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Improve Your Head of Hair with SL Clinic's Hair Transplant in Singapore

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 hair loss at some point of time in their lives due to several factors. The three main factors that cause hair loss can include:

Hormonal Changes:

Hormones stimulate hair growth and therefore, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on hair loss in most people. Childbirth and birth control pills may also result in hair loss in women due to the fluctuations in hormone level.


Hair loss may also be trigged by disease or illnesses as hair follicles are very sensitive and respond to imbalances in the body. Thyroid, cancer treatments, low serum iron and a diet low in nutrition may lead to hair loss. On top of that, certain medications and stress may also result in hair shedding.

Mechanical Damage:

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

Solutions for Hair Damage

SL Clinic’s specialised Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of obtaining follicular units (i.e Hair Transplant) – naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs, for hair transplantation. In FUE harvesting, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the hair restoration patient’s donor area, ideally one at a time. SL Clinic Singapore also specialises in Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), another form of a hair transplant, where a patient’s hair is transplanted in naturally occurring follicular units of 1 to 4 strands of hair. Follicular units also contain sebaceous glands, nerves, a small muscle, and occasional fine vellus hairs. In FUT, these small units can allow the doctor to transplant thousands of grafts in a single session, which maximises the cosmetic impact of the procedure. FUT is favoured over older hair transplantation procedures that use large grafts that can often produce an unnatural look. In a properly-performed FUT procedure at SL Clinic Singapore, the results can mimic the way your hair naturally grows. As with any procedure or treatment, results can vary by individual.