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Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

LLLT work on some: no guarantee on who. but typically the earlier you treat the better, and it is a lifelong commitment, so if it works you need to keep using it. red is best, and the question is the energy provided and for how long ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


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What is the use of low level laser therapy?

What is the use of low level laser therapy?

Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Is low level laser therapy in a clinical setting (not a laser comb) effective for a receding hair line?

Not to my knowledge: Lasers have been used to remove hair. I have not seen any published controlled trials showing that they are effective in growing hair. ...Read more

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Can low level laser therapy promote hair growth? I am willing to use it even if it is minimal - what hairmax claims - 20 hairs per sq CM or even less.

Can low level laser therapy promote hair growth? I am willing to use it even if it is minimal - what hairmax claims - 20 hairs per sq CM or even less.

I don't know of any : Studies that show this. Theoretically, this could increase blood flow to the scalp (already has a great blood supply). But most hair loss in men is genetically programmed, &/or related to testosterone's negative effect on the hair follicle. Minoxidil/rogaine blocks this, so can sometimes help. I'd try it first. It won't give you a lot of hair & you have to keep using it. ...Read more

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How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

Average : Not so different from acupuncture. Which means not too, different from "cold turkey, " or, other forms of smoke cessation programs. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy used for tinnitus and hearing loss for a patient in his early 40s?

Is low level laser therapy used for tinnitus and hearing loss for a patient in his early 40s?

Laser treatment: Low level laser treatment seems to be an evolving field. You may have to research online or consult an ENT surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?

Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?

Not really: I know the laser comb has some sort of clinical evidence that it works, but every one of my patients who has tried it has told me nothing has happened. Your dermatologist can prescribe a tablet that actually works. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work?

How does laser therapy work?

Calms blood vessels: Laser shrinks the overactive blood vessels near the surface in rosacea. You may need several treatments. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more