Lasers a device once reserved to sci fi fans, mission impossible themed movies, and infra red loving kids, are now a respected form of hair loss therapy. Whether you are 18 or 80 the science behind the benefit of laser hair therapy for hair loss and alopecia is promising. The basis of the technology and use for hair is simple. The laser acts a stimulator of the skin and scalp leading to increased blood flow and wala! Hair that once was dormant is now able grow.
There are many different laser approaches to hair loss the two most popular methods of hair loss laser applications are listed below
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a general term that describes any sort of phototherapy or laser treatment that does not break the skin. Also called low-power laser, soft laser, or therapeutic laser therapy, LLLT administered to the scalp has been shown to improve the health of existing hair and stimulate new hair growth.
The principles behind laser hair loss treatment are the same as those behind many effective methods of pain reduction and wound and tissue healing. By stimulating the blood supply in the scalp with the appropriate wavelength of light, laser hair restoration therapy enhances cell activity.
The Dome. The dome is a big bowl of lasers that a person sits under and essentially cooks the scalp into hair growing happiness. By increasing blood flow to the scalp, hair follicles are able to absorb more nutrients and grow healthier hair than they were previously. During treatment, the patient sits beneath a dome shaped apparatus lined with flashing low energy laser lights along the interior. The light energy is absorbed through the skin, where it stimulates the blood supply and deeper tissues of the scalp.