Do you find yourself looking in the mirror and feeling distressed over how lacklustre your hair looks?
Is your hair no longer a source of confidence for you?
Want to be able to style your hair whichever way you want and not feel embarrassed over bald spots?
Hair loss is a common and natural part of the ageing process and can truly affect our appearance and self-esteem. Things like our genetics, hormonal changes, medications, stress and illness can further exacerbate the rate of hair loss and cause us to scramble for a solution.
Today, the leading cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia (AGA), or male/female pattern hair loss. Genetics plays a significant role in AGA and occurs due to the sensitivity of our hair follicles to androgen.
In fact, over 70% of men and 30-40% of women will experience hair loss in their lifetime.
Understanding androgenetic alopecia (AGA)
AGA is characterized by miniaturization of the hair follicles due to the shortening of the anagen phase (growth phase), accompanied by the lengthening of resting hair follicles in the telogen phase (resting phase).
Researchers have found that a particular hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) plays a key role in developing AGA. It is suggested that DHT in your scalp interacts with your hair follicles and causes them to shrink and eventually die.
In men, AGA manifests as a well-defined pattern beginning above the temples. Over time, the hairline starts to recede to form a characteristic “M” shape with balding at the crown.
In women, the hair also thins at the crown, although the hairline does not recede or progress to complete baldness as compared to men. Hair loss is much more dispersed with scattered thinning at the top of the crown.
To treat AGA, the key principle is to increase the growth phase and reduce the resting phase. To date, the most common first-line therapy for hair loss are medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride.
Minoxidil is an FDA-approved drug that is used to treat male/female pattern hair loss. It comes in a liquid or foam that is applied directly to the scalp and works as a “vasodilator” to increase circulation to the target areas, resulting in better blood flow to the hair follicles to support the growth of healthy hair follicles.
Studies show that Minoxidil is helpful in treating AGA in about 40% to 60% of otherwise healthy men. The most common side effects include skin irritation and an itchy scalp.
Another popular and FDA-approved treatment for male pattern hair loss is Finasteride. Backed by dozens of clinical studies in its efficacy in blocking DHT and stopping miniaturization from taking place, it requires a prescription from a doctor and is taken orally once a day. However, there have been adverse side effects reported such as erectile dysfunction, breast tenderness and rashes.
A huge concern with both Minoxidil and Finasteride is that they both require patients to take it long-term if they wish to maintain their results. This has led to patients, especially those facing severe hair loss to opt for a hair transplant—although this option also comes with a long downtime, more pain and possibility of scarring.
So, is there an option that is a good middle-ground between medications and a hair transplant? The answer is yes—Regenera Activa!
Treating hair loss with Regenera Activa
Pioneered in Barcelona, Spain, and making its debut in Singapore in 2018—the innovative Regenera Activa uses powerful capillary regeneration technology to treat AGA, prevent hair loss and thinning and strengthen the scalp.
The procedure involves 3 key steps: extract, process and inject.
A doctor starts the treatment by extracting tissue samples (micro-grafts) from your scalp and then proceeds to mechanically process and filter it in the Regenera Activa device to isolate the stem cells, growth factors and progenitor cells into an injectable suspension that possesses potent regenerative abilities.
Once it is prepared, it is then carefully and strategically injected into the areas experiencing thinning using a very fine needle which initiates the repair process and triggers a new growth phase in dormant follicles compromised by AGA.
Essentially the body’s master cells, stem cells play an important role in cell repair and regeneration to treat damaged and dead cells and have been used for years in bone marrow treatments to treat leukemia.
Progenitor cells are similar to stem cells, in which they are able to differentiate into specialized “target” cells, which in this case are new, active hair follicles!
Growth factors are proteins in the scalp that have been shown to aid hair growth by stimulating the growth of stem cells and other cells in our bodies that further help with healing and repair.
When injected into the scalp, Regenera Activa offers a two-pronged approach to treat and prevent hair loss by stimulating the growth of new hair follicles and enhancing the density and thickness of existing hair!
Studies have shown an improvement at the 1-month mark after treatment that begins with a noticeable lessening of hair loss, and further improvements in hair count, density and scalp coverage over the next 3-10 months.
The best part is, you can even combine the treatment with other hair loss treatments including medications, laser therapy and hair transplant for synergistic results!
It is important that you select a doctor adept in scalp anatomy because the depth of injection is key to ensuring that the stem cells are successfully delivered to the areas that need it most.
Try Regenera Activa @ The Clifford Clinic today!
If you are looking to improve hair loss without having to go under the knife or prefer to lay off medications in the long run, you should definitely consider Regenera Activa.
That being said, it is important that you start treatment early, as there are limited viable hair follicles on the scalp and Regenera Activa only works on open and active hair follicles. The more hair you have at the start of your treatment, the better your results—so don’t hesitate to start seeking treatment!
At our clinic, we offer a range of hair loss treatments to cater to a wide variety of patients with different needs and lifestyles. This includes Fraxel laser hair treatment, FUE hair transplant, hair growth sprays and prescribed medications like Minoxidil and Spironolactone.
Note that Regenera Activa does NOT replace a hair transplant, which is the only proven way to permanently restore hair growth to date.
Our doctors have over 10 years of experience managing hair loss and will examine your condition and customize the best treatment plan to help you achieve the most natural-looking and amazing results!
Ultimately, it is well-worth to invest in your hair as it something that you will have to wear for the rest of your life. Start your treatment by booking a consultation with us today!
1. What are the benefits of Regenera Activa?
Regenera Activa is clinically proven to:
- Nourish existing hair follicles
- Increase hair density
- Stimulate new hair growth
With minimal downtime, minimal side effects and natural-looking results in just one session!
2. What does the procedure entail?
At our clinic, we follow a 3-step process:
Step 1: Harvesting of micro-grafts – local anaesthesia is injected into the skin and the scalp is disinfected before extracting 3-5 small skin samples of about 2.5mm from the back of your scalp.
Step 2: Preparation of micro-grafts using the patented Regenera Activa device
Step 3: Injection to areas of hair loss
The entire treatment only takes 30-45 minutes, and patients can return to their daily activities right after. It is a generally comfortable procedure and patients can expect some slight redness and soreness on the treatment area after the session.
3. What results can I expect?
Patients can expect to first see a reduction in hair loss, followed by an improved thickness of existing hair and growth of new hair over the next 12 months.
Clinical research has shown that just 1 treatment session can last you up 3 years. Patients are recommended to repeat this procedure once a year to maintain their results.
4. Am I an ideal candidate?
Regenera Activa is suitable for both men and women who are diagnosed with male or female pattern hair loss. There are also no significant side effects for individuals looking to become pregnant or are currently pregnant.
The only concern is if you are experiencing severe hair loss or thinning, which in that case, your best bet is to undergo a hair transplant. Otherwise, Regenera Activa can be used to strengthen the scalp before and after your hair transplant to reduce the fall of the implanted follicles.
Patients who have an active infectious process in the scalp, completely bald or suffering from scarring alopecia are not suitable for this treatment.
5. Is this treatment safe?
Yes, it is! The micro-grafts are extracted from your own scalp, which means that it is completely safe with zero risks of rejection, sensitivity or allergies!
Regenera Activa is also approved by major health regulatory authorities including the HAS, FDA and CE that attests to its reliability and safety for treating androgenetic alopecia.
- How much is this treatment?
Regenera Activa hair loss treatment price starts from $3,000.