How Does Low-Level Laser Therapy Actually Work to Thicken Hair?
A large portion of men and women experience thinning hair and hair loss at one point in their lives, some sooner than others. Unfortunately, for every valid and effective hair restoration therapy on the market, there are countless others that don’t work. At the Center for Hair Restoration, we pride ourselves on delivering only the most effective and workable hair loss therapies that create results for our clients. A crucial component to anyone getting results is an understanding of what the various options are, and so we’re happy to shed some light on the very real effects of low-level laser therapy to improve thinning hair.
How and why does low-level laser therapy work?
Hair follicles, just like any other cell in your body, rely on blood flow to remain healthy and productive. If you cut off the blood flow to any part of your body, you will see a rapid diminishing of the health and vitality of that part, followed by eventual cellular death. Thinning hair is caused in no small part by reduced blood flow in your scalp, meaning low blood flow to your hair follicles.
Low-level laser therapy works by increasing blood flow and stimulating the cells in your scalp to begin working, living, and growing again. The scientifically-researched wavelengths trigger a cellular response by your cells to increase blood flow and cause the resulting surge in vitality: thicker and healthier hair.
Will low-level laser therapy stop hair loss?
Low-level laser therapy will not stop genetic hair loss, nor will it restore a full head of hair. It will, however, give you:
- Thicker, stronger, and healthier hair
- Dormant follicles returning to life and growing hair again
- Healed hair follicles
- Up to a 25% increase in hair volume
Low-level laser therapy is also very beneficial when combined with more intensive hair restoration therapies like transplants, PRP therapy, and others. It is a non-invasive and effective option to give your scalp and hair follicles a boost, and give you a thicker, more luxurious head of hair.
Low-level laser therapy: your options
At the Center for Hair Restoration, we offer two options for low-level laser therapy:
- In-office treatments where we will apply the laser intensively
- The FDA-approved LaserCapPro LC, a portable device to provide at-home low-level laser therapy to revitalize scalp and trigger hair growth
If you’re looking for a thicker head of hair and an improvement in the general health of your scalp, there’s no question that low-level laser therapy is a great option.