Laser Hair Restoration
Low Level Light & Laser Therapy
Laser treatment for hair loss, light therapy, and low level laser therapy (LLLT) may be an ideal solution for some patients with male and female patterned baldness. Hair laser therapy could be an effective treatment for many men and women who have not noticed any progress using alternative medical treatments. A laser cap can be used for adequate amount of low level laser therapy and is a convenient solution for certain individuals who are not good candidates for hair restoration procedures.
LLLT for Androgenetic Alopecia
Men and women suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia, or male and female patterned baldness, most often have a genetic predisposition to this type of condition. Symptoms include hair thinning in women and patterned baldness in men.
While Finasteride (Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine) are the most popular medical treatments for hair loss, new research has indicated that low level light therapy could also be an effective alternative for some individuals suffering from patterned baldness. This noninvasive procedure works by stimulating hair growth through the exposure of low level light on hair follicles.
Who Benefits from LLLT?
Low level laser therapy is recommended during the early onset of a patients’ hair loss. Hair loss patients are usually prescribed this treatment after a microscopic evaluation where significant levels of hair miniaturization is detected. A patient with active hair loss, or more than 20% hair shaft miniaturization in any part of the scalp, may be a good candidate for this procedure since active hair loss is usually indicative of future patterned baldness. LLLT can also be used in addition to hair restoration surgery for even better results strengthening the patients’ hair and producing even thicker looking hair.