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Low Level Laser Therapy

Thanks to advancements in technology over the last few years, there’s a new solution that men and women can turn to restore their hair from younger days without the need for pills or surgery.

Commonly known as low-level laser therapy (or LLLT), this FDA-cleared solution uses clinical-strength laser technology to treat hair loss and thinning hair for both men and women. LLLT uses non-invasive, pain-free light technology to stimulate hair follicles and scientifically induce regrowth of thicker, fuller hair.


  1. It’s both safe and effective.The National Institutes of Health’s studies have shown that low-level laser therapy stimulated hair growth in mice subjected to chemotherapy-induced alopecia and also in alopecia areata. “After the discovery of lasers in the 1960s, there has been tremendous interest in using these laser devices to treat various medical conditions,” the NIH reports, noting that controlled clinical trials demonstrated that LLLT stimulated hair growth in both men and women. In conclusion, NIH says that LLLT for hair growth in both men and women appears to be both safe and effective.
  2. The medical community has been using cold laser for decades.According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the use of lasers for medical purposes is not new. Lasers have been in use for medical purposes for many years and the physics, chemistry, and biology of laser light interaction with human tissue are well documented, the ISHRS reports. Medical uses range from surgery using high-powered lasers to stimulation of tissue repair.
  3. There are no scalpels, cutting, or burning. Let’s face it, no one wants to go under the knife if he or she doesn’t have to. With LLLT, the lasers used for hair growth therapy are referred to as “cold” because their light is absorbed by target tissue but does not heat the target tissue as occurs with lasers used to cut and remodel tissue. The light wavelength emitted from a low-level laser will repair tissues that have impaired cellular metabolism by stimulating blood circulation, encouraging regeneration of normal healthy tissues, and encouraging bio stimulatory effect on the hair follicle. LLLT is not a light source that causes thermal or heat damage, there is no cutting or burning sensation at all.
  4. There are no negative side effects. In the specific area of LLLT for hair growth, the only “adverse” reports in humans, was the temporary onset of hair shedding developing in the first few months of use. However, no need to be alarmed as this is normal and could be attributed to the natural phases of the hair growth cycle.
  5. It’s already been proven to increase hair density. People have been using lasers as a hair removal method for years, but up until recently the long-term impact on the individual hair follicles was unknown. Recently, the NIH found an uncommon but striking adverse effect of lasers being used for hair removal: an increase in hair density, color, or coarseness or a combination of these occurs at or around sites treated for hair removal. This bodes well for uses of low-level lasers for hair growth!
  What Are You Waiting For? There is a myriad of hair loss solutions available on the market, but few can boast a safe, effective, and side-effect free approach for users like LLLT can. In addition, many physicians believe laser therapy can be used in conjunction with other hair loss treatments to boost results, so it becomes a no-brainer to add LLLT to your hair care regimen.