Low Level Laser Hair Treatments
Low level laser hair therapy (LLLT) is a ground-breaking, non-surgical revolution in hair restoration technology. With the use of this breakthrough technology, it is easier than ever before to achieve thicker, fuller, shinier, and healthier looking hair. Not only is laser hair therapy highly effective, it’s safe and non-invasive. Low level lasers are also referred to as “cold” lasers because they do not have a thermal component; meaning they won’t cut, vaporize or burn the skin.
LLLT instead utilizes therapeutic, soft, low level light lasers in order to deliver light energy directly to the scalp. Originally developed in Europe, low level laser treatment has proven to improve hair shaft quality and hair volume while prolonging the life of the hair itself, as well as the color.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy
- Increased blood supply to the scalp (54% after a single laser hair treatment).
- Produces thicker, fuller, softer, shinier hair.
- Stops hair loss in 85% of patients.
- Stimulates hair follicles.
- Increased hair strength and elasticity.
- Repairs damage to hair caused by chemical treatments.
- Has proven to help newly transplanted hair thrive.
- Has proven to aid the healing process following a hair transplant.
- Delivers light energy directly, without loss of light properties, ensuring optimal dosage.
The Science Behind Low Level Laser Therapy
Professor Andre Mester first began researching low-power laser energy in Budapest, Hungary in 1964. In his research Mester tested the effects of laser therapy in wounds on mice; he soon found that lasers in fact stimulated the healing process through microcirculation of the blood supply. Laser therapy later proved to be effective in the treatment of diabetic patients suffering with dystrophic sores.
Further research, of the effects of low level laser therapy, revealed that regular exposure also stimulated hair growth. Laser hair therapy has since been refined and is now one of the most popular forms of non-invasive hair restoration therapies. Until recently, low level laser therapy was relatively underutilized. Today hair restoration specialists, around the globe, are widely leveraging low level laser treatment technology.
How Can I Benefit from Low Level Light Therapy?
Research indicates that low level laser treatment works in three distinct ways:
Energization – This is the process of transforming laser energy into cellular energy. Laser light therapy increases the energy available to cells enabling them to take in nutrients and excrete waste products at a faster rate. It is therefore no surprise that scientists and physicians alike have been using low level laser treatment for years to speed up wound healing and produce new tissue.
Circulation – This is the process of increasing lymph and blood circulation through vasodilatation. Studies have proven that low level lasers increase circulation and oxygenation of the blood when applied to the scalp and hair bulb. “Cold” lasers also remove blockage and calcification around the hair bulb while increasing cell replacement and regenerative activity. Laser hair therapy helps to improve fullness, shine, body and elasticity and can be used to treat oily or dry scalp and dandruff.
Vibration – This is the process of bringing cells into harmonious oscillation patterns. That’s right, the fluids and soft tissue in the human body do in fact vibrate. These cells oscillate within a frequency range very similar to that of “cold” laser. When these vibrations become irregular they synchronized with low level laser light therapy.
Low Level Light Therapy and Hair Loss
Both men and women suffering from early stage hair loss, between 1 and 3 on the Norwood Scale, often benefit from laser hair therapy. Laser hair treatments have also proven effective in men and women undergoing additional forms of hair restoration therapies. Learn how.
Low Level Light Therapy Safe?
Low level light therapy meets all international safety standards and legislative specifications for a “non-significant risk” product, and is classified as a Class IIIA cosmetic laser. LLLT can be used in conjunction with hair transplants and other hair restoration procedures.
How Quickly Does Low Level Light Therapy Work?
The reduction of hair loss generally occurs after five to six treatments, some even report hair regrowth after ten to twelve LLLT treatments.
Are At-Home Low Level Light Therapy Options Available?
Today there are multiple low level light therapy options available. The first LLLT to be approved for at-home use was the laser comb. A recent study from the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology found a 93% increase in hair among participants using the laser comb!
The Capillus272 laser hair cap, is the latest and most advanced at-home LLLT option. Delivering optimal results in a matter of minutes, the Capillus is becoming a popular choice among physicians and patients alike. Learn more about the Capillus laser cap today.
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