Who wouldn’t want shiny and voluminous locks on their head? Who wouldn’t like to grow their hair as they like and style it in whatever way they want?
Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough for that. The Hair Society Organization claims that approximately 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss. The loss of hair in both men and women begins as early as in their 30s and for many, it doesn’t stabilize until they are in their 80s.
As our luck would have it, medical sciences have come to the rescue of the patients of alopecia. We now have various hair loss treatments before us, and during the last decade, medical hair transplant has gained quite a reputation.
The only downside of a hair transplant is the fact that not everyone is a candidate for it. Another reason why some people shy away from the procedure is that it isn’t exactly their cup of tea. While a hair transplant is a very safe procedure, it does use needles and scalpels and not everyone is comfortable with going under the knife.
This gave rise to another hair loss treatment known as laser hair therapy. This treatment has come to light in recent years, and people who have suffered from hair loss for a long time are finally seeing some hope.
If you think laser hair therapy might be your chance to treat your hair loss and wish to know if you’re the right candidate, then here’s an overview for you to find out:
Laser hair therapy is a non-invasive and painless treatment of hair loss without any side effects. This therapy basically reverses the hair loss process.
In laser hair therapy, doctors use a cold, non-thermal laser to bathe the scalp. For the same reason, it is alternatively known as cold laser or red light therapy. This laser light penetrates easily without any heating effects or side effects whatsoever.
This laser therapy addresses alopecia on a cellular level by stimulating damaged follicles. It focuses on improving microcirculation and promoting protein synthesis to reduce hair loss and encourage hair growth. Hair is already one of the fastest growing tissues in humans, and just the right stimulation can get it to working again. People who undergo this therapy see results after 2 to 5 months of the treatment.
The key to success in laser hair therapy is consistency. Unlike hair transplant, laser hair therapy is not a onetime thing, neither does it involve one session.
Laser hair therapy works slowly and steadily and it shows results after continuous sessions. However, the time it takes to show results is different for different patients.
When accessing the right candidate for laser hair therapy, doctors consider many factors before moving forward with the therapy.
The following are the right candidates for laser hair therapy:
On the other hand, people who are completely bald with dead hair follicles are not good candidates for it. Laser therapy cannot revive dead follicles and if your hair is completely bald it won’t respond successfully. Other than that, almost everyone is a good candidate for this type of hair treatment.
Until now, there are no known side effects of laser hair therapy. A study conducted in 2014, deemed low-laser hair therapy safe and effective for hair growth. Nonetheless, it is strongly advised to consult only licensed physicians for the treatment and inquire about the risks involved.
Keep in mind that every skin and body is different, and what might hold true for one might not hold true for all.
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