- Laser Devices
Cost: $300 to $1500
Lasers for hair loss might sound gimmicky, but according to Fusco, she’s had patients reap promising results when using devices such as the HairMax regularly. “They used it two to three times a week and after 26 days, they had results and continue to maintain use,” she says. These types of lasers generally work by delivering light energy straight to the hair follicles with the goal of stimulating hair growth. Consult your doctor first to see if it could be an option for you.
- Hair Transplanation
Cost: $4,000 to $15,000
As a hair transplant surgeon who’s successfully treated hundreds of patients with hair loss, Rogers can’t recommend this option enough, and Fusco is on board with it, too. “Hair transplantation is a more permanent option that allows us to harvest hair from the donor area in the back of the scalp and move it to areas of thinning over the frontal or receding scalp,” explains Rogers. “The results are generally natural and outstanding; the plugg-y look from your grandfather’s hair transplant is a long-gone phenomenon.” She adds that patients don’t have to take more than a day or two off from work, either, as there’s very little healing downtime.
Cost: $60 a month
According to New York City-based dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, Hair Stim is the newest optionfor dermatologists that allows them to custom-craft personalized prescription hair medications for patients using ingredients otherwise not available, including high-dose minoxidil, topical finasteride and spironolactone, retinoic acid (which enhances penetration), turmeric, resveratrol, and more. “It’s now an option for patients who otherwise were not getting benefits with topicals or didn’t want to take oral medications due to concerns about side effects,” explains Bhanusali. “It launched within the last few months and is another important option for dermatologists to provide for their patients.”
he U.S. PRP and stem cell alopecia treatment market size is expected to reach USD 183.3 million by 2025 at a 5.1% CAGR during the forecast period
The U.S. PRP and stem cell alopecia treatment market size is expected to reach USD 183.3 million by 2025 at a 5.1% CAGR during the forecast period, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Factors contributing to the growth of this market include rise in disease awareness, increased treatment rate, and growing adoption of novel treatment therapies providing positive patient outcome. Moreover, lower incidences of negative side effects due to this therapy is anticipated to fuel demand for platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy.
Adoption of PRP and stem cell therapy for alopecia is expected to increase owing to rise in number of patients preferring novel therapies over conventional therapies. In addition to this, shorter treatment duration, faster hair regrowth, and improved patient outcome are expected to drive demand for these therapies over the forecast period.
By treatment type, PRP procedures accounted for the largest share of 58.1% in 2017 in terms of procedural volume. However, owing to lower prices of PRP procedures, stem cell therapy procedures accounted for the dominant revenue share in 2017, valued at USD 70.1 million. By end use, the dermatology clinics segment accounted for 85.0% of the total market revenue in 2017, owing to its lower therapy cost as compared to hospitals.
The competitive landscape includes clinics such as Orange County Hair Restoration Center, Hair Sciences Center of Colorado, Evolution Hair Loss Institute, Savola Aesthetic Dermatology Center, PLC, NovaGenix, Virginia Surgical Center, and Hair Transplant Institute of Miami.