Thinning hair and balding can be a major cause of lowered self-esteem and leave people—both men and women—feeling self-conscious about their hairline. They might take extra care to always wear a hat or bandana or only wear their hair in certain hairstyles to cover up thinning areas. Fortunately, laser hair growth treatments are an effective way to encourage hair growth in both men and women in the short term.
Laser Hair Treatment
Laser hair treatment is an effective way to treat male and female pattern baldness that has been approved by the FDA for home use. During this non-invasive treatment, a laser hair growth cap is placed over the head. This cap emits red light at specific wavelengths into the scalp. Researchers believe that the light rays penetrating into the scalp stimulate hair follicles out of the rest phase and into the growth phase. As the laser light is absorbed by the hair follicle, microcirculation increases, and an increased blood supply is distributed to the hair follicle. This keeps your hair in the growing phase for longer while diminishing hair loss, resulting in a thicker head of hair. The treatment lasts just 30 minutes on average and is recommended three times a week. Laser hair growth treatments can be used at home, generally as part of a larger treatment approach at a clinic or office including PRP injections, Hair Transplantation, or medications. Because it is a quick treatment, it is very convenient for people on the go.
The benefits of laser cap therapy include:
· Hair regrowth
· Reduction of hair loss
· A thicker and fuller head of hair
· Can be used in both men and women with all hair lengths
· Short daily (or a few times a week) time commitment
· Painless, non-invasive treatment
Overall, laser hair therapy is a great option for both men and women that are suffering from hair thinning or baldness. Results will vary from patient to patient, but you should begin to notice a thicker and fuller head of hair within six months, and the treatment works best with people who suffer from alopecia.
With this type of hair growth treatment, it is important to note that although the hair follicles are stimulated into their growth phrase, these follicles will still need nutrients to grow thick and strong, so it’s important to take care of the follicles with shampoos and conditioners that contain nutrients to build strong hair, and even take oral supplements such as vitamins and minerals that help with hair growth. Once the hair is stimulated to grow, it needs access to the basic materials required to keep it growing and strong. Studies have shown that this type of hair growth treatment is effective, but research is still being conducted on less common causes such as stress-related hair loss and hair growth obstacles such as a hormonal imbalance.
There are a few different types of laser cap therapies available for home use and at a clinic or an office. If you suffer from thinning hair or pattern baldness, talk to your health care provider to see what kind of laser cap therapy will help you achieve a thicker and fuller head of hair.