The moment you notice your hair thinning, hair line receding or that little bald spot growing on the top of your head, it can be one of the more gut wrenching and discouraging discoveries. This can happen to guys as early as their 20’s. It’s not just a man’s issue either, women also experience hair loss as they get older. While hair loss may be a difficult pill to swallow, there are a wide variety of treatments out there to help reverse hair thinning and hair loss. There are shampoos, vitamins, natural herbs that are commonly used to help with hair loss, and although they may help to some extent, none of these actually help regrow hair. However, there is a treatment that actually works to stimulate the hair follicle and promote new hair growth – this treatment is laser phototherapy, also known as low level laser therapy.
Typically, when we think of lasers we think of red and green beams of light used to cut through metals, remove tattoos, and shoot out of weapons in Sci-Fi movies. In certain wavelengths, lasers do all these things – what you might be surprised to know is that in the correct wavelength, laser therapy can revitalize weakened hair follicles and stimulate them to grow hair.
Laser phototherapy is a safe and painless procedure used by many physicians and hair restoration professionals today to help reverse hair loss and restore hair growth. Unlike the more traditional hair growth methods such as oral drugs and topical treatments, laser hair therapy has no harmful side effects. This treatment utilizes safe, nourishing, therapeutic light that is applied to the scalp. As this laser light reaches the hair follicles, it can help to not only help stunt further hair loss but it also helps kick start hair growth. Exposure to low level laser light is believed to bring more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle and speed up the elimination of waste products such as DHT – the primary contributor to hair loss.
Laser hair therapy treatments can help just about anyone who is suffering thinning or hair loss due to hereditary hair loss – the most common cause of hair loss. This drug free hair regrowth treatment helps hair grow back without the worry of nasty side effects and other downsides. Laser hair therapy is safe to use in conjunction with other methods as well, such as sulfate free shampoos, topicals, and vitamins, however it is not necessary to pair up hair growth methods to achieve hair growth results with laser therapy.