The use of laser treatments in medicine is increasing and this is also the case in the treatment of hair loss. Laser treatment of hair loss (Low Level Laser Hair Therapy) is becoming the main treatment when it comes to hair loss.
The effect of the laser is based on the theory that hromofores absorb the laser light, which then stimulates the growth of hair in areas where hair is thinning, increasing blood flow and oxygen supply to these areas, which stimulates the hair follicle at the cellular level. The whole process makes fine and thin hairs become stronger and thicker. Many scientists believe that this happens owing to biochemical reaction that results from interaction of laser light with follicles. The hair that has already begun to thin responds very well to this treatment, because these type of reaction stimulate hair to continue to grow, rather than to fall out. It takes a minimum of 12 months in order to see new hair growth.
Laser contains several laser diodes that emit coherent radiation as a direct source of laser light. Visible red light penetrates through several layers of skin, painlessly, without any damage of the skin and acting directly on the hair follicles. Therapy is a very comfortable and safe, and patients sometimes report that they feel a tingling in the area of the laser treatment.
Studies have shown that the laser stops progression of hair loss in 85% of patients and stimulates new hair growth in 55% of cases. Patients who underwent this type of treatment say that their hair grows quicker, looks healthier and is thicker. It is beneficial to combine this laser treatment with hair treatments such as mesotherapy, steroid injections or Minoxidil. The treatment lasts for nine months. An intensive treatment is for the first six months and then another three months for the maintenance of the achieved results.
This type of treatment is advised for both men and women suffering from androgenetic alopecia. In women, this type of treatment is very efficient because women generally suffer from diffuse hair thinning and results of the improvement of their hair are impressive especially with another type of treatment. Furthermore, patients who have had Neograft FUE hair restoration, very soon after the intervention, are referred to laser treatment in order to accelerate the growth of transplanted hairs, and the donor area heals more quickly.