Laser Hair Stimulation Defined
Laser hair stimulation, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or laser hair therapy, is a non-surgical hair restoration treatment that uses low-level lasers to stimulate hair growth. The laser energy penetrates the scalp and stimulates the hair follicles, promoting blood flow and increasing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. This process is thought to help revitalize damaged hair follicles and promote the growth of new, healthy hair.
Laser hair stimulation has been shown to be an effective treatment for androgenetic alopecia, also known as male pattern baldness, as well as other types of hair loss. It is often used in combination with other hair restoration treatments, such as topical medications or hair transplant surgery, to enhance their effectiveness.
The treatment typically involves multiple sessions, which are typically scheduled over the course of several weeks or months. During the session, the patient will sit under a hood or helmet that emits low-level laser light onto the scalp. The treatment is painless and requires no downtime or recovery period.
What does laser hair stimulation do? It is non-diffused light that penetrates the scalp about 4 millimeters. This increases blood and oxygen flow to the hair bulb. The idea is to deliver nutrients in the blood stream faster to the hair follicle so that it becomes a fatter, mature hair more quickly. This form of bio stimulation helps increase cell growth and has been used to help heal skin disorders as well.
As cells absorb light, a steady regimen of this should increase hair density by over thirty percent over a nine to twelve month period. We have seen these results in our studio. The downside, however, is if the individual does not use laser on the necessary recommended basis the results will not be as visually apparent. This does work in the majority of cases!
Other benefits include:
- Will stop DHT hair shedding
- Pigment reinstatement
- Better curl retention
- No heat
- Repairs and improves hair shaft quality
- Pain free
- Stimulates hair follicle and regrowth
- No side effects
This is a non-invasive therapy that is a type of homeopathy like acupuncture or chiropractic.
Laser has been used for men and women with hereditary hair loss, prescription/medical induced hair thinning, surgical hair restoration healing, and women with post-partum hair loss. We also recommend a topical lotion and an herbal supplement so that with a “three prong” approach, you are affecting your hair systemically (through your bloodstream) with the herb, topically with the lotion and sub-epidermally with the laser.