Regenera Activa vs FUE Hair Transplant: Cost, Procedure, and Benefits

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Hair loss is an indiscriminate condition, affecting people regardless of age or background. The causes of hair loss are diverse, ranging from genetic predispositions to medical conditions, the natural ageing process, or lifestyle factors. Regrettably, it is often an unavoidable reality.

Fortunately, the progression of technological advancements has yielded an array of options for those confronted with hair loss, enabling them to attain a denser and more voluminous hair appearance. Diverse solutions cater to distinct needs and preferences, encompassing non-invasive treatments such as Regenera Activa, as well as surgical interventions like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplantation. For many people who have undergone these treatments, the outcomes are generally pleasing, helping to augment the overall quality of life for those impacted by hair loss.

This blog is for those who are dealing with hair loss or simply seeking to expand their knowledge on the subject, serving as an informational resource on Regenera Activa and Follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedures, while also touching on relevant aspects such as hair transplant cost, recovery periods, and the benefits associated with these treatments.

 

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What is Regenera Activa?

In a nutshell, Regenera Activa is a minimally invasive, autologous regenerative treatment designed to combat hair loss and stimulate hair growth. By utilising the patient’s own regenerative cells and growth factors harvested from a small portion of their scalp tissue, the procedure aims to rejuvenate and strengthen hair follicles, resulting in improved hair density and overall scalp health.

It entails extracting small tissue samples from the patient’s scalp and processing them in the Regenera Activa device. The device uses patented technology to extract and isolate regenerative cells, which are injected into the patient’s scalp to stimulate hair growth.

The regenerative cells used in Regenera Activa are believed to contain growth factors and other biomolecules that help promote the growth of hair follicles. The treatment is suitable for both men and women with androgenetic alopecia, pattern baldness, and different types of hair loss.

 

Benefits of Regenera Activa

Minimally invasive

Regenera Activa is a non-surgical procedure, which means it is minimally invasive and a less traumatic option for patients. Instead, it uses a small handheld device to extract tissue samples from the patient’s scalp. These samples are processed in the device to isolate regenerative cells injected into the patient’s scalp using a fine needle. The injection process is quick and the procedure can be completed in less than an hour.

No to minimal scarring

The procedure does not leave any visible scarring, an advantage over traditional transplant surgery.

Natural-looking results

The treatment uses the patient’s regenerative cells, meaning the results are long-lasting and natural-looking.

Short recovery time

Regenera Activa has a relatively quick recovery time, with patients able to resume their normal activities within a few days.

Suitable for various types of hair loss

Regenera Activa is ideal for treating multiple types of hair loss, including pattern baldness and alopecia areata.

Can be used in combination with other treatments

Regenera Activa can be combined with other hair restoration treatments, such as medication and hair transplant surgery, to achieve better results. Meanwhile, this procedure will eventually cost more than a hair transplant after two to three treatments. 

Read: What Do I Need To Know Before A Hair Transplant?

 

What is FUE hair transplant?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the individual extraction of hair follicles from a donor area, typically the back or sides of the scalp, followed by their precise implantation into the recipient area affected by hair loss. This technique facilitates natural-looking hair restoration with minimal scarring, and it promotes the growth of healthy and robust hair in previously thinning or balding regions.

During the procedure, a specialised instrument is used to make small incisions around each hair follicle in the donor area, which is then carefully extracted individually. The extracted follicles are prepared under a microscope and implanted into the recipient area using tiny incisions.

 

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)

 

Benefits of FUE hair transplant

Minimally invasive

FUE is a minimally invasive procedure that involves making tiny incisions and extracting individual hair follicles, resulting in less scarring and a faster recovery time than conventional hair transplant methods.

Natural-looking results

FUE allows for the accurate placement of hair follicles, resulting in natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with existing hair.

Long-lasting results

Once transplanted, the hair follicles can last long and grow naturally.

No linear scar

FUE does not require a linear incision, as is necessary with traditional hair transplant methods, resulting in a more natural-looking donor area.

Short recovery time

Patients are to return to normal activities within a few days after the procedure.

Minimal discomfort

FUE is generally well-tolerated, and patients may experience minimal pain during and after the procedure.

Can cover larger bald areas

FUE hair transplant can cover more prominent bald spots, but the number of grafts that can be harvested and transplanted during a single session may be limited. The number of grafts that can be harvested and transplanted during a single FUE session depends on several factors, including the extent of the hair loss, the quality of the donor’s hair, and the patient’s goals for the procedure.

Cost-effective

FUE hair transplant costs around $6 to $10.80 per graft, depending on the technique chosen, the extent of the hair loss and how many grafts are needed to cover the area.

 

Conclusion

While both procedures can effectively restore hair growth, there are some differences between them. FUE is a more invasive procedure that typically requires a longer recovery and may be more expensive. However, it can also provide more accurate and long-lasting results.

Regenera Activa is a less invasive procedure that can be performed in a clinic or office setting. As a result, it may be less expensive than FUE and can improve hair growth without surgery.

Ultimately, the choice between FUE and Regenera Activa will depend on the individual patient’s needs and goals, as well as their budget and preference for a surgical or non-surgical approach. Therefore, it’s advisable to consult a qualified hair restoration specialist to determine the best treatment plan for your situation.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about hair transplant, book a consultation with us today. We would happily answer any questions and help you prepare for your hair loss treatment journey. So contact our team by ringing us up at +65 6235 0010.

About Dr Tyng Tan

Dr. Tan Tyng Yuan, MBBS completed her graduate and medical education in the United Kingdom over a span of 10 years.

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