Singapore Hair Loss Treatment That Offers Long-Term Results

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We often take our hair for granted until we start to lose it. Research revealed that 50% of men experience balding before they turn 50. Some males experience hair loss as early as their teenage years, and Singapore records the highest prevalence among Asian groups. So, if you’ve been dealt with this card, surgery is a hair loss treatment that can give you long-term results!

In this blog, we will look at why hair transplant surgery is a good option if you want to restore hair for good and why it’s a wise investment to battle progressive hair loss.

FUE Hair Transplant in Singapore with Dr Tyng Tan

There’s a way out of baldness

First, we need to understand that it’s normal to lose 50-100 hair strands a day. But when hair falls off in clumps and forms a specific shape, that is called pattern baldness, which is clinically referred to as androgenetic alopecia (AGA). It is a progressive genetic hair loss condition that affects men more than women. 

AGA is often seen as a consequence of ageing, but some men are predisposed to experience it much earlier. Fortunately, this hair loss doesn’t have to define your look moving forward. In Singapore, hair loss treatments are readily available, and they can offer long-term benefits. However, it takes the first step of seeking professional advice to get the change you wish to achieve.

Non-surgical hair loss treatments

Having an expert look into your problem is essential because hair loss can stem from different causes. But when it’s established that you have male pattern baldness, you can move on to getting the proper treatments.

Yes, there is more than one option available for you, and any good doctor would tell you to start with non-surgical treatments first. This approach usually involves hair loss medications, supplements, and laser treatments. These alternatives are proven effective, but they also require consistent use to maintain results.

Hair transplant: A practical solution for long-term

Surgery is the next step if you have tried non-invasive treatments but remained unsatisfied with the outcome. Some are on the fence about it, mainly because it’s an invasive alternative. The cost is also another factor that dissuaded some patients. It’s a logical next step for some people for the reasons mentioned below.

 

It’s a worthy investment 

Going under the knife doesn’t come cheap. That is why a hair transplant procedure seems like a costly option upfront. But beyond the price, many advantages can be had that convince patients to go for it. 

First of all, a hair transplant provides long-term results. So if it is done well, you can restore realistic hair density in problem areas. The entire journey will take about a year, but successful results mean you’re getting hair back in areas where there is none. 

There is no need for awkward combovers or hair replacement systems; instead, you will grow natural hair from those bald spots. In addition, hair transplant surgery entails that your surgeon design a suitable coverage and hairline for you. Therefore, they can customise results according to your features.

 

Improvements in technique ensure an efficient procedure

Traditionally, a hair transplant involves a long scar that runs across the back of your head. But patients are no longer limited to just that. Instead, a minimally invasive option called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) uses micro-incisions to remove hair grafts individually. This approach will take lesser time to heal and will have fewer complications. 

However, the main concern with FUE is that you need to shave your head for surgery. So, if you want to be discreet about your surgery, this may be inconvenient. Fortunately, surgeons like Dr Tyng Tan are trained in the partially-shaved and no-shave FUE techniques. As a result, you can get your hair transplant done and move on with your usual activities without it being obvious.

But here’s some real talk on hair restoration surgery

While a hair transplant is an effective option for those who are balding, not everyone can be a good candidate for it. This is where an honest evaluation is critical. A good doctor will never push you to go under the knife simply because you want it. Instead, your surgeon will consider all factors surrounding your case to make the right call, which won’t always lead to surgery.

To avoid spending money on unnecessary surgery, choose your hair transplant surgeon carefully. Remember that just because you approach, one doesn’t mean your end game is to undergo a hair transplant.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find a good hair transplant surgeon. Singapore is now home to many hair loss doctors trained in surgical hair restoration. But make sure that you take the time to do your research and contact these clinics if you need to. Since you’ll be signing up for long-term results, take the extra step to ensure that the right people will assess your needs.

So is a hair transplant enough to address baldness? Most of the time, patients who undergo surgery are already taking hair loss medications. Doctors will advise them to continue doing so even after the procedure, as these drugs are still crucial in stopping the progression of hair loss in other areas of the scalp. Your hair transplant results can also benefit from treatments like Low-Level Laser Therapy to help with healing and hair growth.

The final word

Hair transplant is a smart choice for those who want long-term improvement because it means growing your hair and getting customised results based on your features. However, it’s also important that you maintain a realistic approach. That means you may have to try other treatments first before you consider surgery, or you may need other treatments to boost the results and control further hair loss. You’ll also likely be advised against surgery for your own good. The bottom line is that to gain long-term results that will truly satisfy you; you need to start with an honest evaluation. 

At our clinic, we want our patients to make informed decisions. We hope this blog enlightens you to be more inquisitive about the procedures you sign up for. So if you wish to learn more about hair transplant surgery and our individualised treatment plans, get in touch with our team today to book a non-obligatory consultation 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.