This writer was invited by The Sloane Clinic to experience the Hair Maximiser Programme, which helps men battle hair loss.
Upon ringing the bell, the receptionist ushered me into the clinic – which I found to be tranquil and relaxing – a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of ION Orchard. Soft, calming music played on gently in the background while I was offered water or tea.
I thought to myself, “Wow, I could get used to this.”
My identification was requested for record keeping purposes and I was asked to fill out some forms to establish my medical history and prior experiences with scalp treatment.
Afterwards, I was introduced to Dr. Chua Han Boon, who kindly explained to me about the treatment I was about to undergo – the Hair Maximiser Programme. This programme combines two treatments into an hour-long session perfect for a lunch time quickie.
The first treatment is called Revitascalp. A targeted blast of specially selected nutrients was applied directly to my scalp. This combination of minoxidil – the FDA-approved hair loss drug, vitamin B12, folic acid and an assortment of protein-building amino acids were scientifically selected and blended together to boost hair growth. For those of you who have used minoxidil at home before, this targeted jet penetrates deeper into our scalp than what our hands can do for us at home, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently.
This procedure was painless although slightly ticklish (I happen to be extremely ticklish). A small price to pay for better hair! This hair-cial was followed by a neck massage that boosts the circulation to your scalp.
Next, I began on the Revarge 670 Laser treatment. This FDA-approved low-level laser was painless. All I had to do was sit in a chair while a dome rotated around my scalp, firing off cool laser energy beams designed to stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles just beneath the scalp while simultaneously encouraging cellular and tissue regeneration for better hair growth. This process took 30 minutes during which I plugged in my headphones and caught up on the latest cat videos to go viral on YouTube.
Overall, the experience was pleasant, pain-free and I left the clinic feeling rejuvenated. For those of you battling hair loss, I would highly recommend penciling in an appointment with The Sloane Clinic as soon as possible. Hair loss is best treated early and the chances of success plummet the longer you wait.
By Joshua Tan, June 2016
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