FUE Hair, Beard & Eyebrow Transplant in Singapore - Price/Cost, & FAQs
Hair loss is a medical condition that while not life threatening, can result in severe emotional distress. If you’ve been struggling with a reasonable amount of hair loss, and have not seen results with other medically-backed hair loss treatments like laser therapy and microneedling, consider a FUE hair transplant instead.
FUE hair transplant is the only long term solution for Androgenetic Alopecia, a progressive hair loss condition that affects males and females.
What Is a FUE Hair Transplant?
FUE hair transplant is a surgical procedure that involves redistributing healthy hair follicles or hair grafts to recipient sites that are deficient – these could be anywhere on your head, eyebrows (eyebrow transplant) and even facial regions (beard transplant). Think of this process as harvesting ‘seeds’ – in this case, the seeds are your hair follicles that will eventually grow.
The hair that grows is natural-looking, healthy and permanent.
How Is a FUE Hair Transplant Carried Out at SL Aesthetic Clinic?
- Our doctor assesses your hair loss stage. This consultation is an excellent time to communicate your expectations and concerns.
- During the consultation, our 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, 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.
*All FUE hair transplants at SL Aesthetic Clinic are done by hand.
- 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.
Why Choose SL Aesthetic Clinic?
- Manual follicle graft extraction
We use a micro-motor punch device to harvest grafts from your donor site for minimised downtime and scarring.
- Minimised trauma to donor site
We use extremely fine instruments (0.6 to 0.8mm) to minimise scarring.
- Natural looking results
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.
- Problem solving, resourceful team
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.
- No decrease in hair density
As the extraction is done in a random fashion, the decrease in hair density in the donor area is almost unnoticeable (assuming there is good hair density in the donor site). Additionally, because the number of follicles harvested can be controlled, our doctors can extract a satisfying number of grafts in the donor site without looking like there was loss of hair.
- Maximised comfort
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and within our clinic premises with full privacy.
- Minimised downtime and reasonable cost
Our hair transplant starts from $5 per graft and most patients are able to return to their daily activities one to two days after the procedure.
How Many Grafts Do I Need For a Hair Transplant?
The number of grafts needed for a FUE hair transplant depends on:
- The degree of hair loss
- Desired hair density
- Donor hair availability
- Hair characteristics
What Results Can I Expect From FUE Hair Transplant?
The results of a hair transplant are long lasting. Our patients have so far been very satisfied with their results – we are happy to show you our portfolio of before/after photos during a consultation.
Note: Hair transplants neither create more hair nor prevent further hair loss. However, the transplanted hairs will be resistant to factors that contribute to male pattern baldness. Medication should still 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, as grafts that are transected (or damaged) during the procedure will NOT grow back.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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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