Some degree of hair loss is normal; losing clusters is not. Anyone can experience hair fall. However, men are more likely to lose their hair, mostly due to male pattern baldness.
The problem aggravates when new hair doesn’t replace the lost ones. Inchmeal, you become hairless. The reasons can be multifarious – physical stress, medical conditions, nutritional deficiency or inheritance. Women experience hair getting thinner. Nevertheless, in all cases, hair loss is no less demoralizing.
Male Pattern Baldness – Major cause of bald-headed men
Genetics plays a big role; men who have close relatives with male pattern baldness are at a higher risk. It occurs when the growth cycle of each hair begins to debilitate, the hair follicle shrinks and starts producing strands of fine hair. Gradually it results in no new hair being grown. Some men get a single bald spot while others encounter hairlines truncating to form “M” shape. Men aged over 50 are more affected by male pattern baldness.
What steps should you take in Singapore if you suspect hair loss?
Seek a doctor to diagnose the root cause of your hair loss. The diagnosis necessitates medical records and family information, scalp examination and blood tests for nutrient inadequacy. By addressing the underlying problems, you can choose targeted treatments.
Hair Transplant options available in Singapore
The advancement in technology has paved the way for hair restoration surgery. Pertaining to that, hair transplant has become a reliable treatment for hair loss in Singapore.
The most common type of hair transplant treatment is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant. Robotic FUE Hair Transplant is another method. Facial Hair Transplant is also a treatment in Singapore.
- FUE Hair Transplant
In the process of Follicular Unit Extraction, the donor area is shaved, and a large number of individual follicular units are harvested from the scalp, one graft at a time. Hair follicles are individually selected with proper with immaculate spacing to prevent scarring. The extracted follicles are then transplanted into the balding areas. Follicular Unit Extraction is a permanent solution to augment hair on a bald scalp.
- Robotic FUE Hair Transplant
Robotic FUE Hair Transplant involves robotic technology to assist in the surgery. It is the only Robotic FUE System that involves optical guidance system to identify, determine the density, locate and harvest follicular units. The process takes place in two steps; follicular unit graft harvesting and recipient site creation. They also create recipient sites to place follicular unit grafts. The process takes place with unrivalled precision and accuracy.
C2G: Non-Shaven FUE
This procedure requires no shaving, and the current length and style of your hair can be preserved. With No-Shave FUE, only the donor follicle hairs that are to be transplanted are trimmed, rest of the hair remain intact. These trimmed donor follicles are inserted amidst the full-length hair; thereby, a more natural appearance is achieved. The technique makes the process of hair transplant undetectable.
- Facial Hair Transplant
Facial Hair Restoration procedures occur too. Sideburns, eyebrows or beard can now be reinstated. The ability to grow facial hair is hindered by many factors – surgery, trauma or radiation. After the hair follicles are removed from the donor area, they are then implanted into the skin of the beard. In an average beard transplant, 4000 to 7000 follicles are grafted onto the beard. Sometimes two-hair grafts are used to mimic the thickness and fullness of normal beards.
What is the cost of Hair Transplant in Singapore?
The cost of hair restoration surgery in Singapore depends on many factors. It greatly depends on the price per graft. The price differs according to the number of grafts required, doctor’s fee and the rate for every hair graft. For example, a person who had non-excessive hair loss will need up to 2000 grafts.
Consultation and hair assessment, recovery medications also determine the cost of hair restoration surgery.