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Hair Transplant Treatment in Singapore

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What is FUE Hair Transplant?

FUE, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant, is a surgical procedure aimed at restoring hair in individuals experiencing hair loss. It is a minimally invasive technique that involves harvesting individual hair follicles from a healthy donor area of the scalp, typically located at the back of the head and redistributing them into the areas with thinning or balding hair.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Hair Loss?

There is a common misconception that only men suffer from hair loss. However, male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss are common in Singapore and beyond. While experiencing some hair fall on a daily basis is normal, excessive hair loss can lead to a thinning crown, receding hairline, a wider parting, or patchy hair on the scalp and other hair-bearing areas, indicating an underlying issue. It is also essential to note that various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, stress, ageing, and more, can cause hair loss.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Hair Transplants?

Even after implementing several hair loss treatments such as topical treatment applications or taking oral medication, hair growth can still be an issue that makes one uncomfortable till it affects their quality of life. And while balding is indeed common amongst male and female pattern hair loss, surgical hair transplantation becomes an option when it progresses into a permanent issue or affects too much of the scalp area. However, not all individuals experiencing hair loss and balding are suitable candidates for hair transplant treatments.

Patients will first have to be assessed for suitability, and this includes looking into the extent of hair loss, the availability of a healthy scalp to extract hair follicles for the transplant, and the patient’s lifestyle habits. Patients with medical conditions like Cicatricial Alopecia, Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, or even Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania may not be appropriate candidates for hair transplant treatments. Due to the many factors that must be considered, careful and detailed medical and family history analysis, as well as a physical and microscopic examination, must be done at the time of consultation to determine if you are a suitable candidate.


The patient’s age is an essential factor to consider when determining suitability for hair transplant surgery. While no specific age limit exists, individuals who have reached adulthood and have stable hair loss patterns are generally regarded as suitable candidates. Younger patients may also be advised to wait until their hair loss pattern stabilises before undergoing a hair transplant.


Hair transplants are suitable for both men and women experiencing hair loss. The underlying cause and pattern of hair loss may differ between sexes, but the transplant procedure can help address these concerns in both cases.


Genetics play a significant role in hair loss patterns. If you have a family history of hair loss, it increases the likelihood of experiencing hair loss yourself. However, hair transplant procedures can address genetic hair loss by transplanting healthy hair follicles to areas of thinning or balding hair.


Stress can also contribute to hair loss or accelerate existing hair loss conditions. While it is not a direct determinant of suitability for hair transplants, managing stress levels and addressing any underlying causes of hair loss is an important aspect of comprehensive hair restoration.

What Type of Tests Will We Conduct to Assess Suitability for FUE Hair Transplant Surgery?

During the consultation at Sage Medical Clinic, several tests will be conducted to assess the suitability of the patient for FUE hair transplant treatment. These tests may include:

  1. Medical and Family History Analysis: A thorough analysis of the patient’s medical history and family history will be conducted to understand any underlying health conditions or genetic factors that may impact the success of the hair transplant procedure.
  2. Physical Examination: A physical examination of the scalp and hair will be performed to evaluate the extent of hair loss, the condition of the donor area, and the overall health of the scalp.
  3. Microscopic Examination: Microscopic examination of the hair and scalp allows for a detailed analysis of the hair follicles, their health, and the potential for a smooth procedure.
  4. Additional Tests: In some cases, additional tests such as blood tests or scalp biopsies may be recommended to further evaluate the underlying causes of hair loss and ensure the suitability for surgery.

By conducting these tests, our hair specialists can determine the most appropriate treatment plan and discuss the expected outcomes with the patient.

What is the FUE Hair Transplant Procedure like at Sage Medical Clinic?

There are two main methods of transplanting hair follicles from the back of the head to another — Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and FUE. At Sage Medical Clinic, we perform FUE hair transplants to restore thinning hair in men and women. Our client’s age, sex, expectations, facial contours and a range of other aspects are taken into consideration during the consultation before a surgical hair transplant plan is finalised.  

The FUE hair transplant procedure at Sage Medical Clinic involves the following steps:

  • During the initial consultation, our hair specialists will discuss your goals, evaluate your hair loss condition, and assess your suitability for the procedure. Factors such as age, sex, expectations, facial contours, and other individual aspects will be taken into consideration before a surgical hair transplant plan is developed.

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How Long Will a Hair Transplant Procedure in Singapore Take?

This is highly dependent on the number of grafts required for the hair transplant to be complete. This means that for serious hair loss conditions, the time required for the FUE hair transplant treatment may be extended. In general, however, FUE hair transplants take approximately 6 to 9 hours. But do note that the specific timeframe will be determined during your consultation based on the extent of your hair loss and the number of grafts needed.

What is the Success Rate of Hair Transplants?

FUE hair transplants are known to be definitive and have a proven track record. More than a mere hair transplant for hair on the scalp, FUE hair transplants can also be done on the face as well as in scarred bald patches. On average, this treatment option for hair loss has a success rate of 80 to 90%, whereby the transplanted hair grows healthily. However, this highly depends on a number of factors including one’s health status, blood flow, infection and proper healing.

Benefits of FUE Hair Transplant

FUE hair transplant offers several benefits for individuals experiencing hair loss. Some of the key advantages include:

Hardly Perceptible Scars

Given that the excisions are small, the scars left are also hardly perceptible, and no one will know that surgery has been done. Once the healthy hair follicle is implanted in the donor area, it will continue to grow. For individuals worried about the hair density of the harvesting area, you can rest assured that the random microdots made using the appropriate instruments will not affect surrounding hair follicles. Moreover, given the ample amount of hair found in the back of the hair, minimal to no reduction of density will be experienced. 

Minimally Invasive Procedure

FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure that involves extracting individual hair follicles rather than a strip of scalp. This minimises scarring and allows for hassle-free healing and recovery.

Customised Treatment

At Sage Medical Clinic, our hair specialists personalise each FUE hair transplant treatment to suit the unique needs of the patient. Factors such as age, sex, facial contours, and desired hair density are taken into consideration before the procedure is finalised. 

No Special Maintenance Required

The small excisions will scab in a matter of days and shed naturally, and no special care is also required after this. This means that once the transplanted hair starts to grow, it requires no special maintenance. The transplanted hair can be treated and styled just like natural hair, providing a hassle-free solution for long-term hair restoration.

Patient Aftercare at Sage Medical Clinic

At Sage Medical Clinic, our hair specialists will see you through the entire journey of hair restoration. During the initial consultation, we will provide you with all the details and necessary understanding of all the do’s and don’ts so that you are aware of what to expect in the following weeks after the FUE hair transplant treatment. However, when it comes to post-FUE surgery, life goes back to normal. One day after the FUE hair transplant, patients will have to return to our hair transplant clinic in Singapore for bandage removal and for a scalp wash to maintain the hygiene of the donor area. There is also a list of things to avoid but no special maintenance is required for the transplanted hairs, and further instructions will be provided on how to care for your scalp. Should there be hair loss experienced post-surgery in the non-transplanted areas, our hair transplant clinic has a range of maintenance treatments such as laser treatments to counteract these issues.

Sign Up for a Consultation with Sage Medical Today

To learn more about FUE hair transplant and to discuss your specific hair loss concerns, we invite you to sign up for a consultation with Sage Medical today. Our hair specialists will provide you with a thorough assessment and treatment recommendations tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards regaining your hair and confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Hair Transplant Procedure

  • FUE hair transplant is categorised as a minimally invasive surgery. The procedure will also be performed after a local anaesthetic has been administered. Therefore, minimal to no pain should be expected during and after the procedure — at most, mild tingling or numbness will be experienced for about 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery. When the slits in the harvesting area are healing, slight itching may be experienced too.