Hair Loss

Men spend the most on hair transplants, to the tune of $800 million a year, according to Mary-Fran Faraji, spokeswoman for Pharmacia Consumer Health Care, in Peapac, N.J., which manufactures Rogaine, an over-the-counter lotion for baldness. That’s because each transplant can cost from $3,000 to $20,000.

Men also will spend some $60 million on vitamins and nutritional supplements in their attempts to grow back hair. Unfortunately, chances are some of that money was not well spent. About  99% of all products being marketed in the hair loss treatment industry are completely ineffective for the majority of those who use them. It’s easy to recognize that hair loss is an extremely emotionally distressing disease that can make those plagued particularly vulnerable.




FDA clinically proven to promote hair growth products:


NetWideSales recommends FDA approved hair growth products.

It is for this reason that NetWideSales recommends purchasing hair loss products that that are approved by the FDA. As of August 2012, there are three products currently on the market that are approved by the FDA and have clinically been shown to improve hair loss. The Food and Drug Administration's regulatory approaches to marketing approval of the products it regulates are as varied as the products themselves. These differences are dictated by the laws FDA enforces and the relative risks that the products pose to consumers.


Some products — such as new drugs and complex medical devices — must be proven safe and effective before companies can put them on the market. At the heart of all FDA's medical product evaluation decisions is a judgment about whether a new product's benefits to users will outweigh its risks. No regulated product is totally risk-free, so these judgments are important. FDA will allow a product to present more of a risk when its potential benefit is great — especially for products used to treat serious, life-threatening conditions.



FDA approved products currently on the market:

Minoxidil (sold under the brand name Rogaine), the only treatment for hair loss in both men and women that has been approved by the FDA. Rogaine is the first FDA-Approved, once daily application 5% Minoxidil Formula for both men and women that is clinically proven to regrow hair in 81%1 of women experiencing thinning hair associated with hereditary Hair Loss


Finasteride (sold under the brand name Propecia) and also available in generic versions, for men only. Finasteride is a drug for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and male pattern baldness. It is a type II 5α-reductase inhibitor. 5α-reductase is an enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.


The HairMax LaserComb®

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT). The HairMax LaserComb®, from  Lexington International, LLC manufactures the ‘only’ medical device that has been cleared for marketing by the FDA and is clinically proven to “Promote Hair Growth.” Using laser light energy that targets hair follicles to treat hair loss and stimulate hair growth. Seven clinical studies have been conducted on the HairMax LaserComb®, with 460 participants at top medical facilities across the United States. Read more about the HairMax Laser Comb®.



During these six month studies, subjects treated their hair once per day, three times a week. The number of hairs in the target area were counted at the beginning of the studies and then again at 16 weeks and 26 weeks. 93% of clinical study participants experienced significant hair growth with 149 additional hairs per square inch, average increase in hair count.