Laser for Hair Loss India
What is low dose laser therapy? (LLLT)
Low level laser therapy is a US FDA approved safe form of treatment. It is used for the treatment of androgenetic form of hair loss common in both men and women.
Low level laser therapy is also called red light therapy, cold laser, soft laser, biostimulation and photobiomodulation.
Androgenetic alopecia has an incidence of up to 70% of men and 40% of women at some point in their lifetime. While men typically present with a distinctive alopecia pattern involving hairline recession and vertex balding, women normally present with diffuse thinning of hair. Hair loss is a growing concern for everyone now-a-days.
Low level laser therapy for pattern balding
Devices which emit light that can penetrate the scalp are used. Excimer (308 nm), helium-neon (632.8 nm), and fractional erbium-glass (1550 nm) lasers have been used. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) uses devices such as THERADOME with diodes that emit wavelength 630-670 nanometers, or infrared radiation, available as:
- in-salon hoods or overhead panels
- bonnet or head caps
- hand-held devices
How is laser hair therapy supposed to work?
Low level laser therapy increases the blood flow in the scalp and stimulate metabolism in follicles, resulting in the production of hair.
Benefits of laser therapy for hair loss
- No adverse effects
- It is clean and painless
- Relatively inexpensive
- Minimal time commitment
- Devices are portable
- Improvement is expected after 12 to 26 weeks of use
How is low level laser hair therapy administered?
Two to three times weekly treatments are recommended, and consist of 20 minute exposure of the scalp to light-emitting diodes under head cap Scalp treatment and massage that promote blood circulation may be used additionally as part of the program.
Warnings and Caution
It should not be used with medications or products that are photosensitising.