Listen Up People, LLLT for Hair Loss Is Not For Everyone! Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

Published: 18th October 2010
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As a non-invasive surgery, but proven to give results, LLLT is looking like a top contender as the one to try hair loss treatment. But before you go and buy yourself a laser comb, or start scheduling low level laser therapy for hair loss, make sure you determine if LLLT will actually work for you.

1. Will it work for my hair loss?

Low level laser therapy for hair loss works by unclogging the hair follicles of DHT or any other blockages that prevents the hair from growing. It will also regenerate the scalp by increasing blood flow and nutrients to the area, stimulating the growth of hairs. Therefore, in order for this treatment to work, it needs hair follicles to work with. Studies have shown the following:

* If you have been losing hair for less than 3 years, you will receive very strong results from laser hair therapy

* Has it been between 3-5 years that you have been losing your hair? You may see good results, but this will take over a year and should definitely be used in conjunction with other treatments

* If unfortunately your hair follicles have been dormant for over 5 years, LLLT will not be of any benefit to you

2. What kind of results can I expect to see?

This really depends on how long you have experienced hair loss (check above), your type of hair loss and generally many other general health considerations (genetics, hormones etc). But results tend to fall in 4 categories:

* No change your hair continues to fall out at the same rate and there is no new growth

* Hair loss is stabilized your hair loss has slowed down considerably or may have even stopped. But no new growth noticed

* Hair is restored your hair loss has stopped and your hair is thicker and healthier

* Hair regrowth not only has your hair stopped falling out, it is now much fuller and new growth has appeared

3. When will I start seeing results?

LLLT for hair loss is by no means an overnight success solution. Results can take anywhere form 12 weeks 12 months. Just as your hair has been falling out gradually, it will take that same gradual process for your hair to be restored. That being said, for those that are eligible to use this product, the results will be worth the wait

4. How often will I have to use this treatment?

LLLT is not a permanent answer for hair loss, so will therefore need to be used fairly consistently to achieve maximum results. Again, the amount of times depends on your conditions. You may need to have treatments everyday, once a week or every 2 out of 4 weeks.

5. Are there any risks or side effects?

Generally speaking, low level laser therapy is a safe hair loss treatment to use. There are no known side effects, however some people have recommended that you not use it every day as you may suffer from redness or soreness of the scalp.

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