COLLECTION OF HAIR                 TRANPLANTARTICLES/DOCUMENTSD R T Y N G TA N | S I N G A P O R E
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                           DR. TAN TYNG YUAN                   THE HAIR & LASER CLIN...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                            Table of ContentsTopic 1     What is Hair Transplant?   ...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                       What is Hair Transplant?1.1 The Benefits of Hair TransplantIt...
Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesHair transplants also give less hassle since you only get to care for it just like w...
Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesTo treat this condition there are a lot of methods already introduced nowadays. You ...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                    Hair Transplant Procedures2.1 FUE: Is it a Better Option?In hair...
Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesHowever, a lot of hair transplant surgeons have been getting good harvests and goodg...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                      Hair Transplant Surgeon3.1 How do I choose my Hair Transplant ...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles It is also important to ask a hair surgeon on the number of transplants he does on...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                     Hair Transplant SingaporeSingapore nowadays has grown to be one...
Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesIt also comes as no surprise that Singapore is one of the most famous medical touris...
Collection of Hair Transplant Articles                                    ResourcesHelpful Websites:   1.   Australian Ins...
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  1. 1. COLLECTION OF HAIR TRANPLANTARTICLES/DOCUMENTSD R T Y N G TA N | S I N G A P O R E
  2. 2. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles DR. TAN TYNG YUAN THE HAIR & LASER CLINIC, SINGAPOREDr Tan Tyng Yuan is the Clinical Director of The Hair & Laser Clinic in Singapore, aclinic with special interest in Hair Transplants, Hair Regrowth and Medical Aesthetics.She is one of the few Medical Practitioners who are able to perform Hair Transplantsusing Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) techniques.These Transplant techniques are similar to those used by famous celebrities like EltonJohn, Wayne Rooney and Nicholas Cage to battle Male Pattern Baldness. She alsoadministers Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) to stimulate the scalp for Hair Regrowth.The Hair & Laser Clinic is a one-stop Clinic for effective Medical solutions for HairLoss, using both Surgical and non-surgical treatments.Dr Tans The Hair & Laser Clinic is affiliated to the renown Cole Hair TransplantGroup based in the USA. Led by Dr John Cole, one of the pioneering doctors in HairTransplantation (FUE), he has clinics both in Florida and Georgia. You can find outmore about Dr John Cole and his special FUE technique- known as the CIT, here(www.forhair.com). She has also trained overseas under famous plastic surgeons bothin Asia and in the USA in Hair Transplantation before returning to start her practice inSingapore. Dr Tan spent more than 10 years in the United Kingdom in her pursuit of academia and medical training. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the prestigious University College London. She then worked in England covering postings in Medicine, Surgery and Orthopaedics. Dr Tan has also extensively certified in the operation of Aesthetics Lasers, Botox, Fillers, IPL and Chemical Peeling. Dr Tan believes in the importance of putting her patient’s interests first and keeps up to date with the latest medical advancement. She is an active member of various prestigious hair and aesthetics international organization, such as the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, The Asia Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, The AmericanAcademy of Anti-Ageing Medicine and The American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.http://www.hairandlaserclinic.com/ Page 2
  3. 3. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles Table of ContentsTopic 1 What is Hair Transplant? 4 1.1 The Benefits of Hair Transplant. 1.2 What Causes My Hair Loss While Under 30?Topic 2 Different Hair Transplant Procedures 7 2.1 FUE: Is it a Better Option?Topic 3 Choosing the Right Hair Transplant Surgeon 9Hair Transplant Singapore 11Resources 13 Page 3
  4. 4. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles What is Hair Transplant?1.1 The Benefits of Hair TransplantIt is a technique in restoring hair by way of using grafts of hair whether coming from thepatient’s own head or from other donors, to treat baldness. It involves many techniquesas well depending on a lot of factors that can affect the patient during and after surgery.The two most common methods of hair transplantation is FUE hair transplant andfollicular unit transplantation or FUT.In a hair transplant procedure, healthy hair follicles are transplanted from a donor site,which is usually the back portion of the head, to a balding area. There are twoapproaches which can be used individually or with each other, and these are the FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation) and the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method.So, why would you love a hair transplant when in fact it is the most invasive hairrestoration measure? Well aside from the poking and incising that you mightexperience, a hair transplant provides a permanent solution for this problem. Aside fromrare instances where some have to get it redone, a procedure done with a skilled andcertified surgeon often goes without any problems.Aside from hair restoration, a hair transplant also establishes a new hairline. This,however, depends on the artistry and skill of the surgeon to make it suit the generalprofile of your face. When properly done it will provide good hair coverage to the scalpand it will frame the face better.The general effect of a hair transplant once your locks are fully restored is a natural-looking result. When the hairs are strategically distributed and placed according to thenatural direction of the surrounding hairs, this will give amazing results afterwards. It’sas if you’ve never even lost a strand!With the improvement that you have in your physical appearance, this will give you abetter or renewed self-confidence. Most people feel more youthful and attractive andmost find it to give them a better edge in the workplace and even in dating.Having a hair transplant is also more cost efficient because you only get to do it in onego, given that it was carefully done with a good surgeon. Unlike medications which youhave to continuously take every day, or hairpieces which you have to be refitted andchanged after a couple of months. Page 4
  5. 5. Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesHair transplants also give less hassle since you only get to care for it just like what youwould do with normal hair. With other hair loss management you have to performspecific rituals for hairpieces, or remember timings for medications.Despite it being pricy or invasive, a hair transplant procedure provides a morepermanent solution for your hair loss problem. It is more economically efficient and mostof all a natural-looking outcome!1.2 What Causes My Hair Loss While Under 30?Hair loss often comes later on in life especially with men. But in some rare occasionthere are times when individuals lose it early on. As much as it becomes disturbing forolder men it turns into a whole new level of distress when hair loss happens in yourtwenties or in your teens. What most people don’t know is that there are actually agrowing number of young men who lose their hair at a young age.Unbeknownst to common knowledge, old age is not the only cause for hair loss andheredity may also bring this out. But one of the causes that results to this devastatingchange is the hormone called dihydrotestosterone or DHT. If this is your first time toencounter this culprit, you might be interested to know that it is a naturally occurringchemical in your body. It is responsible for male attributes, sex drive and evenaggression.DHT is formed when changes occur in the metabolism of androgen. When androgencrosses paths with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase this is the unfortunate blend thatforms DHT. The moment DHT comes in contact with your hair follicles is the time whereit unleashes its hair loss capabilities. It thins and then shrinks your hair follicles as ithinders vitamins, minerals, and proteins from nourishing them. The process offshrinking these hair follicles is what is called miniaturization and then leads it to fall off.Overtime the hair follicles reproduce at a much slower rate until it reaches a point whereit actually ceases to produce new hairTo top off the detrimental effects of DHT it creates a wax-like substance around the hairroots further aggravating the situation. This results to what is called male or femalepattern baldness.For younger individuals, especially teenagers, the chances for developing this conditionincreases as the hormones around this time tend to be very unstable.The hair loss pattern often starts out at the crown or presents as a receding hairline. Forwomen, a diffuse hair loss occurs with increased gravity near the top portion of the heador the mid hairline. Page 5
  6. 6. Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesTo treat this condition there are a lot of methods already introduced nowadays. You canchoose from an array of hair loss pills, topical creams, hair pieces (e.g. weaves, wigs ortoupees), or the most reliable and permanent of them all, a hair transplant surgery.If you choose the easy route of regularly taking pills or topical medications, this has alsoshown amazing results. However most people find it too costly as it requires continueduse in order to maintain the effect. Hair pieces are also good methods to conceal theproblem and they can look natural too, but they don’t actually correct the condition. Itcan sometimes become uncomfortable and can even result to more hair loss, especiallywith weaves, and the traction it makes on the hair follicles.If you ask people who actually had their hair loss problem managed, they would tell youthat the most cost effective way to do it is with a hair transplant. If done by a goodsurgeon, the effects are impressively natural looking and you can enjoy it for manyyears to come. However before resorting to this invasive procedure, your surgeon stillneeds to evaluate you on whether you will be a good candidate for it.Those who are still on their teens, they are often advised to wait a couple of years untilthey reach their mid-twenties because there are instances where hair loss will stop onits own. Page 6
  7. 7. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles Hair Transplant Procedures2.1 FUE: Is it a Better Option?In hair transplantation, there are certain techniques that a surgeon can use that will yieldcertain results. And over the years hair transplant surgeons use either the FUT(Follicular Unit Transplantation) or FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method, andsometimes even both in a session. But today, let us focus on Follicular Unit Extractionand dig down deeper to know if it is really a better option.In an FUE procedure, your surgeon will extract the donor follicle by harvesting it directlyfrom the area using a device that acts like a punch. It will make a circular incisionaround the single follicle that will be taken out or harvested when it comes in contactwith your scalp.With FUT on the other hand, the surgeon takes a strip of donor hair from the back ofyour head before individually removing the grafts microscopically. This one can be moreinvasive and can form a more visible scar.People, especially those who like to have their hair really short, would opt for a FollicularUnit Extraction procedure because it only creates minute scars that can easily be madeless visible. This is actually the reason why this approach was developed.Healing time with FUE is also faster since there are only little trauma involved. There isalso less to a total absence of pain during recovery because there are no stitchesinvolved here compared to the strip method in FUT. Another factor that makes it lessrisk free is that it bleeds less.For those who like to go back to normal activities much earlier, this type of approachwould suit them best. This can also be another option for individuals who naturally havea tight scalp, where a strip method would not be possible.FUE takes longer compared to FUT because due to the individual removal of the hairgrafts, plus the implantation process to the donor sites. This is the reason why it is alsomore expensive. You would also need more sessions for this procedure due to theamount of time that it takes for it to be done. Whereas with an FUT, you can be throughwith it in a single session alone.You also have the risk for damaging follicular units removed with this method, comparedto those done microscopically from the strip of hair taken out in an FUT. Page 7
  8. 8. Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesHowever, a lot of hair transplant surgeons have been getting good harvests and goodgrowth rates with the FUE method. But ultimately this would depend on the skill andexpertise the surgeon has. It will also boil down on his assessment of your case, and onwhether a Follicular Unit Extraction would be more suitable for you than a Follicular UnitTransplantation.If you want to shell some extra cash for faster, safer, less invasive and impressiveresults, then Unit Extraction is an excellent choice. Although it may have some risksinvolved, it does yield impressive results, also given that your surgeon is skilled enoughto pull it off. So choose and decide wisely, in months’ time, you will regain all thosecrowning glory, like you’ve never even lost it! Page 8
  9. 9. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles Hair Transplant Surgeon3.1 How do I choose my Hair Transplant Surgeon?One of the important things that you have to consider when planning to get a hairtransplant done is to find the right hair loss doctor. You have only very little chance toget it right with a limited amount of resources or should I say “hair donors,” thereforeyour first should ideally be your last. So how do you find a good hair surgeon? I will giveyou some tips to help you make sure that you get the service that you deserve and yourmoney’s worth. Find a surgeon who is board certified. A license or a certification would mean that the he or she has the proper education and training to perform a very delicate procedure. Aside from counting in education, experience should also be considered. A good amount of experience can ensure that the surgeon is capable of doing a skillful job and techniques that will render impressive results. A hair surgeon who maintains an active membership and participation in hair restoration organizations is a plus. This goes to show that he is taking measures to keep his practice up to date by keeping abreast with what’s current in the industry. Looking at a surgeon’s portfolio will take you through the kind of work he does. This will stand as your gauge on whether one surgeon gives better results than another. Ask around from friends or in forums which you can find in the web about good hair surgeons in your area. Sometimes a good doctor would have a list of names of his past clients who are willing to share their experience. This way you get to understand the procedure from the viewpoint of patients. You get to know how they were treated throughout the procedure and how it actually went. But best of all, by taking the time to contact these clients you can actually see for yourself how the surgery resulted. When checking for excellent results, it should be that the directions of the hair go along with the surrounding hair. It should also have a good distribution, and not one that are arranged like doll hairs. Page 9
  10. 10. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles It is also important to ask a hair surgeon on the number of transplants he does on a daily basis. You should be worried if a surgeon states that he is able to do ten patients in a day. Remember this procedure takes a good amount of time to finish and it is not physically possible to do so with excellent results with a dozen patients in queue. The lesser the patients the surgeon receives in a day, the better. You can also do personal visits to the clinic to personally see the facilities. Is the clinic really equipped with the adequate instruments and whether they are practicing proper infection control to better ensure your safety? You also need to clarify the cost the surgeon charges. Compare the price he gives against the quality of work, and then compare it to the services given by other clinics. Remember never rush your decision because you don’t have the luxury of resources with this procedure. Page 10
  11. 11. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles Hair Transplant SingaporeSingapore nowadays has grown to be one of those countries who are able to provideexcellent hair transplant results. Over time the country is among those who aretraditional medical tourism destinations such as the US or Europe, as the quality of theirhair restoration and cosmetic surgery outcome continuously improve.Hair restoration by nature is a delicate procedure and it takes a good amount of time,effort and expertise to come up with a highly satisfactory outcome. Most of the good hairrestoration services were concentrated on western countries, but even then they are stillyielding poor results.Singapore being a country that strives for development and innovation also managed itsway up in terms of improving the practice of hair restoration. This is evidenced by themajority of its surgeons obtaining their degree internationally. The education andtraining has given them better competency as they practice with the best innovations forhair transplant surgery.In addition to their training and impressive credentials, these surgeons also maintain anactive membership to internationally renowned hair restoration agencies. This givesthem a close collaboration to different surgeons abroad and the most current knowledgerelated to their practice.These internationally trained hair surgeons bring to Singapore an elevated level ofquality in practice and services to the highly demanding clientele. This later on attractednot only the locals but even those abroad who are looking for a good hair transplantservice that is affordable but of excellent quality as well.Speaking of affordability, hair transplant clinics in Singapore has proven themselves tobe highly competitive when it comes to producing impeccable results. The usual priceper graft is around SGD $5, with a thousand grafts allowed per session. Although thereare other clinics that work on 1500 grafts in a single setting, but this depends on thesurgeon. There are still additional fees on top of the price for hair grafts. There is thesurgeon’s fee and a payment for the use of the facilities. But overall it still surmounts toa much affordable price.It was estimated that you can save up to 25% if you opt to have your hair transplantdone in Singapore than in the US. Many find this highly appealing because the countryhas gained that reputation for excellent service and facilities.In addition to that, there are also financing services available to help those who are on avery tight budget to still be on track. Page 11
  12. 12. Collection of Hair Transplant ArticlesIt also comes as no surprise that Singapore is one of the most famous medical touristdestinations because as the visitors stay, prepare and recuperate they are alsoentertained by a plush cityscape that just teems with the vibrant culture of the city.Therefore the Lion City remains to be among the top destinations for a good hairtransplant in Asia because they offer amazing and realistic results at a very good price. Page 12
  13. 13. Collection of Hair Transplant Articles ResourcesHelpful Websites: 1. Australian Institute of Hair Restoration http://www.aihr.com.au/ 2. Dr Cole Hair Transplant Procedures http://www.forhair.com/Contact USContact Name: Dr Tyng TanCompany: The Hair and Laser Clinic SingaporeURL: http://www.hairandlaserclinic.com/email ad: doctor@HairAndLaserClinic.com Page 13

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