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Laser Treatment for Hair Loss

Low level laser therapy - also known as red light therapy, cold laser, soft laser, bio-stimulation and photobiomodulation - is a safe form of light/heat treatment for a variety of health indications and is used to treat genetic forms of hair loss common in men and women.

The current topically applied treatment standard for pattern balding is minoxidil.  However, low level laser treatment for hair loss is now also promoted as a safe alternative or additional treatment.

It effectively stops hair loss in 85 – 95% of users. It actively increases thickness of individual hairs by 25%, and it accelerates blood circulation and cellular growth. The procedure is painless as the therapy is dominated by light. The laser generates cold light to achieve reduction of hair loss and increase in hair growth.

Why Laser Treatment?

Much more is known about the effects of laser light on biochemical and cellular function.

  • Increases cellular energy up to 150% (Adenosine Triphosphate production)

  • Stimulates cell repair and proliferation. Increases reproduction of hair and skin cells

  • Has an anti-inflammatory effects. (Hair bulbs are known to be inflamed in male and female pattern hair loss)

  • Enhances microcirculation of capillary blood vessels.

  • Has an analgesic effect. Relieves pain and irritation.

  • Immuno stimulation with correction of cellular and anti-body activity.

  • Increases anti-oxidant activity in the blood.

  • Stabilises oxidative degradation of lipids.

  • Stimulates blood cell renewal

  • Increases vasodilation


Genetic hair loss

​Genetic hair loss can affect up to 70% of men (male pattern balding) and 40% of women (female pattern balding) at some point in their lifetime. While men typically present with a distinctive  pattern involving hairline recession and vertex balding, women normally exhibit a diffuse hair thinning over the top of their scalps.


Who are the best candidates for low level laser therapy?

Low level laser therapy is intended for men and women with thinning hair or pattern baldness caused by a hereditary condition.


Clinical evidence

Scientific research has shown that low level laser therapy can provide benefit for some men and women suffering from genetic type of hair loss. Whether this treatment is suitable in your particular case is determined at consultation.


Benefits of laser therapy for hair loss

  • Low level laser therapy can be used in both men and women

  • No adverse effects have been reported

  • It is clean and painless

  • Low level laser hair therapy is relatively inexpensive

  • It requires minimal time commitment

  • Hair growth may occur on the top of the head/crown and along the hairline of forehead

Improvement is reported in at least some users after 12 to 26 weeks of use, with reduced hair fall and noticeable hair growth.

Fully Qualified Consultant Trichologists, Greater Manchester

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