How Low-Level Laser Hair Therapy Can Help You
June 30 2021
If you’re beginning to experience hair loss, it’s important to act right away. There are several effective hair restoration treatments available at the Hair Restoration Institute that can help stimulate your scalp and restore hair growth before hair loss becomes more noticeable. One of these treatments is low-level laser hair therapy, or LLHT, which uses the power of gentle, low-level laser lights to stimulate hair growth. Here are some of the most popular questions we hear from patients about how LLHT can work for them.
What is LLHT?
To understand how LLHT works, it’s important to first understand the basics of hair growth. The central component of hair growth is the follicle, so the health of each follicle is crucial for healthy hair growth. Everyone sheds hairs because follicles have growth cycles, where these follicles sometimes grow hair, sometimes rest, and other times shed the hairs. But normally, all follicles are on different stages of growth and shedding, so these just show up as a few hairs in the shower drain. When too many follicles are in shedding in the same area, thinning hair becomes noticeable.
That’s where LLHT comes in. It stimulates the scalp and its follicles with a special low-energy laser. That increases blood flow so follicles are better nourished and can return to a healthy hair growth cycle.
I’ve used laser hair removal before on unwanted body hair. If lasers remove hair, how can they help it grow?
We hear this question often, and it’s a valid concern. There are, in fact, types of laser light that can damage follicles to force them to shed hair, and that’s what’s used when you go to the medspa for a laser hair removal treatment.
The light spectrum we use for LLHT, however, improves the health of your hair follicles. A light that’s low on the spectrum doesn’t emit any heat. Instead, it encourages better blood flow and waste removal from your circulatory system for optimal follicle health. Blood delivers oxygen and other vital nutrients to help your cells, including those in your hair follicles, function properly. Your lymphatic system drains away toxins and pollutants, also a crucial part of ensuring follicle health for hair growth.
Is LLHT just for men?
Low-level laser hair therapy can be right for both men and women, depending on your individual hair restoration treatment plan. Even if you have a common pattern of hair loss, the treatments needed to help can be quite different than that of someone with a similar hair loss pattern.
For most people, LLHT might be part of your treatment plan if you’re in the first stages of hair loss because LLHT stimulates the scalp to encourage growth. However, there may be some instances where our hair loss professionals suggest LLHT as part of your hair restoration treatment plan even if your hair loss is more advanced.
LLHT also works well for people who have just had a hair transplantation procedure to promote faster healing and better hair thickness and texture.
After your confidential consultation with a hair loss professional at The Hair Restoration Institute, we’ll design a customized treatment plan that works for your needs.
Can I just get one LLHT treatment?
Because low-light laser hair therapy stimulates growth in your hair follicles, in most cases you’ll need a series of treatments to see results, usually in about five to ten treatments. You’ll start to notice the difference over time since natural hair growth is a slow process. Again, treatment plans are different for everyone, and your expert hair loss professional will explain how long it will take, and how many treatments you’ll need, for you to see the best results.
How safe and effective is an LLHT treatment session?
At the Hair Restoration Institute, we use an FDA-cleared low-level laser hair therapy treatment that’s safe and effective. Because there’s no heat involved with a low-level laser, there are no side effects for most people from the treatment sessions.
Our doctor-recommended LLHT treatments are also highly effective, stopping the progression of hair loss in 97% of our patients. They promote stronger, thicker, healthier-looking hair.
Make an appointment for your free, private consultation today at the Hair Restoration Institute to find out whether LLHT will work for you. We will assess your hair loss and develop a personalized treatment plan so you can take control of your hair loss. You can find us at 1201 West Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, or call or 817-854-HAIR (4247) for a complimentary consultation.