Question: Has anyone tried Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)? I've tried a few different things but I am curious about this. I've been reading www.laserhairgrowthfacts.com/How-It-Actually-Works.html and it presents some good arguments but I don't want to pay for anything until I have some unbiased thoughts on this.
Answer: Laser treatment for hair loss aims to stimulate blood flow to the root of the hair follicle which delivers nutrition to the follicle helping it stay strong and encouraging a healthy hair growth cycle.
There is plenty of anecdotal evidence which suggests that low-level laser therapy for hair loss can produce the desired results. The only device that currently shows significant evidence of preventing hair loss (at the time of writing - July 2009) is the FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb.
This Lasercomb device is FDA-cleared, which means that it has undergone clinical testing and has been recognised as safe for its intended purpose by the Food and Drug Administration, the medical regulatory body in the USA. In addition to HairMax's own clinical research results, the Lasercomb has been shown to be effective for many clients at the Belgravia Centre when used as part of a hair loss treatment programme featuring one or both of the MHRA licensed and FDA approved medications, and we are pleased to be able to offer the Lasercomb free of charge with many annual treatment plans when the full 12 months are paid for in advance.
Don't think that all forms of low-power laser will be as effective as this innovative gadget, however. The HairMax LaserComb was the first home-use LLLT device to obtain FDA clearance for hair loss prevention and it features a unique patented mechanism whereby the combs are specially designed to part the hair so that the therapeutic lasers can shine directly onto the scalp without hair getting in the way. Many helmets, hoods and other forms of 'hair lasers' do not sufficiently reach the scalp like this because hair gets in the way.
Belgravia doesn't usually recommend the LaserComb as a standalone solution for hair loss, but mostly advises it to be used as a supplementary 'hair growth supporting product' alongside licensed medications. For personalised treatment recommendations, a consultation with a hair specialist is always advised as they can tailor suggestions based on their findings as well as each individual's medical profile and personal preferences.
** UPDATE: As of January 2018, Belgravia now also offers the latest LLLT innovations from HairMax - the LaserBand 41 and LaserBand 82 - which are also FDA cleared and available to both clients and non-clients of The Belgravia Centre clinics * *
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
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