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    Hair Loss Treatment Singapore – All You Need To Know

     

    What is the main cause of hair loss?

    There are multiple reasons why you may experience hair loss. And while you might not know when exactly it started thinning or when that bald spot started growing, you’re reading this article today because you realise it’s happening and want it to stop — ideally yesterday.

    This is why we put together this simple list of 7 common causes that might explain what’s going on and what might be the problem.

     

    Top 7 common causes of hair loss

    Well, hair loss is most often the result of hereditary aka genetic conditions (thanks, family!), but hormonal changes, medical complications, and medications can also play a role.

    We’ll list them all down below:

    Genetics

    Let’s start with the most obvious one: hereditary hair loss. Genetics are the biggest factor to androgenetic alopecia (commonly known as female or male pattern baldness), which is the most common form of hair loss. *Note that these genes can actually come from both your paternal and maternal side.

    Check your family photos to see if hereditary hair loss runs in your family. At this point, we’re sure you already know if it does.

     

    Hormones

    Hormones plays a huge part in hair growth — or the lack thereof in men. For instance, abnormal levels of androgens (hormones that primarily influence the development of the male reproductive system) can contribute to hair loss.

    On the other hand, mothers who have just given birth are also susceptible to postpartum hair loss. Immediately after your baby is born, several of your hormone levels drop quickly, including estrogen and progesterone.

     

    Medical conditions

    Some medical conditions, including but not limited to diabetes, anemia, eating disorders, lupus, and thyroid problems can cause hair loss. But the good news is that in most cases, your hair growth returns if it is well taken care of after the underlying conditions are treated.

     

    Diet

    It’s a no brainer. We are what we eat. For instance, if you don’t eat a lot of iron-rich foods, you may not be getting enough ferritin, a protein that plays a critical role in iron storage is the main factor for your hair growth.

    Also, sudden weight loss and weight gain may also lead to temporary hair loss.

     

    Medications

    Certain medications or medical treatments come with side effects that disrupt the normal cycle of hair growth, leading to two types of hair loss: telogen effluvium and anagen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is a condition is more common between the two. It  causes the hair follicles to go into their resting (telogen) phase and fall out prematurely.

    The most common drug known to cause Telogen effluvium is the contraceptive pill.

    Anagen effluvium, which affects cancer patients who are taking chemotherapy drugs, takes place during the hairs’ active growth phase, and inhibits follicles from producing new hairs.

     

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    Hair Styling

    This much should be obvious. If you use hot tools like iron curlers or hair dryers to style your hair, you unknowingly cause your hair to be weak and brittle over time.

    There are hairstyles too, such as very tight braids and/or hair extensions, may cause tension that causes hair breakage. Pick your hair style wisely!

     

    Stress

    We live in Singapore where stress is in abundance. It’s not uncommon for people to experience thinning of hair for several months after undergoing significant emotional stress or physical shock.

    We listed 7 of the most common causes but this list is not exhaustive.

    The good news? If you are experiencing hair loss, know that it’s not the end. Read on to find out how to save your hairline.

     

    Solution for hair fall

     

    What does hair loss shampoo do?

    Using shampoos designed to address thinning and encouraging healthy-looking hair is one of the most popular ways to treat early-stage hair loss. A hair loss shampoo can help to control excessive hair fall, prevent thinning and maintain, strengthen, and thicken the hair you currently have to give it a fuller appearance.

     

    The 5 best vitamins for hair loss prevention

    Vitamin A

    Vitamin A is essential for hair growth. It plays a significant role for growth and maintenance. Elastin, collagen and keratin serve as the building blocks for elastic skin and strong hair growth. However, these minerals will be broken down as we age. Hair follicles have the ability to regenerate new hairs during the hair cycle. They can produce various types of hair varying in length or thickness at different points in a person’s life. Additionally, it helps the production of sebum, essential for maintaining the health and moisture of your hair strands.

    Vitamin A cannot be made by the body on its own. You must consume food to obtain it. Some of these include:

    • Fish oils
    • Tomatoes
    • Pumpkin

     

    Vitamin B

    Vitamins B are water-soluble, which means the body cannot store them. They assist in bringing oxygen to the cells in your scalp which then stimulate the follicles. And then there is the B-complex vitamin B7, also known as biotin. Every living cell in your body requires biotin. When it comes to hair, biotin is particularly beneficial, your body naturally acquires enough biotin from what you eat. Some foods to add to your plate:

    • Cheese
    • Beans
    • Spinach

     

    Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has a potent antioxidant effect. It is not stored by the body. Your skin is shielded by Vitamin C from the sun’s harmful rays. Additionally, vitamin C protects your skin from free radicals, which can damage your skin and hasten the ageing process. Antioxidants found in vitamin C kill the free radicals that result in dry, brittle, and weak hair. It also helps to prevent hair thinning and greying. Eat up for more vitamin C:

    • Chili peppers
    • Broccoli
    • Bell Peppers

     

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    Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is another vital vitamin for dealing with hair loss. Sun exposure is necessary for the body to absorb vitamin D. It also creates new hair follicles. You can request for a blood test from your doctor to determine your vitamin D levels.
    The following foods are among the finest sources of vitamin D:

    • Mushrooms
    • Egg yolks
    • Oily fish

     

    Vitamin E

    Vitamin E functions as a potent antioxidant in the body. It moisturises dry, brittle hair and soothes overworked hair follicles. You may wish to try vitamin E in light shampoos if your hair is breaking off while being combed. Additionally, it can improve the health of your scalp. Vitamin E helps to improve blood circulation throughout the body. The growth of strong, healthy hair has also been linked to good circulation.
    You can incorporate Vitamin E into your diet. Sources of Vitamin E found in food are:

    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Hazelnuts
    • Avocado

     

    Can dermatologist fix hair loss?

    Many people find hair loss to be frustrating and irritable. Some would seek the help of a dermatologist. Dermatologists typically deal with skin concerns, but the scalp is also an extension of facial skin and it’s possible to find a dermatologist with expertise in in scalp and hair concerns.

    Apart from oral medication, dermatologists may use injections, light therapy, platelet-rich plasma, or hair transplant as treatments.

    Some people shy away from seeing a dermatologist because of the high cost of repeated visits and the fear of invasive or painful procedures involving needles. They prefer to rely on products with proven results or non-invasive and pain-free clinically proven hair loss treatments.

     

    What is the best hair loss shampoo recommended by Singapore customers

    PHS HAIRSCIENCE is known for its science-backed formulations with proven results. The products are safe and effective, and do not contain harmful ingredients like benzophenones, mineral oils or parabens. To tackle hair loss, we recommend the FEM (for women) or HOM (for men) Fortify Shampoo. This upgraded formulation boasts a brand-new cocktail of clinically proven botanicals and active ingredients. This award-winning shampoo helps to energise and rehabilitate the scalp to reduce hair fall. It provides hair follicles with essential nutrients and optimal health to fight hair thinning.

     

    Other hair loss products that we highly recommend are:

    The FEM Fortify Conditioner is a moisturising daily hair conditioner that helps to reduce hair fall by strengthening hair fibres and preventing breakage.

    The FEM Fortify Tonic is a powerful treatment tonic that delivers vital nutrients to nourish and strengthen hair roots, thus reducing hair fall.

    The ADV Elixir is a powerful scalp primer that exfoliates and rebalances the scalp. It prevents scalp ageing, hair loss and other scalp disorders, including dandruff, oily scalp and sensitive scalp.

     

    What our satisfied customers have to say

    Paulinepua, customer of PHS HAIRSCIENCE
    “Shampoo is very refreshing to the scalp and my hair feels softer and less frizzy too. Pairs well with conditioner. If I want a more thorough cleaning, I will use the ADV Nutrition Shampoo before I use FEM Fortify to shampoo my hair. Hair seems to drop a little lesser after wash too.”

     

    markgktan, customer of PHS HAIRSCIENCE
    I am happy with this product. Tonic does not feel sticky and oil like others. After 3 weeks, strands of hair got thicker and stronger and I don’t see falling hair on my pillows. Gives hair volume and keeps hair stronger and thicker. The hair tonic does not leave your hair greasy for our hot weather and when I work out in gym with a sweaty head, it keeps my hair in volume and not looks sticky and flat till you can see the scalp. Highly recommended.”

     

    Chweekwey, customer of PHSHAIRSCIENCE
    “The weather in Singapore is hot and humid and with my sensitive scalp, it can be very bad for my hair. This product helps to improve my scalp condition and also stimulates healthier hair growth and definitely improved the condition of my hair from the weather and harsh chemicals.”

     

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    Singapore best recommended hair loss treatment from the customers

    Hair loss can leave women and men feeling discouraged and exposed. Unfortunately, this is getting more common. Many are experiencing excessive hair fall and thinning hair as early as in their mid-20s.

     

    A lot of it can be remedied by implementing a proper haircare routine, which includes introducing the best shampoo for hair loss in Singapore into your daily routine – FEM or HOM Fortify Shampoo – and in the case of sudden or severe hair loss, regular hair loss treatments at a reputable hair service centre.

     

    Postpartum hair loss and sudden or severe hair loss caused by stress can be quickly controlled and improved with PHS HAIRSCIENCE’S MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION hair loss treatment. The multi-award-winning scalp treatment won another two accolades in 2022 from Her World and Daily Vanity, attesting to its great results!

     

    Long-time customer since 2017 and mummy influencer @bongqiuqiu credits PHS HAIRSCIENCE for restoring her thick, beautiful mane after suffering from postpartum hair loss.

    “My scalp health journey with @phshairscience goes way back. The award-winning PHS HAIRSCIENCE MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION has effectively helped me tackle hair loss problems while maximizing hair growth, allowing me to achieve my best, most confident look everyday 🥹 Especially when it comes to work, having a crown of healthy luscious hair really is like wearing a crown 👑 👸🏻; WIN LIAO 😄

     

    What our customers have to say

    Suzanne Lim (5-star Google Review)

    “I had very bad experience on hair treatment with another famous hair salon, the more I did the more I see my hair falling. Until there was a day I saw an ad pop up in my IG, and I decided to try the hair treatment at Bedok CAPSULE. The consultant is very friendly and showed me that my hair and scalp condition was super oily. She recommended a treatment which helped to deep cleanse the scalp and treated it with a hair loss ampoule. My scalp felt so “light” and I like their shampoo so much. The therapist was very nice and skillful as well. Highly recommended. Thumbs up for their professional service and good products. 👍 Keep it up!”

     

    Emily (5-star Google Review)

    “My favourite go-to for scalp treatments is PHS HAIRSCIENCE! I love the MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION treatment, and my itchy scalp and hair fall condition have improved significantly. The consultant and therapist are very knowledgeable and friendly, and I also like that the salon has a very cozy environment, definitely worth a visit!”

     

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    Why are we one of Singapore’s trusted hair loss treatments?

    PHS HAIRSCIENCE champions the quest for research-based solutions with product innovations representing years of R&D with bio-scientists, trichologists, and medical specialists. Dedicated to healthy, beautiful hair, our world firsts include gaining control of our own cells to treat hair loss, damage, thinning, and greying with the discovery of breakthrough non-invasive, medical-grade stem cell solutions SigGrow™ and SigGrow™ Mela – found in MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION hair loss or grey reversal treatments.

     

    We are proud to have helped more than 30,000 customers in Singapore regain hair confidence. With an expanding regional and global presence in Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and China, we are inspired to bring our hair care solutions to the rest of the world.

     

    MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION is the brand’s flagship treatment for hair loss and – we’re proud to say – one that has helped countless customers regain healthy, beautiful hair, not to mention their confidence.

     

    The non-invasive 45-minute treatment stimulates new hair growth, increases hair density, reduces hair loss and controls hair thinning. Clinically proven to be 50% more effective in promoting hair growth, compared to a commonly prescribed drug for hair loss, the treatment has no side effects and no downtime. Most importantly, results can be seen in as little as two months!

     

    How much does it cost to get hair loss treatment?

    Many Singaporeans spend a lot of money on ineffective treatments for hair loss. From over-the-counter products to medication and even branded salon treatments that cost thousands of dollars, only to prove useless. Apart from monetary cost, there is also the intangible cost of hair loss, which can come in form of a loss of self-confidence and depression.

    With that, let’s examine the cost of the different hair loss treatment options.

     

    Medication

    There are only a couple of commonly used over-the-counter drugs for managing hair loss. One is Minoxidil, sold as Rogaine in Singapore, which helps to control hair loss and improve follicle health to try to encourage better hair growth. The FDA-approved drug has some downsides: It works best for mild to moderate hair loss, results may be lost once you stop the medication, and possible side effects include skin irritation and tachycardia. Cost: Around $130 for a 3-month course.

    Finasteride, or propecia, is also FDA-approved and helps to improve new hair growth while controlling hair loss. The downside: It takes 3-6 months for results to show, and possible side effects include loss of sex drive, depression and mood changes. Cost: Around $85-$95 a month.

     

    Low-level laser therapy (LLLT)

    Here, photons are irradiated into the scalp to invigorate and encourage the hair follicles to grow natural hair. Multiple sessions are required before seeing results, but a real bummer is the bruising that can occur from the treatment. Cost: Around $300-$400 per session.

     

    Surgical hair transplant

    There are different hair transplant techniques. Generally, all of them involve extracting hair follicles from densely populated sites of your head. It is then implanted on balding areas where needed. Results are best seen at 18 months, so pre-planning is advised. Performed under local anaesthesia, surgical hair transplants have a relatively low complication rate when done with a skilled, reputable surgeon. Cost: Between $6-20k depending on the number of hair grafts.

     

    MIRACLE STEM CELL SOLUTION (MSCS)

    Developed and formulated by Korean bio-scientists, trichologists and dermatologists, MSCS is a hair loss treatment containing a potent cocktail of nano-sized growth factors, peptides, cytokines and more than 150 botanical actives that are scientifically proven to be successful and effective in reviving the follicles of the hair.

     

    Not only that, but the treatment also contains antioxidants, vitamins and DHT blockers. Additionally, it is free from harmful ingredients and chemicals such as parabens, mineral oil as well as benzophenone.

     

    The science-backed hair loss treatment has been clinically proven to be 50% more effective in maximising hair growth compared to a commonly prescribed drug for hair loss. Additionally, this unique hair loss treatment uses SigGrow™ cell signalling technology to awaken inactive and dormant follicle stem cells. This revives hair follicles, restores healthy hair growth cycles and hair regrowth.

     

    MSCS also delivers vital nutrients for robust hair growth. The treatment is 100% safe, effective and formulated for Asian hair and scalp. The 45-minute treatment is non-invasive, pain-free and has no side effects. The results can be seen in as little as two months. Cost: $194.30-$415 per session. First trial promo available at $88

     

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    The Takeaway

    If you’re looking for a cost-effective hair loss treatment without any pain, side effects nor disappointment, a mid-range treatment plan from a qualified, experienced and professional hair solutions provider will deliver the best results. Contact PHS HAIRSCIENCE now for your detailed scalp consultation, where our in-house hair experts will be able to determine the cause of your hair loss issues and recommend the most suitable way to treat the problem. With 16 years of experience and more than 30,000 satisfied customers, PHS HAIRSCIENCE is committed to your hair and scalp care plan.

     

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