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Hair Loss Laser Therapy
Is low level laser therapy effective for hair loss? If so, is it effective for a receding hair line?
Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more
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
What are some ways to reverse make pattern baldness besides rogaine (minoxidil) and propecia and laser therapy?
Waiting: Generally lasered hairs will shed in a few days. ...Read more
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
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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