafts and can contain 1 to 4 hairs.
The donor area is located at the sides and back of your head. The hair follicles in this area don’t fall out and aren’t affected by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is responsible for hair follicles dying off early. This hormone is the main reason for men going bald at a later age. The whole hair follicle, including its DNA, is transplanted. As a result, the hairs in this type of transplantation will never fall out again.
At Omorfy, we offer the following hair transplantation treatments for men and women:
This is the first question we’ll answer during a consultation. People have different origins, skins and types of hair. This influences the possibilities that hair transplants offer. Besides, there may also be physical factors influencing the quality of a transplant. Think, for instance, of matters like the quality and size of the donor area. All these things play a role in the possible result of your hair transplant.
An important question for you to answer is whether this result fits your expectations. At Omorfy we can carry out a treatment for most situations. Book a non-binding appointment to see whether a hair transplant is suitable for you.
There are basically two methods for hair transplantation:
At Omorfy we aim for beauty. This is why we only use the FUE method. In this section, we’ll tell you why we chose the FUE method over the FUT method.
FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction, a method where the hair follicles are extracted from the donor area one by one, using a hollow needle. When carried out correctly, this doesn’t leave visible scars. As mentioned before Omorfy uses this FUE method.
The quality of the treatment is decided by many factors:
With the FUE method all hair follicles, also known as grafts, are removed with a hollow needle one at a time. This needle has a diameter of 0.7 mm and is used to loosen one group of hair roots per go, which are then taken out. The direction in which the hair follicles are taken out is also important for the quality and survival chance of the transplant. With this meticulous extraction method, an experienced hair technician can decide the exact angle needed.
Using a pair of tweezers, the technician takes the follicle out of the scalp. Then the grafts are placed into a special fluid which will keep the roots of the hair healthy until the time of implantation.
Omorfy keeps investing in the development of this method, amongst others by means of ongoing research. As said, Omorfy stores hair follicles in a special fluid between taking them out and putting them back in. Omorfy carries out research in order to better storage life and nutritional value of this fluid.
The difference between the FUE and FUT methods lies primarily in the way that the grafts are extracted. The FUE method, as explained before, entails us taking the grafts out individually. With the FUT method a surgeon removes a strip of scalp from which the hair follicles are taken. This obviously leaves a scar. This scar is the biggest downside of the ‘Strip’ or FUT- method.
This methods originates from the 1960s when hair transplants were only available to a limited group of people. In the last 20 years hair transplants have become popular all over the world, mostly due to the development of the FUE method. The FUE method, when carried out correctly, leaves no visible scars.
Omorfy strives for beauty, achieved by means of the latest technologies. The FUT method has contributed greatly to the development of hair transplants in the past, but doesn’t suit Omorfy’s philosophy.
The first step towards a hair transplant is, of course, a free consultation. During this meeting we’ll check whether the client is suitable for a treatment and what the expected result would be. A consultation can take place from a distance as well. Sending pictures of the area to be treated is necessary with this kind of consultation. When we have collected all the necessary information, we can make an estimation of the costs.
If the client is interested we’ll plan the whole trajectory, from intake to aftercare and even washing sessions at Omorfy.
The treatment time for a hair transplant varies depending on the treatment, the number of grafts and other factors. Please keep in mind that you keep the day off for the hair transplant and that the work will be finished at approximately 4:00 PM. You are in our clinic from morning to afternoon. At the end of the afternoon you go home. The hair transplant and the medicines have no influence on the driving ability, yet some clients find it more pleasant to be transported.
A hair transplant is a permanent solution to hair loss. The transplanted grafts, also called hair follicles, from the donor area have different characteristics and properties than the other hairs on your head. Due to these deviating genetic properties, these grafts are insensitive to the DHT hormone. Hair follicles that are properly extracted and placed will continue to produce new hairs.
The big difference between FUT and FUE hair transplantation is in the way of harvesting the hair follicles. With the FUT method, a strip of skin is cut from the donor area, the hair wreath, and then the scalp is sutured. The FUT method leaves a visible scar that must be covered with (longer) hair at the back. People also experience more pain afterwards because of this wound. With the FUE hair transplant, a hair follicle, graft, is removed from the donor area with a hollow needle of 0.75 mm or smaller. This procedure is also called extraction and is done under local anaesthetic. The removal is done evenly over the donor area so that no bald spots can develop. Omorfy does not perform FUT hair transplants.
If you have a scar on the head where no hairs grow, a hair transplant can be a solution. The skin of the receiving area must be determined well in advance, but there are good options. Feel free to make an appointment to discuss the solutions with a specialist.
A hair transplant can be discouraged for various reasons. As with any other cosmetic procedure, a hair transplant has so-called contraindications. During the consultation, discuss your situation with the doctor, such as diabetes, acute and chronic skin infections, certain autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular diseases. There is no maximum age limit for a hair transplant. It is not recommended for young people between 20 and 25 years old because at that age there is still a lot of growth and hair loss. In addition, the face also changes significantly at this age. Request a consultation and discuss it.
The anesthetic we use is needleless. Needleless anesthesia is done with a special pen that presses the anesthetic under the skin. This is a painless operation. After the needleless anesthetisation, we will anesthetize the anesthetized area additionally, but because the area is already anesthetised, you will not experience any pain. You will not experience any pain during the treatment because the entire treated area is numbed.
This depends on the area you want to treat. If you have the coves or only the crown treated, 1 treatment is sufficient. If you want to have the entire head treated, multiple treatments are needed. 9-12 months after the treatment, the final result is visible and the donor area has fully recovered.
The donor hair is taken from the back and sides of the head. These hairs are not sensitive to the hormone that causes the hair loss. You can also see this in men who are almost completely bald. A wreath always remains and these hairs are suitable for transplantation. Because these hairs are not sensitive to the hormone, we give a lifetime guarantee on the permanent result of the transplanted hair. Keep in mind that the process of hair loss of the hairs that are still there will continue. Our specialized doctor can guide you in this process to inhibit or even stop the further course of hair loss.
A consultation for hair transplants is without obligation and free of charge. During the consultation, your current situation will be discussed in detail and a treatment plan will be drawn up. After consultation you can immediately schedule a hair transplant treatment or think about it calmly. Because Omorphy has 5 luxurious treatment rooms, there are short waiting times. This means that you can be treated quickly. Book a free consultation with the button at the top of this page.
Do you want to know more about what the possibilities of hair transplantation are for you? Use the contact form or request a free consultation, no strings attached, by phone. If you have additional questions about our work method you can contact us as well. We’d love to help you!