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The Best Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia in 2019

Best Treatments for Androgenetic Alopecia in 2019

If you are experiencing hair loss, the odds are pretty high that the cause of your troubles is androgenetic alopecia, more commonly known as pattern baldness. Over 95% of hair loss cases are due to this hereditary hair loss condition that affects over three million Americans annually. Androgenetic alopecia causes hair miniaturization, a condition in which hair becomes thinner and finer each time it goes through the growth cycle. Eventually, these hairs cease to grow entirely and fall out.

Men, as well as women, have struggled with pattern baldness for centuries. For a long time, treatment options consisted of nothing more than wigs, toupees, and creative hairstyling efforts. None of these approaches actually addressed the underlying condition, of course, and didn’t fool most people.

Fortunately, in 2019, we now have plentiful options for addressing hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia. Advancements in medicine, technology, and techniques have made hair restoration more available, more effective, and more convenient than ever before.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we pride ourselves on offering the most innovative approaches to hair restoration, and our surgeons are world-renowned experts in hair transplant surgery and other treatments. Here are the best options for treating androgenetic alopecia, all of which are available at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute:

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

This non-invasive treatment option involves the use of specialized combs and caps, including the Capillus272 laser cap, a device approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.

LLLT nourishes hair follicles by directing pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses stimulate the hairs back into a phase of regrowth by promoting increased circulation and cellular respiration.

The Capillus 272 caps we offer contain 272 professional-strength lasers that make it the most powerful at-home device for treating hair loss in men. Discreet and appearing like any other baseball cap, you can wear it throughout the day, going on with your life while your hat takes care of the business of strengthening your hair follicles.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

A rapidly expanding body of evidence supports the effectiveness (and safety) of a relatively new treatment that involves the use of the body’s own natural growth and healing factors to stimulate hair regrowth. Platelet-rich plasma therapy takes the body’s natural processes and supercharges them. A blood sample is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge where the platelets are separated from other elements of the blood. The PRP is then injected into the treatment area, stimulating the work that the body is already doing. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Full heads of hair are the result of hair follicles which are continually regenerating, due in part to the presence of stem cells. But when those stem cells shrink and deteriorate as we age, hair stops renewing and ultimately falls out. That’s why reintroducing an individual’s own stem cells back to the follicles has the potential to create a nourishing environment which may foster regrowth and fight the battle against hair loss

Using a liposuction tool, we take fat cells from the belly, flanks, or love handles and extract the stem cells that can foster hair growth. We then inject this concentrated stem cell sample onto the scalp. The procedure is fast and minimally invasive.

Hair Restoration Drugs

Hair loss medications such as Rogaine® (Minoxidil) and Propecia are popular and proven ways to treat male pattern hair loss without surgery. Both drugs, for the right patients, can stop or slow down hair loss and stimulate new hair growth in many men.

Hair Transplant Surgery

Our surgeons are world-renowned leaders in hair transplant surgery, have been instrumental in the development of the most effective and widely used techniques, and have used their skills, experience, and artistry to perform successful procedures on thousands of men.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today For Your Androgenetic Alopecia Evaluation

If 2019 is the year you finally consider surgical or non-surgical options for addressing hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia, we welcome the opportunity to help. Schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

While the hair restoration physicians at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute are world-renowned for their skill, innovation, and success with hair transplant surgery, we offer several non-surgical options for the treatment of hair loss that are safe, proven, effective. This includes low-level laser therapy (LLLT) – the use of specialized energy and light to stimulate hair growth.

How Does LLLT Encourage Hair Retention and Growth?

Low-level laser therapy works by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses nourish the follicles and “spark” them back into a regrowth phase by encouraging better circulation and cellular respiration.

Specialized combs, caps, or domes deliver this hair-stimulating energy to the scalp. At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we offer multiple LLLT options, including:

CapillusRx Laser Cap

The most powerful laser device available for preserving hair and reducing thinning, the CapillusRx Laser Cap can be used at home with minimal time or effort. Worn for only six minutes a day, it is simple and convenient and easily integrated into a busy lifestyle. While you go about your regular activities, 272 laser diodes are hard at work under your cap working to improve the strength and resilience of your hair.

For hair transplant patients, we use the CapillusRx to maintain non-transplanted hair and keep the hair surrounding the transplanted hair healthy.

HairMax LaserComb and LaserBand

Backed by decades of clinical research, HairMax LaserCombs and LaserBand devices fit seamlessly into busy lifestyles. LaserComb treatment only takes up eight minutes of your day three times a week, and you can see results in as little as 25 weeks. LaserBands incorporate patented hair-parting teeth which allow for optimal laser light delivery to the hair follicles. Treatment takes as little as 90 seconds, three times a week.

Stand-alone Treatment or In Conjunction With Transplant Surgery or Medication

LLLT can be effective by itself, but we also use it as a complement to transplant surgery or alongside medication such as Rogaine or Propecia. After a hair transplant, LLLT helps bring blood, oxygen, and nutrients to balding areas, enhancing the effects of the surgery. Even in the most successful hair transplants, however, there can still be some stubborn and uncooperative follicles which resist regrowth. LLLT can get those reluctant follicles in gear and stimulate growth.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today

If you would like to learn more about low-level laser therapy or other non-surgical options for addressing hair loss, please schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Level Laser Devices for Hair Growth

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Level Laser Devices for Hair Growth

Lasers may have once been the domain of science fiction, but today, the powerful light and energy that lasers emit are very real and are used in a wide range of ways in industry – and medicine. In the field of hair restoration, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has proven its value, safety, and effectiveness in strengthening hair and encouraging follicle growth.

At the Miami Hair & Skin Institute, we have used LLLT devices such as CapillusPro cap, HairMax LaserComb, and HairMax LaserBand with tremendous success. We offer these treatments to all hair loss patients to promote or stabilize hair loss, both as a post-operative adjunct to hair transplant surgery or as stand-alone hair restoration treatment.  

What is Low-Level Laser Therapy?

LLLT nourishes hair by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. These pulses “spark” dormant follicles back into a regrowth phase by jump-starting proper circulation and cellular respiration. The hair-stimulating energy is delivered to the scalp through the use of specialized comb, caps, or domes.

After a hair transplant, LLLT helps bring blood, oxygen, and nutrients to balding areas, enhancing the effects of the surgery. Even the most successful hair transplants can face some stubborn and uncooperative follicles which resist regrowth. LLLT can get those reluctant follicles in gear and stimulate their growth.

Is LLLT Effective?

Decades of clinical research prove that LLLT works. Researchers who conducted a comprehensive 2016 review of 21 earlier studies involving LLLT devices for the treatment of hair loss concluded that “FDA-cleared LLLT devices are both safe and effective in patients with male pattern hair loss and female pattern hair loss who did not respond or were not tolerant to standard treatments.”

Is LLLT Safe?

All of the LLLT devices and treatments that we offer at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hair loss in men and women. None of the many studies performed on LLLT for hair loss have revealed any safety concerns or significant adverse effects.

Non-invasive, unlike surgery, and non-biochemical, unlike medication, LLLT is an attractive hair loss restoration option that you should discuss with an experienced hair loss physician.

Call the Miami Hair & Skin Institute Today to Learn More About LLLT and Other Non-Surgical Hair Restoration Options

If you would like to learn more about low-level laser therapy or other non-surgical options for addressing hair loss, please schedule an appointment with the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today by calling 305.925.0222.

Choosing a Hair Transplant Procedure

Can LLLT Help Hair Transplant Success?

Choosing a Hair Transplant ProcedureLow-level laser therapy, also called LLLT, is used often in conjunction with hair restoration surgeries. While LLLT has been shown to work alone, laser therapy cannot completely reverse a balding area on its own. Instead, individuals suffering from severe male-pattern baldness opt to use both treatments to increase their success.

What is LLLT?

Low-level laser therapy is a non-surgical treatment used to treat hair loss. With consistent, long-term use, patients can expect their hair to increase in volume and thickness. LLLT is especially beneficial for women with diffuse hair loss who aren’t candidates for surgery or prescription medication.

LLLT nourishes follicles by sending pulses of energy into inactive follicles. This process is said to “spark” the follicle back into its regrowth phase after it stops working properly. Using LLLT prompts proper circulation and cellular respiration to restore cell function.

Post-surgery, LLLT helps bring blood, oxygen, and nutrients to balding areas, promoting stronger effects. Although hair transplants are often successful on their own, some follicles are stubborn at re-entering the growth cycle. LLLT provides the extra push that these follicles need to get back to business. Since hair loss is a progressive, long-term condition, undergoing long-term treatment after a hair restoration surgery can limit additional thinning as well.

How is Laser Therapy Implemented?

Patients can undergo low-level laser therapy through a few different methods. Laser domes, laser combs, and laser caps. Laser domes are professional pieces of equipment that require a visit to the doctor to receive treatment. Laser combs have limitations since treatment is performed primarily at-home and the application is cumbersome. Laser caps, on the other hand, are portable, hands-free, and effective.

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami offers the Capillus272 laser cap, a device cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Capillus272 caps have 272 professional-strength lasers to make it the most powerful at-home device for thinning hair.

For more information on LLLT as part of your hair restoration treatment plan, contact us today.

Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

Androgenetic Alopecia in WomenAndrogenetic alopecia in women is common. Although many people think of men when they hear “pattern baldness,” androgenetic alopecia can be just as devastating to a woman’s sense of image, confidence, and self esteem. It is estimated that androgenetic alopecia affects 20 million women in the United States, though the number might actually be close to 30 million. Androgenetic alopecia causes women to lose their hair in a diffuse manner, meaning that hair begins to thin and shed uniformly across the scalp.

Classification of Androgenetic Alopecia in Women

To classify androgenetic alopecia in women, physicians use a scale known as the Ludwig Classification. This scale categorizes female hair loss according to 3 unique stages: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3. View the Ludwig Classification chart and learn more about each classification of female hair loss by visiting the following article, Ludwig Classification: Diagnosing Female Hair Loss.

Female Androgenetic Alopecia Prevention

For men, pattern baldness follows a somewhat predictable pattern that begins with shedding in the frontal hairline. This leads to more pronounced hair loss across the top of the head, and finally toward the crown. Androgenetic alopecia in women progresses differently than in men, however. For women, androgenetic alopecia may be undetectable for quite some time. Because the condition usually affects the entire scalp at once, it can be hard to tell when hair loss first begins. Luckily, there are warning signs to look for.

Know the signs of androgenetic alopecia in women. Visit this Free Infographic: A Guide to Hair Loss Prevention for Women to learn 4 warning signs that hair loss is happening.  

 

Androgenetic Alopecia: Specialized Treatment for Women

Female hair loss is unique, and there are two standout treatments that every woman should consider when taking up the fight against androgenetic alopecia. The first is topical hair loss foam. Called Minoxidil, this treatment is perhaps best known by the brand name Rogaine®. The foam must be applied directly to the scalp twice daily, or as otherwise advised by a hair loss professional. Many women find this to be a chore, which has led many to try a new method of treatment called low level laser therapy (LLLT).

Treating Androgenetic Alopecia with Laser Therapy

Low level laser therapy has been proven effective in clinical studies. At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we offer two options for this new approach to hair loss prevention. In the office, patients may experience laser therapy with the Capillus272™ OfficePro. Patients may also enjoy LLLT treatment in the privacy of their own home with the Capillus272™ Pro laser cap. Both products are cleared by the FDA for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women. In independently reviewed clinical trials, Capillus® technology produced 51% increase in hair count among participants (study made available on ClinicalTrials.gov).

If you experience hair loss, you are not alone. Take control of your hair and experience thicker, fuller looking hair with a personalized approach to hair restoration at Miami Hair. All evaluations and treatment programs are conducted by Drs. Bernard Nusbaum and Paul Rose, two ISHRS Golden Follicle Award winning surgeons with more than 40 years combined experience in the field.

For more information, contact Miami Hair online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.

Why We Choose Capillus Over Theradome for Hair Loss Treatment

Why We Choose Capillus Over Theradome for Hair Loss TreatmentLow-level laser therapy, also known as LLLT, is a popular, non-invasive hair restoration treatment for both men and women alike. With a variety of LLLT products on the market, it might be difficult to choose the one right for you. At Miami Hair, we prioritize our patients’ comfort, lifestyle, and results more than anything, which is why we choose Capillus as our provider of LLLT caps.

Low-level laser therapy is used for multiple ailments, including arthritis, chronic neck pain, joint disorders, and osteoarthritis. Perhaps it’s most obvious effects are on the head, where LLLT can help regenerate inactive hair follicles to reverse the signs of thinning and balding.

To better understand LLLT and why Capillus is the clear choice in laser cap manufacturers, it’s pertinent to understand the specifications of Capillus versus other competitors, including Theradome.

Capillus272 Versus Other Devices

Capillus supplies Miami Hair with the most advanced form of at-home LLLT – a discreet, comfortable, and convenient laser cap. The Capillus272 has grown in popularity of the past few years because of it’s effectiveness and ease of use, and we at Miami Hair are proud to offer our patients this revolutionary device as a supplement to their hair restoration surgery or as a standalone treatment.

With so many other LLLT devices, it’s difficult to choose just one. But Capillus comes out as the clear winner when compared to other similar laser caps. Here are some reasons why:

  1. The Capillus272 has more lasers than any other cap on the market, including Theradome, making it the strongest device available today.
  2. Capillus’ innovative design also hits the head further down in the front than Theradome, allowing the lasers to target the upper forehead area for more natural, attractive hair growth.
  3. Losing hair can sometimes cause anxiety and shame, but Capillus patients can rest assured their treatment is discreet. Capillus inserts into virtually any baseball or sun hat, while Theradome and other “laser helmets” are bulkier and obvious looking devices. Unless you’re a fan of Star Wars, Theradome is not an accessory you want to sport outside of the home.
  4. Capillus has FDA-clearance for both Capillus272 and Capillus82, allowing hair loss sufferers to feel safe in the restoration process. Because these are at-home devices, FDA-clearance only furthers the comfort level at which patients feel with operating LLLT caps on a regular basis.
  5. Capillus has been shown to improve hair counts by 51% compared to placebo device. The low-level laser diodes in Capillus devices directly target hair follicles, making it a great option for all hair loss sufferers.

Capillus at Miami Hair

If you’re interested in undergoing low-level laser therapy treatment for your hair loss, we’re happy to examine your condition and determine if you’re a candidate for Capillus. Because it’s such a safe, practical device, most hair loss sufferers are candidates for the Capillus272, regardless of their hair loss cause or stage.

Important Disclaimer: Do not attempt to purchase Capillus272 or other laser therapy caps from online retailers. Licensed medical professionals are the only parties who have the tools required to safely distribute LLLT devices. Contact us to learn more information on low-level laser therapy for hair loss.

What is Autumn Hair Loss?

What is Autumn Hair Loss?As seasons change, particularly between Summer and Autumn, hair follicles might experience stress and naturally enter Telogen (resting) phase. The stress one might experience during the summer takes two to three months to show side effects, due to the stages of the hair growth cycle. Seasonal hair loss is a form of telogen effluvium, or stress-related hair loss that occurs after events that shock the follicles into an inactive state.

Is Autumn Hair Loss Temporary?

Fortunately for most, autumn hair loss is not permanent. In some cases, hair begins to regrow naturally after the stress subsides and hair can continue into a regular growth cycle. Just as the leaves fall off of a tree as the seasons change, your hair might shed slightly more when the weather turns.

A study from the journal of Dermatology in 2010 followed 800 healthy women over a period of six years. The study found that the women being observed had mostly “resting” hairs during July, causing it to shed in early Fall. (i)

After hair falls out, the follicles rest for a few months before transitioning back into the Anagen stage of active hair growth.

How to Fight Temporary Hair Loss

Though autumn hair loss passes with time, it should still be taken seriously because it might indicate an underlying medical issue or androgenic alopecia, a form of permanent baldness that affects millions across America.

To test the level of hair loss you’re experiencing and whether or not it’s a cause of concern, run your fingers through your hair and put any lost strands on a piece of white paper. If you see more than 10 hairs, but less than 15, you might be a victim of seasonal hair loss. However, more than 15 hairs might indicate a more serious condition like androgenic alopecia.

Read more about hair loss tests and evaluations.

If your hair isn’t growing normally after a few months, and you’re beginning to feel self conscious about your shedding locks, low-level laser therapy can help fight autumn hair loss because it reenergizes the hair follicles back to the growth phase more rapidly. Because it’s temporary, undergoing transplant surgery is not a form of therapy recommended for seasonal hair loss. But, if you’re fighting a more permanent condition, a combination of hair transplant surgery and LLLT therapy fights the condition aggressively and efficiently.

Hair Transplants and LLLT in Miami

If you’re unsure of whether your hair loss is temporary due to seasonal change or more serious, contact the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami at (877) 443-9070. Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose are experts in the field of hair restoration and can help you better understand your individual hair loss and address potential underlying issues.

Sources

(i) http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/autumn-hair-loss-dont-worry-its-perfectly-natural

Capillus272™ at the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami

Capillus272™ at the Hair Transplant Institute of MiamiHave you recently undergone hair transplant surgery or, alternatively, are in the process of prepping for your transplant? If so, you might consider low level laser therapy (LLLT) as a boost that works in conjunction with your impending or recent surgery. Here at Miami Hair, Dr. Bernard Nusbaum and Dr. Paul Rose are certified to offer the Capillus272™, a professional-strength laser treatment easy enough and portable for at-home use. This unparalleled convenience in hair follicle rejuvenation minimizes the number of office visits – unlike traditional physicians’ office LLLT domes.

How Does LLLT Work?

To fully understand how cold laser therapy works, consider these three facts related to the hair growth and loss process:

Hair Growth is Directly Associated with the Dermal Papilla

The dermal papilla (DP) is widely recognized within the medical community as the area of the hair follicle that drives regular hair growth. But, the cells within the DP can shut down due to a variety of reasons. Most notably, stress, genetics, hormonal fluctuations, and hair miniaturization can lead to ineffective DP.

Cold Lasers Work to Reawaken Dormant Follicles, Where Dermal Papilla Lie

When baldness becomes progressed, the number of non-functioning DP cells increases, creating a causation that allows many hair loss professionals to administer the appropriate restoration method, such as LLLT.

Phototherapy Nourishes Dermal Papilla

Phototherapy delivered through cold lasers allows the DP and hair follicles to rejuvenate themselves and sustain a normal hair growth cycle once again. Energy emitted from the laser diodes on a Capillus272™ cap, for example, targets each dormant DP and hair follicle to spark them back into the normal hair growth cycle.

Capillus272: A Unique and Convenient Approach to LLLT

There are a variety of LLLT devices on the market. But, none offer the convenience, mobility, or power of the Capillus272™. In-office domes, while powerful and effective, require regular physician visits and can’t be administered by individuals without a doctor present. Laser combs don’t encompass nearly the same number of laser diodes as the Capillus272™ cap, which means fewer cold lasers treat inactive follicles at any given time. The Capillus272™ has the largest number of lasers compared to any other cap on the market. Plus, it’s clean, convenient, comfortable, non-invasive, and approved by the FDA for the treatment of androgenic alopecia in both males and females.

Miami Hair and the Capillus272™

If you’re interested in pursuing LLLT as an addition to your current treatment or an individual method for hair regrowth, Miami Hair is a registered provider of Capillus272™ caps.

To get started and learn more about pricing and eligibility, contact Miami Hair toll-free at 877-433-9070. We can schedule a consultation where Dr. Nusbaum and Dr. Rose will review your personal hair loss and provide an honest evaluation of the best treatment method, which may very well include cold laser therapy.

Why Women Have a Hard Time Finding Hair Loss Treatment

It’s no secret that women suffer with hair loss. Though most of us picture middle aged men when we think of baldness, the truth of the matter is that women suffer with thinning, shedding, and balding at nearly the same rate as their male counterparts. In fact, recent estimates indicate that almost 40% of the hair loss sufferers in the United States are female.

Waging an Emotional Toll

Perhaps more so than men, women are known to suffer emotionally from hair loss. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, typically in proportion to the degree to which hair is falling out. A few of the most common emotional side effects to female hair loss include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of Self Esteem
  • Loss of Self Confidence
  • Compromised Sexual Identity

But why do women suffer so much more than men? To begin, it’s important to consider how hair affects the perception of health, success, and sexual attractiveness. Expert hair loss surgeons indicate that thicker, fuller hair makes individuals appear to be better-off in each of the aforementioned respects.

Unlike women, balding men can shave their head without society perceiving them as generally unhealthy, unsuccessful, or unattractive. Women, on the other hand, face greater adversity when they begin to lose their luscious locks. In an interview with Medical News Today, Dr. Marc Glashofer explains:

Society unjustly puts an inordinate amount of pressure on [feminine] beauty[…] For women, the hair is the crown, a symbol of beauty/pride[…] If this starts to diminish, it can be devastating to a woman’s identity and self-esteem, especially when affected at an early age. 

Difficulty Finding Treatment

Experts agree that finding hair loss treatment is often more difficult for women as well. There are at least 3 reasons for this difficulty, each of which stem from the unique way in which hair loss affects women.

When men go bald, hair falls out in a predictable pattern that begins at the hairline and ends at the crown of the head— hence the name, male pattern baldness. Women, on the other hand, experience hair loss in a more spread out and diffuse manner that is not always easy to detect. Parts become wider, scalp becomes more visible, but “tell tale” signs of hair loss are overall discreet. Often times, women do not realize they are going bald until many years after it has begun.

To make matters more difficult, women tend to be more reluctant to pursue hair loss treatment compared to men. Society tells us that it is common for men to go bald, making it easier and more acceptable for men to find treatment. For females, admitting to hair loss often means ceding control over one’s beauty, femininity, and sexual prominence.

Finally, women have a more difficult time finding “hair loss drugs” compared to men. Though minoxidil (Rogaine) is approved for use by women, other drugs like Finasteride (Propecia) are not. Some physicians believe that drug companies are deterred from investing in research and development of hair loss drugs for women, fearing adverse hormonal side effects. This situation is perhaps best summarized by the American Hair Loss Association in the following statement:

While many drugs may work to some degree for some women, doctors are reluctant to prescribe them, and drug companies aren’t exactly falling over themselves to test existing or new drugs specifically for their ability to prevent and treat female pattern baldness.

Laser Hair Restoration Offers Hope

Today, the emerging field of laser hair restoration offers hope to women who suffer with hair loss. Such treatment gives females the ability to reverse the signs of thinning, shedding, or balding, without the need for surgery or hair loss medications (though laser therapy might be used in conjunction with both).

Laser hair restoration is a simple, safe, and effective treatment protocol that is rooted in over a half century of cold medical laser research and development. Since the 1960s, over 53 individual studies have demonstrated the ability of low level laser therapy (LLLT) to induce natural hair growth.

How it works. Low level laser light is believed to improve circulation and induce phototherapy within the hair follicles. This is known to nurture hair follicles, reawakening them to a functional state in which natural, thick hair can grow. At our Institute, we offer home-use laser therapy caps that are worn for just 15 to 20 minutes, 3 times each week, or as otherwise advised by our physicians.

Learn More About Laser Hair Restoration at Our Institute

At the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami, we are pleased to offer laser hair restoration with the Capillus272 laser therapy cap. The Capillus272 is the only laser cap on the market with FDA clearance for the treatment of hair loss in women (iv). To learn more, visit this page on laser hair restoration in Miami or call directly at 305-925-0222.

Photobiomodulation and Hair Loss Treatment

What is photobiomodulation, and can it be effective in treating male and female hair loss? It’s a valid question, especially with so much online buzz surrounding the subject of laser hair restoration. The idea that laser therapy could somehow reverse the signs of balding seems too futuristic and flimsy to be reality. Studies indicate otherwise, however.

Below, we explore the technology, theory, and results achieved by low level laser therapy devices designed to treat hair loss.

LLHT for Hair Loss

Low level hair therapy (LLHT) is a hair loss treatment option that implements the use of safe, cool-to-the-touch lasers to reawaken dormant hair follicles. In medicine, this type of laser therapy is more broadly defined as phototherapy. Phototherapy has a wide range of medical applications, including the treatment of arthritis, lower back pain, and wound healing, among others.

More About Photobiomodulation

Given the correct application, LLHT devices are known to have an effect on the body that causes cells to act. Medical researchers believe this action is the result of a simple process: Laser light energizes the cells, and the cells respond by utilizing the energy. This process is thought to cause biological changes to both the cells and the surrounding tissue. The term photobiomodulation is used to explain those chemical and physical changes.

Treating Hair Loss

The study of photobiomodulation and hair loss is new; indeed, much needs to be explored before researchers can know exactly why low level laser therapy (LLLT) is effective in treating male and female hair loss. There are a couple hypotheses that might help to explain this phenomenon, however:

1. LLLT devices stimulate chemical reactions within the cells of the hair follicle, causing essential cells to reproduce and become re-engaged in the hair growth cycle.

2. Laser therapy devices extend the life of individual cells within the hair follicles, reprogramming them to support healthy hair growth.

Learn More About LLHT

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami is pleased to offer safe, convenient options for low level hair therapy (LLHT). Readers are invited to learn more about the Capillus272® personal-use hair laser online, or call our clinic to schedule a hair loss evaluation with a professional at 305-925-0222.

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