You might have heard of laser hair removal, but did you know that lasers can also be used to stimulate hair growth? In this blog, we look at Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and explain how it can help to treat hair loss.
A Brief History of LLLT
Although LLLT has only recently started to gain popularity as a hair loss treatment, its benefits were first discovered in the late 1960s. Endre Mester, a scientist based at Semelweiss University in Hungary, had access to a ruby laser, which had just been invented at that time. His initial experiments with the tool looked at the effects of low-intensity laser light on the skin of mice. These tests were to provide interesting results. The mice treated with laser light showed faster wound healing and hair growth than those in the control group. Mester called this laser biostimulation, or what we now know as LLLT. Over the following decades continued research into LLLT has proven it effective in treating a variety of male and female hair loss conditions, without any negative side-effects.
How Does LLLT Work?
LLLT uses low levels of laser light, which are directed at the hair follicles. Studies into how it works have shown that the effects differ depending on the condition being treated. In individuals with androgenetic alopecia, it appears to stimulate stem cell activity and increase the number of hair follicles in the growth stage. When used to treat the autoimmune disorder alopecia areata, it helps to reduce the inflammation associated with hair loss. It has also been shown to help protect the follicular cells in individuals who are experiencing chemotherapy-related alopecia.
Vinci Hair Clinic’s LLLT Laser Cap
Vinci Hair Clinic’s LLLT Laser Cap offers an easy and convenient way to undergo this FDA-approved treatment from the comfort of home. The fully-portable device, which can be worn under any hat or head-covering, contains 272 powerful laser diodes. Vinci’s experts recommend using the cap for 7 minutes, every other day. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other hair restoration solutions such as minoxidil, saw palmetto, finasteride and PRP Therapy. The Laser Cap is available exclusively from Vinci’s secure online store and clinical locations around the world.