Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Hair Loss
LLLT is an extremely effective non-surgical hair regrowth treatment for women’s hair loss. LLLT not only thickens existing hairs, but also increases the number of hairs in the growth phase. LLLT is beneficial in the treatment of Androgenic Alopecia (Female Pattern Hair Loss), Traction Alopecia, and Telogen Effluvium.
How does it work?
LLLT stimulates the hair follicle cells to grow in the scalp and increases cellular activity around the follicle. This also decreases inflammation so existing hairs can grow thicker and stronger.
How long has it been around?
LLLT has been used in various medical specialties for over 50 years, however with the advancements in laser technology over the last five years studies have demonstrated amazing results when used for the treatment of hair loss in women.
Is LLLT a safe treatment?
While the thought of lasers may sound scary, LLLT is extremely safe and is FDA cleared for the treatment of hair loss. Unlike most cosmetic lasers, LLLT is a “cold-beam” laser, therefore there is no risk of burning the skin.
Is there research on its effectiveness with hair?
There have been numerous studies showing the effectiveness of LLLT as a treatment for hair loss. One of the most recent studies was performed in 2014:
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 2014
Randomized, double-blind multicenter study (including Harvard, MIT, Cleveland Clinic)
Result: Statistically significant improvement in hair density in the treatment group. Hair shafts were both more numerous as well as thicker in about 95% of the treatment group. No significant negative side effects.
How is it performed?
At Medi Tresse we offer three LLLT products that our patients can use in the comfort of their own home, the LaserCap®, the HairMax® LaserBand 82, and our very own Tresse 272 laser cap. If you’re further curious how these products can stop your hair loss, get in touch with us!