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Laser Therapy for Hair Loss

There was an answer found for people who have the problem of hair loss. It turned out be a non-surgical treatment for the condition, referred to as low-level laser therapy. It turned out that the technology is not a recent discovery. It was already in use as far back as fifty years ago, for treatment of conditions such as chronic pain, among others. The doctors came to this discovery by accident, since it was not their aim to cause hair to increase growth, but that was what was happening. Cancer was feared as one of the effects of using this type of laser on people. So as an experiment to rule this out, low-level laser technology was used on mice, which surprisingly had more hair growing in those areas where it was directed. It was a chance discovery that would be treated as a useful one much later.

It is still a mystery how low-level laser therapy has the power to increase people’s hair growth rates. Some say that it could be because the therapy increases the amount of blood that flows to that area being treated. Others say it is the transfer of energy from light right to the cells of the hair that ends up increasing the hair growth rate. You need to know that this therapy is not effective in areas that have completely become bald. Those who take it up need to also know that they shall always be on this therapy for it to kept the effects.

You will find two types of the low-level laser therapy products to choose from. There is the one that is designed to be safe to use at home. This type has made it possible for people to take their treatments from home. Its only problem is that it will lack optimum intensity and optimum coverage, when compared to the other type. The other type, on the other hand has been designed to be used in an office setting. It has a lot more energy and coverage. You will however need to keep going back to the office for treatments. But there is yet to emerge a clear winner in terms of performance.

Low level laser therapy is seen as a good method of treating those who have androgenic alopecia, regardless of the fact that they are men or women. It is ad that for such an effective treatment, it cannot do much for those who have already gone completely bald, or for patches of complete baldness. It is good for thinning hair. Depending on whether it is home or office treatment, you will have to go through some distinct procedures. And as much as there is no clear winner, they are both helpful in what they were designed to do.

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