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Top 5 Treatments for Male Pattern Baldness in 2021

12 May, 2021

By the age of 35, approximately 66% of men will experience some form of hair loss. Treatment for male pattern baldness in Singapore can range from topical medications such as Minoxidil to non-invasive hair loss solutions such as micro-needling or cell nutrition therapy.

When choosing your male pattern baldness treatment, it is important to undergo a thorough consultation with a hair and scalp expert. These professionals are well equipped and trained to assess your scalp to determine the best hair loss treatment for you.

One of the most common causes of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness, otherwise known as androgenic alopecia. Men in East Asia may have the lowest rate of hair loss in the world, but that doesn’t mean that we can escape the inevitable as we age.

What does Male Pattern Baldness look like?

male pattern baldness signs

Losing your hair not only affects your physical appearance but can also take a toll on your mental health. It can have a negative and detrimental effect on your self-confidence which can also affect your social life. When hair loss is affecting your social life or leading to depression, it is time to seek the advice of a trichologist, or a hair and scalp care expert.

To determine the best course of treatment, first you need to identify the stage of baldness you are experiencing. There are roughly seven stages, with 1 being the least severe and 7 being the most.

hamilton norwood male pattern baldness scale diagramDespite genetics being the main cause of male pattern baldness, there are a few other factors that can contribute to your shredding strands. They include:

  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Tight hairstyles or excessive brushing or scratching

Top 5 treatments for male pattern baldness in Singapore

Topical treatments such as Minoxidil or Finasteride

This is a popular first step for those suffering from hair loss as it is affordable and available over the counter. It comes in the form of a liquid or foam that you apply to the scalp twice daily for at least 4 months.

topical medication male pattern baldness treatment

Topical hair loss treatments are proven to work in certain cases, with the most success seen in patients who either have hereditary hair loss, are under 40 years old or have begun the treatment early. Unfortunately, it may have less significant effects in patients who have already lost a significant amount of hair.

Hair transplantation

A hair transplant may seem like the most obvious option when it comes to reversing the effects of hair loss. A hair transplant involves taking donor hair follicles from the back of the scalp and implanting them into areas with visible bald spots. The surgery can take 4 hours or more and patients are advised to take some time off from work to recover.

Hair transplant results can vary, anything from 10% to 80% of the transplanted hair will fully grow back in 3 to 4 months. The cost for a hair transplant in Singapore ranges between $5,000 and $14,000.

S.E.P. Activator for Hair Loss  

SEP Activator for hair loss concept

ScalpElectroporation™ (S.E.P.) is a breakthrough treatment for male pattern baldness. It uses FDA approved technology that is a great alternative to injections. Due to the varying size of molecules, not all substances are easily absorbed into the skin. With the S.E.P. technology, the tissue of the skin becomes more permeable to these substances, as the technology utilizes the skin’s water-based channels.

Papilla Haircare uses S.E.P. technology to deliver the following drugs to the scalp to promote hair growth and a healthy scalp.

  • Salmon PDRN
  • SOD Antioxidant Complex™
  • Botanical Cell Extracts
  • Growth factors
  • ALLOSTERYS PE™
  • MelaninScreen™
  • Red Clover Extract
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • L-Carnitine
  • Vitamins
  • Amino Acids
  • Collagen
  • Elastine
  • Phosphatidylcholine

Cell Nutrition Therapy

Stem cell nutrition therapy involves stem cells being delivered to the scalp using S.E.P. technology, which increases the skin’s absorption rate by 17 times. This ensures the stem cells are sent directly to the hair follicle. This treatment offered by Papilla Haircare is suitable for all ages and hair types, and struggling with mild hair loss.

cell nutrition therapy before after picture

Not only does it promote hair growth but it also benefits the scalp by:

  • Deeply cleansing the follicle
  • Reducing scalp inflammation
  • Enhancing scalp immunity
  • Restoring pH levels
  • Discharging lymphatic toxins

Laser therapy

laser therapy hair loss treatment

Laser therapy is a common treatment for hair loss, which involves using lasers or red light to boost circulation. This in turn encourages the hair follicles in the scalp to grow hair. Many clients love this the treatment as it is painless, non-invasive and requires no downtime.

Finally, when it comes to hair loss it is important to consider lifestyle changes that may help reduce bald spots and hair thinning.

To find the right male pattern baldness treatment for your hair loss, seek professional advice from our expert trichologists. Book a consultation today to kickstart your journey to fuller and thicker hair!