Hair

The Hair Necessities

Let’s get your crowning glory back ! It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman. A full head of hair is the hallmark of youth and vitality.

Most of the times, we see shampoo commercials and hair restoration serums which promise to grow a luscious head of hair. But, does it work?

Well, if it does, I guess, you won’t be reading this blog post. You can move along… but if you want to find out more on what advanced medical treatments can do, stick around ! =)

Treating hair loss depends on the cause as well. If you are suffering from male pattern baldness, some medications like Propecia, a FDA approved medicine can help.

But perhaps, if you want to see faster and better results, there are some treatments which you can consider.

  1. Hair PRP ( platelet rich plasma)

Platelet rich plasma have been a huge hit in the past decade. Our blood is made of two main components – red blood cells and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets which are rich in growth factors. These growth factors play the role of messengers, signaling skin cells to function and have been used in medicine to treat a range of health issues like arthritis, aging skin etc.

Hence, it has also been proven that PRP helps in stimulative the activity of hair follicles and promoting new hair growth. Several studies have shown that PRP has been effective in increasing thickness of the hair shaft and stimulate hair growth.

Treatment can be done every 2 to 4 weeks depending on severity of hair loss. 

2. Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy consists of microinjections with doctor’s concoction of multivitamins and growth factors on the scalp to reach the hair root directly. Mesotherapy complements other hair treatments.

3. Regenera Activa

This is a new stem cell hair growth treatment that is quite promising. It is also known as autologous- micro graft treatment. Sounds puzzling? Well, let me elucidate a little.

Regenera Activa is a well-established hair loss treatment that is approved by major health regulatory authorities internationally – FDA (US), CE (Europe).

The treatment uses “micro-grafts” harvested from your own healthy scalo and has minimal side-effects and no social downtime.

Yes, you may feel some minimal pain at the scalp area after it has been injected but anaesthetic cream can be applied to make the entire process comfortable. On top of that, there might be some dull aching pain and minimal bleeding after the injections which may last for 2-3 days. Fear not, so far, nobody jumped off from the treatment bed!

This treatment can be done once or twice in a year. Unlike PRP which may require many sessions, this is a great treatment for those who prefer a one off treatment!

4. Laser therapy

Low-level laser therapy appeared to be safe and effective for hair growth in both men and women.

In clinical studies, the Theradome® helmet has achieved outstanding results and some of the beneficial effects which are expected are:

  • Slowing down of hair loss,
  • A thickening of hair follicle size for existing hair;
  • New growth of hair.

Now, have I piqued your interest?

Well, you are always welcomed to chat and connect with us! Feel free to drop a comment anytime!

About AuthorDr Chew

Dr Chew's love for discovering new knowledge and keen eye on beauty motivated her to pursue aesthetic medicine where she practices with delectation. Often placing herself in patient’s shoes, she listens with empathy and goes the extra mile to ensure satisfaction from them. She is an accomplished Aesthetic Physician with MBBS, MAC certification and specializes in lasers and injectables.

2 Comments

  1. Too many people don’t know that fast hair growth scalp therapy shampoos (of course without any sulfates, parabens or DEA) exist. We now may experience longer hair and achieve more options. Certainly worth looking up.

    Whether you’re examining hair loss, hair damage, preventing scalp disorders, hair growth, hair and scalp health at large, the same principles become relevant.

    As a rule of thumb, you should try to avoid hair products and treatments that use chemicals such as parabens, DEA and sulfates.

    What is healthy for your hair is beneficial for your skin also.

    For obvious reasons the content here hits the nail in the head for many reasons. It avoids the accustomed pitfalls and pitfalls too many fall into: using defective alternatives. Thank you so much!

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