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Hair Transplantation – The Definitive Procedure

Who Is Suitable?

The loss of hair affects both women and men alike.

Hair transplant brings about a definitive treatment to address the loss of hair. It can treat all kinds of hair loss, even those where there is complete loss of hair over a region.

Though the pattern of hair loss is different between genders, improvement can be achieved for both men and women alike.

Why A Hair Transplant?

A Definitive Procedure
  • Targets and Corrects Bald Areas
  • Transplanted Hair Characteristics Similar to Donor Site
  • Can Treat More Severe Hair Loss
  • Uses Own Hair To Graft To Increase Hair Density
Find out more about Hair Loss in Men VS Hair Loss in Women

And How Does It Look For Me?

The end result will really depend on how many grafts we are using to form up the density. It will always be ideal to use the maximal number of grafts based on your donor site. This will give a good coverage value for the areas affected.

Am I Suitable For A Hair Transplant?

There are two main types of hair transplantation, namely follicular unit extraction and follicular unit transplantation.

Traditionally, it has always been done via follicular unit transplantation but it also comes with a higher chance of side effects.

Follicular unit extraction now forms the mainstay of technique for hair transplantation with a lower risk of scarring and lesser downtime.

Post Operative Recovery - What To Expect

Best results for a hair transplant usually take around 6-12 months where the grafted hair reaches a good hair length.

An Estimate To Number Of Grafts

Norwood 1 – 2
Numbers depend on areas concerned

Norwood 3
Frontal Hairline – 1,000 to 1,400 grafts.

Norwood 3a
Frontal Hairline – 1,000 to 1,400 grafts.
Vertex – 500 to 1,000 grafts.

Norwood 4
Frontal Hairline – 1,200 to 1,600 grafts.
Vertex – 800 to 1,100 grafts.

Norwood 4a
Frontal Hairline – 1,700 to 2,500 grafts.

Norwood 5
Frontal Hairline – 1,800 to 2,200 grafts.
Vertex – 1,000 to 1,500 grafts.

Norwood 5a
2500 to 3200 or more grafts.

Norwood 6
Frontal Hairline – 1,800 to 2,500 grafts.
Vertex – 1,500 to 1,700 grafts.

Number of hair grafts will vary from patient to patient, seek your doctor’s assessment of the area involved go know more about how many grafts you require. The number of grafts should give an end result that commensurates with your age and character.

Dr Sin Yong Recommendations

A hair transplantation is a major procedure and usually it involves a team effort to make it work. It is crucial for you as a patient to seek out a licensed clinic that has the full facilities to not just carry out the procedure, but also should have the expertise and equipment to address any issues during the procedure.

I would recommend patients to not exceed 3000 grafts per setting, and to consider splitting it into two sessions should they be looking at a larger number of grafts!

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