How Effective is Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Hair Loss?

How Effective is Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Hair Loss?

It seems like just yesterday you were a teenager with a full head of hair. Now you’re older and wiser but don’t have the hairline you’ve wanted. While there is no fountain of youth, you can undergo treatment to improve your hairline.

You have to decide what is right for you when considering hair restoration treatments. You might consider a laser cap if you’re not into taking medication or undergoing surgery.

At Hair Doc, located in Cow Hollow, San Francisco, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about a laser cap and how to get started with one today.

What is a laser cap?

A laser cap looks like a baseball cap. However, it’s lined with low-level laser technology that stimulates dormant hair follicles to promote regrowth. The light works to target regions of the scalp experiencing balding and delivers nutrients and oxygen to grow healthy, thick hair again.

This FDA-approved treatment is noninvasive and easy to use. Just place the cap on your head and wear it for 30 minutes every other day. Let the treatment work while you’re at home, in the gym, or driving to work. 

39% increase in hair growth

You may want to know how effective the treatment is if you like what you have heard. In a clinically controlled study, participants found a 39% increase in hair growth, concluding that low-level laser therapy significantly improved hair count. Many other studies have supported the laser cap as a safe and effective treatment to improve hair growth in men and women.

Benefits of treatment

Treating your body with the utmost respect is the key to a long and healthy life. That’s why surgery and medications aren’t the go-tos for many people. The laser cap provides a great alternative to other hair loss treatments.

Its benefits include:

Do you want the most drastic results? Lasercap can safely be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments like medication and platelet-rich plasma therapy as well as used on patients who’ve undergone hair transplant surgery.

When to expect results

All good things in life come with time; that goes the same for seeing results from the laser cap. Everyone’s body reacts to treatment differently, but most patients experience thicker, fuller hair in 2-4 months. 

Here’s what to expect during treatment:

0-3 months

Patients experience hair shedding during this time as their body reacts to treatment. While this may seem worrisome, it’s a sign that the treatment is working — new anagen hairs are pushing out older hairs to make room for healthy, thicker strands. 

3-6 months

Now you will notice less hair shedding and start to see a decrease in hair loss. You’ll see your hair is fuller in areas you were previously balding. It’s important to note that treatment involves improving hair loss and preventing future hair loss, so even minimal improvements are a success.

12 months

Full results of the laser cap are typically seen after 12 months. It’s here when patients start to see the most drastic improvements in their hairline and enjoy a new-found sense of confidence.

The first step to getting started with a laser cap is scheduling an appointment. Call 415-907-7354 to schedule a consultation or book online.

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