Laser treatment as hair loss treatment
Laser technology developed in the 1960s. It did not take long for scientists to notice the healing and restorative powers of light energy. Laser technology is an approved medical treatment for lots of other medical conditions and not just hair loss. The idea for laser hair growth as treatment became apparent in 1967 when Endre Mester of Semmelweis University (Hungary) observed LLLT’s ability to promote hair restoration in mice.
The success of laser light as a means to promote hair growth is well documented. In the USA, successful clinical trials earned it FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval. Many other clinical trials have since demonstrated positive effects on thinning hair and pattern baldness. And especially androgenetic alopecia, or female pattern baldness in women.
There are many different laser devices that can deliver laser hair treatment. Including laser combs, laser caps, and laser helmets. Some of these medical devices are suitable for home use.
The science of low-level laser therapy
When light energy shines on exposed cells or tissue, it encourages a photochemical reaction. This can improve blood flow and give the targeted cells more energy to perform various cellular tasks, like hair regrowth.
Laser hair therapy works by encouraging hair follicles to move from the telogen phase into the anagen phase. It also has a controlling influence on an enzyme known as ‘5-a reductase’. The enzyme 5-a reductase converts the hormone testosterone into DHT, and DHT can cause hair loss. By ‘controlling’ the enzyme, LLLT can prevent DHT from being made, slowing or stopping hair loss.
Can I expect positive results from LLLT?
Laser hair therapy works as a hair growth system. It also thickens pre-existing hair. Laser treatment for hair loss is effective from the early stages, right through to the most advanced Norwood stages of patterned baldness.
Do you have thinning hair? If you are interested in Low-level laser therapy, or any of the other non-surgical treatments that we offer at Regrow Hair, Contact Us today for a free consultation. If you are in London, we are very easy to reach.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Our laser therapy package runs for six months and includes treatment for 30 minutes once a week or an hour every other week. This grants a better chance of success as consistent exposure has a higher chance of stimulating more growth from your cells.
Whether you book with us for 30 minute sessions once a week or an hour every two weeks, the results are relatively similar, but the six month treatment period is highly recommended to improve effectiveness. Laser treatment provides no guarantee of permanent hair regrowth, so patients may need to book in for further treatment after their initial six months. At Regrow Hair Centre, we provide you with an in-depth consultation throughout your process and will advise you on further treatments if necessary.
Laser therapy for hair loss is safe and free of negative side-effects. The treatment uses low-level lasers that are harmless to the skin and is completely non-invasive. Those interested in laser therapy will undergo a full, no-obligation consultation at Regrow Hair Centre where you will discuss your needs and medical circumstances further before ensuring laser treatment is right for you.
Hair loss laser treatment can be carried out at home and can be a great option for those whose schedules don’t allow for regular appointments at the clinic. Laser caps for hair loss treatment should be worn for 10 minutes every night for best results.