Hair Transplant FAQs in Singapore

 

Hair transplant is a surgical process in which hair follicles are transplanted from one part of the head to another part where the hair is thinning or receding. The procedure is usually done under local anaesthesia.

1. How much does a hair transplant cost in Singapore?

A hair transplant procedure in Singapore ranges from $6,000 to $10,000. There are different factors that affect the total cost of hair transplant in Singapore. The severity of the hair loss would determine the number of hair grafts you will need. The price of the hair grafts is dependent on the type of surgical technique. The other additional cost includes surgeon fees, consultation fees, medication fees, and post-operation reviews. These factors add up to the hefty price tag.

2. Do hair transplants really work?

Hair transplants work well for men and women who are experiencing hair loss but if you’re significantly or completely bald, it might not work. Hair transplants work as long as you have enough hair, to begin with. It is important to have a consultation with the doctor to evaluate the condition of your hair and whether you are a suitable candidate for a hair transplant. The criteria for a successful hair transplant would be a good number of existing healthy hair follicles and a stabilised balding pattern.

3. How long do hair transplants last?

The results of hair transplants will last a lifetime as the hair follicles transplanted onto the thinning or receding area are healthy follicles. The results of the hair transplant are not immediate. To see significant changes in hair growth, it would take around 6 months. To see the complete results of the transplant, it would take a year.

4. Which age is best for a hair transplant?

The best age to get a hair transplant would be after the age of 25.The grafting process depends on the severity of the hair loss. To ensure the results look natural, the surgeon would also have to consider the facial characters of the patient. If you are under the age of 25, nothing is fully determined yet. Therefore, the best age to get a hair transplant would be after the age of 25.

5. Can a bald man get a hair transplant?

Sadly, a hair transplant is not possible on a completely bald man. For a hair transplant to work, it would require the patient to have healthy hair follicles in an area on their scalp. For someone who is completely bald, it would be impossible to remove hair follicles to transplant them.

6. Is a hair transplant painful?

Hair transplant is a relatively painless process. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia so you will not feel any pain. There will be some level of discomfort during the process but in general, it’s a typically pleasant and easy experience. Any post-operation discomfort can be easily treated with pain medications.

7. Do hair transplants leave scars?

With the advancement of technology, surgical techniques have improved a lot over the years. However, scarring is still inevitable. The skillset and experience of the surgeon also play a large part in determining the amount of scarring you get. The FUE transplant surgery does leave scars on the back and side of the head but a well-performed surgery does not leave noticeable scars. The scars can be easily hidden when the hair grows out. There are also procedures for patients to cover up their scars with scar revision surgery. This comes with risk as if not done properly, it will cause the scar to widen.

 

Clare Louise

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