LLLT is defined as “a cool laser that effectively stimulates the area and causes an increase in blood flow and causes Photo-bio-stimulation”.
Photobiostimulation (PBS) is the biochemical, non-thermal effect that results from the exposure of living tissue to various dosage of energy at varying wavelengths emitted from low level lasers. Five distinct effects are known to occur:
An increase in ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) and protein synthesis – causing an increase in osmotic cellular function
Improved cell proliferation (Growth)
Increase in protein synthesis, causing a change in cell membrane permeability
Increased blood circulation by 54% after only one treatment, providing a supply of nutrients to the hair follicle
Clinically proven to increase the size of the Capillaries under the hair follicle
Latest LLLT Study released in 2009 at ISHRS (International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons) showed:
100% of the subjects saw an increase in hair growth
97% saw an increase in hair count > 20%
77% saw an increase in hair count > 51%
How long will it take to see results?
Everyone is different! That is why each client’s individual needs are determined during our consultation. Most people see Hair loss slow or stop in the first few months and then some hair growth in the first 2-4-6 months. However, some people require between 6 months to 1 year to see results. Best result are generally seen in the first 12 to 24 months, therefore, we recommend 1 year programs for most people. If you are not seeing the results you want at 3 or 6 months, we can easily adjust your program to include other treatments like higher strength Minoxidil and/or added laser.
*Supporting Research References
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King, P.R. Low Level Laser Therapy: A Review, Laser Med. Sci. 4: 141, 1999
Dr. Roy Geronemus, Dr. Martin Unger, The Toronto Star - Your health - Salon offers balding men a cool zap. 6/6 (2008)
Waiz, M, Saleh, A Z, Hayani, R and Jubory, S O (2006) Use of the pulsed infrared diode laser (904 nm) in the treatment of alopecia areata. J Cosmet Laser Therapy 8, pp. 27-30.
Study submitted by Lexington International to the US FDA for which the HairMax lasercomb was cleared as a medical dive by the FDA. 19 new hair per inch converted to per inch which is approximately 135 per inch.
Yu. A. Vladimirov, A N Osipov, G I Klebanov (2003) Photobiological Principles of Therapeutic Applications of Laser Radiation.