Looking to Reverse Your Hair Loss? Laser Hair Loss Treatment Therapy Might Hold Your Answer.
If you’ve been struggling to hang onto your hair, you may already have tried a number of hair regrowth formulas or other solutions — with nothing growing as a result, except for your frustration. But have you ever looked into the regenerative potential of laser hair therapy? This safe, painless technique appears hold a great deal of promise for many alopecia (hair loss) sufferers. Let’s take a look at how this advanced treatment method works to help your scalp replace its hair more efficiently.
Principles of Laser Hair Loss Treatment Therapy
Laser therapy works in a very different way than the high-powered lasers used in surgery. Those lasers actually cut through tissue and seal off blood vessels, but therapeutic lasers use much lower frequencies. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also called cold laser therapy, typically uses devices that emit either infrared light or amplified light waves in the 630-to-720-nanometer range (although some devices use somewhat higher frequencies). These lower frequencies allow the light to penetrate your scalp skin without doing any damage.
Once the light reaches the tissues beneath the skin surface, the magic really begins. These frequencies of amplified trigger a response known as photobiomodulation. Specialized cellular “organs” called mitochondria start producing more ATP, an energy source necessary for cellular repair. The laser light also causes blood vessels in the scalp to dilate, allowing more blood and nutrients to reach the hair follicles and surrounding tissues. These improved circumstances help your head compensate for hair loss by regrowing new hair more quickly and easily.
Is Laser Therapy Effective for Alopecia?
Laser therapy has become a popular form of treatment for everything from acute sports injuries to chronic inflammatory conditions — and FDA has approved it for treatment of hair loss as well. The laser therapy products typically take the form of caps, hats or other headgear that contain an inner array of light-emitting diodes. By wearing the headgear on a regular basis, you can get the therapeutic benefits of LLLT discreetly and without any discomfort.
Laser therapy shows every sign of being effective as a hair loss treatment. A 2013 study found that male subjects enjoyed a 39 percent increase in hair growth, while studies in 2014 and 2018 showed significant results in both men and women with alopecia. The treatment may not work for everyone, though; it’s usually prescribed to treat hair loss related to hereditary conditions.
Ready to learn more about laser therapy and other methods of dealing with hair loss? Contact a Transitions Hair Loss Center near you by clicking here and we’ll be happy to assist you!