Laser Hair Growth
What is low level laser therapy for hair restoration?
Every hair usually grows for several years and then falls out. The root rests for some weeks before starting to re-grow a new hair. This cycle continues throughout our lives.
Unfortunately, as we age, some people replace fewer hairs than are shed (and/or thinner, lighter hair) resulting in thinner hair and gradually baldness occurs.
The cause of male or female pattern baldness is a build up of DHT at the hair follicle site. This build up inhibits the transfer of oxygen and nutrients from the enriched blood supply to the hair follicle. Like a little factory, the follicle must have a steady supply of raw materials in order to produce its desired output which in this case is hair shaft material. Without the needed raw materials a hair follicle can not produce hair shaft just like a factory can not produce cars or TVs if it doesn’t have the proper materials to work with.
The DHT is a metabolite of the male hormone testosterone. Metabolites are products of metabolism. So in this case, DHT is a product of the metabolism of the testosterone hormone.
To metabolize just means to break down so the DHT is developed when the testosterone is broken down into other substances. Although it is called the male hormone, testosterone is found in both men and women. Thus the conditions known as male pattern baldnes and female pattern baldness are caused by the same agent.
The DHT has a tendency to bond to the hair follicle and cause the blood supply to be choked off. This does not happen all at once but instead is a progressive condition. First the hair shaft diameter starts to decrease, that is the hair shaft thickness start to shrink. As the shafts decrease in size they get more and more susceptible to breakage. Eventually the shaft has been malnourished so much it withers to a consistency like peach fuzz hence the name of this really thin hair.
What are the benefits?
Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy
- Increases blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment.
- Stimulates hair follicle and stops Hair Loss.
- Fuller, shinier, softer, thicker and more manageable hair
- Repairs and improves hair shaft quality.
- Relieves irritating scalp conditions.
- Increases hair strength and elasticity.
- Bonds and locks in conditioners for enhanced results.
- Repairs damage normally caused by chemicals, coloring and perms.
- NO side effects.