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How To Treat Balding In Men - Male Hair Loss Treatment Singapore

20 August, 2020

Male hair loss is a prevalent condition, where men may begin experiencing signs of hair thinning, or “telogen effluvium”, from as young as 18 years of age.

Nearly 20% of men will experience extensive hair loss before they turn 30, and it is becoming a common issue to seek effective treatments to combat hair loss in Singapore. 

This article will explain the causes of balding in men, identify the stages of balding and the varied treatments in response to balding patterns in males.

Male Hair Loss Facts

The hair on your head has a lifespan of up to 6 years, and it is because of this limited lifespan that hair starts to fall out and then enter a “resting phase” before new hair is grown. Many people suffer from a decreased production of hair cells to replace the amount of hair fall, which may cause excessive hair loss or “alopecia”.

Alopecia can be caused by many factors, including ageing, stress or poor nutrition. It has also been observed that, especially for men, a high level of testosterone can eventually lead to male pattern baldness, or balding.

Male Pattern Baldness Horseshoe Shape illustration

Balding is a form of hair loss, and this can be a genetic inheritance. Most cases of balding in men are linked to a family history of male pattern baldness, where the loss of hair on the scalp is caused by hormonal imbalances.

Male pattern baldness refers to the patterns where the hair recedes on the scalp. The typical pattern that men will experience usually begins from the temple and the frontal part of the scalp.

Also referred to as the Norwood scale, hair loss experts sometimes use this scale to identify the stage of hair loss of an individual in order to provide the right treatment to solve the issue.

norwood scale male pattern baldness photo

Treatments in Singapore for Male Hair Loss

No matter what stage of the Norwood scale you’re in, there are available treatments in Singapore you can opt for to solve your hair loss problem. It is also good to undergo a diagnosis before you try any of the following solutions.

  • Over-the-counter Products

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Minoxidil (Rogaine) can effectively treat hair loss. Most suitable for men between the stages 3 to 5, minoxidil is applied directly to the scalp and helps to thicken the hair strands and extends the growth phase of your hair.

Results may vary from person to person. It can also take up to 6 months to see results.

  • Home-made Remedies

Having a healthier diet and eating right can be a good first step towards growing new hair. Iron-rich foods are known to help in hair growth, too. Increase your iron intake by adding more seafood like shellfish, vegetables like spinach or red meat in your meals. 

  • Cosmetic Surgeries

Only recommended for the most severe of hair loss cases, cosmetic surgeries or invasive treatments may come with side effects. They can cost up to S$4,000 per session, but are a quick and effective solution to combat balding in men.

  • Salon treatments

Some professional hair loss treatment centres in Singapore can also offer effective treatments to help you get started on your hair regrowth journey.

From minimally invasive treatments such as microneedling, to non-invasive treatments like cell nutrition therapy, they are scientific solutions optimally designed to promote hair growth for any stage on the Norwood scale.

How Papilla Haircare Can Help You

Papilla Haircare adopts modern and innovative techniques to treat balding in men with 100% medically-backed hair loss treatments to strengthen and stimulate hair follicles right from the roots.

With a team of specialised doctors and scientists who understand the science behind hair loss and growth, Papilla Haircare offers specialised solutions for both men and women in all stages of hair loss in Singapore. 

treatment delivery method men and women

Beginning with an extensive consultation to analyse the cause of hair loss, their specialists are fully equipped to recommend a response treatment that varies from individual to individual. With a 99% success rate, Papilla Haircare also showcases their results in before and after photos and real testimonials by many of their clients.

papilla haircare treatment before and after real photo

papilla hair care solutions before and after two

“I’ve tried many treatments, but Papilla Haircare is the only place where I’ve seen REAL results. I believe in their technology and would highly recommend it to anyone experiencing hair loss problems.”

- Sharon Tang (Satisfied Client)

“Its efficacy is undeniable. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of cell media, patients see significant improvements in a short time.” 

- Dr Yung Sun Hye (Dermatologist)

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