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Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Will Take on a Progressively More Important Role in Hair Restoration


When my father brought home a lasercomb after a hair transplant conference 10 years ago and said this gadget was to help him grow hair. I was full of suspiction. When I saw him a few months later, I asked him if the lasercomb worked and sure enough, he said no. It was too troublesome. He just couldn't keep using it.

When HairMax LaserComb received its FDA clearance, it created quite a controversy in the hair restoration society. Heated debate between prominent members made LLLT a touchy subject to bring up. As time progressed, this attitude started to shift towards the favor of LLLT primarily because of the dome type device with 80+ lasers allowed many people to see predominantly positive results from their use. By 2009. LLLT was officially inducted into a formal session of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Annual Scientific Meeting.

LaserCap picture During this same meeting, Transdermal Inc. also showcased their LaserCap™ The ingenius design puts 224 laser diodes into a portable cap powered by rechargeable batteries and fit under any type of hat/cap. Thus making it the only practical LLLT device for long term use. Prior to the LaserCap, there were two categories of LLLT device: $300-$600 handheld units for home use (three times a week and 10-15 minutes each time) with as little as 5 lasers or very expensive ($30-60K) clinic based stationary dome device with 80 + lasers that requires office visits at least twice a week and cost $2,500 or more for 6 months of treatment. Both the handheld and the dome device can have client compliance issues: the handheld units can give even personal trainers a sore arm after just a couple minutes and the dome device requires inconvenient office visits with very costly treatment cycles.

Starting since the 1960's, researchers used low level lasers to evaluate their potential bio-stimulating effects on living tissues. Since then, they have shown efficacy in treating stroke, stimulating wound healing, orthopedic conditions and relief of chronic inflammation.

Low level laser therapy works similarly to how the sun makes the plants grow. The energy from the light is captured by special energy factories inside the cell and converted to an energy store readily available to the cell for its proper maintenance and repair. Therefore making the cells healthier. Click here to learn more details about mitochondria, chloroplast, and ATP.


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Low Level Laser works because the light is absorbed by mitochondria, our cell's energy factories, and increases ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate) production. Since ATP powers our cell's proper function and maintenance, it is crucial for the health of our cells. More ATP allows all types of cells in the hair follicle to become healthier. Carbohydrate, amino acids, fatty acids that might have been used for energy could now be used as building blocks.

While the idea of our cells using light as a source of energy seems far fetched, it isn't. Mitochodria (our energy factory) in our cells is actually akin to chloroplast in plant cells. Both are bacteria that took residence in more complex, larger cells (early eukaryotic cells) billions of years ago and eventually became dependent on their hosts, and vice versa. (See this page for more detail.)

We are all familiar with the association between chloroplast and photosynthesis, where the energy of light is used to combine carbon dioxide and water to form carbohydrate. In reality, photosynthesis requires two stages: light energy is used to make ATP in the first stage. ATP is the used as the energy source to combine carbodioxide and water. (See this page for more detail.)


The bottom line is, low level laser therapy works. FDA approved LaserComb with an indication for "promotion of hair growth" in 2007 and approved MEP-90, a dome device with 82 lasers, for female pattern hair loss in 2010. Nevertheless, in order for a treatment to work long term, it must be delivered in a practical and affordable manner. Hence LaserCap™ is the most practical solution for LLLT delivery.

After using LaserCap for a period of time, you will notice your hair growing faster, hair shaft thicker and stronger, as well as improved hair color, texture, and shine (healthier oil gland). People with excessive daily hair loss may quickly notice an improvement from less hair loss each day.

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