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Hair to Stay: How to Grow and Maintain Your Locks
Losing hair? We have a topical solution, a laser treatment, and a transplant procedure for every concern.
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Laser: REVAGE
Best for: Falling hair.
What is it? A low-level laser therapy that stops hair fall and stimulates growth of new strands.
How does it work? It uses a Rotational Photo Therapy machine that rotates around the head, emitting equal amounts of visible red light on every area of the scalp. It induces microcirculation of blood, which results in cellular metabolism that repairs hair follicles. The laser reaches deep into the roots and brings life back to even inactive hair follicles to grow new hair.
How does it feel? Unlike facial lasers, this one doesn’t emit heat. But expect a tingling sensation once the 20-minute treatment starts.
How often should it be done? Best results are seen after two to four months of twice to thrice a week sessions.

Svenson, GT Tower, Ayala Avenue corner H.V. Dela Costa Street, Makati.


Concentrate: STEMPLUS
Best for: Thinning hair and dying hair follicles.
What is it? A solution that’s infused with stem cell activators applied regularly on the scalp at the doctor’s clinic.
How does it work? It targets all the stem cells in the hair follicles and induces them to grow new hair. It is similar to Stem Cell Therapy, says Teresa Cruz, in-house trichologist at Svenson. “Specific extracts from the adipose stem cell containing concentrated growth factors that have the ability of promoting differentiation of skin cells are infused into the scalp.”
How does it feel? The 50-minute procedure starts with a  head massage followed by scalp cleansing. The StemPlus solution is applied liberally on all areas afterward. A derma-roller is used to stimulate the blood vessels then an electroporation stylus pen is used to target areas in more need of hair growth, where the absorption of the serum is increased.
How often should it be done? Once every two weeks until results are noticeable.

Svenson, GT Tower, Ayala Avenue corner H.V. Dela Costa Street, Makati.


Transplant: ARTAS
Best for: Severe balding and scalp reconstruction.
What is it? Artas at the Aivee Institute is a physician-controlled robotic hair transplant system, the first in the Philippines. The minimally invasive hair restoration procedure delivers natural results without a linear scar for another chance at fuller hair.
What’s new? That robotic arm. Instead of manually harvesting hair follicles, Artas makes use of precision robotics coupled with digital imaging, providing a higher level of control and accuracy. The robo-hand updates target coordinates every 20 milliseconds to harvest hair follicles with micron-level precision. Also, it cuts down on procedure time.
How does it feel? Recovery is quick and easy. Patients return to their normal activities within a day or two. 
What happens after? Noticeable results appear in about six months, but hair can begin sprouting a few weeks after the procedure. Don’t believe us? Just ask designer Inno Sotto, who let us touch the growing hairs on his scalp. As it is minimally invasive, with the transplant area concealed by a haircut, you can go about your normal routine without worrying about someone noticing your hair transplant, too.

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