Low-level laser therapy, also called LLLT, is used often in conjunction with hair restoration surgeries. While LLLT has been shown to work alone, laser therapy cannot completely reverse a balding area on its own. Instead, individuals suffering from severe male-pattern baldness opt to use both treatments to increase their success.
What is LLLT?
Low-level laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment used to treat hair loss. With consistent, long-term use, patients can expect their hair to increase in volume and thickness. LLLT is especially beneficial for women with diffuse hair loss who aren’t candidates for surgery or prescription medication.
Low-level Laser Therapy For Hair Loss
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has emerged as a highly promising, non-invasive treatment for hair loss, offering valuable support to the success of hair transplant procedures. This innovative method harnesses the power of low-level lasers to stimulate hair follicles, fostering improved blood circulation and heightened cellular activity in the scalp.
LLLT nourishes follicles by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. This process is said to “spark” the follicle back into its regrowth phase after it stops working properly. Using LLLT prompts proper circulation and cellular respiration to restore cell function.
Post-surgery, LLLT helps bring blood, oxygen, and nutrients to balding areas, promoting stronger effects. Although hair transplants are often successful on their own, some follicles are stubborn at re-entering the growth cycle. LLLT provides the extra push that these follicles need to get back to business.
Numerous patients have shared testimonials of experiencing denser, healthier hair and expedited recovery periods by incorporating LLLT into their post-transplant care regimens. What’s particularly advantageous about LLLT is its non-thermal, painless nature, rendering it a convenient and efficacious option for individuals seeking to optimize the outcomes of their hair restoration journey. For those contemplating a hair transplant, exploring the potential benefits of LLLT as a complementary therapy may result in even more remarkable and naturally appealing results.
How is Laser Therapy Implemented?
Patients can undergo low-level laser therapy through a few different methods. Laser domes, laser combs, and laser caps. Laser domes are professional pieces of equipment that require a visit to the doctor to receive treatment. Laser combs have limitations since treatment is performed primarily at-home and the application is cumbersome. Laser caps, on the other hand, are portable, hands-free, and effective.
The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami offers the Capillus272 laser cap, a device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Capillus272 caps have 272 professional-strength lasers to make it the most powerful at-home device for thinning hair.
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