Low level laser is a medical treatment which uses Low level Laser or Light emitting diodes to work on various levels. It has been used in the treatment of hair loss for the last few years. Low level laser works on the Hair loss by a method called Photobiomodulation.
How does the treatment work?
Low level lasers have been generating interest since the last decade and have been used in many medical applications such as wound healing and joint health. However, in the field of hair loss, and in the treatment of alopecia, Low level lasers have shown promising results. The light when applied to the skin for a period of time has an effect on the molecules of the hair follicles, making them more robust and revitalised. This treatment not only stops hair loss, but also stimulates the thinner hair to become thicker, increasing the density of the hair.
How often are the treatments repeated?
Treatments need to be repeated two to three times a week till the hair loss stops, and need to be continued for at least four months to see significant results. Maintenance treatments are required after that to maintain results.
How long to see the results?
The hair loss stops usually two to four weeks after initiation of therapy. New hair growth is seen four to six months after starting treatments, making the hair look more dense and healthier.
Can it work on both women and men?
Yes, the Low level laser works on both men and women, in all types of hair loss. However, it is important that the cause of the hair loss is evaluated and the correct medical treatment is started. Low level laser is recommended for mild to moderate hair loss. You may need additional treatments, so do consult Dr. Rasya Dixit today.
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The information provided in Dr. Dixit's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice. The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.