male hair loss laser therapy

Laser Therapy for men

Hair loss treatments for men

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an established, safe and effective treatment for hair loss sufferers, approved by the American Food and Drug Administration as capable of halting and even reversing hair loss.

Laser has become, in a relatively short space of time, a valuable addition to the range of options available to men suffering with hair loss. As a painless solution that can be applied immediately and in conjunction with other treatments it can play a vital role in halting your progress along the Norwood Scale… It has even been shown to nudge some hepideair follicles, stuck in the resting phase, back into a healthy growth cycle.

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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

It may be obvious to some but it is worth mentioning that the lasers used for this treatment have nothing to do with the heat generating equipment you might be more familiar with. This device could not be used by a super villain to cut James Bond in half.

In fact, the heat element of a laser needs to be added during manufacture – by simply leaving it off the device used for LLLT we end up with a device that is genuinely painless and causes absolutely no damage to existing hair follicles.

It works because this type of low level laser can penetrate the epidermis and increase metabolism in the cells. This is best evidenced by measuring the increase in blood flow to the area, which in studies reached over 50%. This improved blood supply is credited with delivering higher levels of your body’s own defence mechanisms, these can assist by breaking down the build-up of DiHydro-Testoserone (DHT)… the hormone which, over time, can affect the growth cycle of follicles and lead directly to male pattern hair loss.

Follicular Unit Extraction Technique

Because an FUE requires that each follicle be removed individually in preparation for a Follicular Unit Transplant, it can become an extremely tedious process. Instead of dealing with strips of follicles, the surgeon is handling individual groups.

The FUE process uses a 0.8 mm to 1.0 mm surgical incision on the scalp where the follicles are to be removed. In order for the process to be done correctly, the patient’s head is completely shaved in the donor area.

After collecting and properly storing the grafts, the surgeon then prepares the transplant area with an eye towards artistically placing the grafts in ways that will look and feel natural. Then the surgeon meticulously places the grafts in the transplant area to get the desired effect.

One of the benefits of FUE is it gives the surgeon the option of removing individual follicles and placing them in such a way as to enhance the final effect.

The same improved blood flow can also help a sufferer derive greater value from other therapies, helping make them more effective. A great example would be Minoxidil – This FDA approved (for men) hair loss treatment has its efficacy significantly increased by the improvement in blood supply… simply because, as a medicine taken orally, it is carried and delivered to the hair follicles within the blood. But the benefits extend to any topical treatment too… so shampoos and herbal remedies will all benefit from being used in conjunction with a course of LLLT.

It is vital to seek advice at the first signs of hair loss. If you have noticed increased shedding, either on your pillow or hairbrush, it is important to pay close attention to those regions where hair loss for men is normally spotted first… around the temples and at the crown. If you suspect your hair is receding then the time to act is right now – the sooner you begin therapy the greater your chances are of holding on to what you have.

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