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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. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

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


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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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Does laser therapy for hair loss induced anxiety?

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Anxiety: It can, depending on your predisposition & expectations. ...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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While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

While I know that excimer lasers are used for psoriasis, are low level laser treatments done outpatient for hair loss effective for psoriasis?

Uncertain: Laser dermatologists would be able to answer this question better. Low level laser therapy does not seem to do much in other fields despite the claims. We tried it in rheumatology and did not find much benefit for rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more