We have always treated our luscious locks as something of a given, and for many, it can be a source of esteem, pride and confidence. From the perms and afros from the 70s, the flat-ironed hair of the late 90s and the gentleman’s haircuts of the 2000s, we have always made an effort to keep ourselves maintaining the zeitgeist.
However, the hands of father time will undoubtedly take their toll, and men aren’t immune to the scourge of hair loss. While The Clifford Clinic is renowned for acne scar treatment, we are also here to assuage your worries regarding hair transplants in Singapore.
Most men will experience a certain degree of hair loss at some point during their lives. It is referred to as ‘androgenic alopecia, more commonly known as male pattern baldness in medical circles.
Hair loss in men has been shown to lead to an increase in the lowering of self-esteem and depression, according to studies conducted by the US Library of Medicine. To further lend credence to this claim, ‘Multiple studies have linked male pattern hair loss to lowered self-esteem and decreased confidence. A 2019 study in the International Journal of Trichology found that androgenic alopecia lowered the quality of life for many men, with particular effects in the areas of self-perception and interpersonal relations.’
The hair growth cycle comes in three phases: anagen, catagen, and, finally, telogen. Read on to find out what precisely each step entails.
In the active phase of hair growth, an individual’s hair grows at a rate of about 1 centimetre every single month. The hair follicle cells in the hair root will swiftly grow and divide during this phase. It will then continue to develop between two to six years. At the end of the anagen phase, the hair will enter the catagen phase.
The Catagen Phase is a short-lived transition and represents the official end of the anagen phase. It is when the hair detaches itself from the blood supply and will wither and lasts for about two to three weeks. This is also when club hair is formed. A club hair is a clutch when the hair follicles stay for a period on your head.
After the catagen phase, the hair is released after the short catagen phase, and the hair follicle rests for three months. The club hair falls out. Typically, you lose 50 to 100 hairs per day. After three or so months, the follicle goes back into the anagen phase and begins to grow new inches. It is vital to recognise that important to note that not all steps take place simultaneously.
Now that you understand the phases of hair growth and fall, you can now address the onset of male pattern baldness with assistance from the experts here at The Clifford Clinic.
How the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant can help
The most unequivocal version of hair transplants, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant, is done by taking an individual’s hair follicles out of your skin and implanting them elsewhere onto your body. The result is that it makes the hair look fuller, thicker and more natural.
A replacement to the FUT, The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is meant to replace the ‘follicular unit transplantation (FUT) technique. The FUE process takes an entire piece of skin or scalp and the follicles and transplants the skin to the assigned target area. The FUE makes the resultant effect seem less disjointed and natural when compared to FUT.
The Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) has become the treatment and has gained more traction when compared to the FUT because it’s less likely to lead to a ‘wig’ look, where sections of skin or hair don’t match the surrounding areas. This method of treatment results in minimal scarring compared to FUT, which can only be a good thing for those who choose this as a treatment method.
With a treatment period of four to eight hours, and all the while under anesthesia, you can be assured that less pain and discomfort are experienced.
Retake control of your crowning glory with The Clifford Clinic
Our hair plays a massive role in portraying our confident selves, so when you are looking for an aesthetic clinic, you will never go wrong with our well-respected and experienced team at The Clifford Clinic. We will be here with you every step of the way to get you to regain your crown and relive those locks. With the treatment, you can be safe, knowing that your results will be more than substantial. It should come as no surprise that you should partake with us and be assured that you will get the best possible results that you deserve. Contact us to book an appointment today!