Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)
Laser light generated by low-powered (cold) lasers has recently come into use as a non-surgical & incision free hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss. DERMACLINIX offers LLLT which utilizes a highly effective combination of red laser (655nm) and LED light diodes.
LLLT is among one of the very few non surgical treatment modalities that has been approved by FDA (2007) for treatment of hair loss. There are many LLLT devices available but very few are up to the standards of U.S. FDA. In Dermaclinix you will get U.S. FDA approved LLLT devices.
We offer LLLT technology which is designed to effectively cover the scalp.The inner helmet canopy is designed to conform to the contour and curvature of the scalp, ensuring consistent and equal distribution of both low-level laser and LED lights for optimum results. Patients being treated for hair loss sit comfortably under the lasers as it gently delivers the phototherapy to the scalp. There is no pain or discomfort from the therapy.
In comparison to laser combs and brushes which are neither hands-free, nor provide full scalp coverage, our LLLT technology is completely hands-free with no manual movement giving freedom to incorporate additional activities like listening to music and or reading (leading to a more calm and stress free procedure completion for the patient).
Hair growth using LLLT is not a one-time fix for hair loss. It must be repeated at regular intervals to maintain results. Typically 3 sessions per week for half an hour lasting approximately 4 to 6 months to reverse hair thinning/loss, and effectively grow new healthy hair are required. Once hair growth is achieved a maintenance schedule of 1 to 2 sessions per week is strongly recommended to maintain new growth, and keep the hair looking healthier, fuller, and strengthened.
MECHANISM OF ACTION:
The laser light does not cut or burn the skin, the therapeutic light-energy is absorbed by the cells and the process of cell repair begins. This cause following effect:
- Stimulate the production of energy at the cellular level leading to increase in cell metabolism and the angiogenesis (growth and revival of blood vessels in the scalp) for thicker, supple and more durable hair shafts.
- Stimulate the sebaceous glands for stronger, smoother & healthy hair.
- Increase melanin production in the hair follicles, darkening gray hairs.
Dermatologists who use LLLT in a treatment plan for a patient’s pattern hair loss have often noted that LLLT is more effective when used in collaboration with other medical therapies such as minoxidil or finasteride treatment. LLLT does not stimulate hair re-growth in all people. If intracellular molecules are unable to absorb laser light, or unable to adequately respond to absorbed light, no stimulation of hair re-growth will occur. Experience has shown that stimulation of hair re-growth by LLLT is more likely to occur when hair loss is minimal to moderate(early onset of baldness),and is less likely when hair loss is major and/or long standing(Eg. in patients suffering hair loss due to onset of old age or senescence).