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Regenera Activa Hair Growth Treatment vs FUE Hair Transplant: Which is Better?

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Disclaimer: Content on this website is for informational purposes only and does not replace formal medical advice. This content does not represent treatments offered to you or treatments offered by Sozo Aesthetic Clinic. Sozo Aesthetic Clinic does not offer FUE at this point in time. 

Is Regenera Activa better than Hair Transplant? You’ll be surprised! But most hair loss experts agree on this. These 2 treatments are equally important for effective and sustainable treatment of hair loss, hair thinning and receding hair lines.

Here’s all you need to know about FUE Hair Transplant versus Regenera Activa – Reviews, Prices and Effectiveness compared.

Let’s start with the basics.



When should I consider Regenera Activa or FUE Hair transplant?

  • Receding Hairline? Thinning Hair?
  • Tried Minoxidil sprays and shampoos – but not seeing results?
  • Cannot tolerate the side-effects of oral DHT blocker medicines?

It Might Be Time for a Regenera Activa “micro-grafting” treatment or FUE Hair Transplant surgery.

What is FUE Hair Transplant?

With the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) hair transplant surgery, the doctor uses a handheld device to punch small incisions around the hair follicle in order to harvest single hair grafts. Then, the doctor plants the harvested grafts from the donor area to the affected area where they can grow.


Hair transplant process

What is Regenera Activa?

Regenera Activa® is a hair growth treatment that uses regenerative cells extracted from the “micro-grafts” harvested from your scalp to stimulate the other areas that are losing hair.

Regenera Activa vs FUE Hair Transplant: What’s the difference?

The difference between the 2 treatments is this: FUE Hair Transplant is like Facelift Surgery while Regenera Activa is like Laser Rejuvenation. Neither can replace each other. Both are synergistic.


Both FUE Hair Transplant and Regenera Activa are effective and medically proven hair loss treatments. The Right treatment for you depends on your type and severity of hair loss.

Based on the Hamilton Scale, male patients with Grade I to III hair loss are suitable for the treatment. This is because the Regenera method is based on the recovery of still-alive, hypo-functioning hair follicles.

hair loss in men
Regenera Activa Hair Transplant
Unfortunately, Regenera Activa is unable to help with large areas of hair follicles that are non-functioning (Grade IV onwards). You will need a hair transplant.

What is FUE Hair Transplant effective for?

I suggest FUE Hair transplant for patients with severe hair loss who have large areas of bald patches. This is because the only way to replace hair at the bald patches is to transplant hair from the back of the scalp to the affected hair loss areas.

What is Regenera Activa effective for?

Regenera Activa is the ideal hair loss treatment for patients with early and mild-moderate hair loss that is localised. Using regenerative cells and growth factors extracted using the patented Regenera Activa treatment, I can slow down hair loss and combat the miniaturisation of affected hair follicles.

Regenera Activa vs FUE Hair Transplant Comparison

Regenera Activa
FUE Hair Transplant
Mechanism of Action
Boosts Pre-existing Follicles
Transplants Follicles (back of scalp to bald areas)
Thickens Individual Hair?
Work on Bald Patch?
Recovery time
Zero downtime
1 week
Longevity of Results
1-3 years
$3000 – $5000
$10,000 to $20,000 (2000 grafts at $5-10/graft)
Natural Hair-Line
Yes, in the hands of experienced sur-geon
Risk of scarring
Almost Zero
Low (in hands of experienced surgeon)

Will Regenera Activa replace FUE Hair Transplant?

No! Regenera Activa doesn’t make FUE Hair Transplant obsolete.

Although Regenera Activa is effective in slowing down hair loss and boosting hair growth, if you have stubborn hair loss that leaves large areas of bald patches, you will still need FUE Hair Transplant.

Regenera Activa can be used before hair transplant to delay the need for hair transplant.

Regenera Activa can also be used after hair transplant to boost the hair regrowth after hair transplant.Let’s look at a case study to understand how and when Regenera Activa and FUE Hair Transplant can be used optimally. 

Case Study

Steve is a 40 year old busy businessman who had battled male pattern hair loss since 30 years old.

Male Pattern Baldness



He has tried finasteride medication and minoxidil hair spray but the results are limited.

He has 2 hair loss issues that need to be addressed:

  1. Diffuse hair thinning especially at the top of his scalp

hair loss in men

  1. Receding frontal hair line.


receding frontal line male hair loss


I offered him 2 treatment strategies:

Hair Transplant Surgery followed by Regenera Activa

Phase 1: Hair transplant surgery to increase hair density at his receding hair line. It is a one time procedure with long-term results. The hair follicles that survive the transplant from the back of his scalp to the frontal hairline will be permanent. However, he will likely require 1000-2000 hair follicular grafts to recreate adequate hair density at his frontal hair line.

Phase 2: Regenera Activa to thicken the remaining “un-transplanted” hair on a 1-3 yearly basis.

Although this plan can help him to solve both hair thinning and receding hair line, he is still hesitant to make the decision because of the following concerns:

  1. Fear of the risks, complications and aesthetic outcomes of hair transplant surgery.
  2. Price of FUE Hair transplant involving 1000-1500 grafts.
  3. Unable take social and business downtime for the 1-2 week recovery from hair transplant.

Hence, I proposed another strategy to solve his hair thinning and receding hair line issues.

Regenera Activa followed by Hair Transplant surgery, if necessary

Phase 1: Regenera Activa to thicken pre-existing hair and improve receding hair line

Using Regenera Activa which is a no-downtime, non-invasive solution, we managed to improve his hair density throughout his entire scalp and hair-line.

regenera diagram

Phase 2 (Optional): Hair Transplant to treat remainder of receding hairline

He chose this strategy because:

  1. Cheaper solution – Regenera Activa costs $3000 versus Hair transplant cost of $5000-10,000 for 1000-1500 grafts.

Male cost scale

  1. No Downtime from Work and Social Activities
  2. Potentially fewer grafts needed for hair transplant when receding hair line has been improved. This preserves donors grafts and allows for a cheaper hair transplant.

How do I decide which is best treatment for my hair loss/thinning?

  1. Find a doctor who is a hair loss expert

At the end of the day, the actual results will largely depend on the strategy and skill of your doctor.

It is important to find the right doctor in the beginning of your hair loss journey – be it Regenera Activa or Hair transplant or both.

Look for a doctor who is an expert in Hair Loss treatments and has the technology.

  1. Focus on follicle preservation

hair loss treatment -scalp receiving injections

You have limited donor hair follicles at the back of your scalp for hair transplant. Hence, you should also consider Regenera Activa to strengthen and optimise the pre-existing hair follicles at the front and top of your scalp so that you don’t need so many hair grafts in your transplant.

  1. Price Matters

Combating hair loss is a long-term commitment – medically and financially.

Prioritise treatments that save your follicles and finances so that you can treat your hair loss sustainably and succesfully.

Need help to decide which is the best option for your hair loss? Speak to us now!



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.