There are numerous advertisements touting hair restoration in the form of tonics, shampoos and creams sold over-the-counter. However, many of these do not produce results as it does not address the fundamental issue that hair loss is a medical condition originating from the cellular level of the follicle roots.
A detailed consultation with a doctor is an important first step in understanding the underlying cause of your condition. This will allow us to make the right treatment suggestion, which may be as simple as good hair care and nutrition to minimally invasive treatments such as medical injections or hair transplantation.
DHT is the most significant cause of hair loss. To regrow hair, it is vital to remove DHT from the scalp.
To block DHT, we recommend a combination of medication with anti-hair loss shampoo and serum. This has proven to offer up to 56% reduction in DHT production by inhibiting the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme.
We recommend a combination of 3 treatments to nourish the scalp with the nutrients it needs. Firstly, we recommend the use of a Korean protocol of Scalp Stimulation using medical-grade ampoules. Next, we recommend Low Level Laser Therapy or LLLT and finally, Hair Supplementation using a product such as Viviscal Professional.
Hair transplant using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is viewed as the best and most effective method in many countries, including Singapore. Many patients utilise FUE hair replacement services to regain their hair and are very satisfied with the natural looking results.
If you have not responded to treatments, a hair specialist can perform a Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). The FUE technique has improved in recent years, making hair transplantation in Singapore a popular and effective option. The process is safe and minimally invasive. It is performed under sedation and local anaesthesia so that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.
Balding often happens at select areas of the crown, for example in males the top of the head is where balding usually occurs. 2 unique features happen in male pattern balding. 1) There is a ring of resilient hair surrounding the bald spot that is resistant to DHT 2) These hair are often healthy bunches growing with 2, 3 or even 4 strands per follicle.
This means that hair from healthy areas are IDEAL donors. When hair from these healthy areas are transplanted to the bald areas, they will retain the DHT resistant characteristics and continue to grow thickly and naturally.
Hence, after a hair transplant, you will have a full head of hair that is resilient against DHT. This process is completed in a day and you can return home right away.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is the transfer of hair follicles from a healthy donor area to bald or thinning areas on the head. The donor follicle will then grow and survive at the transplanted area. This is a highly effective and permanent solution.
A device known as a punch, is used to skillfully extract follicular units from the donor area. This is done under a high-powered microscope that allows the surgeon to work with great precision. There are usually no visible scars and patients can return to normal activities the following day.
Prices start from $6000/-.
Post-transplant care is highly recommended to maintain your hair transplant and improve follicle survival. As part of our post-care review, we will advice you on a post-transplant regime to help you care best for your new follicle transplants.