Hair Transplant Singapore 2021 - A Consumer Guide

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We have researched around the internet and filtered out the junks out there. In this article, we'll summarise the essentials you need to know before seeing your hair loss specialist for the first time. We have also provided some relevant links in order to facilitate your research for 'hair transplant Singapore' in one place. Do go through them and do your own research and hopefully, you will be getting the best qualified doctor for your hair transplant procedure in Singapore. This includes:
  1. Hair Transplant Overview
  2. Hair Transplant Surgery Singapore Price
  3. FUE Hair Transplant Singapore
  4. FUE Hair Transplant Singapore
  5. FUE vs FUT Hair Transplant Singapore
  6. ARTAS Hair Transplant Singapore
  7. Stem Cell Hair Transplant Singapore 

Hair Transplant Overview

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Hair restoration starts with knowing the type and severity of hair loss. We use the Norwood-Hamilton classification scale for males. In general, if you fall under grade VI (6) or above, hair transplant is not for you.

Technically, normal hair grows in groupings called follicular units. Each follicular unit has one to four hair follicles. Hair transplantation is a procedure when an individual follicular unit from a donor site (which is usually on the back) is transplanted to the area of the head where baldness or hair thinning is visible.

There is a common confusion between hair follicle, hair, hair follicular unit and hair graft. When a clinic quote you on a per graft basis, they are referring to one follicular unit (that has 1 - 4 hair follicles). If a clinic who might want to be a bit cheeky, they may quote you on a 'per hair follicle' basis... Ponder for a while and try to understand the difference.

There are different methods of hair transplant. We will cover each method in this article.

Hair Transplant Surgery Singapore Price Overview

The average price of hair transplant in Singapore will vary from SGD 5,000 to 10,000 depending on the following factors:
  • Consultation and hair assessment: $50 – $100
  • Hair transplant surgery: depends on price per graft (average $5/graft) and the total number of grafts (average 2000 grafts for scalp)
  • Recovery medications: $40 – $200 depending on types of medications, painkillers needed
  • Medical review (after transplant surgery): $50 – $80/ session
    Do note that some might require a second hair transplant for better results if there is a large area of baldness. 

    FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Hair transplant

    FUE treatment removes individual follicular units directly from your scalp, which are then replanted into the required site of the scalp. At the moment, this is one of the most popular technique for hair transplant.

    For scalp hair transplant using FUE method, the average cost of hair transplant surgery in Singapore is between $8,000 to $12,000.

    Based on the average number of 2000 hair grafts and the average price per graft of $5 SGD.

    FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) Hair Transplant

    The price of FUT hair transplant surgery in Singapore ranges from $8000 to $10,000.
    Compared to FUE hair transplant, FUT is a higher risk procedure that requires more tedious steps.

    The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) procedure involves cutting a strip of the patient’s scalp off, before proceeding to harvest the individual hair grafts before transplant.

    The bare area is usually then sewn up together to prevent the bald patch from being seen.

    FUE vs FUT Hair Transplantation Methods

    FUE treatment removes individual follicular units directly from your scalp, which are then replanted into the required site of the scalp.

    FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) process involves removing a small strip of tissue from the back of the head, from which the donor hair follicles will be extracted. The hair follicles are harvested from the strip by a skilled clinical team before being individually transplanted to the recipient areas.

    The per-graft cost of a FUT procedure is generally lower than that of a FUE procedure. Lately however, in response to the rising popularity of the FUE technique, many hair transplantation clinics have started lowering the per graft cost on FUE procedures, so that the cost difference between the two types of procedure are not as much as most people think.

    ARTAS Hair Transplant Singapore | Robotic FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)

    The ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure is an FDA-cleared, physician-assisted technology to assist physicians with difficult, manual methods that require repetitive and precise movements which can increase the risk of human error such as hair transplant.

    For robotic FUE hair transplant using ARTAS, the average price per graft is $10. This is roughly double of manual FUE Hair Transplant.

    ARTAS Hair Transplant Singapore Review

    ARTAS, the robotic hair transplant system was launched in Singapore in 2013, I was the first person to purchase this system. The robot was amazing, and watching it work was simply mesmerizing. It did not get tired, and consistently provided high quality grafts at a startling speed. However, as time went on, I realized that technology has its limitations.

    Some types of scalp just would not give a good yield of quality grafts. And the robot could not adapt well to some areas. Examples are the sides of the head, and areas of the scalp that were too hard or too spongy. In the end, we still have the robot, and often used it, but found ourselves still relying heavily on traditional machine assisted FUE techniques. Non-robotic. But good. And cheaper too!

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    Regenera Activa

    Regenera Activa Hair Transplant costs $3000 to $6000 depending on the severity of hair loss and hair thinning.

    Regenera Activa is a minimally invasive hair transplant alternative that uses “micro-grafts” extracted from your healthy scalp and injected into areas of unhealthy scalp and hair loss to regrow hair.

    Stem Cell Hair Transplant Singapore

    A stem cell hair transplant is similar to a traditional hair transplant. But rather than removing a large number of hairs to transplant to the area of hair loss, a stem cell hair transplant removes a small skin sample from which hair follicles are harvested.

    The follicles are then replicated in a lab and implanted back into the scalp in the areas of hair loss. This allows hair to grow where the follicles were taken from, as well as where they’re transplanted.

    Do note that stem cells for hair loss is a very new technique, and more studies are needed to fully understand its efficacy, long-term results and any long-term safety issues.

    However, some hair loss treatment centres in Singapore might take advantage of the popularity of 'stem cell hair transplant' and capitalize on it for hair loss treatment. However, you will need to check with them on whether their stem cell based method has been proven and if yes, where is the scientific publication.

    Our advice is that you should seek professional medical advice from doctors to determine the exact cause of your hair loss before jumping into unproven treatments and waste your hard earned money on treatments that are not effective.


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