Have you been experiencing frequent hair loss or hair thinning? If you’re already thinking about hair loss treatments or hair loss medication (such as finasteride or minoxidil) in Singapore, you’re at the right place!
We’ve done the tough work of researching the hair loss treatment price in Singapore!
In this article, let’s discover more about the different hair loss treatments and their relevant prices!
What are the most common hair loss medications in Singapore?
Hair loss treatments can be expensive, especially if you’re not sure what you’re buying into! Oral Finasteride and topical Minoxidil are commonly used for the treatment of hair loss. However, the response to treatment with oral Finasteride or topical Minoxidil varies. While some achieve the ideal significant hair regrowth, others may only benefit the most from the slowing of additional hair loss.
Continued, diligent use of these medications is necessary for it to work. As soon as these medications are stopped, hair loss will recur. A common mistake among men is to stop these medications when it doesn’t seem to be effective after only 1-2 months.
What is the price range of common hair loss treatments?
For the treatment of male-pattern baldness, the recommended dose of oral finasteride is 1 mg per day.
Treatment with oral finasteride should be continued daily for at least 12 months for the full effect of the medication to be seen. Hair regrowth will be lost over 6-9 months if finasteride is stopped.
Oral finasteride 1mg is also a prescription-only medication, meaning that in Singapore you would require a legal prescription from a doctor to obtain the medication.
Oral finasteride costs:
- Clinic consultation – $50-$120
- Finasteride 1 mg tablet (90 tablets, 3 month supply) – $180-$240 (generic), $285-$330 (branded)
In Singapore, topical minoxidil is available over-the-counter, without a prescription as a lotion with concentrations of 2%, 3% or 5% and as a 5% foam.
The recommended way of using topical minoxidil is twice daily scalp application with topical Minoxidil for 1 year and beyond.
In fact, men who start applying topical minoxidil in the early stages of their baldness, and who have smaller areas of baldness, respond well to topical minoxidil.
Here are some of the common costs of topical minoxidil in Singapore:
- Minoxidil 2% lotion (one month supply): $35-$60
- Minoxidil 5% lotion (one-month supply): $70-$90
Hair transplant surgery
There are various hair transplant techniques available in Singapore.
Hair transplantation treatments, such as SL Aesthetic Clinic’s Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant is a method of obtaining follicular units (i.e hair transplants) – naturally occurring groups of one to four hairs (also known as grafts), for hair transplantation.
Part of the FUE hair transplant treatment process includes extracting individual follicular units a from the hair restoration patient’s donor area/site, ideally one at a time.
SL Aesthetic Clinic’s hair transplantation Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) treatment is suitable for both males and females. Hair transplant is not limited to the head. In fact, it can include eyebrow transplants and beard transplants as well.
Some of the benefits of FUE hair transplant compared to other hair transplant procedures include:
- Minimised downtime and scarring with micro-motor punch devices
- Minimised trauma to the donor site with decreased wastage of harvested grafts
- Increased hair density as implanted hairs follows the direction of surrounding native hairs. This eliminates the risk of planning grafts too close to existing hair, giving you a natural-looking result.
- Maximised comfort during hair transplant procedure as it is performed under local anaesthesia and within the clinic premises in Singapore.
The common costs of FUE hair transplant procedures range vary — they range from $3,000 to $20,000 depending on the number of grafts required!
Get started with hair loss treatments at SL Aesthetic Clinic
Start your journey of preventing or treating your hair loss today. If you’re self-conscious about the condition of your hair and scalp, we’re here to help, regardless of whether it’s through hair loss medication such as oral minoxidil, finasteride, or hair transplants.
With our panel of medically-trained and certified doctors recognised by the Singapore Medical Council’s Aesthetic Practice Oversight Committee (APOC), you’re in safe and able hands to start your hair loss treatment journey!
Walk-in or call us at +65 9850 71112 to start your journey to the hair you desire and deserve!