LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)
The use of lasers for medical purposes is not new. Lasers have been in use for medical purposes
for many years and the Results are well documented. Use of ‘COLD’ Laser light for treatment of hereditary hair loss is a newer application of laser technology.
Research has shown that visible red laser light in the 630-670 nanometer spectrum at low power is absorbed by hair follicle molecules critical to stimulating hair growth or re-growth . Experience has shown that stimulation of hair re-growth by LLLT is more likely to occur when hair loss is minimal to moderate, less likely when hair loss is major and/or long standing. LLLT is more effective when used in conjunction with other medical therapies such as minoxidil or finasteride.
LLLT may enhance hair growth and reduce inflammation after hair transplantation. LLLT must be repeated at intervals to maintain hair re-growth results.
Hand-held “comb”, “brush” or “cap” laser devices are marketed for use at home. Larger “hood” or “cap” devices are used in hair restoration clinics.