Sometimes known as red light therapy, low-level laser light therapy
is used to treat the genetic forms of hair loss common in men and
women, androgenetic alopecia or pattern balding.
The exact mechanism by which low-level laser light therapy promotes
hair growth is not fully understood, but the most recent research
has identified that the light is absorbed into the cells,
triggering enhanced cellular activity. In other words, it makes
aging cells more active, which, in-turn, can stimulate hair growth.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is considered a major part of the
non-surgical approach to treating hair loss. LLLT does not cause
pain and does not cause burning or scarring of the skin. The
mechanism stimulating hair growth is the visible red light emitted
from the cap's lasers diodes that is absorbed by the skin and hair
cells. Laser light for hair restoration began in 1967, a few years
after the first working laser was invented. It is now considered
main stream science that laser light positively influences hair
LLLT is also thought to increase blood flow and stops hair loss in
85% of cases, while stimulating new hair growth in 55% of cases
according to the medical literature. It is FDA approved for use in
the United States. It's safety and efficacy has been proven in
Europe and Asia for decades. LLLT is a non surgical treatment
option for restoration and stabilization of hair loss. It is an
important part of medical therapy for those patients who are not
candidates for surgery, or for men and women with thinning hair or
hair loss. Some surgical patients desire laser therapy for
additional hair stimulation after hair surgery.
Low-level laser therapy for hair loss
Laser Hair Therapy is a low level laser light treatment that in
some studies seems to promote hair growth, slow hair loss and give
hair a healthier appearance for both men and women.
Why laser treatment for hair loss works
The clinical laser has an open-hood design, offering 100 percent
coverage of the treatment area and stimulating hair follicles
throughout the affected sections. Light from the laser beam helps
prevent or in some cases stop hair loss by increasing the
metabolism of the follicles and stimulating protein production. The
FDA has cleared laser therapy in the form of a comb or helmet for
at-home use as well.
Laser therapy hair restoration treatment schedule
For the in-office laser therapy we recommend two to three 30-minute
treatments a week for 8 weeks, one treatment a week for 16 weeks,
followed by two treatments a month for 6 months. Quarterly
treatments should be scheduled as maintenance. At-home therapy is
usually for 20 minutes 2-3 times/week.
In clinical studies, all participants wearing the LL7H for 20
minutes a day experienced one or more of the following:
A slowing down of hair loss typically occurring 4-18 weeks into
An increase in hair follicle size, which promotes fuller, more
lustrous hair and typically begins 18-26 weeks into treatment
Growth of new healthy hair, which is normally seen at 26-52 weeks
What’s the science behind the TheradomeTM hair regrowth treatment?
ll7h employs Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), and has 80 proprietary
lasers that emit coherent laser light. Hair growth is stimulated by
firing cool lasers at the scalp to target hair follicles, stimulate
microcirculation, and improve cells’ metabolism. Using lasers as
opposed to LEDs is critical for hair restoration. These lasers
produce virtually no heat, but still allow the maximum amount of
light and energy to be delivered to the area.
Is TheradomeTM effective post-transplant?
Yes. Transplants cause trauma to nearby hairs and using the
TheradomeTM will alleviate these effects by providing extra energy
for healing. Low-Level Laser Therapy assists the growth of newly
planted follicles by accelerating the healing process; reducing
redness/inflammation; decreasing discomfort; and encouraging
transplanted hairs to grow faster. In short, it is one of the best
hair regrowth products available.
Benefits both men and women
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair therapy for hair
loss if looking to prevent further hair loss or thinning, looking
to maintain hair growth from other treatments or looking to speed
Contact Dr. Harris to learn more about effective hair regrowth
products or ask the doctor a question or schedule a personalized