Did you know that if you are losing more than 100 strands of hair a day, it could mean that you are suffering from hair loss? Many Singaporeans spend a lot on ineffective over-the-counter hair growth treatments, before finally deciding to see a qualified doctor. In this article, we give you the complete guide to hair loss treatment pricing in Singapore, and which hair loss clinics you should go to.
Hair Loss Treatment & Its Prices
The actual amount of hair being lost is actually not as important as an increase in hair loss over time, which is definitely a sign that it’s time to consider hair regrowth treatment. Hair loss leads to negative effects on your mental health and self-confidence, which can negatively impact your life in the long run. With that, let’s break down hair loss treatments into 2 categories: medications and in-clinic treatments.
Hair loss medications
This may be suitable for people with very little or mild hair loss that can be treated with medications.
Hair loss medications are available to treat pattern (hereditary) baldness. The 3 most common type of OTC medications for hair loss are:
1. Minoxidil (Rogaine)
This is commonly sold as Rogaine in pharmacies in Singapore. However, it only slows down hair loss, without stimulating the growth of new hair. Although FDA approved, there may be possible side effects like skin irritation and tachycardia (fast heart beat). Always check with a doctor before using it, especially if you have existing health conditions.
Minoxidil Cost: Minoxidil cost around $60 for a box of Rogaine/Regro on Shopee
2. Finasteride (Propecia)
Also known as propecia, Finasteride is more effective for treating scalp areas which don’t involve the temples. It has been shown to improve both total and new hair counts, while slowing the progression of new hair loss. However, patients must take the medication consistently as effects only become consistent after around 3-6 months. Possible side effects include loss of sex drive.
Finasteride Cost: Finasteride cost around $85-95 for a box of 28 tablets
This actually falls into the supplement rather than medication category. However, over 90% of women have noted an increase in volume after taking it (official statistics taken from Nourkrin’s website). Many doctors incorporate this oral supplement as part of the overall treatment plan prescribed to patients to restore thick and healthy hair. Patients observe healthier, thicker, and more vibrant hair.
Hair loss clinic treatments
If you suffer from long term hair loss or have noticed your hair loss increasing over the years, it’s definitely time to see a doctor who can customize a complete treatment plan to restore your scalp and hair back to the pink of health. Although initially costly, it could potentially be more cost and time effective as compared to taking medications inconsistently. Here are the most effective types of hair growth treatments in Singapore.
1. Low-level Laser Therapy
LLLT works by increasing blood flow to the scalp, and reducing scalp inflammation. By making your hair shafts stronger and thicker, LLLT reduces hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. However, the bruising associated with it may be a major downside. Also, it may be very costly as you’d need to go for multiple sessions before seeing positive results.
Low-level Laser Therapy Cost: Prices can range from $100-200
2. Surgical Hair Transplant
Hair transplants involve extracting hair follicles from the back and sides of your head, and then implanting them on the front and top of your head. Performed under local anaesthesia, surgical hair transplants have a relatively low complication rate. The transplanted hairs drop off in the first 3 months, while the transplanted hairs re-grow after 3 months. Results are best seen at 18 months, so do plan in advance if you are planning to attend any important events. As a permanent solution, transplanted hairs will not suffer hair loss again if the surgery is done correctly.
Surgical Hair Transplant Cost: Between $6-20k depending on the number of hair grafts
3. Regenera Activa
During this treatment, grafts containing hair stimulating growth factors are obtained from the back of your head. The Regenera Activa device then divides these grafts into a suspension solution consisting of absorbable ‘micrografts’, which can stimulate the hair follicles to regrow, thicken, and multiply. This solution is then reintroduced to areas of the scalp experiencing hair loss, usually via microinjections. As a non-surgical treatment, it’s a safer alternative to medications like Minoxidil, and suitable for moderate to severe hair loss.
Regenera Activa Cost: Around $3.5-4k per session at a medical aesthetics clinic.
If you are afraid of invasive options like hair transplant but want an effective treatment nevertheless, this option could be the right one for you. It is non-invasive with no needles, and is painless. By sending biosignals to the DNA of the scalp, this therapy stimulates hair regrowth and increases hair thickness and density. There are even options to reverse grey hair formation. New hair growth is stimulated via Nano RF Scalp Penetration of PDRN (salmon DNA) , EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), and peptides. Backed by many years of R&D, this treatment is suitable for moderate to severe hair loss.
BioSignal PDRN Follicle Therapy Cost: $350+ at Eeva Medical Aesthetic Clinic.
5. Stem Cell Therapy
The treatment involved using devices and serums to deeply penetrate into the scalp. It is intended to manage hair loss and aging in the cells. It is a hair fall therapy supported by science and designed in collaboration with trichologists from Korea, comprising bioactive compounds and stem cell technique. It aims to initiate latent and dormant follicles for hair regeneration.
Stem Cell Therapy Cost: Price can range from $250- $600
This comprehensive guide has shown that each hair treatment in Singapore has their own unique features that may suit different patients’ individual conditions, preferences and budget.
After having reviewed the above options, it’s safe to conclude that a mid-range cost treatment plan from a qualified clinic is the most effective. Cheaper treatments may not be as effective, and might even have more negative side effects. Contact Eeva Medical Aesthetic Clinic now for your detailed patient consultation where our doctors will be able to recommend the most suitable way to treat your hair loss issues, backed by a total commitment to your care plan.