Laser Therapy For Hair Growth | Low-level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) | About LLLT
Laser light therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat the progression of hair loss available today. Laser light therapy has been found to slow or stop hair loss in about 80% of patients, and with consistent use, has also been found to thicken the existing hair in around 40%. While it will not institute any new growth, by holding on to the rest of the original hair and possibly even thickening the hairs that have become more miniaturized or finer over the years, it provides most patients with a much-improved appearance in regards to density and coverage.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Defined
Laser light therapy is not a new technology. In fact, laser light therapy has been used for decades in different industries ranging from dermatology to physical therapy. The laser energy used to slow or stop the progression of hair loss is visible in the red light spectrum. Often referred to as a “cold laser”, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), while a highly concentrated wavelength of light, is very low-level (650-670 nanometers), resulting in a successful treatment for both male and female pattern hair loss without the risk of any side effects.
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) at Work
When laser light therapy is applied to a target area – in this case, your scalp – it has been found to increase blood flow to wherever it’s being applied. The specific wavelength of light used in Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (650-670 nm) stimulates the mitochondria (the energy centers of our cells), resulting in cells that become much more active. When this happens, the cells metabolize faster, resulting in more blood flow. More blood flow means that more oxygen, platelets, and other healing properties that our hearts naturally produce get applied to help “heal” the affected area. The end result is a happier, healthier scalp, and more often than not, thicker, healthier hair as well.
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The Discovery of Low-Level Laser Therapy’s (LLLT) Origin in Stimulating Hair Growth
In 1967, a Hungarian scientist studying the use of lasers for other purposes in mice, discovered that visible red laser light may stimulate hair growth. The hair on the backs of the mice were shaved in the area to receive treatment. One group of mice received laser treatments, and one group did not. The hair within the shaven area grew back more quickly in the mice treated with laser.
Who May Benefit from Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
Laser therapy is best for patients who have existing hair they’d prefer not to lose, is easy to use, has no side effects, and costs about the same amount as 1 year of Propecia or in-office laser but the at-home units will last you for years to come. Over the years, many patients have chosen to simply let their hair loss progress as they did not wish to use chemically-based treatments like finasteride or minoxidil for treatment. Laser light therapy provides a no-side-effect alternative for patients who are particular about what they put in their bodies.
Is Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Effective in Hair Restoration?
The vast majority of physicians and medical experts agree that low-level laser light therapy can be effective in growing hair in those with male pattern hair loss. Experts have also observed and noted that the overall health and condition of hair may be improved in a laser light therapy treated area.
Available Treatment Options:
There are two treatment choices when selecting low-level laser light therapy as a hair loss option. Both of these treatment options end up accomplishing pretty much the same goal, to slow or stop hair loss.
In-Office Laser Light Therapy
Commonly, laser light therapy options for in-office treatment consist of visiting your local hair restoration office 2-4 times per week for up to a year to sit underneath a dome that administers light into the scalp to help strengthen and stimulate hair. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes per session and at the end of the year, you can then purchase a maintenance plan annually to maintain desired results. There are many effective in-office options available for low-level laser light therapy from the Revage 670™, to the Luce Laser Light machine. In-office treatments are great option for someone who wants extra checkups with there physician or specialist who is administering the treatments, and all the machines tend to work fairly well in treat thinning hair and slowing down hair loss.
At-Home Laser Light Therapy
With that said, as prices to manufacture laser light devices has decreased over the past 15 years, a more convenient and preferred approach is being introduced into the marketplace. It is now possible to purchase and at-home laser light therapy device for about the same cost as just 1 year of in-office treatments. The benefits of an at-home device over in-office treatments are as follows:
- Convenient – No need to drive to a local office or clinic to receive treatments.
- Strength – At-home laser light units like the LaserCap® or Capillus272® offer between 224 and 272 true diode lasers which is more than just about any in-office machine you can find. So you are getting strength that parallels or exceeds in-office machines to use at-home.
- Size – All of the lasers sold by Laser Light for Hair Growth are small – no large machines are needed at home taking up space. The LaserCap® and Capillus272® lasers hide completely inside of a baseball cap or scarf so are completely concealed and hidden from others. The iGrow™ is about the size and shape of a bicycle helmet so you have 3 options that are easily portable as you travel for work or easily concealed and used in the comfort of your home.
- Guarantee – unlike in-office treatments, most at-home lasers offer a guarantee to try the device for 6-12 months and if you are not satisfied, get a partial refund less a restocking fee. This ensures you get your money’s worth!
- Support – with companies like ours who distribute and sell large quantities of low-level laser light devices, you can feel reassured as our team is in the office Monday – Friday to answer questions by phone or email. We are an actual company with a real office based in Miami – not just a web store – so we can educate every client on how to use each device, how often, and help you track your progress and results.
All of these at-home laser treatments are painless and safe to use. Most have FDA approval! And while all consumers should do their research before selecting any medical or non-medical product which they feel is right for them, our myriad testimonials, the variety of clinical studies, over 15 years’ worth of results and research show that around 80% of clients stop or slow hair loss in a significant way and around 50% see thicker and healthier growing hair.
The Duration of Time for Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Treatment to be Effective?
While we certainly wish it were, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is not a “miracle cure” for hair loss. Unfortunately it doesn’t resurrect or regrow hair that has been lost, but it is certainly helpful for those patients who have hair that they want to hold on to. It must be used consistently, 2-3 times per week for about 20-30 minutes per session. Typically patients will notice that their thinning or shedding subsides within the first 90 days (sometimes a bit longer), and those that have thickening usually see it around month 4-6. Once the desired results are achieved, it’s usually recommended to continue using your at-home unit once or twice a week to maintain your results.
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