Regenera Activa VS FUE Hair Transplant – Which hair loss treatment should you go for?
If you are constantly looking for solutions to stop hair loss or ways to cover up your balding area, then you might be familiar with the two popular hair loss treatments in Singapore – Regenera Activa and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant.
You may have already read widely on the two treatments, but do you know which is the one most suited for your current hair condition?
Before we delve into the details, let us do a comparison between Regenera Activa and FUE Hair Transplant:
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– No social downtime
– Non-invasive & Natural
– Quick procedure
– Reduce hair fall and promotes hair growth
– Strengthens hair before/after hair transplant
– Works well for people who have bald spots / are balding
– Increase self-esteem with visible results
– Fuller hair
– Transplanted hair last for a lifetime
– Results are not permanent
– Regenera Activa has to be repeated every 1-2 years
– Only effective for early stages of hair loss
– Does not cover the balding area(s) well
– Hair density is not guaranteed
– May have some social downtime
– Long procedure
– Requires surgery
Both hair loss treatments are effective in their own ways. Regenera Activa Hair Transplant slows down hair loss by using your own body cells extracted from your scalp to stimulate areas that are losing hair, while FUE Hair Transplant shifts healthy, whole follicular units from the healthy area to the balding area of the scalp.
If a head full of hair is what you hope to achieve, Regenera Activa may not be able to achieve this, but FUE Hair Transplant will work for you. With that said, Regenera Activa can also be coupled with FUE hair transplant to strengthen existing hair grafts before and after the hair transplant.
Now, let us go into each treatment and find out what they can really do for us.
Regenera Activa Hair Transplant
What is Regenera Activa Hair Transplant?
Regenera Activa is an advanced hair loss treatment that uses your own hair grafts to stimulate areas that are losing hair. It is a quick and natural hair loss treatment that has no downtime. Since the micro-grafts used are extracted from your own body, this makes Regenera Activa a very safe and natural procedure with no risk of allergy or rejection.
The Clifford Clinic is one of the first clinics to bring in Regenera Activa in Singapore.
Who is suitable for Regenera Activa Hair Transplant?
Regenera Activa hair transplant is suitable for both men and women with early hair loss or hair thinning issues. It is also suitable for post-pregnancy mothers who are facing post-natal hair loss.
Regenera Activa Hair Transplant Procedure
Regenera Activa is a very quick process. All you need is 30-40 minutes, and there is no downtime for this treatment. You can resume your usual activities right after the treatment.
Steps involved in Regenera Activa Hair Transplant procedure:
- Local anaesthesia injection
- Hair graft extractions from the healthy area of the scalp
- Injection of regenerative cells into the balding area to stimulate hair growth
Regenera Activa Expectations
People suffering from hair loss will notice that there will be a reduction of hair fall and over the next 12 months, the new hair that grows out appears to be thicker and denser. Regenera Activa stimulates hair growth at the injected area. It does not work to cover bald spots, but it can slow down or stop hair fall. The results from Regenera Activa are not permanent, though it can last between 1 to 3 years. Treatment can be repeated every 1-2 year for maintenance.
Regenera Activa hair transplant can also be done before or after a hair transplant to strengthen the scalp and hair grafts.
Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant
What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant?
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a hair transplant method where follicular units of hair from the donor area of your head are extracted out one by one. Each unit contains one to four strands of hair. The follicular units will be transplanted into the balding area. New hair will start growing from the hair grafts, at the transplanted area. This makes FUE Hair Transplant effective when it comes to covering bald spots.
There are different robotic hair transplant systems which can also be used for FUE Hair Transplant, but the most common one is ARTAS Robotic. The Clifford Clinic is the first clinic to own an ARTAS Robot in Singapore – trust us when we say we are well familiar and knowledgeable in ARTAS.
Our team is made up of full-time hair restoration professionals, hence, our results are consistent and natural-looking with regrowth rates of 95% or higher.
Who is suitable for FUE Hair Transplant?
Unlike Regenera Activa, FUE Hair Transplant is suitable for both men and women who suffer from mild-severe hair loss.
In order to be eligible for FUE Hair Transplant, there must be enough hair grafts at the donor area. These are areas at the back or side of the head, which are less susceptible to hereditary hair loss.
FUE Hair Transplant Procedure
The procedure of FUE hair transplant in Singapore typically takes about a day to complete. It depends on the number of hair grafts needed. Clients can resume their daily activities the very next day.
The FUE Hair Transplant comprises of 6 steps:
1) Shaving and outline
2) Anaesthesia injections over the harvest sites
3) Hair graft extraction, counting, and cleaving
4) Anaesthesia injections again over the hair implantation sites
5) Site marking using an implanter pen
6) Graft implantation
FUE Hair Transplant Expectations
Once the hair is transplanted, the hair graft will last for a lifetime. The hair will fall off the hair graft within the first three months of hair transplantation and new hair will start to grow again after that. Full results can be seen within 9 to 12 months later.
Before you start…
Our doctors at The Clifford Clinic have more than 10 years of experience and the clinic does both hair loss treatments in Singapore: Regenera Activa and FUE Hair Transplant. Hence, they are able to understand the needs of each patient and help recommend the best treatment for every individual. They have even tried Regenera Activa and FUE Regenera Activa in Singapore Hair Transplant themselves!
How do you know which hair transplant should you go for?
As hair follicles do not regrow, they are extremely precious. Before you make a decision, you should always discuss your expectations with a hair transplant doctor who does both Regenera Activa and FUE Hair Transplant in Singapore. They will be able to advise you on the best treatment to meet your expectations with minimal bias.
Are the results for Regenera Activa and FUE Hair Transplant permanent?
Results from Regenera Activa are not permanent. You may have to repeat the treatment once every 1-2 years for maintenance.
For FUE Hair Transplant, transplanted hair follicles are permanent. Once transplanted, the hair follicles last for a lifetime as long as you take good care of them. You can wash it, cut it and treat it like how you would treat your original hair.
How much does FUE Hair Transplant cost?
The cost of FUE hair transplant is dependent on the number of hair grafts you need. For example, it may cost up to S$6,000 for a 1,200 – 1,500 hair graft case.
Which is better? FUE or FUT Hair Transplant?
It depends on your objective. The FUT hair transplant allows the doctor to do more grafts at a single time while the FUE method is more time consuming as individual follicular grafts or units are taken from the back of the head.
While the treatment time for FUT method is shorter, the recovery time period for FUE is faster as patients can return back to their usual activity one day after the procedure. There is also no visible linear scar for FUE method.
No matter which method you are leaning towards, be sure to let the doctor know your objective so that he can go through the advantages and disadvantages of these methods.
How does the transplanted hair look?
They look just like your normal hair! No one will be able to notice or tell that you have ever undergone a hair transplant if you keep it to yourself. That is one advantage of hair transplant – natural-looking results.