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‘Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – Does It Work for Hair Loss?’

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Name: Kimmy

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.

LaserCombAnswer: 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 that suggests that laser therapy for hair loss does produce the desired results. The only product (other than Minoxidil and finasteride 1mg) that shows significant evidence of preventing hair loss is the FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb.

The HairMax Lasercomb is FDA-cleared which means that it has undergone clinical testing that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the medical regulatory body in the USA. The Lasercomb has shown evidence to be effective for clients at the Belgravia Centre when used as part of a combined hair loss treatment programme and we are pleased to be able to offer the Lasercomb free with most treatment plans.

Don’t think that all forms of low-power laser will be as effective as the LaserComb however. The HairMax LaserComb was the first home-use LLLT device to obtain FDA clearance for hair loss prevention and it has a patented mechanism whereby the combs are specially designed to part the hair so that the light can shine directly onto the scalp without hair getting in the way. Many helmets, hoods and other forms of ‘hair laser’ do not sufficiently reach the scalp like this because hair gets in the way.

Belgravia doesn’t usually recommend the LaserComb as an individual solution for hair loss, but mostly advises it to be used as a ‘hair growth booster’ alongside the licensed medications. Our hair loss treatment courses based around these medications – minoxidil, and finasteride 1mg (which is suitable for men only) show the highest rate of regrowth. You can get an idea of results from specially tailored combinations by visiting our hair loss success stories.

** 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 * *

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The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

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2nd March, 2013 at 2:59 pm


Please clarify for readers that the FDA "cleared" means they will allow you to market the product and does not imply that it's met any testing or efficacy testing....there is no judgment by the FDA.

8th March, 2013 at 10:32 am


Thank you for your comment Fred. The FDA clearance does in fact state that the HairMax LaserComb is indicated to promote hair growth. More information can be found on the following page - https://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/lasercomb-fda-clearance-misconception/.

14th August, 2017 at 8:09 pm


Hi. I currently use regaine mouse and finasteride 1 mg (generic) and wondered if it was worth while purchasing this through perhaps as a cost saving exercise? I am 30. Fit and healthy. I have general thinning which is slow but consistent since about 19. I have taken these since approximately 21 Kind regards Ashley

15th August, 2017 at 11:39 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Ashley, we would need to examine you in order to know which treatments and boosters were suitable for your particular condition, pattern and level of shedding. However, it is worth noting that the LaserComb is a hair growth booster not a treatment so we would not generally recommend using it on its own in place of clinically-proven hair loss treatments.

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