Low level laser therapy is intended for men and women with thinning hair or pattern baldness caused by a hereditary condition. The hair growth cycle consists of three phases: Growth (Anagen Phase), Resting (Telogen Phase) and Shedding (Catagen Phase). Hair loss in androgenetic alopecia depends on a testosterone derivative in the skin, DiHydroTestosterone (DHT).
Low Level Laser Therapy is believed to increase blood flow in the scalp and stimulate metabolism in catagen or telogen follicles, resulting in the production of anagen hair. It has also been suggested that it may assist a hair transplant patient’s postoperative wound healing process and expedite hair growth. There are many benefits to this mode of treatment. To begin with, it is beneficial to both men and women and has no adverse effect. The process is relatively inexpensive and is clean and painless. There is a noticeable hair growth within a span of 12 to 26 weeks. Our medical experts at Radiant Clinic also recommend, scalp treatments and massages to help promote blood circulation as part of the treatment process.
Hair loss happens for a variety of reasons including, stress, poor diet, overstyling and medical issues. The most common type of hair loss is hereditary hair loss, also known as Androgenetic Alopecia. This is a natural condition caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels and the aging process. This type of hair loss involves an inherited sensitization of genetically predisposed hair follicles to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The affected hair follicles gradually shrink and the hair life-cycle shortens which results in thinning hair. In some cases the follicle eventually ceases to produce hair, shuts down and becomes dormant.
Hereditary hair loss can start as early as the mid 20’s and up to half of the male population will be affected by the age of 50. One in four women will, experience hair loss at some point in their lives, most severely with the onset of menopause.
Androgenetic alopecia affects men and women differently. Men will notice a receding hairline, the formation of a bald patch on the top of the scalp and gradual thinning on the crown. Women will typically experience a gradual thinning all over the scalp, thinning in the temple areas, and a widening in the gap where the hair parts but very rarely experience baldness.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is visible light in the red spectrum. Safe, easy and effective, low level lasers deliver light energy directly to the scalp through a process known as Photobiostimulation. The laser light increases the amount of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the fuel of the living cells within the follicle.
ATP is integral to the function of the cell as an “energy transporter.” It promotes an increase in cellular activity, which helps create an optimal environment for hair growth. In addition, the energy from laser light may increase blood flow and circulation in the scalp. This leads to healthier hair follicles and helps remove harmful elements such as DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss.
Laser treatment infuses hair follicles with the energy needed to stimulate growth factors, reverse the thinning process, extend the growth phase, help restore a healthy hair cycle and regrow hair. No Drugs, No worrisome side effects. No Ongoing Costs.