Introducing Hair Transplant Service in NSC
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(both photos on the top) Our staff nurses undergoing training for hair restoration surgery under the supervision of Dr Angeline Yong
The hair transplant clinic is helmed by Consultant Dr Angeline Yong (third from left) and supported by a team of trained nurses.
Effective 1st October, patients in search of hair restoration solutions to overcome hair loss can now seek treatment with our new hair transplant service.
Helmed by Consultant Dr Angeline Yong and a team of trained nurses, this service provides hair restoration surgery for suitable candidates via two follicular unit transplantation methods – the strip harvesting method and the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) method. The former requires removal of a strip of tissue from the safe donor zone in the occipital region of the scalp, which is then microscopically dissected into individual follicular units for transplantation. The latter method utilizes a small, sharp cylindrical punch (generally
0.9mm to 1.2mm in diameter) to incise the skin surrounding each individual follicular unit before they are carefully teased out with forceps.
While the strip harvesting method yields more robust grafts with higher graft survival rates and is also more cost effective, FUE’s advantages include decreased healing time and no need for suturing. The individual follicular units are then placed into tiny recipient sites created in the area of hair loss.
For further information, please contact us at (65) 6253 4455 or drop a query at our website.