Which Scalp Treatment Best Suits An Aged Scalp?

As we age, our scalp ages too. Your hair begins to lose its quality and show obvious signs of greying. Other lesser visible signs include brittle hair, dandruff, itchy scalp and heightened sensitivity. Scalp treatments in Singapore can help to reverse and treat signs of ageing on your scalp for healthier hair, giving you a healthy scalp and a full head of lustrous hair. Continue reading to find out which treatment best suits an aged scalp and can help to restore your aged scalp back to its prime.

Scalp treatment vs hair treatment for ageing scalp problems

Hair treatments are meant to restore and maintain the internal strength of your hair strands by penetrating the hair and can be found at many commercial hair salons. They typically fall into 2 types: reconstructors and moisturizers.

Reconstructors are a combination of protein and moisture, designed to make the hair stronger. They are suitable for individuals with chemically damaged, brittle, or weak hair.

Moisturizers are the most common type of hair treatment and are meant to balance the moisture content of the cortex. The cortex is the middle layer of the hair, which dictates the strength, color and texture of your hair. This treatment is suitable for dry hair, or colored or chemically damaged hair.

On the other hand, scalp treatments are medically designed and proven treatments that are meant to treat underlying causes of scalp problems. It cleans, conditions, and invigorates the scalp for better scalp health.

hair vs scalp treatment before afterScalp treatments can target and address hair loss, psoriasis, ringworm, folliculitis, dandruff, and many other scalp conditions. When your scalp is in optimum health, your hair follicles will be able to produce healthy hair. Scalp treatments are typically only available at professional clinical-grade hair salons, and administered by trichologists, who are medically trained hair and scalp professionals.

Therefore, to treat scalp problems related to ageing, you should opt for a scalp treatment.

How about hair loss? Hair loss originates from an unhealthy scalp stemming from issues such as weakened hair follicles and ageing. Thus, you will find that many hair loss treatments can also rejuvenate an aged scalp. Here are some treatment options which are best suited for an aged scalp, recommended by our trichologists.

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Types of scalp treatments for a healthy scalp

Among the many scalp treatments that are available at Papilla Haircare, here are some of the anti-ageing scalp treatments that we offer as well:

S.E.P. Activator & DNA Activator

Both our award-winning S.E.P. Activator and classic DNA Activator deliver the all-encompassing Salmon PDRN to the scalp, only via different delivery mechanisms. Salmon PDRN protects hair cells from damage and improves regeneration of cells, reversing signs of ageing.

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S.E.P. Activator,
or Scalpelectroporation™ technology, makes the skin tissues permeable to macromolecules in a non-invasive way, by utilizing the skin’s water-based channels to allow any ingredient, including Salmon PDRN, to transdermally penetrate, using patented current pulses.

With DNA Activator, healthy growth cells are delivered into the scalp through iontophoresis to activate dormant and weakened dermal papilla, producing longer, thicker hair over time. Hair growth is further stimulated through the process of ionization, effectively balancing out the pH balance in the scalp for healthier, better growth.


The RF RegenULTRA treatment works on the principle of controlled injury to the scalp by creating precise micro-channels via radiofrequency (RF) to stimulate follicles, enhance melanin and collagen production, and overall scalp rejuvenation.

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Salmon PDRN is delivered into the scalp using RF technology and has an excellent effect on cell growth and tissue regeneration. Papilla’s PDRN extracts are harvested from their own laboratories in Korea and are clinically shown to reverse DNA damage and improve scalp condition, including ageing symptoms.

Mesotherapy (Microneedling)

Micro-needling, also known as mesotherapy, promotes angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels and vasculogenesis – the formation of completely new blood vessels. Cell media penetrates deeply into the scalp to provide the best environment for hair regrowth and to supply the essential nutrients directly to the papilla shaft. Hair follicles are thus effectively strengthened and remain in the growth stage.

Other tips to care for ageing scalp and hair

Apart from selecting the right scalp treatments to treat your aged scalp, there are other amendments you can make to your lifestyle to maintain your hair in a healthy and pristine condition.

Firstly, you may want to get a funky new hairstyle. Treat yourself to a trendy new haircut for a completely fresher look. Having shorter hair makes it easier to manage, reducing the possibility of hair concerns such as hair loss cropping up.

It’s also important to watch what you eat. Consume foods such as carrots, shrimp, fish, walnuts, eggs, and oat. These are all protein-rich foods that aid hair cell regeneration, promoting a healthy scalp, which then leads to healthy hair growth.

Try not to wash your hair too frequently. Of course, it’s important to wash your hair at least twice a week, however frequent hair washing can strip your scalp of the natural nutrients its needs to grow healthily. The right hair and scalp care products can contribute and promote hair regrowth and scalp health. Learn what types of scalp care products will suit you best to promote hair restoration at home by approaching our friendly trichologists!

Additionally, if you are a big fan of heat-styling products, always apply a heat protectant to your hair prior to use. This provides a protective coating between the styling product and your hair, adding moisture to protect against damage during heat styling.

Having a beautiful crown of hair can be a big boost to your self-esteem and confidence. Seek professional help from our trichologists to better manage the hair loss or hair thinning for all scalp types today.

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