Low- Level Laser Hair Therapy
Hair loss is a common condition which affects many peoples at some point in their life. One can lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you are suffering from bald patches and thinning hair, then you may be experiencing from hair loss.
There are various reasons for hair loss:
- Women after giving birth
- Lot of stress
- Diseases and medical treatments
Laser Light Therapy:
Laser Light Therapy is the advanced treatment which uses focused light. Light from the laser has a specific wavelength. Laser light is invented in 1964, a researcher named Andre Mester developed a theory which exposure to cold laser light may eventually lead to cancer.
Laser Therapy as a Hair Loss Treatment:
Nowadays,a low-level laser therapy is being used as a hair loss treatment. The Laser can effectively use to treat baldness, laser rays are directly applied to the scalp by a mechanical device so that red blood cells are stimulated. Lasers actually work by converting ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate), which releases energy and causes cellular metabolic changes. During this process, additional nutrients and oxygen are provided to the scalp assisting the normal chemical processes performed by those cells, increasing overall blood circulation. Laser therapy can improve overall hair quality, promote hair growth, and increase hair shaft diameter.
How effective is LLLT?
Low-level laser therapy actually varies from one person to another. If you are planning to have laser therapy, you should consult with a surgeon first. He will guide you and help you take the right decision about laser therapy. The result of laser therapy is comparatively better than other treatments. The growth of the hairs totally depend on the follicles present on the scalp. The area on the scalp where you have more hair follicles will respond more to grow hairs because of LLLT.
Benefits of laser therapy for hair loss
- Low Level Laser Therapy can be used in both men and women
- No any side effects
- It is painless procedure
- LLLT is relatively inexpensive
- Hair growth may occur on top of the head, crown, hairline, forehead
Androgenetic alopecia can be characterised in two categories:
- Male pattern balding
- Female pattern balding
It can affect up to 70% of men and 40% of women at some point in their lifetime.Low Level Laser Treatment for hair loss is now also promoted as a safe alternative or additional treatment.
How is laser hair therapy supposed to work?
The hair growth cycle consists of three phases:
- Growth (anagen phase)
- Resting (telogen phase)
- Shedding (catagen phase)
Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia on a testosterone derivative in the skin, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). LLLT increases the blood flow in the scalp and stimulates metabolism in catagen or telogen follicles, resulting in the production of anagen hair.
How quickly will I see results?
The result of Low-level laser therapy treatment may vary the different period of time, for different patients. However, some patients can see results after around 26 weeks of using the treatment. The results on different areas on the scalp can also vary.
Who is the best candidate for low level laser therapy for hair loss?
Low-level laser therapy is a treatment which is designed for both men and women who have thinning hair or pattern baldness which is caused by the hereditary condition.
Surgeons use a system called as the Norwood-Hamilton Classification (men) and the Ludwig-Savin Scale (women) which describes the degree or level of hair loss.
Low-level laser therapy is intended for promotion of hair growth in males who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V and in females who have Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2, or frontal patterns of hair loss and have Fitzpatrick skin photo types I to IV.