Hair loss affects millions of people and pattern baldness doesn’t just affect men. In fact, 40 percent of women will experience it along with the 70 percent of men.
According to the American Hair Loss Association:
By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Some even start losing hair as early as in their 20s and before – and this can lead to frustration, lack of self-esteem, and confusion on where to turn.
What is Low Level Laser Hair Therapy?
Low Level Laser Hair Therapy (LLLT) is commonly used to help treat hair loss due to genetic factors. It is also known as red light therapy, photobiomodulation, biostimulation, soft laser or cold laser therapy and helps treat pattern balding as well as alopecia.
How Does It Work?
Low Level Laser Therapy works in a few unique ways to help with hair loss such as:
It stimulates the hair follicles from within the hair cycle by taking them from the resting stage (telogen) to re-enter the growth (anagen) phase.
It helps the rate of growth and proliferation during the growth or anagen phase.
It prolongs the growth (anagen) phase during the hair cycle.
Low Level Laser Therapy also increases the blood flow to the areas of the scalp that are exposed through swelling of the arteries, also known as vasodilatation. This helps deter the effects of the main hormone that is responsible for pattern hair loss, known as dihydrotestosterone.
This is a non-surgical as well as non-chemical solution for hair loss and those in the initial stages of hair loss seem to have the most benefits although any treatment always depends on the individual.
A Safe Solution
If you are experiencing hair loss and would like to discuss your options with Low Level Laser Hair Therapy or any of our other solutions here at Custom Hair Tampa Bay, simply click here to find a studio near you. We understand the ramifications of hair loss and provide safe alternatives that may help you regain your self-esteem.
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