Laser Therapy: A Novel Way To Fight Hair Loss
Hair loss is one of the major problems that most people suffer from. It is not that only men who experience hair loss, even women do. The only difference lies in the way both the genders perceive the problem of hair loss. Men generally consider hair loss as a factor responsible for ageing and with women hair loss is the matter of losing their pride. Women generally associate hair with beauty and no woman wants to look old or for that matter bald.
After months of warring with various products, we surely must have sat down and researched about the causes of hair loss. Baldness would be the last thing on any lady’s mind, hence every women wants to get the best in treatment and procedure to maintain their beautiful mane. Hair loss occurs due to various reasons that vary from nutrition deficiency to hereditary factors. Besides these factors, hair loss can also be result of stress, alopecia treatment, improper diet as well as scalp disorders.
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Unlike the common ailments like dandruff, stress and dermatitis, there is another reason for huge amounts of hair loss. This is called Female Pattern Hair Loss ( FPHL ).
Pattern hair loss occurs due to certain hormonal changes in our bodies. We all know that our body contains a hormone called testosterone. Testosterone quantity is more in males than in females, but we have it too. Due to certain genetics and certain physical changes, the testosterone gets converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which is the primary cause of hair loss.
DHT can be formed in our body due to a number of reasons. A few of the reasons are
- Frequent exercise ( heavy exercise )
- Stress and overwork
DHT is the root cause (literally) of all our hair loss problems. DHT clogs the hair roots thereby preventing blood supply reaching the roots. When the hair root (also known as the hair follicle ) does not get sufficient oxygen through the blood supply to the root, the root starts dying. As a hair root dies, the hair does not have a support in the scalp and therefore it falls off.
When a large amount of DHT is formed in our body, we can see a large amount of hair loss. Before a hair root completely dies, the lack of blood supply causes it to have a lesser growth rate. This means that the hair follicle becomes dormant. A dormant hair follicle can again be stimulated to grow hair in case we can eliminate the problem of the DHT in our bodies.
Hair loss is also a natural process. Every strand of hair on your scalp goes through three phases, the growth stage, transitional stage and the resting stage. Every hair at the resting stage falls out and this cycle continues all throughout your life. However, with passing time some people shed hair or experience thinning of hair and gradually become bald. Balding is not as a result of shedding of hair, it is because hair doesn’t grow back.
Today, technology has created various treatments that can help you achieve normal looking hair even after balding. The Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) is one such therapy that incorporates Laser light to the hair roots stimulating regrowth of hair.
Laser Therapy for Hair –What is it?
Laser Hair Therapy also referred as LLLT is a non-surgical treatment for thinning hair, Hair Loss, as well as other scalp problems. It is a medically tested procedure and is proven to be safe and effective. The procedure involves use of a device containing therapeutic low light lasers. The Laser hair therapy functions similar to the photo biotherapy procedure.
How does it Work?
In the LLLT procedure Laser light is used on your scalp and the cells in the scalp absorb these rays and repair themselves. The Laser light has the potential to penetrate deep inside the scalp tissues, thereby stimulating blood circulation, metabolism of the cells as well as protein synthesizes. Laser Hair Therapy’s cellular and sub-cellular activity assists in breaking down the collection of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) thus preventing Hair Loss. Using Laser therapy on a regular basis will help to strengthen and regenerate hair roots. This slows down the resting phase your hair follicles and quickens the growth of new hair.
Once dead, nothing can be done to restore hair roots. Hence it necessary to get it treated as soon as you realize that you are suffering from male or female pattern baldness. Therapeutic pure red light used in laser therapy stimulates the supply of blood to the hair follicles thus escalating the number of red blood cells delivering oxygen and nutrients to the scalp. The treatment clears debris from the hair shafts resulting in healthier growth of new hair.
Results of Laser hair growth:
According to a few researches conducted in some European countries, patients who underwent laser hair therapy experienced decrease in hair loss and increase in hair growth. About 85% of the patients said that their hair loss has reduced and about 60% of the patients said that they started getting new hair growth.
Most of the patients who underwent this laser treatment said that their existing hair was getting stronger and thicker. The laser hair loss treatment is approved by the FDA, is painless and has no known side effects of the treatment. Careful research is advised before going for a laser hair loss treatment. But with the proper therapy, we can see a bounce in our hair.
Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy
- Laser therapy not only helps to regrow hair, but also offers immense other benefits, which include:
- 54% rise in supply of blood to the scalp after one sitting
- Light is delivered directly from varied laser positions to ensure proper dosage
- Arouses hair follicle
- Impedes Hair Loss
- Leads to growth of soft, shiny, fuller and easily manageable hair
- Improves and repairs the quality of hair shaft quality
- Offers relief from irritation in scalp
- Increases the elasticity and strength of hair
- Also helps to repair the damage caused by coloring, straightening and perming
After getting a Laser Therapy it is essential to maintain and take proper care of your hair to have long lasting results. You also need to have a healthy protein rich diet that promotes hair growth alongside these treatments and medicines.