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Laser Hair Therapy: How it Works and Who it Helps

Hair loss or thinning hair is an unpleasant experience that impacts both men and women, often unexpectedly. When it comes to hereditary or hormone related hair loss, also called androgenetic alopecia, it can feel that you have very little control over your thinning or balding hair. When hair loss occurs, it is important to find a solution that will bring results. Some hair loss treatments include the use of medication or hair transplants, but more and more studies are showing the powerful impact of laser hair therapy.

What is laser hair therapy?

Low-level laser hair therapy is a safe, simple, and effective way to stimulate hair growth. Laser therapy uses red or near-infrared light to trigger blood flow and cellular growth in the hair follicles, slowing hair loss and encouraging new hair growth.

Photons in the light, set at targeted wavelengths, cause an increase of metabolism in the cells in your hair follicles. This, in turn, allows the cells to improve blood flow and oxygen distribution to your scalp and hair roots, stimulating growth and decreasing buildup of the hormone that is linked to hair loss.

What are the benefits?

Laser therapy, or near-infrared light, is used widely for healing wounds, pain relief, muscle fatigue, and is even a viable treatment for brain injuries. As a treatment for hair regrowth, laser therapy is painless, quick, and often can be done at home.

Some devices used for laser hair therapy are portable and require only a few minutes of treatment time per week. Other methods can be completed at a professional clinic with as few as two visits each week. Both men and women have seen an increase in hair growth as well as improvement in hair thickness, scalp health, and a decrease in total hair loss while undergoing a long-term laser therapy treatment plan.

Who is a candidate for laser hair therapy?

Clinical studies show that low-level laser hair therapy can increase hair growth in both men and women who suffer from certain classifications of androgenetic alopecia.

Androgenetic alopecia is thought to be linked to hormones called androgens, and it impacts up to 50% of men over the age of 40 and 75% of women over the age of 65. In men, patterned baldness often appears as a receding hairline and hair loss along the crown of the head. In women, hair typically thins out along the part and top of the head, but it very rarely results in baldness.

If you are experiencing any signs of hair loss or hair thinning, laser hair therapy could be the solution you are looking for. Eldorado Hair offers support and information about laser hair therapy and other treatments that can reverse the effects of alopecia and help revitalize your hair. To schedule a free hair analysis call us at (410) 931-3399 or to contact us via email click here.

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Sources:

https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/low-dose-laser-therapy-for-hair-loss/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3944668/