Male and female pattern baldness are common dermatologic disorders affecting over half of the population. There are many treatments and solutions available to treat hair thinning or hair loss. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is one popular treatment and here we address some frequently asked questions.
Q: Is low-level laser therapy FDA approved?
A: The FDA has approved low-level laser therapy as an effective way to address hair loss. It is important to note that not all devices claiming to regrow hair have the FDA clearance. The laser machine offered at Images International is FDA approved and the HairMax Laser Comb sold at Images International is one of the only devices for at home use for the treatment of hair loss that has FDA clearance.
Q: Am I a good candidate?
A: At your free hair and scalp analysis consultation a hair loss expert at Images International will look at your scalp using a state of the art magnified camera. With this up close view of your scalp we will determine if you have hair follicles. LLLT only works to stimulate existing hair follicles this is why it is best to start LLLT as soon as you notice your hair thinning. Once your hair follicles are gone they cannot be retrieved. Low-level laser therapy will heal and nurture the hair follicles you have back to a healthy state so they produce several strong strands of hair rather than a few fine strands.
Q: Does LLLT really work?
A: Yes! LLLT has been around for over thirty years. Its efficacy has been researched and tested numerous times with proven results in each study. Subjects noticed an increase in hair density with no adverse reactions or side effects. Images International will follow your progress and review new growth with you on a regular basis.
Q: How does LLLT work?
A: The low-level laser stimulates blood flow to the scalp. This extra stimulation has been hypothesized to break away the DHT so the hair follicles can produce healthy strong hair. One study suggests the stimulation shifts the hair follicles into the anagen, or growth, phase. The hair follicles receive more nutrients resulting in more growth and health to the scalp.
Q: What does it feel like?
A: While many associate a laser with heat, the low-level laser has no heat element. Most people will not notice any feeling associated with the treatment while some have mentioned a slight tingly sensation.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: This answer depends on your type of program or regime. Low-level laser therapy takes time and commitment. Images International offers programs that are cost effective to work with your budget and your schedule. For best results we suggest you begin with two 30 minutes sessions per week. This will decrease to once per week, then become bi-weekly and then as needed for maintenance.
Q: How do I get started?
A: Call Images International and set up a free hair and scalp analysis. You will meet with a hair loss expert who will educate you about the treatment program.
Q: What if I’m not a candidate?
A: Luckily, Images International treats all phases of hair loss. We have solutions for every man and woman. During your free consultation we will review all of your options so you can get your hair back and feel like yourself again.