Effective Solution For Hair Loss Treatment in Singapore
Causes of hair loss
Finding the cause of hair loss can be challenging because there can be several factors that may lead to thinning hair.
Although hair loss can be associated with medical conditions including thyroid, hormonal imbalance, and medication, you may be relieved to hear that most cases are often due to predetermined genetic factors and overall aging process.
MEDICATION A number of medications that doctors prescribe for common health problems may contribute to hair fall. Blood-thinning medication, NSAIDs, oral contraceptives, drugs for depression, and beta and calcium channel blockers are just some examples of common drugs that have reported cases of hair fall in patients who consume them. Too much vitamin-A or retinoids may cause hair loss as well.
PREGNANCY Hormonal fluctuations and imbalance is a common occurrence following pregnancy and childbirth. It takes time to restore the hormonal balance, so it is common for post-partum mothers to notice thinning hair and bald patches. This usually occurs about two to three months after the delivery.
EMOTIONAL STRESS Although emotional stress is less likely to cause hair loss than physical stress, major events that you undergo may put you through a lot of emotional turmoil. For example, the death of a loved one, unemployment, or divorce may cause your hair follicles to stay in its telogen (resting phase) longer than usual, giving rise to the impression of hair loss.
HEREDITARY Male- and female-pattern baldness are hereditary. Hair loss can be passed down from parents to their children. You can inherit these genes from either parent. You are more likely to suffer from hair loss if your mother, or close relatives have experienced hair loss.
PHYSICAL STRESS Any form of physical stress such as car accident, severe illness, or surgery can cause temporary hair loss.
Lifecycle of hair growth
There are 3 stages of the hair lifecycle: Anagen, catagen, and telogen.
The anagen phase is also known as the ‘growth phase’. This is the phase where each strand of hair is at its own stage of development. The rate of hair growth at this stage is about 1 cm per month. It can last from two to six years, depending on the genetics. The longer the hair stays in this phase, the longer it will grow.
The catagen phase is also known as the ‘transitional phase’. This phase usually lasts for about two weeks. The hair follicle shrinks and disintegrate, cutting the hair from its bloody supply. During this phase, the follicle shortens, causing the hair shaft to be pushed upwards.
The telogen phase is known as the ‘resting phase’. The follicle remains dormant for one to four months. About ten to fifteen percent of the hairs on your head are in this phase at any given time. At some point, the follicle will grow again, and breaks out of the telogen phase when new hair shaft is produced.
Treatment of hair loss with Regenera Activa
Regenera Activa is a new technology that provides an intensive scalp treatment to aid in hair growth and thickens hair.
It is specially developed for regenerative procedures using autologous micrograft. What this means is that it uses your body’s own ability to use functioning hair follicles to stimulate the growth of hair follicles in inactive areas of the scalp.
Regenera Activa is an FDA-approved, CE-marked, and HSA-approved device for the purpose of stimulating healthy hair growth.
How does Regenera Activa work?
STEP 1 Samples of the skin are harvested from the back of your scalp.
STEP 2 The doctor will prepare the harvested graft and divide them into micrograft which takes about ten minutes.
STEP 3 The doctor prepares the micrograft by dissolving them in a saline solution. The doctor reintroduces the solution by performing micro-injections on areas of scalp that requires stimulation from the regenerative fluid.
Is there any downtime?
This entire process takes about 45 minutes with minimal downtime.
You can expect some redness on the scalp after the treatment but these effects should resolve on its own in a couple of hours.
Are there any side effects?
Unlike topical or oral medication, Regenera Activa does not introduce any inorganic compound into your body, making it a very safe treatment with no reported side effects.
How often should I undergo this treatment?
This treatment is a one-time treatment. You should be able to see visible results after 4 to 6 weeks from initial treatment.
You may choose to repeat this treatment after 10 to 12 months if you wish to enhance the outcome of the previous treatment.