Low level laser therapy (LLLT) for hair loss
How does it work?
Laser light energy with a specific visible wavelength of 650-670nm has biological effects on cellular function. It optimizes an increase in scalp blood circulation. It also stimulates cellular metabolism and prolonging the growth phase of the hair follicular cycle.
Low level laser therapy offers a potential treatment option if you are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss. It can be combined with other medical treatment options or hair transplantation to increase hair density.
Who are suitable candidates that may benefit from low-level laser therapy?
Males and females pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia)
Post-natal hair loss etc
Your dermatologist will conduct a comprehensive consultation and clinical examination to determine the cause of the hair loss and provides various treatment options.
Published research on LLLT
Examining the safety and efficacy of low-level laser therapy for male and female pattern hair loss: A review of the literature. Skin Appendage Disord 2020;6:259-267.
Low-level laser therapy for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia: a review. Lasers Med Sci 2018 Feb;33(2):425-434
Low-level laser therapy and hair regrowth: an evidence-based review. Lasers Med Sci 2016 Feb;31(2):363-371.
Low-level laser treatment stimulates hair growth via upregulating Wnt10b and β-catenin expression in C3H/HeJ mice. Lasers Med Sci 2017 Jul;32(5):1189-1195.