The causes of hair fall are many, and usually, the hair does grow back with proper nutrition and hair care. In a small percentage of patients, when the hair fall persists, medical treatment in the form of topical lotions and vitamin supplements are recommended. However, these take up to two to three months to show results, and even after two months, there may not be a complete stoppage of hair loss. In such patients, treatments such as low-level laser are advised.
What is a low-level laser for hair loss?
Low-level laser or Red light therapy is a safe, painless treatment for hair loss. The Red light is emitted by Light-emitting diodes. These are placed in laser comb-like devices or laser helmets and are applied over the scalp for about 15 to 20 minutes. Treatments are done on alternate days or at least twice a week for good results.
How does low-level laser for hair loss work?
The low-level laser increases the blood circulation in the scalp and invigorates the hair follicles. This helps the follicles grow and stops hair fall. The improvement in circulation helps the hair look more vitalized and grow longer.
Who is a good patient for Low-level Laser therapy?
The low-level laser is a safe and painless treatment for both men and women with hair loss. It can be used by women who are pregnant or lactating as well. This treatment can be used alone or in combination with medical or other treatments such as autologous growth factor treatment of hair loss.
What are the advantages of Low-level laser therapy?
Low-level laser therapy is painless, noninvasive and free of side effects. It can be used by both men and women of all ages to treat hair loss.
When can one see the results?
Results of hair loss after treatment with low-level laser therapy take 10 to 12 treatments. This can be completed in a month.