Laser Hair Therapy Treatment Benefits
Non-Surgical Method to Treat Hair Loss in Men and Women
Low Level Laser Hair Therapy treatments utilize a device containing therapeutic soft low level light lasers which delivers light energy directly to the scalp. First developed in Europe, it has been used for improving hair volume and hair shaft quality and prolonging the life of hair color and improving hair colors and perms. Low level laser hair loss treatment:
- Increases the blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment.
- Stimulates hair follicles.
- Stops the progression of hair loss in 85% of patients.
- Increased hair strength and elasticity.
- Fuller, shinier, softer, thicker looking hair.
- For post-operative transplant surgery, such treatments have been shown to help newly transplanted hair to thrive and increases the healing process.
- Repairs damage normally caused by chemical services.
- Delivers light energy directly from different positions without loss of light properties to insure appropriate dosage.
The Science of Low Level Laser Therapy
In 1964, Professor Andre Mester began experimenting with the use of low-power laser energy in Budapest, Hungary. In his experiments with wounds on mice, he noticed rapid healing due to microcirculation of blood supply. This healing was also obvious in Laser Hair Rejuvenation treatment of diabetic patients suffering with dystrophic sores.
This theory, through its evolution, has since been refined and has widely become one of the most popular non-invasive hair loss treatments.
Until recently, the use of such treatments has been relatively underutilized in North America. Today, however, there is increasing awareness and acceptance of such treatments.
What Is Low Level Laser Light?
Simply stated, it is compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is coherent (it travels in a straight line), monochromatic (a single wavelength) and columnated (it concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot).
How Does Low Level Laser Light Benefit Me?
Research suggests that laser works by three mechanisms:
Energization —Transforming laser energy into cellular energy. Laser light increases the energy available to cells so they take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. Not surprisingly many, scientists and physicians have been using low level laser over the past 30 years to speed wound healing and produce new tissue.
Circulation — Increasing blood and lymph circulation through vasodilatation. Microscopic studies have shown laser increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood to the scalp and hair bulb. Laser also removes calcification and blockages around the hair bulb; as well as increases cell replacement or regenerative activity. Laser helps hair to improve in fullness, shine, body and elasticity; therefore problems such as excessively oily or dry scalp, dandruff and itchiness can also be reduced.
“What are the Real Benefits?”
Both men and women experiencing early stages of hair loss (Norwood 1-3), may benefit from and see results from these type of treatments.
It has also been shown to be especially effective in many men and women when used in a multi-therapeutic setting which includes the incorporation of a recognized program of hair loss control and prevention.
Is It Safe?
Yes. LLLT meets all international safety standards and legislative specifications of a “non-significant risk” product, and is classified as a Class IIIA cosmetic laser. It may be used in conjunction with hair transplant surgery as well as other hair loss treatment procedures.
How Soon Can I See Results?
The appearance of reduction of hair loss usually occurs after five to six treatments. Some patients and clients have also indicated that they have also experienced some regrowth after 10-12 treatments.