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How Does Laser Hair Therapy Work?
September 26 2013

How Does Laser Hair Therapy Work?

Laser hair therapy is one of the most recent advancements in hair restoration. It’s also one of the most popular procedures, and for good reason. It’s quick, painless, non-invasive and effective for a large majority of our patients.

In about 15 minutes, three times a week, our patients have seen great results in thickening hair and, in some cases, re-growing hair. Some patients are even able to perform laser therapy at home, increasing the ease of treatment.

Laser therapy is so popular because it is:

  • Safe: There are no known side effects of laser and laser technology has been cleared as safe for use by the FDA.
  • Natural: Laser treatments are non-chemical and naturally occurring.
  • Easy: Laser treatments require a minimal time requirement and are non-invasive.
  • Effective: Laser is especially effective at supporting and complimenting other forms of hair restoration. Whether you’re being treated with medication, using hair restoration products or having another form of restoration, laser can be used in conjunction to help increase results.

So, how does this amazing technology work to help with your hair loss?

Laser is a form of energy, and depending on how doctors change the wavelength of the laser, the laser will penetrate different levels of depth beneath the scalp. The laser used in laser hair restoration is a compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.

Laser light energy directly penetrates your scalp and is absorbed by your cells, which stimulates blood flow to hair follicles. Hair follicles that are already dead cannot be brought back to life with laser hair therapy, but, in some cases, follicles that are in a state of decline and have stopped growing hair can be stimulated by laser to begin re-growing hair.

Laser hair restoration is especially effective at helping patients maintain the hair they have and stall the loss of hair. Follicles in decline can be stimulated by laser to continue hair growth, thus maintaining your existing hair. This stimulation of the hair follicles by laser is especially effective at thickening individual hair strands to help create the appearance of a fuller head of hair. The appearance of thin hair is often minimized by increasing the density of individual strands of hair.

New Look Institute can help you determine the cause of your hair loss and the current state of your hair follicles and determine if laser might be effective for you. Schedule a complimentary consultation to find out more about laser hair therapy.