LLLT Hair loss Treatment (Low Level Laser Therapy) is a modern method used in men and women with androgenetic or other forms of alopecia, such as diffuse and spot baldness. It is also used, with very good results, to enhance hair growth after transplantation. Hair loss treatment with laser probably acts by increasing the blood flow in the scalp. This hair loss treatment has no side effects, but works only for as long as the treatment is continued.
General information about hair loss therapy with LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)
Hair loss treatment with LLLT is a modern method, used as a supplementary therapy in both men and women. It is mainly used in cases of androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss, common baldness) but also in cases of diffuse or spot baldness (alopecia areata). LLLT hair loss treatment is painless, bloodless and without any complications.
Action and effectiveness of laser LLLT therapy
It is considered that laser energy acts in two ways:
- The energy cells of the hair follicle are stimulated, resulting in increased production of ATP by the cells and faster hair growth.
- The local blood flow in the region of the scalp that exhibits alopecia is stimulated, resulting in the growth of hair with greater length and diameter.
According to various scientific studies, the results of LLLT hair loss treatment can slow down or even stop hair loss in 85% of the patients, whereas growth of new hair is observed in 55% of the cases. At the same time, of great importance is the observation that treatment with LLLT increases the diameter of the hair shafts, thus improving the appearance and the volume of the hair.
A combination of LLLT treatment with the application of minoxidil and/or finasteride in the regions that suffer from alopecia optimises the results. These methods give better results in cases of incipient or partial hair loss, but have no effect in cases where baldness has existed for many years, as there are no hair follicles to be stimulated. A major advantage of topical treatment with LLLT is that it can be easily done as home therapy. There are portable devices available with rechargeable batteries, similar in appearance to a hair brush, which emit both LLLT wavelengths and infrared radiation (heat), stimulating the blood supply to the hair follicles. Hair loss treatment with laser is fully compatible and complementary to PRP treatment.
Indications and side effects of LLLT hair loss treatment with the LaserComb
This therapy is effective in men and women with a family history of male pattern hair loss, men and women who already display hair loss and either are or are not under treatment, patients who are about to undergo hair transplantation or have had hair transplantation in the past, patients with hair loss due to other causes (diffuse alopecia, alopecia areata, drug-induced alopecia, chemotherapy, etc.), and women with severe hair loss after pregnancy or menopause.
The non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical nature of LLLT LaserComb therapy and the low energy levels of the laser beam guarantee the possibility of long-term use without any side effects.
Duration of hair loss treatment with the LLLT LaserComb
The first results of LLLT hair loss treatment will already start to appear from the second month after commencement of the treatment. The results gradually improve during the next months and remain stable, provided that the treatment is not interrupted. If treatment with LLLT is interrupted, hair loss will start to intensify again after a period of 2-3 months, and the situation will gradually return to its pre-treatment state.