Laser Hair Therapy Treatment Q&A
What is Low Level Laser Light?
Low level laser light is compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is coherent (it travels in a straight line), monochromatic (a single wavelength) and coluPAated (it concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot). These properties allow laser light to penetrate with no heating effect, no discomfort and no known side effects. The unique laser light penetrates into the scalp tissue where it stimulates the microcirculation and improves cellular metabolism and protein synthesis.
Is Laser Hair Restoration Safe?
Yes. The type of laser light used in low level laser therapy (LLLT) meets all international safety standards and legislative specifications of a “non-significant risk” product, and is classified as a Class IIIA cosmetic laser.
How Soon Will I See Results?
The appearance of reduction of hair loss usually occurs after five to six treatments. Some patients and clients have also indicated that they have also experienced hair growth after 10-12 treatments. Laser hair therapy has also been shown to be especially effective in many women and men when used in combination with a multi-therapeutic hair loss control program such as the Trichology hair loss prevention and control program.
Who is the Best Candidate for Laser Hair Therapy?
Anyone experiencing hair loss. Low level laser hair treatment is the long anticipated answer for the hair transplant specialist challenged by the ineligibility to perform transplant procedures on certain individuals primarily due to the following scenarios:
Patients with early stages of hair loss — 1 to 7 years. (Too much growing existing hair on the top of the head so that the option to transplant hair from the back of the head or “donor area” would cause “hair shock” or “hair trauma” to existing growing hair, thus accelerating loss of existing hairs.)
Women that experience general thinning throughout including the sides and back area where a transplant specialist would typically harvest the donor site.