Laser Therapy May Be Right For You
Low-level light treatment (aka laser hair therapy) is an option that has been used for those who are suffering from male & female pattern hair loss. Laser red light is effective in stimulating and energizing the cells within the hair follicle.
Laser Therapy: An Established Science
In 1966, physician Endre Mester published an experiment in which he observed accelerated hair growth in rats treated with laser therapy. This made alopecia the first legitimate therapeutic indication for laser therapy. Recently LLLT (low-level laser treatment) has gained acceptance in treating human hair loss. Clinical trials and successful patient cases have validated the therapy.
Low-level light therapy has finally gained mass acceptance by the foremost physicians in the field of hair restoration. Additionally, this includes physicians who are members of prestigious industry organizations. This includes the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) has been used since the 1960s. It’s been used to treat various medical conditions such as alopecia, chronic pain, musculoskeletal, and neuropathic pain. Each of these applications is based on the biological effects of photobiomodulation in living organisms.
The use of near-infrared (NIR) light for reducing pain and inflammation has been known for almost forty years. Many fields of medicine have applied laser therapy to their practices. These include:
- Physical therapists: to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains
- Dentists: to treat inflamed oral tissues and to heal diverse ulcerations
- Dermatologists: to treat edema, non-healing ulcers, burns, and dermatitis
- Orthopedists: to relieve pain and treat chronic inflammations and autoimmune diseases
- Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics: to reduce swelling and hematoma, relieve pain, improve mobility, and treat acute soft-tissue injuries.
LLLT and Management of Hair Loss
Low-level light therapy was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007. LLLT can treat mild to moderate male pattern hair loss to re-grow hair. The device approved was a laser comb. However, the laser comb device was not practical in application. This lead to improper adherence to instructions for use. Consequently, less than optimal results in non-clinical use. LLT will help with the following:
- Increase cell metabolism and the health of blood vessels
- Encourage thicker, supple, and more durable hair shafts
- Stimulate the sebaceous glands for silkier-looking hair
- Increase melanin production in hair follicles, darkening gray hairs
Laser Therapy for Hair
In recent years, hair restoration has been a leading field in which the application of LLLT technologies have enabled physicians to improve patient outcomes. Whether used in conjunction with hair transplant procedures or prescription hair loss medications, laser hair therapy has the potential to significantly improve the health of the hair follicle. Consequently, this leads to a fuller and more natural-looking head of hair.
Capillus Rx Hair Regrowth System
The Capillus Rx laser therapy is a physician-recommended, FDA-cleared treatment clinically. Capillus is proven to regrow thinning hair. Additionally, it also prevents further progression of hair loss due to pattern balding. For only 6 minutes of use per day, Capillus laser therapy caps utilize safe, low-level lasers to stimulate, energize, and renew cells within the hair follicle for thicker, healthier hair.
Capillus Rx systems are available at Best Hair Transplant in Redondo Beach. Capillus can be used exclusively for your hair restoration needs. It can also be used in tandem with other procedures. For common questions about the Capillus hair system and answers below:
How Often Should I Wear My Capillus Laser Therapy Cap?
Everyone is unique, so it’s important to always speak with your physician about using Capillus products. Best Hair Transplant advises patients to wear the cap for 1 session, every day. Each session typically lasts no more than 6 minutes. To maintain the best results, the use of Capillus products should not be discontinued.
Are Capillus Lasers Safe?
Yes. Capillus technology uses a special type of low-level laser light that operates at 650nm. At this level, the energy of the laser does not damage skin cells. Light is then absorbed by the skin without causing any pain or discomfort.
Are Capillus Lasers Hot?
Any electrical device that has current flowing through a circuit produces a small amount of heat as a by-product. Furthermore, the flexible silicone inner shell is very insulating. Capillus traps body heat that is naturally given off between it and your scalp.
Capillus users report a sensation of mild warmth. The same effect is the reason why people wear hats in cold weather to keep warm. The hat traps the body heat allowing one to stay warm. Regardless, we’re more than willing to examine their device. Additionally, we’ll ensure that all parameters are within specifications.
Do I Need to Cut My Hair for Capillus to be effective?
No. For most individuals, cutting or trimming hair is not necessary. Laser light typically shines through individual strands of hair to easily reach the scalp beneath. However, every patient represents a unique case. Consult your physician at Best Hair Transplant to better understand your hair type. They can determine whether cutting or trimming might help deliver even better results.
CONTACT BEST HAIR TRANSPLANT
Reach out to the professional team at Best Hair Transplant in Redondo Beach, California. We will be happy to teach you more about the Capillus system. Our highly-skilled team is here to walk you through the process. We are happy to answer any questions you might have along the way.
When you come in for your free consultation, our hair restoration team will perform a personalized hair analysis. We will help you decide if laser hair restoration is the best choice for you. Our team will determine your level and severity of hair loss. Then, we will inform you about procedures that may improve your chances of regrowing and maintaining your hair. This may include the addition of DHT blockers.
If you think you’re ready to make real change in your life, contact Best Hair Transplant. You can call or text us at 213-403-0455. You can also book an appointment through our contact form on this website. We can’t wait to hear from you!