Whether it’s bald spots or a receding hairline, no one really wants to experience hair loss or thinning. By age 35, nearly 40% of men will suffer some form of hair loss – a number that rises to 65% for 60 years olds! It doesn’t have to be that way though; we get some information from top hair salons, aesthetic clinics and hair regrowth treatments on their solutions.
Not keen on going under the knife? Hair loss and hair thinning centre Papilla Haircare specialises in non-surgical hair regrowth treatments that are backed by science. The centre works closely with a team of scientists, dermatologists and hair transplant surgeons to target a wide range of hair and scalp concerns, including involutional alopecia and androgenic alopecia.
A signature treatment here is the SEP Activator, an FDA-approved, needle-free procedure from Italy. Using Scalpelectroporation (SEP), low and controlled electrical pulses help to deliver stem cell-conditioned media into the scalp. The technology makes the skin tissues more permeable to macromolecules, allowing for potent serums to be absorbed into the skin up to 17 times better. The painless treatment is also more advanced than traditional Ionthophoresis (transdermal drug delivery using voltage gradient on the skin), which can cause damage to the tissues and cells, and electroporation, which can be uncomfortable as it uses high voltages on the skin.
Terra Medical Hair & Aesthetic Clinic
On top of being the first in Singapore to launch the highly raved Regenera Activa, this medical clinic is also known to have completed the most number of cases in Singapore to date. Led by an experienced team of experts, the clinic specialises solely in hair restoration. You’ll find wide selection of solutions to tackle both kinds of genetic and non-genetic (lifestyle, deficiency, trauma) hair loss, from non-medical to medical treatments, and non-invasive to invasive procedures like hair transplants for a wide range of ethnicities
For something less invasive, try Nutrafol, a clinically-tested, USA-made hair supplement that targets non-genetic hair loss conditions. Terra is the only clinic carrying this top-end supplement, which produces visible results from 30 days onwards. For at-home hair care, a great option is Aromase, a medical-grade range that has been clinically tested to treat mild to severe scalp conditions. Other than hair restoration, the clinic also offers facial hair transplant (including beard and eyebrows) and have developed techniques to perform long hair transplants for ladies with minimal downtime.
Your first appointment will start with an in-depth, 45-minute consultation, where Medical Director Dr. Joshua Chong can get a chance to understand the causes for your hair loss, and explain the solutions prescribed.
The HairMax LaserBand 82 is an FDA-cleared, at-home hair regrowth device designed for hair loss concerns. Featuring 82 medical-grade lasers emitted over three areas of the scalp, the devices uses photobiostimulation technology. Low level laser light (LLLT) is delivered to the hair follicles to activate them for stronger hair growth. The boost from the light energises hair follicles at a cellular level to reverse thinning and stimulate denser and fuller hair growth.
Still feeling skeptical? According to the results of seven clinical studies at top medical research centres in the U.S., 93 percent of the participants had experienced significant hair growth after using the device. Healthy hair can also benefit from continued HairMax laser hair therapy, as the technology is known to rejuvenate and strengthen hair in general! Simply use the device for 90 seconds, for three times a week.
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The Clifford Clinic
Also known as follicular transfer, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant solution for male and female hormonal and genetic hair loss. During the procedure, individual follicular units are extracted directly from the patient’s donor area. Professional micro-surgery equipment is used, which results in less damage, less scarring and less downtime as compared to other hair loss procedures. In fact, most FUE patients are back to their normal activities the day following their surgery!
If you prefer something less invasive, try Regenera Activa, a quick and painless treatment using capillary regeneration technique. Hair cells are extracted from the back of the head, then mixed with a solution suspension and injected into the scalp. It can help to combat hair loss and prevent balding by activating dormant cells under the scalp and stimulating inactive hair follicles. The whole process takes around 30 to 45 minutes, and only one session is required. Results can be seen within 30 days.
Hairdreams Couture Salon
Hairdreams offers the Stop & Grow treatment ($128 or $58 for a first trial), which reduces hair loss, boosts hair root activity, detoxifies the scalp and stimulates hair growth. Featuring an innovative active ingredient concentrate PHT, which is extracted from plants, the treatment is a highly effective concentrate that fights the negative effects of dihydrotestosterone, a hormone linked to male balding. Based on a study by the renowned hair research centre of the University of Lübeck, the powerful formula has been shown to combat hair loss up to seven times better than the best-known hair grown ingredients to date.
Check out the new men’s range! Apart from the different scent and packaging, the ingredients have also been adapted to target men’s hair loss. For example, a UV filter has been integrated to protect thin hairy scalp areas. Shop the highly concentrated intensive spray, tonic and shampoo at the salon.
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Sozo Aesthetic Clinic
Looking to improve hair loss without the side effects of medication and the risks of hair transplant surgery? Another clinic offering the highly advanced Regenera Activa is Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, a centrally located clinic in Raffles Place. Dr Justin Boey from Sozo Aesthetic Clinic combines two leading hair transplant alternatives: Regenera Activa (from $3500) combined with Sozo’s proprietary Hair-Booster Serum (from $400) for best results.
As Regenera Activa uses autologous micrografts, which are extracted from your own body, the treatment is completely natural and safe, with no risk of rejection or allergy. Perfect for professionals and busy individuals who are looking for a hair growth solution without downtime, Regenera Activa can be done once a year for thicker and stronger hair. Sozo is the first medical hair clinic in Singapore to incorporate AnteAge MD in a proprietary Sozo Hair-Booster serum, a medical-grade serum containing cytokines to promote hair growth. This once-a-month serum treatment helps to enhance the effects of Regenera Activa.
Glower Hair Care
An affiliate to medical hair-loss centre Ashley & Martin, Glower adopts a holistic approach to ensuring the body’s well-being, which ultimately leads to better hair and scalp health. The treatment programs are tailored to the individual, using Chinese and European herbs, multi-vitamins, light therapy and ozone therapy. Restorative massage techniques are also used to increase blood supply to the surface of the scalp, accelerate the removal of impurities and rejuvenate nerve endings for better hair growth.
The pharmacy team in Singapore has perfected a new product, the 7% RealGrowth Foam, for male patients to regrow their hair. This is the first of its kind that’s available in Singapore and exclusive to Glower Hair Care’s medical business, Ashley & Martin. Another new feature is the Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) cap rental ($80 a month), which lets you rent the system at an affordable monthly rental fee. The success of regular laser therapy for hair regrowth is well known, so being able to carry out such treatments from home has massive benefits. Get a free first consultation with a trichologist from their experienced and specialised team!
Located in Holland Village, this bright and spacious salon is a one-stop location for men’s hair and scalp needs. Salon Kream offers modern haircuts and customised services, catering mainly to Caucasian hair types. If you’re suffering from hair loss, we recommend the Kérastase hair thinning ritual ($98), which helps to remove excess sebum responsible for clogging the hair follicles and limiting hair growth.
Designed to treat thinning hair and hair loss from the roots, this 45-minute treatment works great as a lunchtime pick-me-up. Kérastase Specifique Acti-Base is first applied and massaged into your scalp, then your hair will be put under a steamer for 10 minutes to lock in the product. After which, your hair will be treated to the Kérastase Sensidote Dermo-Calm Masque for additional moisture. The hair follicles are made stronger and less prone to breakage, and the hair is left thicker and more resilient, while retaining volume and shine.
Centrally located in Ngee Ann City, Chez Vous boasts a team of stylists with a minimum 10 years of experience, including a Caucasian specialist team for expat hair concerns! Our top pick for hair loss? The two-in-one Amplified Scalp Treats with Non-invasive Laser Therapy (starts from $200 for first trial), which involves three sessions of indulgent head massage packed into one service (to relieve tension and stimulate blood circulation), two fully customised scalp therapies and a Galvanic Ionizer to remove dead cells and impurities. On top of this, laser light is used to rejuvenate the scalp, while the electrical current and oxygen molecules exfoliates and improves blood circulation. The two-hour treatment is suitable for those with oily scalps, too, as the micro-currents aid in balancing sebum secretion.
Alleviate your hair-thinning woes with EstheClinic’s Slow & Regrowth Hair Loss treament, a three-step process that restores the scalp and promotes hair growth. First off, the LeDermaBooster XL is applied onto the scalp to stimulate and open ephemeral micro-channels in the surface. This allows for deeper penetration of the hair products, and prepares the scalp for the next phase too. The Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) then delivers a cool laser energy to the scalp tissue to strengthen the hair fibres and stop hair fall. Lastly, ElaDerm haircare products, which contain organic silicium, are used. These products reduce excessive sebum production, and keep the moisture balance of the scalp and hair follicles, so you can look forward to thicker, stronger, healthier hair with time. While results are usually visible within four to eight sessions, Estheclinic recommends 12 to 16 sessions for long-lasting effects.
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