LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an FDA-approved hair loss treatment that makes use of focused light energy to stimulate a biological reaction and hair regrowth. Various devices are available which includes in-office devices that look like a salon steamer, or home-use devices that may look like hairbands or caps.
The low-level lasers inside the headpiece are directed at the patient’s head and once it starts, may create a warm and tingling sensation to some, whilst others feel that it is virtually painless. The effects of this treatment go deep into the underlying layers of the skin where the light energy is absorbed by the cells to initiate cellular repair that ultimately leads to hair growth.
Is low-level laser treatment (LLLT) reliable in treating hair loss?
LLLT may be appropriate for people who prefer to try other options other than medications and surgical procedures. LLLT helps to stimulate hair growth and prevents hair loss in a gradual manner. It is also considered a good complementary treatment to medical treatment of hair loss or even to hair transplant surgery by stimulating faster wound healing and hair growth.
LLLT does not have any downtime. It is very safe and tolerable, although results will actually depend on how the patient responds to treatment. It is worth noting however that laser treatment doesn’t have any side effects compared to medications, making it safe and convenient.
LLLT is an efficient complementary treatment for hair loss, although medications are still considered first-line. LLLT applies its therapeutic effect on the outside and reaches inwards, while oral medications aid in the chemical process inside the body to reduce hair loss.
At Angeline Yong Dermatology a full range of medical, complementary and surgical options are available for the treatment of your hair loss problem. She is a fully accredited dermatologist who specialises in the diagnosis and medical treatment of all types of hair disorders, and is also a USA fellowship-trained hair transplant surgeon. She will always thoroughly assess your condition to determine the type of hair loss and also evaluate your lifestyle and preferences to come up with a treatment plan that is customised and suitable for you.