If you have been recently struggling with thinning hair or hair loss, you’ve likely sifted through dozens of web pages discussing various treatments claiming to regrow your hair (often with very little explanation of how the process works). Sure, there are some treatments that can reverse hair loss, while others have less than enviable side effects or ingredients that can irritate the scalp. In our experience, laser hair therapy is an effective non-surgical hair loss treatment and has thus far been shown to have a positive effect on decelerating the effects of hair loss.
Continue reading for a brief overview of some of the most common questions asked about laser hair therapy treatments.
Are Low Level Laser Hair Treatments Effective?
Low-level laser hair therapy (LLLT) is one of the most effective methods of treating early-stage androgenetic alopecia (genetic pattern hair loss) in both men and women.
Laser Hair Therapy is a clinically proven, non-surgical, effective approach to treating hair loss and thinning hair due to androgenetic alopecia.
In the treatment of androgenetic alopecia with low level laser therapy, physicians have found that Laser Hair Therapy is generally most effective for individuals who are in the early stages of hair loss and thinning (Norwood Scale 1-3). It should be noted that individual response to laser hair therapy differs from one individual to another. It is therefore important to consult with a qualified hair loss professional to determine whether low level laser hair therapy may be an effective treatment for hair loss in your specific situation.
The following are a few more benefits of utilizing low level laser hair treatments:
- Increases the blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment.
- Stimulates hair follicles.
- Stops the progression of hair loss in 85% of patients.
- Increased hair strength and elasticity.
- Fuller, shinier, softer, thicker hair.
- Repairs damage normally caused by chemical services.
Who Is Laser Hair Loss Treatment Best Suited For?
Unfortunately, this therapy method isn’t suitable for everyone with hair loss. In fact, it’s always wise to consult with your doctor or a trained specialist before you spend money on an expensive treatment or device you can use at home.
The reason for this is simple: if a thyroid problem or iron deficiency is causing your hair loss, laser treatment will offer little to help you. Laser hair therapy is primarily used to potentially treat hair loss that’s caused by genetics (a.k.a. pattern balding or androgenetic/androgenic alopecia).
Do Laser Hair Treatments Hurt?
We often field questions from people who are concerned that laser hair loss treatment will be painful. Thankfully, one of the best parts of the treatment is that it’s a painless and comfortable experience. We can assure you that the treatment is at least one hundred times more pleasant than a trip to the doctor’s or dentist’s office. Instead of using heat, laser hair regrowth therapy uses a cold laser, which doesn’t result in any UV exposure or burning.
In most instances, people undergoing this treatment will be able to quickly return to normal activity immediately after the procedure. While the procedure is being performed, you can watch TV, read, or simply relax.
Are Laser Hair Loss Treatments Safe?
Many of the misconceptions surrounding laser hair therapy are related to the use of the word ‘laser’. The very word can conjure up images of sci-fi headsets burning heads with laser weapons; yet, the reality stands in stark contrast, so let’s put your mind at rest by explaining exactly how safe laser hair therapy is.
The treatment incorporates a non-surgical therapeutic laser. It is the most powerful type of laser that is safe to use in cosmetic procedures.
In America, the FDA has also stated that the laser light used in laser light hair treatments, such as those offered by Invisions of Connecticut, comply with the United States FDA CDRH safety regulations section 21 for cosmetic use United States as a certified class 11A cosmetic laser.
Therefore, you can rest assured that all relevant official bodies are confident laser light hair therapy is a safe and non-invasive procedure.
Invisions Of CT | Confidential Hair Loss Evaluation
We invite you to schedule your free, confidential hair loss replacement consultation today. Meet with a trained Invisions of Connecticut hair restoration professional at our state-of-the-art hair replacement center in Middlebury, Connecticut .
Invisions offers a variety of laser hair loss treatment programs, both in studio and at home. If after a thorough hair loss evaluation, we determine that you are a viable candidate for this type of treatment protocol, we will make a recommendation based on the outcome of your consultation.