for Hair loss - Hair Care Tips
Laser Treatment for Hair loss
A relatively new addition to the tools
that some trichologists use to combat hair loss is laser treatment. We
facts below about this effective method:
Low Level Laser Light Therapy as a
Low-level laser light
therapy (LLLLT) is a form of physical medicine. Physical medicine uses
stimulation therapy to activate the body's natural defense mechanisms,
i.e. through biostimulation.
What is Laser "Radiation"?
The name LASER is short for L
ight A mplification by S timulated E mission of
R adiation. Laser light and devices are sometimes referred to as
laser emitting, laser producing, laser radiation, etc. This terminology
is confusing. There is NO radiation in the sense we normally refer to as
radiation. Lasers produce light high in energy, nothing else (even
sunlight is a type of radiation). No radioactivity or dangerous
energy is produced. Radiation with laser does imply that your head will
get fried! The laser light is used as a ‘cold light'.
Is Laser Hair Care Safe?
The type of lasers used by
trichologists are non-surgical therapeutic lasers. Some trichologists
use the most powerful laser that is safe for cosmetic purposes (and
which complies with international laser safety standards). Laser Hair
Care is approved for cosmetic use in the EEC and US as a Certified Class
3A laser by the Food and Drug Administration, which has the most rigid
standards in the world and fully complies with Radiation Control for
Health and Safety act. The energy produced by the photons does not have
the thermal component that can cause injuries to users or operators.
Laser light energy does not alter molecular structures, it stimulates
the body's mechanism to repair and heal itself.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
- Increases scalp blood flow and
follicle microcirculation by 20 to30%.
- Increases nutrient supply to enhance
- Stimulates and accelerates hair
- Reduces excess levels of skin
5-alpha reductase and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the hormones that
contribute to genetic thinning.
- Relieves scalp conditions such as
psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, itchy/scaling scalp due to the
laser's anti-inflammatory effects.
- Normalises sebum production in the
- Increases sebum production in cases
of underactivity/scalp dryness.
- Reduces excessive sebum production
in cases of overactivity/scalp greasiness, thus reducing pore clogging
and preventing enlarged sebaceous gland formation.
- Reduces tight, tender scalp.
- An effective adjunct therapy for pre
and post hair transplantation procedures.