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How LLLT Helps Prevent and Reverse Hair Loss

How LLLT Helps Prevent And Reverse Hair Loss

If you are experiencing thinning hair or balding, you are certainly not alone. More than 80% of men and 50% of women experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime.

This is largely due to a condition called androgenic alopecia, also known as male or female hereditary pattern hair loss. This condition causes hairs on certain areas of the scalp to shrink in size, leading to thinning hair and bald spots as a person ages.

There are a number of treatments available for androgenic alopecia that are backed by scientific evidence and agreed on by experts to be effective. Low-Level Laser Therapy, or LLLT, is proven in numerous studies to be an effective treatment for both male and female pattern hair loss.

What Is LLLT?

Low-Level Laser Therapy, also known as Low-Level Light Therapy, Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBM), or cold laser therapy, involves illuminating your skin and other tissues with red laser light at low intensities.

The light energizes a specific molecule within the mitochondria of your cells, which is a sensitive receptor to this kind of light. This starts a chain of interactions that increases the efficiency of cellular respiration, the process by which cells produce energy. That, in turn, works to heal damaged tissues.

LLLT has been shown to relieve pain and enhance cellular function. As a result, it is often used for hair regrowth, wound healing, tissue regeneration, nerve damage, musculoskeletal disorders, and more.

To use LLLT as therapy for hair loss or other conditions, the laser light should be applied directly to the affected area. The lasers can penetrate the skin and soft/hard tissues. The cells absorb this light for energy production and biological healing. LLLT emits no heat, sound, or vibration, and is completely painless.

How LLLT Works for Hair Loss

LLLT increases the efficiency of cellular respiration to create a regenerative, restorative environment within cells and tissues. This, in turn, increases their activity.

In the cells of your hair follicles, it creates more favorable conditions for growing hair. More specifically, LLLT is thought to trigger the hair follicle to spend a greater portion of its time in the anagen phase, or growth phase of the hair cycle. Increased blood flow throughout the scalp also brings vital nutrients and growth factors to the follicle. The process of miniaturization is reversed, and hair follicles grow thicker, healthier hair.

Clinical studies have found that LLLT is an effective therapy for reversing hair loss. In a review of 15 studies published by The Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, LLLT was found to stimulate hair growth in both men and women. LLLT is one of only three treatments, along with minoxidil and finasteride, sanctioned by the FDA for treating pattern hair loss.

Advantages of LLLT for Hair Loss

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There are several key advantages to using LLLT for hair loss.

  • Effective ⏤ LLLT is proven to be effective. Studies show that LLLT results in significant improvement in hair density in both men and women with hair loss. The FDA indicates LLLT to be an effective treatment for hair loss.
  • Safe ⏤ Unlike many other hair loss treatments, LLLT is not associated with any serious adverse side effects. Reported side effects are limited to mild headache and itchiness or tingling of the scalp. This is experienced by a very small portion of users during treatment.
  • Versatile ⏤ LLLT is effective in both men and women and can be used in combination with other hair loss treatments, including medications, supplements, hair transplant surgery, and more.
  • All-natural ⏤ LLLT represents one of the few all-natural, evidence-based treatments for hair loss. LLLT does not involve any drugs, surgery, or harmful chemicals, only gentle red laser light.
  • Easy to use ⏤ LLLT is completely pain-free and does not require any messy shampoos, creams, or lotions. Full-coverage devices like The Original LaserCap make LLLT as easy as wearing a hat. Just wear LaserCap for 30 minutes every other day to improve the thickness of your hair.

Who Should Use LLLT for Hair Loss?

LLLT is an effective therapy for hair loss and is specifically recommended for androgenic alopecia. Also known as male or female hereditary pattern hair loss, it’s the most prevalent cause of hair loss globally. If your hair loss is caused by a condition other than androgenic alopecia, LLLT may still be effective. However, you should consult with your doctor prior to starting treatment.

Like other non-surgical hair loss treatments, LLLT is also more effective in the earlier stages of hair loss. If the hair loss is advanced and there is significant balding, LLLT will likely not be an effective treatment on its own. In such cases, LLLT can still be very effective if used in combination with other treatments, such as hair transplant surgery.

LLLT Devices for Hair Loss

There are several kinds of LLLT devices for hair loss, including caps, helmets, and combs. Caps and helmets are advantageous in that they provide full scalp coverage and do not require combing through your hair during treatment. Different LLLT devices also vary substantially in their treatment output. For example, The Original LaserCap delivers a treatment over 200% stronger than other popular LLLT devices for hair loss.

The best LLLT device you can find for at-home hair loss therapy is The Original LaserCap. Our LaserCap delivers prescription-strength light therapy and is discreet and hands-free. You can wear it under your favorite cap and go about your day while our LLLT device works to regrow your hair. Sit back and relax as you treat your hair loss.

Get Prescription-Strength LLLT for Hair Loss with LaserCap

Are you ready to start your journey toward thicker, healthier hair? Get started today with LaserCap! Our LLLT devices for hair loss are FDA-cleared and come with a one-year satisfaction guarantee and a lifetime warranty policy. Just 30 minutes of use every other day can help you grow thicker hair in four to six months.

Get your LaserCap now to reclaim your hair and confidence with the regenerative power of light!


Michael Rabin, MD, MBA

Michael Rabin, MD, MBA, is the founder and CEO of LaserCap Company. He is a physician, entrepreneur, and inventor of The Original LaserCap. Dr. Rabin received his MD and MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has more than 30 years experience creating and leading innovative biomedical companies.

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