WHAT IS LLLT?
LLLT is an abbreviation for Low Level Laser Therapy. This technology is also used in the medical field, in combination with a photsensitiser (this is substance injected in to the blood which is sensitive to the light exposure).
LLLT is used on the red light spectrum; this is actually a very important aspect to the therapy, as any other colour is not effective. Terms used for this type of therapy can be confusing, because it it is sometimes referred to as phototherapy or ‘cold laser’ therapy. The term cold laser refers to the absence of any heat, so when someone undergoes treatment for hair loss there will be no discomfort from this sensation.
The wavelength of the light has to be within certain parameters to achieve laser hair growth. All hair growth laser machines are set within these limits which means that they are all safe to use as hair regrowth treatment.
When follicular cells are exposed to laser light source, the energy levels within the cells are increased, which jolts the cell in to working off this extra energy. This, in turn, leads to chemical changes within the cell that make up the follicular matrix, and this leads to to proliferative activity.
The treatment has a direct effect at the cellular level on rejuvenation and body repair: in response, the repaired hair follicles grow new hair. Research carried out in the USA into laser hair restoration suggests that it is even possible to reverse the apoptisis of the cells (programmed cell death).
Excellent research studies carried out in respected universities, like Harvard University, USA, suggest that there are few, if any, side effects associated with this treatment and some laser combs alsohave FDA approval.
Typically our success rate is 85-90%, where there is a reported positive hair restoration. Clients benefit from an improvement in the quality of previously fine strands, general hair thickening and new growth from dormant cells.
WHAT IS LLLT?
LLLT is an abbreviation of the term Low Level Laser Therapy. This is not only being used for hair regrowth it is also being used in medicine for a variety of reasons, including as a cancer therapy, using it in combination with a photsensitiser.