FAQs – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Our External Appearance is of particular importance, both as an object of research and as a decisive issue for the upgrade of our Psychology.
The “image” is proven to be associated with the self-confidence of the individual, while having an impressive effect on his physical condition.
The corresponding questions are many. We do not aspire to answer ALL of the questions
Hair loss usually starts shortly after 15 days (2 weeks) after the first chemotherapy. This always varies depending on the doctor’s treatment.
This is the most appropriate procedure for Hair Prosthesis and involves the creation of a personalized hairsystem, which effectively and naturally restores the image of the scalp.
The HOS technique is based on the creation of a personalized and handmade hairsystem for each patient, based on his specific specifications.
It consists of a special membrane on which natural hair is implanted, identical in quality to those of the patient.
Then, the film is attached to the scalp where it fits perfectly and with absolute stability without the need to remove it.
The membrane is completely safe and allows the skin to breathe freely without affecting its hygiene.
In addition, due to its exceptional delicacy, it does not take away from the person the feeling of external stimuli.
The hair used to make the hairsystem is always natural. The factory selects the closest hair color and type depending on the case.
However, in cases where a patient is going to undergo chemotherapy and wants such a system with hair of his choice, it is possible to bring us a sufficient amount of hair and make it with it.
The hair may come from the same person or a friend or relative.
These hairs are checked by Bergmann Kord experts for whether they are suitable, if they have the right length and if their quantity is sufficient.
They are then sent along with the head measurement data to build the hairsystem.
The construction time in this case is 25-30 days.
Delivery time depends on the specific characteristics of the ordered system (size, color, length, etc.) and ranges from 10 to 30 days.
After the first shock of diagnosis, patients are anxious about the treatment they will receive. When they hear the word “chemotherapy” they reasonably ask “will I lose my hair?”.
Hair loss is an expected stage for most chemotherapy treatments and although it is a temporary and reversible condition, it naturally affects the patient’s psychology and quality of life.
Until recently, hair loss or wig was the only way. Now, the revolutionary HOS technique applied to Bergmann Kord successfully treats temporary hair loss.
The procedure starts before the hair loss and the patient who will visit our specialists is fully informed about the procedure and the details.
The necessary measurements are made and samples are taken from the scalp, with the desired colors.
At the same time, photos are taken with the desired result.
Delivery time depends on the technical characteristics of the order (length, color, percentage of white hair) and ranges from 10 to 30 days.
How long does it take from the moment the need to apply this technique to its completion is identified?
It is recommended to make the necessary measurements before the patient’s hair loss begins (color, length, cut, etc.).
Then the new hair is prepared and applied at the moment when the loss of the old ones begins.
The HOS technique is suitable for patients who during this phase do not want their hair loss to be noticed by chemotherapy.
At the same time, it significantly helps the patient’s psychology and this enhances the effectiveness of the treatment.
Hair begins to fall out shortly after two weeks of the first chemotherapy.
The order is completed within 10 to 30 days. Delivery time depends on the technical characteristics of each order.
The process of placing the new hair is completed on the patient with special attention in about two hours, by the specialized and experienced staff of Bergmann Kord.
The film is attached to the scalp, where it fits perfectly and with absolute stability for the whole 24 hours, without having to be removed. The patient does not feel any discomfort.
The application of HOS is completely safe and allows the skin to breathe freely without affecting its hygiene.
All the necessary instructions for the proper treatment of the hairsystem are given.
In everyday life, the care of the hairsystem HOS is the same as the care we offer for our own hair.
However, a monthly maintenance is required to renew the hairsystem support.
The hairstyle can be done once a week, at the hairdresser or at home.
The hair that is placed is natural and behaves just like the hair that the patient had before.
There are all possibilities for a haircut or hairstyle by any experienced hairdresser. There are no restrictions on colors or haircuts.
Bergmann Kord technicians have extensive experience in similar cases, follow fashion trends and can guide, advise and stylistically complete the application, to any oncology patient who does not want to be perceived as having a problem.
This technique was originally created as a necessity and applied in the big Hollywood movie studios, due to the demands of the film producers for changes in the hair of the actors.
These constructions should be as natural as possible and not be exposed to the cinematic lens.
Thus a new high-tech product was created, which was later developed by Bergmann technicians and the Hollywood On the Streets (HOS) method emerged.
The new technique has been applied since 2012 in Greece exclusively by Bergmann Kord, which specializes in dealing with hair loss issues that arise due to serious medical conditions.
The HOS system is available in Greece from the specialized Scientific Centers of Bergmann Kord (in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, Rhodes, Heraklion, Crete).
The new HOS technique is the first product in the world to be declared to the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) as a hair restoration medical product and offers a guaranteed solution to thousands of men and women undergoing chemotherapy.
As a medical technique, does it provide the possibility of financial coverage by the insurance funds?
It is possible to cover part of the cost of the HOS technique from the insurance funds. Prices vary depending on the patient’s order variations.
The patient should seek the advice of a physician in order to submit the required papers.
Then we provide all the necessary certificates of manufacture of the product, which are additionally requested by the insurance funds.