Efficacy and Safety of Low-Level Laser Devices for Hair Growth

Lasers may have once been the domain of science fiction, but today, the powerful light and energy that lasers emit are very real and are used in a wide range of ways in industry – and medicine. In the field of hair restoration, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven its value, safety, and effectiveness in strengthening hair and encouraging follicle growth.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we have used LLLT devices such as CapillusPro cap, HairMax LaserComb, and HairMax LaserBand with tremendous success. We offer these treatments to all hair loss patients to promote or stabilize hair loss, both as a post-operative adjunct to hair transplant surgery or as stand-alone hair restoration treatment.  

What is Low-Level Laser Therapy?

LLLT nourishes hair by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses “spark” dormant follicles back into a regrowth phase by jump-starting proper circulation and cellular respiration. The hair-stimulating energy is delivered to the scalp through the use of specialized comb, caps, or domes.

After a hair transplant, LLLT helps bring blood, oxygen, and nutrients to balding areas, enhancing the effects of the surgery. Even the most successful hair transplants can face some stubborn and uncooperative follicles which resist regrowth. LLLT can get those reluctant follicles in gear and stimulate their growth.

Is LLLT Effective?

Decades of clinical research prove that LLLT works. Researchers who conducted a comprehensive 2016 review of 21 earlier studies involving LLLT devices for the treatment of hair loss concluded that “FDA-cleared LLLT devices are both safe and effective in patients with male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss who did not respond or were not tolerant to standard treatments.”

Is LLLT Safe?

All of the LLLT devices and treatments that we offer at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hair loss in men and women. None of the many studies performed on LLLT for hair loss have revealed any safety concerns or significant adverse effects.

Non-invasive, unlike surgery, and non-biochemical, unlike medication, LLLT is an attractive hair loss restoration option that you should discuss with an experienced hair loss physician.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today to Learn More About LLLT and Other Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Options

If you would like to learn more about low-level laser therapy or other non-surgical options for addressing hair loss, please schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.