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PRP Hair Loss Treatment: Why Isn’t It Available in Singapore?

PRP is one of the most popular non-surgical hair loss treatments around the world.

However, PRP hair transplant is NOT available in Singapore. Why?

Let’s first understand what is PRP hair regrowth treatment.

What is PRP Treatment For Hair Loss?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a widely used treatment for hair loss whereby blood is taken from a patient’s arm into a tube that contains a separation gel.

The blood is placed in a centrifugal machine to separate the red blood cells from the plasma that contains the platelets.

The PRP, which contains high concentration of growth factors, is then injected into areas of the scalp that show hair thinning.

This stimulates hair growth by strengthening your hair follicles.

Why PRP is NOT allowed for hair loss treatment in Singapore?

Clinical data postulates that PRP promotes hair growth through growth factors from the platelets.

However, this research evidence is NOT strong enough for Ministry of Health in Singapore to approve PRP treatment for hair loss.

How often is PRP treatment for hair loss performed?

PRP hair treatment is performed in 3 sessions at monthly intervals.

Subsequently, ongoing maintenance treatment of 2 to 3 times a year is recommended.

What are the side-effects/ risks of PRP for hair loss?

PRP comes from your own blood so adverse reactions are rare.

What is the recovery time for PRP hair treatment?

There is no downtime after a PRP hair treatment.

Who is suitable for PRP hair loss treatment?

Almost anyone experiencing hair loss is a good candidate for PRP treatment.

However, those with more recent hair loss tend to respond best.

That’s because it is more challenging to re-activate hair follicles that are dormant for a long time.

What’s an alternative to PRP hair treatment?

Regenera Activa is an alternative to PRP hair treatment.

It is approved by HSA Singapore, US FDA, CE Europe.

Regenera Activa vs PRP Hair Loss treatment: What’s the Difference?

Both are regenerative medical treatments but Regenera Activa is proven to be MORE effective. 

Regenera Activa is a one time treatment that lasts 1-3 years, whereas PRP requires multiple monthly sessions. 

Regenera Activa uses regenerative cells from your scalp while PRP uses growth factors from your blood.

While both Regenera Activa and PRP can be beneficial as a standalone treatments, they are used as part of a multi-pronged approach to treating hair thinning and loss, including drugs such as Rogaine and Propecia.

Both Regenera Activa and PRP are useful for strengthening your scalp and hair follicles before getting a hair transplant procedure.

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Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.