Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an established, safe and effective treatment for hair loss sufferers, approved by the American Food and Drug Administration as capable of halting and even reversing hair loss.
Laser, for a host of reasons, is an ideal treatment for women at any stage of their hair loss. It is completely painless and can be applied immediately, in conjunction with other treatments it can play a vital role in halting any further deterioration. It has even been shown to nudge some hair follicles, stuck in the resting phase, back into a healthy growth cycle. For women whose hair loss has a positive prognosis, who can expect over time to return to a full head of hair, laser treatment can play an important role in that recovery.
It works because the type of low level laser used can penetrate the epidermis and increase metabolism in the cells. This is best evidenced by measuring the increase in blood flow to the area, which in studies reached over 50%. This improved blood supply is credited with delivering higher levels of your body’s own defence mechanisms as well as driving the metabolism and a healthy environment in which the follicles can thrive.
That increased blood flow can also be used to increase the efficacy of other treatments. An important example of that might be combining LLLT with a Mesotherapy course delivering Minoxidil. Mesotherapy is the only method for women wanting to use this approved product, unfortunately only approved for men in its oral form. By delivering Minoxidil using micro-needling and combining that with a course of LLLT to improve that blood supply, the aim is to achieve the maximum in the shortest possible time.
It is vital to seek advice at the first signs of hair loss. If you have noticed increased shedding, either on your pillow or hairbrush, it is important to pay close attention to those regions where hair loss for women is normally spotted first… centrally on top of the scalp and behind the hairline, also at the rear of the head. It will present as a general thinning which can make it difficult to spot immediately, but early intervention is strongly recommended. If you suspect your hair is thinning then the time to act is right now – the sooner you begin therapy the greater your chances are of holding on to what you have.