Laser with Hair Restoration?

Lasers, have a variety of different uses, including creating a straight line or a cat toy. While these are great uses, with the improvement of technology so, too, did the advancements and places that use this technology.

One area, which is using this technology, is medicine, and the low-level laser therapy, or LLLT, is a popular instrument in the hair restoration process.


The lasers are able to increase the blood flow to the area and pinpoint individual areas to rejuvenate the hair follicles that are slowing down and will eventually die. Stimulating the hair follicle into producing stronger hair shafts, improves the quality and the feel of the hair.

There are a number of machines that are available that have all been approved by the FDA, and these do come in a number of different options, from the office based larger units, to the new units which can fit inside a baseball cap.

The size of the unit has played a part in reducing treatment costs, with the patient having the freedom to wear the device without detection, means greater options for the clients and overall cheaper costs for the procedure.

If there are products that can protect a person from losing their hair, it is important that they are readily available. Hair loss is a stressful time for many people and talking to specialists, about procedures that they can do to prevent further hair loss, is important. It might not restore hair that has already been lost but it may stimulate the hair follicles to improve the hair quality.

Therefore, if you opt for a hair transplant using laser is also proactive in protecting the hair that is still in place. This will make the transplant procedure more viable if you have taken the steps with the doctor, who is performing the surgery, to discuss the options you have post-surgery to not only improve the follicles transplanted, but to ensure the ones that you have left are at their healthiest.

Lasers will stimulate the blood flow to the top of the head; this increases the amount of blood in the hair follicle and allows it to produce stronger hair. There is no evidence to suggest that the lasers do any long-term damage to the brain or the scalp, so there aren’t any worries about this type of treatment option causing skin cancer. With the lasers, being a low-level source, there is no heat emitted and this ensures the areas treated, are safe from burns too.

The portable option allows more freedom for treatment, whilst the larger options, which are still available in many hair specialist facilities, are going to be able to cover a larger area of the surface of the scalp as they are normally larger machines.

Therefore, lasers still have an important part to play in the hair restoration industry.


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