All About Your Hair Growth

ALL ABOUT YOUR HAIR GROWTH

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Disclaimer: Results, recovery, and risks vary by the individual.

The following information for Hair Growth and Hair Transplant in Singapore is meant as a guide only.

Before you take the plunge for hair transplant, do take a couple of minutes to understand more on the cycle of your hair growth and how this can affect the outcome of your procedure. This is so that you will have a better grasp of your condition to discern if hair transplant is the most effective treatment for your desired result.

Hair Growth Cycle
Your Hair Growth Cycle

The Different Phases of Hair Growth

Hair growth is a continuous cycle similar to the life cycle of a plant. The various phases of a hair are Anagen, Catagen, Telogen and Exogen. Regardless of the need for hair transplant, all hairs go through the same phases. How does yours differ?

Anagen Phase (Growth)

In healthy scalp, up to 90% of the hair is in this phase. Growth phase typically lasts 3 to 8 years. In patients susceptible to pattern hair loss, this growth phase is shortened. This results in hair transitioning into other phases more quickly than it should and start falling off.

In pattern hair loss, new hair also takes a longer time to grow back to replaced lost ones. Hence, resulting in thinning hair in the affected area.

For optimal results in a hair transplant procedure, it is critical to prolong the anagen phase of surrounding hair.

But Why?

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Most hair follicles in the affected area have a shortened growth phase as compared to healthy surrounding hairs. That is, surrounding hair will not fall off as fast as area susceptible to pattern hair loss.

If left uncontrolled, the result of your hair transplant procedure will be a patchy one. This is because transplanted hair will be able to grow longer and thicker while their surrounding hair is falling of at a faster rate. Read here for how to increase density after hair transplant.

Catagen Phase (Regression)

This stage happens at the end of a hair follicle growth phase. When hair loss is under control, only 10% TO 25% of your hair would be in the Catagen phase. During this stage, the blood supply is cut off from the hair and prevents further growth. This is where club hair is formed. Hair will typically remain in this phase for 2 to 3 weeks before entering Telogen Phase.

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Telogen Phase (Sleeping Phase)

This is otherwise known as the sleeping phase of hair follicles. Hair can remain in this inactive, resting stage for a period of 3 months before it eventually falls off.

A hair transplant procedure can cause “shock” to the hair follicles in the recipient site. When such trauma happens, the Anagen phase may be drastically shortened, causing hair to quickly enter into Telogen Phase.

This is commonly referred to as Temporary Shock Loss after Hair Transplant. You should not be alarm when this happens after your Hair Transplant procedure as this temporary loss is not uncommon.

Exogen Phase (Shedding)

As the name implies, the hair shaft falls off from the scalp during this phase.

In some stances, patients experience the ugly duckling period in the 3rd to 4th month after a Hair Transplant procedure. This is the result of hair in the Anagen phase going into shock to escalate into Catagen and Telogen phase where it stays in the scalp for 3 to 4 months. Do read more on Temporary Shock Loss here.

Before Proceeding For A Hair Transplant Procedure

Pattern hair loss is a result of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone causes the shortening in hair’s growth phase. When uncontrolled, non-transplanted hair follicles will continue to be weakened as the production of DHT is not blocked.

Seek consultation with our hair transplant team to find out of you are a good candidate for FUE before deciding.

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Regenera Activa Hair Restoration

REGENERA ACTIVA HAIR RESTORATION

Hair transplant Singapore cost

Disclaimer: Results, recovery, and risks vary by the individual.

The following information for Regenera Activa in Singapore is meant as a guide only.

Regain your crowning glory with NO DOWNTIME

Reactivate dormant cells under the scalp and hair follicles in under 30 minutes with Regenera Activa.

Losing excessive hair at any point in our life is distressing. Although everyone will start losing hair as we age, it matters when premature and severe hair loss starts affecting our self-esteem.

What Is Male Pattern Hair Loss

How Many Grafts Do I Need
A visual estimate of how many grafts you may need, based on the Norwood Scale

Male Pattern Hair Loss, or androgenetic alopecia, starts when hair growth process starts to slow down.

This is when the growth cycle of hair is shortened. As this happens, hair that is growing would barely emerge from the follicles before they fall off again.

In men, this hair loss pattern often presents as receding hairline, especially above the temples, and at the crown. With time, if pattern hair loss is untreated, the blading patch grows wider.

Result for any hair transplant treatment such as FUE or Regenera Activa would be better when treatment is started at an earlier stage.

What Is Female Pattern Hair Loss

stages of female pattern hairloss

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Female Pattern Hair Loss, is also androgenetic alopecia, is similar to male pattern hair loss, except for the balding pattern. While male pattern hair loss generally starts from the front and recede backwards, female pattern hair loss tends to start at the parting line with thinning throughout the head.

Can Pattern Hair Loss Be Treated?

With present-day medical science, hair loss in men and women can be prevented or intervened with medication, scalp treatment, hair tonic and professional help for hair transplant or hair micrografting.

Contact us for your hair loss treatments or enquiries on Hair Transplant.

The Science of Regenera Activa Hair Restoration

Regenera Activa

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Hair stops growing because of dormant hair follicles in our scalp.

Regenera Activa Hair Transplant relies on a regenerative medicinal protocol to harness our own body’s ability to produce healthy hair follicles.

This 30-minute treatment has little to zero downtime and side effects while enhancing new hair growth in inactive scalp areas. It is a safe and effective hair restoration and growth treatment for hair loss in Singapore.

What Is The Process of Regenera Activa

Healthy tissues are extracted painlessly from the back of your nape through micrograft biopsy to extract progenitor cells (younger cells that contain growth factors) to stimulate hair growth in the balding area.

Your doctor will extract healthy skin samples from your nape. The healthy skin samples contain essential growth factors to reactivate resting hair follicles.

The Regenera Activa device disaggregate harnessed tissues into minute micrografts so that it can be absorbed by the area on your scalp that is being treated.

Regenera Activa works to combat hair loss with the aid of injecting healthy skin cells with growth factors to activate dormant hair follicles.

This will eventually enhance new hair growth and prevent further hair loss.

Minigrafts and micrografts both refer to a piece of hair-bearing tissue that has been specially prepared for a hair transplant. These grafts must be inserted directly into premade incisions, called recipient sites.

Regenera Activa
Extracting the growth factors from the donor site.

Regenera Activa
Introducing the growth factors into the recipient site.

Studies show that the extraction of connective tissues from the skin around the follicle area has shown viable progenitor cells.

Hair cells at the back of the scalp are generally stronger and healthier. The occipital region (located at the lower back of the head) where hair follicles are generally stronger, is a potential source for hundreds of thousands of progenitor follicular cells and growth factors.

Sleeping hair follicles are “woken up” when micrografts are injected into treated areas of your scalp. The longer the hair follicles remained dormant, the less the blood supply in that affected area that contributes to hair loss. Therefore, Regenera Activa is an effective way to slow down male pattern hair loss and increase hair density.

What Results Can I Expect With Regenera Activa?

You may notice an increase in hair density in the treated area in 30 days. Improvements can be observed in the thickness and quality of hair shafts, with the rate of hair loss reduced.

Nib your hair loss problem in the bud. Call for an appointment today.

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All You Need To Know About Hair Transplant in Singapore

HAIR TRANSPLANT IN SINGAPORE WITH FUE

Hair transplant Singapore cost

Disclaimer: Results, recovery, and risks vary by the individual.

The following information for Hair Transplant in Singapore is meant as a guide only.

Get a Fuller-looking Head of Hair with SL Aesthetic Clinic’s FUE Hair Transplant in Singapore

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant is a long-term solution for hair loss conditions such as Androgenetic Alopecia (Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss).

A person can lose on average, 50-100 strands of hair a day; this is part of the hair renewal process. However, some individuals may suffer from excessive balding at some point of time in their lives due to several factors.

The three main factors that can cause hair loss in healthy individuals include:

Genetics

Hormones stimulate hair growth and therefore, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on balding in most people. The fluctuations in hormonal levels during pregnancy and childbirth in women can also lead to excessive balding.

Many of these hormonal changes are hereditary, with a proportion of the male population (closer to 70%) predisposed to Male Pattern Baldness. This is due to DHT, a hormone found to be the main culprit.

Male balding medications, therefore, aim to limit the formation of DHT.

Oral medication helps to slow down the process of hair loss by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT. It works by preventing your body from producing DHT

However, many men procrastinate at taking action when a balding condition is discovered. This is when our hair transplant treatment can help.

Lifestyle

Factors such as stress, exposure to chemicals or the sun’s UV rays, smoking, alcohol consumption, inadequate sleep, can play a role in triggering or worsening hair loss. This can continue to have an effect even after a hair restoration procedure.

Mechanical Damage

Many people change the appearance of their hair with dyes, tints, bleaches, straighteners and permanent waves that can be harsh on the hair and scalp. The use of such hair styling products can also cause balding as some of these products contain strong chemicals which may result in chemical burns on the scalp.

Certain hairstyles including braids, tight ponytails and hair extensions, can cause trauma to hair follicles and result in hair loss.

At SL Aesthetic Clinic, our Hair Transplant treatment helps restore a fuller-looking head of hair!

Hair Transplant in Singapore (FUE) – Solution for Hair Loss in Singapore

SL Aesthetic Clinic’s Hair Transplant via Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of obtaining follicular units (i.e Hair Transplant) – naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs (also known as grafts), for hair transplantation. In Hair Transplant (FUE) harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted from the hair restoration patient’s donor area/site, ideally one at a time.

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FUE Hair Transplant Technique help to minimise trauma to donor site.

This is done in a random manner, such that hair density in donor sites are not visibly reduced. At SL Aesthetic Clinic Singapore, the hair transplant, be it head hair, eyebrow, or beard transplant, mimics the direction your hair naturally grows. As with any procedure or treatment, results can vary by individual.

Our Hair Transplantation Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is suitable for both males and females. Hair transplant is not limited to the head. In fact, it can include eyebrow transplants and beard transplants as well.

BENEFITS OF FUE HAIR TRANSPLANT

  1. Manual Follicle Graft Extraction. We use a micro-motor punch device to harvest grafts from your donor site for minimised downtime and scarring
  2. Minimised Trauma to the donor site, with decreased wastage of harvested grafts during Hair Transplant procedure
  3. Maximises Resources in Hair Transplant. In the event where follicles in the donor site are insufficient during the assessment, grafts may be obtained from other parts of the body to achieve the desired result
  4. Increased Hair Density. Implanted hairs follow the direction of surrounding native hairs. This eliminates the risk of planning grafts too close to existing hair, giving you a natural-looking result
  5. Maximised Comfort during Hair Transplant. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and within the clinic premises in Singapore
  6. Minimised Downtime and reasonable cost of Hair Transplant from $3/4 per graft at SL Aesthetic Clinic. CALECIM is also used to boost the quality of the procedure and your recovery. Some patients are able to return to daily activities 1 to 2 days after the procedure.

Speak to us to find out more about hair, beard, and eyebrow transplant in Singapore as well as the cost and pricing.

READ MORE ABOUT FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION HAIR TRANSPLANT AT SL AESTHETIC CLINIC IN SINGAPORE IN THE FAQ BELOW

FAQ Hair Transplant in Singapore

SL Aesthetic Clinic’s Hair Transplant in Singapore is performed using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). It is a technique for hair extraction, the grafts of which will then be manually transplanted into the recipient sites such as the head, eyebrows, and facial regions.

In Hair Transplant (FUE), each follicular unit is individually harvested from the scalp. As the extraction is done in a random fashion, the decrease in hair density in the donor area is almost unnoticeable after Hair Transplant if there is good hair density in the donor site. Because the number of follicles harvested can be controlled, doctors can extract a desired number of grafts in the donor site. This means the sites can be covered with neighbouring hairs to look as if there was no loss of hair after Hair Transplant.

Additionally, with this controlled number of extractions, the doctor will also be able to tailor the density of the recipient site for a naturally-looking lush lock of hair after Hair Transplant.

Important note: Hair Transplant Follicular Unit Extract (FUE) is a long procedure. SL Aesthetic Clinic performs Hair Transplant in Singapore with a medical professional and a dedicated hair technician.

PREPARATION

It is important that our doctor assesses your condition and needs during a consultation. This is to understand what your expectations and concerns are and to advise what is the best way to address them. During the consultation, the doctor will determine if you’re suitable for the procedure, the number of grafts required, the method of extraction, and explain to you the risks and downtime involved.

Depending on the number of grafts needed, or in other words the number of hairs to be transplanted for an optimal hair density in the recipient site, we recommend shortening a small strip of your hair, typically at the back of the head. This can be hidden by surrounding hairs until it grows back.

THE PROCEDURE

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant is done wholly by hand.

  1. First, a small strip of hair from the donor site is shortened with a shaver to approximately 1mm in length. We encourage patients to allow this shaving for ease in extraction. The shaven area can be hidden by other hairs around the area. We call this the “stealth shaving” technique. For larger transplantations (>1,500 grafts), a complete shave may be required
  2. The donor site is then cleansed with an antiseptic solution
  3. The scalp in the donor site is numbed with local anaesthetic
  4. A follicular extractor pen with a diameter ranging from 0.6 to 0.8mm is then used to extract the hair grafts (between one to four strands of hair), complete with vital glands
  5. The grafts are then collected and stored in a patented CALECIM solution. The individual grafts are  inspected under high-powered magnification for graft survival and quality
  6. An implantation scheme is then planned out for the recipient site. This crucial step determines the angles, direction and distribution of grafts
  7. The harvested hair grafts are then manually implanted into the recipient site by our chief hair technician. These implants follow the direction of surrounding hair for a natural-looking result.

Donor sites are areas where hair can be extracted for transplantation. Sites include:

  • Hair from the back and sides of the head. These areas are the most commonly selected
  • Body hair
  • Underarm hair

Recipient sites are areas where hair can be transplanted. Typical areas patients have had the procedure for include:

  • Crown of the head
  • Hairline
  • Eyebrows
  • Facial hair (e.g., beard, moustache)

In general, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation is a well-researched out-patient procedure and is considered a safe treatment for hair loss and sparse hair density. In addition, as you are your own donor, there is no risk of matching or allergies. But as with any medical treatment, there are some associated risks.

Some side effects may appear after your Hair Transplant. Others may arise a long time after surgery. These are rare and can be minimised by consulting with our doctor. These include, but are not limited to:

? Bleeding (haematoma)
? Infection & cystic formation
? Temporary thinning of hair (i.e. shock loss)
? Scab itch
? Temporary pain
? Poor wound healing
? Swelling
? Haemorrhage
? A possibility of revision surgery

The results of hair transplants are long lasting. Transplanted hairs are typically harvested from the back or the sides of the head.

The nature of hair from such donor sites is that they are resistant to factors that contribute to androgenic hair loss. This is the reason why you’ll notice that men hardly lose hair at the back and sides of the head. Which is why we transplant hair from these areas.

Fifteen days after a hair transplant, the transplanted hair may fall off; this is normal. Two months after the surgery, new and normal hair growth may take place, taking up to nine months to fully regrow.

Important note: Hair transplants neither create more hair nor prevent further hair loss. But the transplanted hairs will be resistant to factors that contribute to male pattern baldness. Medication should be taken to slow down and prevent further hair loss. This is especially pertinent for the pre-existing native hairs of the recipient site that are susceptible to androgenic hair loss.

It is important that you do your research in your selection of a Hair Transplant provider; grafts that are transected (or damaged) during the procedure will NOT grow back.

SL Aesthetic Clinic Hair Transplants in Singapore are out-patient procedures. Patients are able to return home after.

On average, a hair transplant can take up to 5 to 6 hours. Depending on the complexity of the surgery and number of grafts, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplants may take place in a single session, or multiple shorter sessions. This will be determined by the consulting doctor.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant uses local anaesthesia that is injected into the treatment areas. This limits your sensation felt during the procedure. Any post-procedural aches/tenderness can be managed with pain-relief medication.

Recovery after a Hair Transplant in SL Aesthetic Clinic Singapore will largely depend on the number of grafts transplanted, with some patients going back to work or daily activities as soon as the next day.

Since hairs are individually harvested from the scalp during Hair Transplant (FUE), tiny 1mm dots will form. These marks can be hidden amongst hair and usually heal within three to seven days, after scabbing-over in the days following the procedure.

Of course, this will depend on the number of grafts harvested during Hair Transplant procedure. As a rule of thumb the more the grafts, the longer the downtime.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is safe for most healthy adults, whether male or female. As with all medical procedures, you should be sure to disclose all of your medical history and current habits such as smoking and use of blood-thinners, medications, birth control pills, or supplements.

Hair Transplantation in Singapore is unsuitable in the following circumstances:

  • A person (usually someone young in their 20s) experiencing excessive hair loss and expecting to return to the look they had as a teenager
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Bleeding or blood clotting disorders (coagulopathy)
  • Active bacterial or viral infection
  • On blood thinning medication
  • Trichotillomania
  • Skin conditions such as Discoid Lupus, Lichen, Planopilaris, Psoriasis, Alopecia Areata (active phase)
  • Other systemic conditions such as diabetes, poor wound healing, tendency for keloid scar formation

Hair Transplant Singapore Pre-care: Ensure that you’re in a good state of health and not recovering from a bacterial or viral infection. Avoid the use of blood thinners and consumption of alcohol for two weeks before Hair Transplant.

Hair Transplant Singapore Post-care: After the procedure, you will be required to stay out of sunlight as much as possible. Styling products should be avoided as well. You will be required to return to the clinic the day after or two, and we will instruct you on proper hair wash during your recovery. We will also recommend the use of our recovery formula to boost your recovery process after Hair Transplant.

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