Low Light Laser Therapy
no pain. all gain. Laser Therapy for Hair Loss? Beam Me Up!
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in hair restoration utilizes cool lasers to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair loss. LLLT is based on the scientific principle of photo-biotherapy. Photo-biotherapy occurs when laser light is absorbed by cells and stimulates cell metabolism and protein synthesis. Although the exact mechanism by which laser light promotes hair growth is still unknown, it appears to stimulate the follicles on the scalp by increasing energy production and by reversing miniaturization (the process leading to thicker hair shafts and a fuller look).
Laser light is in the visible red light spectrum and is generated in a laser diode. The energy level is far below that of laser beams that cut or burn tissue. The low-level red laser light has a very low absorption rate in human tissue making it safe for use in the treatment of hair loss.
Laser Therapy for Hair Loss
Laser Hair Therapy is a low level laser light treatment that in some studies seems to promote hair growth, slow hair loss and give hair a healthier appearance for both men and women.
The clinical laser therapy system using by Dr. Kaushik Patel at Excellence Hair Transplant Clinic Vadodara is one of the most powerful low-light laser therapy devices currently available in India and abroad. This process of stimulating hair follicles has been shown in some studies to grow hair, slow hair loss and give hair a healthier appearance. Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Kaushik today to find out more about how this innovative technology can help you halt or reverse hair loss.
Why laser therapy for hair loss works
The clinical laser has an open-hood design, offering 100 percent coverage of the treatment area and stimulating hair follicles throughout the affected sections. Light from the laser beam helps prevent or in some cases stop hair loss by increasing the metabolism of the follicles and stimulating protein production. The FDA has cleared laser therapy in the form of a comb or helmet for at-home use as well.
Laser Therapy Devices
LaserCap-Theradome™ LH80 PRO
The LaserCap is an hermetically sealed, dome shaped membrane that contains 224 individual 650nm 5mW lasers. The main advantages of this laser are the large number of diodes and the fact that it is portable, allowing the person to do normal activities during treatment. The user can perform most routine daily activities when using this device. The LaserCap fits inside most hats and is powered by a small belt-clip battery pack, making it easily portable. The user can perform almost any activity during use of the device.
Theradome LH80 PRO laser helmet is a clinical strength, at-home low level light laser therapy device (LLLT) for the hair loss consumer market. The device is FDA approved for the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia in women (female pattern hair loss). FDA approval for use with male patients is pending. The LH80 PRO laser helmet consists of 80 highly-efficient lasers that generate 440 joules per treatment and maximum scalp coverage of 582cm2. The lasers penetrate to a depth of 1.5mm. This is comparable to the strength and scalp coverage of office-based laser therapy devices used in hair loss and hair restoration clinics.
Laser therapy hair restoration treatment schedule
For the in-office laser therapy we recommend two to three 30-minute treatments a week for 8 weeks, one treatment a week for 16 weeks, followed by two treatments a month for 6 months. Quarterly treatments should be scheduled as maintenance. At-home therapy is usually for 20 minutes 2-3 times/week.
• A slowing down of hair loss typically occurring 4-18 weeks into treatment.
• An increase in hair follicle size, which promotes fuller, more lustrous hair and typically begins 18-26 weeks into treatment.
• Growth of new healthy hair, which is normally seen at 26-52 weeks into treatment.
Just like the treatment, aftercare is also important which predicts the durability and lifetime of your hair growth. A proper diet and medications prescribed by our surgeons can help give you thick, lustrous and shining hair.
Efficacy & Safety
• Low-Level Laser Therapy is useful for hair loss in men and in women where the thinning tends to be diffuse. LLLT can be used safely in conjunction with other medications including Propecia and Rogaine and there are no contraindications which would interfere with hair transplant surgery.
• These low-level laser devices appear to be safe and have been FDA approved for the treatment of androgenetic hair loss. Although their short-term usefulness has been validated in multiple studies, their long-term effectiveness has yet to be determined.
Laser Therapy Benefits both men and women
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair therapy for hair loss if looking to prevent further hair loss or thinning, looking to maintain hair growth from other treatments or looking to speed post-surgical healing.