Surgical Options For Excessive Hair Loss
Choices During excessive hair fall
Struggling with hair loss? Give hair transplantation a try.
If you are a male struggling with thinning hair or hair loss, you are definitely not alone.
Did you know that Androgenetic alopecia (also commonly k own as male pattern baldness) is responsible for over ninety-five percent of hair loss in men. That is an outrageous number. Most men, by or around the age of thirty five, has some degree of hair loss or even thinning. By age fifty, fifty percent of men have significant hair loss and/or thinning of the hair.
Luckily though, there have been many medical breakthroughs pertaining to hair loss. Hair transplantation are one of the most popular ones.
So, if you’re worrying about hair loss and wondering what to do, hair transplantation is the way to go, especially in Singapore.
So what is hair transplantation exactly? Well, it is basically taking hair from a site on the head with the most hair, with is usually the back or sides, and simply placing it in the bald or thinning area. It sounds simple, but it’s not THAT simple. There will be recovery time to heal and also medicine and painkillers for afterwards.
Hair transplantation costs in Singapore run about the same amount. I will break it down for you.
You will need a hair loss consultation to see the amount of hair transplantation services you will need. On average, that runs anywhere from fifty to one hundred SGD. After your hair loss is evaluated, the hair transplantation surgery will be scheduled. The surgery is where the biggest cost comes from, but remember it all depends on the amount of hair loss you have.
On average, it’s $5 SGD per graft. Usually a scalp will need about two thousand grafts. Recovery and medication comes next. Depending on you and how you feel, you may need pain killers.
That, paired with the recovery medication you will need could run anywhere from $40 to $200 SGD. In some cases, you may be required to go for a second hair transplantation surgery if you have significant hair loss.
Dr. Ch of Singapore says the two most important factors of a successful hair transplant is having the latest technology, as they yield better results. He also says teamwork is very important. He says a team needs at least five hundred cases before they grasp the intricate work that goes into hair transplants.
Dr. H of Singapore strongly urges against men in their early twenties receiving this type of hair loss help. He states that even if there is some hair loss, it doesn’t tend to progress until you are in your later twenties. Having this hair transplant done tok early in life, can make it end up looking too short, or not natural as you age.
He has increased his business by ten percent in just five short years. It’s mainly thanks to his FUE technique. FUE technique is preferred more by men that like to wear their hair short, as the scarring isn’t very noticeable. This technique can cost between S$7,000 and S$15,000. The strip technique is about fifteen percent cheaper.
What is the strip technique? It’s the most common type of hair transplant. It’s procedure name is Follicular Unit Transplant, most commonly known as FUT, or as I mentioned before, the strip technique.
So what’s the difference in the FUE technique and the FUT technique? Well, with the FUT technique, the doctor removes a strip of the donor skin to take out individual follicular units to be applied directly to the hair loss area.
Im the FUE procedure, they take the individual follicular units directly from the scalp. During your hair consultation, your doctor will be able to tell you which one will better suit your needs.
If you’re anything like me, you don’t like pain. So if you’re second guessing trying out this option for hair loss, no need to worry. Local anesthesia is injected into both the donor site, and the transplant site. The whole procedure is pretty painless. Aside from the injections themselves. Also like I stated before, you will receive recovery medications and also pain medications.
All in all, if you’re struggling with hair loss, why not do something about it that is permanent? That’s the best part. Hope this has helped in your journey of maintaining your hair! Good luck!