What to Expect When Seeing a Hair Transplant Doctor in Singapore

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Your hair plays an important role in your appearance, so it’s no wonder hair loss causes feelings of frustration, loss of self-confidence, depression, anxiety, and even social phobia. Hair loss can drastically alter a person’s physical appearance, impacting self-esteem and body image.

Fortunately, advances in technology allow physicians to create natural-looking hair transplant results.

This blog will provide a guide to seeing a hair transplant doctor in Singapore. Plus, additional information you might need to know about hair restoration. 

But first, let’s know more about a hair transplant and its benefits.

Hair Transplant Benefits

Hair loss can be frustrating, but many people experience hair loss, too. Common male pattern baldness accounts for over 95 percent of hair loss in males. When they reach the age of 35, about two-thirds of men in the United States will experience hair loss, which will increase to 85 percent at the age of 50.

In Singapore, in a survey conducted among women in 2019, over 53% of them between the ages of 35 and 44 reported hair loss as their primary hair concern. A study on male androgenetic alopecia in Bishan, Singapore, found that 63 percent of the male respondents experience androgenetic alopecia and the prevalence increased with age.

Since hair loss is becoming a widespread concern, people are seeking medical help to address the issue. Among such medical options is hair transplant performed by hair transplant specialists trained to perform the procedure to affect healthy-looking hair. 

Hair restoration comes in two types: follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit extraction (FUE). In FUT, a skin strip with hair follicles is detached from the back of the scalp and transplanted into the recipient site. FUE, on the other hand, involves extracting individual hair follicles from the back of the scalp without removing any skin. Then, the surgeon will insert these hair follicles into the recipient site.

Here’s a look at the benefits of hair restoration and transplant.

·  Less Pain

Unlike older hair restoration methods, the FUE procedure causes little pain. The surgeon will administer long-acting anesthetics to ensure you will be comfortable throughout the procedure.

·  Addresses Baldness

You won’t need to be concerned about a receding hairline or bald spots anymore. Plus, a hair transplant will address hair volume in areas of hair thinning.

·  Natural-Looking Appearance

FUE hair restoration produces fuller, thicker, and more natural-looking hair due to the targeted harvesting method, causing less trauma to the hair follicles. In most cases, long-lasting, healthy, thick, and strong hair can be expected.

·  A Longer Lasting Solution

FUE hair transplant has been proven to leave behind long-lasting results. In two to six weeks, the implanted hairs may fall off, and you may feel less hair than before. This is normal and there is no need to worry because the hair will grow back in the next few months, together with the transplanted hair. The hair loss medications that you were taking before will stimulate pre-existing hair follicles genetically susceptible to hair loss and control hair loss progression in other areas.

·  Boosts Self-Confidence

Hair loss can drastically affect one’s self-confidence and self-esteem. A hair transplant will give you another shot in life, you will be more confident to show off your hair.

·  Low Possibility of Complication

The hair transplant procedure is generally safe, more so with the FUE method, which is less invasive with little chance of complications.


What You Should Know When Considering Hair Transplant

If you’re already convinced to have a hair transplant, it’s important to know the ins and outs of the procedure in Singapore.

·  Look for Hair Transplant Specialists

When it comes to your crowning glory, choosing specialists who are trained in performing a hair transplant is extremely important. Further, look at the doctor’s certifications, training, and track record.

The licensed doctor should be up-to-date and skilled in the latest hair restoration treatments. This way, you know that the procedure will be successful and problem-free.

·  Regular Consultations For Assessment

Every procedure starts with a comprehensive patient assessment. Hence, the doctor can determine what procedure is needed, know important details of the patient, and determine any underlying medical condition. Sometimes, your surgeon may require medical clearance from your physician to ensure you’re fit for the procedure.

·  Price and Services Offered

On average, most hair transplants in Singapore range between $6k and $20k depending on the technique and number of grafts. The procedure’s total price varies depending on the work needed to cover the affected area, which includes the number of grafts you need plus the surgeon fees and other incidental fees.

Cost is a determining factor in whether a patient will push through the transplant or not. To get an actual quotation, it’s recommended to undergo an in-patient consultation with the surgeon. The doctor needs to assess the extent of the hair loss, the number of viable donor grafts, and important details before deciding on the procedure’s cost.

·  Track Record of the Clinic

Another important factor to consider in seeing a hair transplant doctor in Singapore is the clinic’s track record. Client and patient reviews will be imperative in ensuring the services are excellent, including post-hair transplant care.

You can check the company’s website and read customer reviews. You can also get recommendations from past patients who had successful hair transplants in the clinic.

·  Determine if you’re an Ideal Candidate

Upon consultation, the doctor will assess the extent of the hair loss. They will determine if you’re an ideal candidate for the procedure. The surgeon will need to harvest enough hair from an area at the back of the scalp, and there must be enough hair on the scalp to use as the donor’s hair.

Average people can undergo hair transplants without any problems. But for those with comorbidities, a medical clearance can help the surgeon determine the suitable procedure.

Further, remember that hair transplantation may not be the most effective treatment for some medical causes of hair loss. Medical clearance and workup are needed to rule out other treatable causes of hair loss.

In a Nutshell…

When seeing a hair transplant doctor in Singapore, we must note our rundown of things to expect, look for, and research before getting the procedure done. Recommendations from satisfied customers are the most important elements in helping you decide.

Good thing that at Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, the surgeon is available to answer all queries about the procedure. A thorough assessment will help determine if you’re a perfect candidate. Once you have collected the necessary details to make an informed decision. Book a consultation at the Dr Tyng Tan Aesthetics and Hair Clinic today.

FUE Hair Transplant in Singapore with Dr Tyng Tan

Dr. Tan Tyng Yuan
BSc (Hons), MBBS (London), Grad. Dip. Dermatology (UK), Dip. AAAM (USA), Grad. Fellow in ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery)

About Dr Tyng Tan

Dr Tyng Tan has over ten years of experience treating male pattern baldness with the minimally invasive, non-strip method known as FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair Transplantation.

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