Compare Hair Loss Treatments
Updated March 2014
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Type (liquid hair scalp treatment, pill, etc.)
Best topical treatment for hair loss
Pros: minimal side effects, available without prescription, slows hair loss for approximately 90 percent of users
Cons: must be applied twice daily, messy application, not effective for everyone
2 fl. oz.
5 percent minoxidil
Liquid hair/ scalp treatment
Est. $45 per 3-month supply
Best oral treatment for hair loss
Pros: stops progression of hair loss for most men, sold in tablet form -- no messy application
Cons: treatment must be continued for rest of patient's life, risk of sexual side effects for men, not approved for women, requires prescription
Est. $75 per 1-month supply
Best treatment for permanent results
Pros: permanent results, natural-looking, most effective treatment method
Cons: may require more than one session, not appropriate for all cases of hair loss
Men; some women
Est. $5,000 to $10,000 per session
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