Hair loss is stress-inducing and demoralizing even for resilient Filipino men and women suffering from it. And thus, the search for remedies and hair loss treatment products continue. In the Philippines, treatments such as Finasteride, Minoxidil, and Rogaine while varying in efficacy are widely available online (via Shopee and Lazada). Though, each of them has a side effect when too much is used.
Consulting the doctor might be the better approach before trying any unknown hair loss treatment to avoid any unwanted damages. Speaking of doctors, specialists here in the Philippines perform effective treatments or transplants that help you grow a fuller head of hair in just a few sessions, so there’s no need to go abroad for specialized treatment.
Why Now Is the Time for Hair Transplant?
Hair transplantation was already performed since the 1950’s, especially in the US. However, methods like hair plugs make it noticeable that you had a transplant that can also be detrimental to the patient’s confidence.
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Today, hair transplants look much more natural, and the procedures have gone a long way. It’s now painless, effective, and worth the price you’re paying for.
How it Works
Your doctor will first clean your scalp and then inject a numbing medicine to the back of your head. From there, the doctor will perform the procedure of your choice which is between FUT and FUE.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
This procedure is a kind of surgery wherein a 6-10 inch strip of skin is removed from the back of the head, after that the scalp is sewn closed.
The strip contains up to 500-2000 tiny grafts of donor’s hair that would be transplanted on the recipient area.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
It’s also called Follicular Unit Excision. Currently, this is the more popular option for hair transplantation.
There are no incisions involved in this one as the harvesting of hair is done by shaving the back of the scalp and then extracting the follicles one by one from there.
A variation of the FUE procedure that doesn’t require shaving also exists.
Once the grafts are prepared, the procedure for the two methods would be the same.
The doctor cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be grafted on. Then, they’ll create holes with a scalpel or needle, and finally place the grafts on each hole delicately.
The procedure takes about 4-8 hours depending on the procedure, though FUE takes longer since follicles are extricated individually compared to strip harvesting.
Where to Get the Treatment
For excellent hair loss treatment, it is recommended you get an appointment at the Asian Hair Restoration Center at the One San Miguel Avenue Building in Pasig City. You wouldn’t find a clinic that has an American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery Certification (ABHRS) anywhere else in the Philippines.
Before you go
If you’re going for hair transplant, just be reminded that you should have enough hair on the side and back of your head to be a successful candidate for transplantation.
No hair means no transplant, so best keep that in mind.