Laser Hair Restoration
Low Level Light & Laser Therapy
Patients that are suffering from varying levels of hair loss have many options available to them to address their condition. One option growing in popularity is laser treatment for hair loss, light therapy and low level laser therapy (LLLT). The use of LLLT is often considered to be an ideal solution for some patients who suffer from male pattern baldness and female patterned baldness.
Hair laser therapy could be an effective treatment for many men and women who have not noticed any significant progress in battling their hair loss using alternative medical treatments. A laser cap is an option that can be used to provide an adequate amount of low level laser therapy. In addition, a laser cap is a convenient solution for certain individuals who are not deemed to be good candidates for hair restoration procedures after undergoing an examination by a board-certified doctor experienced in treating hair loss.
LLLT for Androgenetic Alopecia
Men and women who are suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia, which is also known as male and female patterned baldness, most often have a genetic predisposition to this type of condition in their hairline. Common symptoms include hair thinning in women and the appearance of patterned baldness on the scalp of male patients.
While prescription medication is the most popular medical treatment 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 hair loss treatment works by stimulating hair growth through the exposure of low level light on the hair follicles of the patient.
Who Benefits from LLLT?
Low level laser therapy treatment is recommended for use during the early stages of hair loss suffered by a patient. In general, hair loss patients are usually prescribed this treatment following a microscopic evaluation of the scalp. If the patient has significant levels of hair miniaturization detected during the examination, low level therapy treatment can be recommended
A patient with active hair loss, which is diagnosed as being 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 as an additional treatment for patients that have undergone hair restoration surgery. The combination of low level laser therapy and a hair transplant can provide even better results by strengthening the hair of the patient as well as producing thicker looking hair.