Red Light Therapy for Hair Loss
Red Light Therapy, also known as Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT), is a hair loss treatment method that uses photons to irradiate scalp tissues. Your follicles absorb the photons, which stimulate hair growth. The procedure is safe, painless, and even paired with hair transplant surgery to speed healing and stimulate the transplanted hair to grow.
The demand for this minimally invasive treatment is growing. Statistics show that more than 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States are losing their hair. Thinning or balding hair can lower one’s self-esteem and confidence, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With red light therapy, people have a research-backed, natural solution to slow or even reverse hair loss without disruptive side-effects.
How It Works
Red Light Therapy is a type of phototherapy. Phototherapy procedures use specific wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Red light is bioactive in humans, the body responds to it beneficially similar to how plants respond to sunlight.
Research shows that LLLT stimulates circulation and promotes hair growth. Red light penetrates through the skin to reach the base of the hair follicles, enhancing the cellular respiration process which allows the cells to function with more ease and efficiency.
According to a 2014 study, low-level laser therapy was safe and effective for hair growth in both men and women. In addition, a 2013 study involving males aged 18 to 48 showed that laser hair treatment provided a 39 percent increase in hair growth over a period of 16 weeks.
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) has the following benefits:
● No side-effects
● Increases hair strength, shine and caliber
● In most cases regrows hair
How Long Does Red Light Therapy or LLLT Take?
At Ziering Medical we offer the Ziering Laser Cap. The ZCap should be worn 3 times a week for 30 minutes for the first 12 months of treatment. After that first year of laser therapy, patients are re-evaluated to determine the level of frequency required to maintain their results. The natural growth process begins at the cellular level, so it is very gradual. Just as hair loss doesn’t occur overnight, the hair regrowth process will also take some time. Results are unique for each patient.
If you are experiencing hair loss, LLLT may be an option for getting your hair healthy and growing again. If you do take this option, make sure to have it done only by professionals who have extensive experience.