30 minutes per session
Number of sessions depends on severity and hair loss type
WHAT TO EXPECT
Hair loss reduction with new hair growth after 3 months
THE FIRST STEP
You would need to come in for a consultation with Dr. Alvin Wong. A thorough examination of your scalp, hair, and medical history will be done. For some patients, this might include blood tests and where necessary, biopsies.
A course of treatment will then be prescribed by Dr Alvin based on the findings, the type, and the stage of hair loss:
Early, Intermediate, or Advanced.
Like any other medical condition, finding a solution as soon as hair loss symptoms appear will increase the probability of success.
This is for patients with minor signs of hair loss, or who have just started noticing increased hair fall. This is even suitable for patients with a family history of hair loss and who want to prevent early occurrence. This can involve one or a combination of prescribed topical and oral medications, vitamin and mineral supplements, and specialty cleansing products.
This is for patients with obvious signs of hair loss. For men, there might be a receding hairline and thinning on the crown. For women, there will be visible thinning of the hair or balding patches. In addition to topical and oral medical treatments, and depending on the type of medical hair loss pattern, Laser therapy may be offered.
This is for patients who have areas of the scalp which are bald or have very little hair.
Treatment protocols will be worked to provide a more intensive treatment. This treatment might comprise include a combination of medicines, pharmaceutical-grade topical solutions, and laser therapy. Above these, hair transplantation using the latest technologies may be offered.
Hair transplantation is designed to restore your hair the very way you lost it - one single hair follicle at a time. Each follicle is harvested from either the back or sides of your head, and is then relocated to balding areas. The follicles will be inserted in at the angle and direction that the original hair was in the first place. Hair transplantation is a permanent method of recovering hair in balding areas.
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We do not use herbs or tonics that have no scientific proof. You will not have to purchase large quantities of products that are complicated to use and expensive. You can be assured that the treatment programme will not entail complicated home care and medication routines. Only the most robust medical treatments with good clinical data will be prescribed and tailored to the individual.
It is however important that you be conscientious and committed to treatment sessions, and the timely application and taking of prescribed products and medications. Adhering to the treatment protocol will require as little as 5 minutes of your time per day, and 30 minutes up to twice a week for in-clinic treatments.
All hair loss treatment components at SKN MediAesthetics Singapore have been vigorously tested and documented for medical efficacy and safety.
The laser therapy treatments and topical medications do not cause discomfort, or have adverse side effects.
There is no downtime associated with most of our hair loss treatments and you can return to work or resume play without delay.
The initial consultation with Dr Alvin Wong would cover any medical conditions that might make you unsuitable for any component of our hair loss treatments.
The number of treatments required will depend on the severity and type of hair loss that you have.
Hair loss rarely occurs overnight and often worsens over months if not years. Recovery therefore does not take place immediately. Healthy hair only grows about 1.3-2cm a month, and a normal hair life-cycle is 3 months. Furthermore, it takes at least 4-6 weeks of medical therapy to stimulate the hair roots, let alone grow new hair. Most patients are on treatments for at least 3 months, but usually up to 6-9 months. This will be tailored back into a lower frequency maintenance plan when patients are satisfied and suitable results are seen.
Almost all patients will see a reduction in hair loss by 3 months with many reporting new hair growth. Those with scalp problems will see symptoms calming down with the scalp becoming less problematic, and irritable. Continuous medical treatment thereafter will show continuing improvement and recovery till results start to plateau as patients approach their pre-hair loss state. We then ease patients into a lower frequency maintenance treatment plan that helps them keep their healthier, thicker and fuller hair.
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