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Hair Transplant Treatment in Singapore

Regain your hair and confidence

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Restore a More Youthful Hairline

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, a wider parting, or patchy hair on the scalp and other hair-bearing areas. Although there are several hair loss treatments such as oral medication and topical sprays that can help, hair transplants are one of the more definitive solutions.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Hair Transplants?

Even after implementing several hair growth techniques 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, when it does progress into a permanent issue or affects too much of the scalp area, surgical hair transplantation becomes an option. However, not all patients that suffer from hair loss and balding are suitable candidates for hair transplants.

Patients will first have to be assessed for suitability and this includes looking into the extent of hair loss, the availability of healthy scalp to extract hair follicles for the transplant, and the patient’s lifestyle habits. Patients who have 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 have to be taken into account, careful and detailed medical and family history analysis, as well as examination, must be done at the time of consultation.

  • FUE, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant, involves the harvesting of individual hair follicles from a healthy donor area of the scalp to redistribute healthy hairs permanently to areas of the scalp that need it most. Unlike FUT which requires the removal of a long strip scalp from the back of the head to harvest permanent or safe hairs and results in a long linear scar, FUE hair transplant minimises the appearance of scarring. 

    FUE hair transplant is minimally invasive and a local anaesthetic will be injected into the harvest area. In order to harvest the individual follicular units, a small punch excision will have to be made around the hair follicle on the back of the scalp where most DHT-resistant hair follicles are found. Once the extraction of follicular units is completed, the grafts will be inspected and grouped for planting in specific areas before being prepared for implantation. During the implantation, a little slit-like excision will then be made in the recipient area to transplant the hair.

How Hair Transplants are Conducted at Sage Medical Clinic?

At our hair transplant clinic in Singapore, our team of hair specialists will first conduct a series of tests to better understand your needs and determine your suitability for a hair transplant. This includes assessing the patient’s medical and family history and conducting a physical and microscopic examination for a more accurate understanding of the hair loss. 

There are two main methods of transplanting hair follicles from the back of the head to another — Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (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.

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Benefits of FUE Hair Transplant

As mentioned, FUE hair transplants are minimally invasive and can be completed in a matter of hours. Given that the excisions are small, the scars left are also hardly perceptible, no one will know that surgery had 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 not only will the random microdots made using the appropriate instruments not affect surrounding hair follicles but given the ample amount of hair found in the back of the hair, minimal to no reduction of density will be experienced. Moreover, the small excision will scab in a matter of days and shed naturally and no special care is also required after this.

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. 

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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.