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What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

Low Level Light Therapy is perhaps the most significant non-surgical hair restoration technology available today. This emerging hair restoration treatment is rapidly gaining acceptance as a safe, non-invasive treatment for men and women experiencing hair loss.

LLLT is a light energy emitted from a laser diode that penetrates skin tissue while invigorating thescalp and living cells that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle while reducing the harmful effects of dihydrotesterone (DHT.) The treatment produces no heat and therefore cannot harm.

In fact, the FDA has classified the technology as a non-significant risk device (NSR) in accordance with laser product safety standards. Treatments are entirely painless and are performed in a private setting lasting approximately 15-20 minutes.

 

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The scientific term for the process is called "photobiostimulation" (PBS). The four distinct effects of PBS are an increase in ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and protein synthesis, improved cell proliferation, a change in cell membrane permeability and increased blood circulation due to the dilation effect of the LLLT on capillaries.

The treatment is very simple and appointments last approximately 15-20 minutes. Clients sit comfortably under a device that looks like a commercial hair dryer at beauty salon. The treatment produces no heat and runs silently while you simply relax, listen to music, watch television or read.

What Type of Results Can I Expect?

An independent 2003 LLLT study, published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology (Volume 5, Number 2, 2003 [John L. Satino and Michael Markou, D.O.]), supports that hair count in men and women increased up to 93.5% on average and hair tensile (strength) increased 78.9% while being treated with LLLT. 35 patients were involved in the six-month study that included 28 men and 7 women.

In 2003, Dr. Glenn Charles, D.O. of in Boca Raton, Florida, completed a 10-subject clinical study on the effects of LLLT and its effects on hair loss and post surgery healing with hair transplant patients.
He concluded that the mean hair count of the test subjects increased 55.4% at the six-month period of the study with some subjects experiencing as much as a 96% hair count increase. Additionally, he concluded that post surgery hair transplant patients experienced reduced shock loss (telogen-effluvium) of transplanted hair as well as existing hairs and faster hair re-growth. The majority or patients also experienced a significant reduction in postoperative redness, discomfort and irritation from the surgery.

The Following is a Sampling of Physicians, Organizations, and Professors Who Have Published Articles on the Positive Effects of Low Level Light Therapy. Hair Retention and Re-growth:

Japan Laser Therapy Association (1992)
Laser Conference, Helsinki Finland (1993)
Professor Pekka J. Pontinen (1996)
Multiple European Studies (1997)
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (2001)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2002)
Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (2002)
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (2002)
Dr. Glenn Charles (2003)
John L. Satino & Dr. Michael Markou (2003)