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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.

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.

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.

New Low Level Hair Therapy Device Submitted for FDA Approval

Dr. Shelly Friedman made a special announcement last week in an open letter to friends, hair loss sufferers, and colleagues: The Capillus®272 low level laser therapy device has officially been submitted for FDA approval. One of the newest devices designed for at-home personal use, the Capillus® 272 aims to provide men and women with a safe, convenient, and non-invasive method of treating hair loss. Dr. Friedman is Medical Director at Capillus®, a Miami-based company that offers minimally invasive hair loss treatment options to patients through a vast network of internationally known licensed physicians.

“Capillus® has consulted with the foremost individuals in the fields of optical engineering, lasers, medical device manufacturing, and regulatory affairs throughout the world,” explains Dr. Friedman (i). “Our medical trials have now concluded, and we are in the process of preparing the report for submission very shortly to the FDA.”

Dr. Friedman goes on to explain that trials delivered good news to physicians, men, and women who wish to recommend/use the Capillus®. After a double blind clinical study, preliminary data suggests that the Capillus® delivers results. Moreover, the optical lasers used in the device have an output level that complies with IEC 60825-1. For additional technical specifications, please download the PDF listed at (i) in the Sources section at the bottom of this article.

Learn More About Capillus® in Miami

The Hair Transplant Institute of Miami is pleased to offer Capillus(r) systems for personalized, non-invasive hair loss treatment at home. Designed for use by men and women, the Capillus® discreetly fits beneath your favorite hat to provide comprehensive low level laser exposure for a prescribed period of time (as recommended by your physician).

For more information, visit our low level hair restoration device page or contact our Institute at 305-925-0222.

Sources

(i) Capillus® Medical Director Addresses Upcoming FDA Filing