If you have been dealing with thinning hair or hair loss then you have probably been through several websites that claim they have treatments to regrow your hair. You have probably come across information that talked about treatments that can reverse hair loss, while others offer less inviting side effects or have ingredients that can irritate the scalp. It is our opinion that laser hair therapy is not only an effective non-surgical hair loss treatment but it is also backed by the FDA.
Laser hair therapy is recognized as an option for both men and women with certain types of hair loss. Usually this treatment works best on those who are seeking to grow hair and slow the hair loss process. Laser hair treatment is often referred to as low level laser therapy (LLLT), a soft laser, red light therapy, cold laser and bio-stimulation.
This type of hair therapy is a potential hair replacement strategy for those who suffer from pattern baldness. If you are a man one sign of this could be that you notice a receding hair line or vertex baldness. If you are a woman then you may experience hair loss that is diffused or thinning of hair all over the scalp.
In this article we want to shed some light on several factors that may indicate whether laser hair therapy will work for you.
Do Laser Hair Treatments Work for all Hair Loss Sufferers?
Not everyone with hair loss can benefit from laser hair therapy. It is important to consult with a hair loss professional before you spend money on a treatment or a home use device.
Any goal of a hair loss professional is to make sure that at the end of the day you are happy with your hair. One reason to illustrate the importance of speaking to a hair loss consultant would be if you suffer from a thyroid issue or iron deficiency which is the root of your hair loss. Laser hair treatments won’t be able to combat this and therefore; it wouldn’t be able to restore your hair. Laser hair therapy is mainly used as a treatment for those with hair loss that is caused by genetics (ie: male/female pattern baldness or also known as androgenetic / androgenic alopecia).
Who is a Good Fit for Laser Hair Therapy Treatments?
At our clinic we speak daily to men and women to assess their chances of success in regrowing their hair. Laser hair therapy cannot revive dead hair follicles so unfortunately, completely bald areas don’t respond well to treatment.
There has been some success in treating individuals with hair loss due to an illness like postpartum hair loss, or post-menopausal hair loss.
How Long Does It Take for Noticeable Results?
Studies that have been conducted have shown that laser hair therapy treatments show results after different periods of time. This time differs for each individual. On average, patients can see results around 20 to 26 weeks after starting treatments. With that being said, the results on varying areas of the scalp can also differ. A treatment might work will in one area of the scalp but not as much in another. This highlights the importance of undergoing routine treatments.
Consistency is Key for Success
When using laser hair therapy for hair loss or scalp treatments, it’s very important that you stay on top of your laser therapy sessions. These treatment can be performed at a salon by a professional trained in it application or at home with a home device. It is recommended you have treatments 2-3 times a week which exposes the scalp to light emitting diodes under a head cap. The earlier you begin therapy the greater the chances are for success. To get the results you want, talk to a hair loss professional to learn the cause of your hair loss, the type of hair loss and the best methods for restoring your hair which may include laser hair therapy. This treatment method is not a one-size-fits all, so knowing from a professional is best so you know exactly what you can expect.