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IGROW HAIR GROWTH SYS­TEM

When your tresses be­gin los­ing vol­ume, it could be the sign of an­dro­ge­netic alope­cia (thin­ning hair). That’s when the igrow Hair Growth Sys­tem from Nu.re­flec­tions Med­i­cal Aes­thet­ics, which em­ploys Low-level Light Ther­apy (LLLT), comes in handy. Us­ing laser or light en­ergy be­low a spe­cific en­ergy thresh­old and within a spe­cific wave­length (650-670 nm), LLLT is said to stim­u­late hair fol­li­cles at a cel­lu­lar level, mak­ing age­ing cells more “ac­tive”, thereby in­creas­ing their ef­fec­tive­ness in hair growth. Nu.re­flec­tions Med­i­cal Aes­thet­ics is at #05-12 Re­gency House, 123 Pe­nang Rd (tel: 6235-5333)

HAIR TRANS­PLANT

SL Clinic of­fers not one, but two ways to main­tain your mane, es­pe­cially if your hair­line is re­ced­ing or if your hair is thin­ning, par­tic­u­larly at the crown. Firstly, there’s Fol­lic­u­lar Unit Ex­trac­tion (or FUE). Boast­ing min­i­mal down time, FUE is a hair trans­plant method in which in­di­vid­ual fol­lic­u­lar units are ex­tracted di­rectly from the hair restora­tion pa­tient’s donor area, ide­ally one at a time. The sec­ond hair trans­plant method is Fol­lic­u­lar Unit Trans­plan­ta­tion (or FUT). This method in­volves the trans­plan­ta­tion of thou­sands of grafts of nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring units of one to four hairs in a sin­gle ses­sion, max­imis­ing the cos­metic im­pact of the pro­ce­dure. FUT is favoured over older hair trans­plan­ta­tion pro­ce­dures that use large grafts.

SL Clinic is at #04-04, Whee­lock Place, 501 Or­chard Rd (tel: 6235-3246)

DERMA ROLLER THER­APY

This is an on­go­ing se­ries of L’of­fi­ciel X FAC3INC col­labs in which John Lee, Peter Khor and Rick Yang – three makeup and hair gu­rus – share their fave tips, tricks and treats. This month, they in­tro­duce five ways to main­tain your crown­ing glory.

Let’s get it out of the way: there are stain­less steel mi­cro nee­dles in­volved in this. How­ever, they are the main com­po­nent of what makes Derma Roller Ther­apy (also known as Mi­cro Needling) sup­pos­edly so ef­fi­ca­cious. Mov­ing the roller across the por­tions of the scalp with thin­ning hair cre­ates fine punc­tures on the skin, a pro­ce­dure said to cause the nee­dles to en­ter mi­cro chan­nels be­tween skin cells, boost­ing the ab­sorp­tion of top­i­cal scalp treat­ments. In ad­di­tion, the tiny punc­tures sup­pos­edly sig­nal to the body that it has been wounded. The body rushes col­la­gen and elastin to the af­fected area to re­pair the scalp – this boost in col­la­gen lev­els is said to re­sult in a health­ier scalp.

M Hair Tech is at 238 Thom­son Road, Novena Square, #03-31 (tel: 6333-5586)

KEVIN MUR­PHY PLUMP­ING RANGE

A trio of in­gre­di­ents take cen­tre stage in the Kevin Mur­phy Plump­ing Range: The first is Lovely Hem­s­leya Root rich in Oleano­lic Acid that is said to nour­ish and re­store hair so that it is ap­pears thicker and stronger. The sec­ond is pars­ley that con­tains Api­genin, which sup­pos­edly stim­u­lates hair growth. The third is Bi­otinyl-ghk (a tripep­tide com­pris­ing Bi­otin and the residue of three amino acids) found mostly in hair care prod­ucts such as hair loss treat­ments and lash ex­ten­ders. The poly­mers in this com­plex of in­gre­di­ents are said to lengthen the growth phase (or Ana­gen phase) of hair, which will in turn shorten its fall­ing phase (or Tel­o­gen phase). The aim of this range is to in­crease the num­ber of hairs in their Ana­gen phase, thereby giv­ing the ap­pear­ance of thicker, fuller hair. Kevin Mur­phy prod­ucts are avail­able at Duo Hair Sa­lon, #03-19 Man­darin Gallery (tel: 6635-8775). For more in­for­ma­tion, visit kev­in­mur­phy.com.au.

VIVISCAL PRO­FES­SIONAL HAIR SUP­PLE­MENTS

We all know how im­por­tant it is to have a healthy diet. A lack of one could re­sult in the short­age of the vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and pro­teins es­sen­tial for strong, healthy hair. Viviscal Pro­fes­sional Hair Nu­tri­tional Sup­ple­ments sup­pos­edly make up for this loss. The in­gre­di­ents used in these oral sup­ple­ments in­clude the pro­pri­etary Ami­no­mar C™ ma­rine com­plex (made of fish pro­tein), as well as Bi­otin, Vi­ta­min C and Ap­ple Ex­tract Pow­der (Pro­cyani­din B-2) – all of which are said to nour­ish thin­ning hair and pro­mote the growth of ex­ist­ing hair.

Viviscal Pro­fes­sional sup­ple­ments are avail­able at Park­lane Med­i­cal Cen­tre, 35 Selegie Road, #02-25A (tel: 6334-6778). For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.vivis­cal­pro­fes­sional.com.sg/.

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