Low Level Photo-Stimulation
Photo-Stimulation Hair Restoration Can Reverse Hair Loss
Hair loss is a very common problem for men and is much more common in women than one might think. It can be very damaging to one’s appearance and overall self-esteem. As such, it should be no surprise that the hair restoration industry has grown by leaps and bounds with plenty of research money going into new hair loss treatments. One of the most promising new treatments utilized by Dr. Poon is laser and light source therapy. LED Therapy (LEDT) and Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), or cold laser therapy are the two main forms of this treatment. LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is a form of photo-therapy which involves the application of non-coherent low power monochromatic light to damaged tissues. LLLT involves applying LED and a low-intensity laser directly to the skin. Low-Level Laser Therapy Research has shown, time and again, that stimulation with a low level laser is perfectly safe and benefits living cells with absolutely no side effects or pain involved. In fact, before LLLT was being used for hair loss treatment, it had been used widely for various skin treatments and to expedite wound-healing.
Introduction Laser Hair Restoration
Since winning FDA approval for laser therapy for hair restoration, Dr. Poon has been using special medical lasers to help regrow hair for his Mississauga and Toronto hair transplant patients. Other devices on the market include the Laser Hair Restoration Brush Kit, the HairMax Laser Comb, and various set-up that resemble the hair dryer headsets found in hair salons. However, only laser hair restoration which uses true lasers will penetrate beyond the base of hair follicles, so it’s important to work with clinics using the highest quality laser hair restoration devices.
How Does it Work?
Laser Hair Restoration is designed to increase circulation to the capillaries and scalp area, restoring the health of hair follicles. Laser therapy on scalp and hair follicles works by providing high levels of life-giving light which is used by the cells in the scalp and hair to assist the cells in performing their normal chemical processes, thus re-polarizing and rejuvenating damaged cells, allowing them to gain oxygen and eliminate waste products . The overall effectiveness of this type of hair restoration depends on the wavelength of light produced by the laser. Since LED Therapy alone only penetrates the skin superficially, Low-Level Laser Therapy is generally thought to be a more effective treatment for hair restoration as it penetrates deep down to the cellular level.
It should be noted, however, that laser therapy is not a cure for baldness. While it has shown promise for treating thinning hair, once a hair follicle is completely dead, no amount of therapy will magically regenerate it from nothing. That’s why, if one is to choose laser therapy, it’s best to start treatments sooner rather than later, when the condition is still reversible. For this reason, Dr. Poon combines lasers and light source therapies with the FUE method to gain the most effective results.