Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I STIMULATE HAIR GROWTH?
Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a safe, effective, and natural treatment for hair loss, backed by a strong base of peer-reviewed clinical research. A treatment that is not only known to increase hair count, hair density, and hair thickness for men and women alike but that also comes without any negative side effects.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS LIGHT THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS?
A meta-analysis from 2018 reviewed different 22 studies comparing light laser therapy to other common treatments - such as hormone-regulating drugs like Finasteride and Dutasteride - and researchers concluded that red light therapy had shown superior results. Additionally, unlike many of the drugs reviewed in this meta-analysis, LLLT brings no negative side effects.
HOW DOES LLLT WORK FOR HAIR LOSS?
The laser light that’s used in LLLT produces a particular wavelength that can be absorbed by the molecules of the hair follicles. When the light penetrates the scalp, it stimulates the stem cells responsible for the regeneration of the hair follicles, encouraging hair regrowth. At the same time, it increases blood flow in the targeted region of the scalp, promoting thicker hair shafts and overall fuller-looking hair.
CAN RED LIGHT THERAPY REVERSE GRAY HAIR?
First of all, it is important to distinguish gray hair that occurs because of natural aging from gray hair that happened due to episodic stress. Because the graying that occurs because of aging is generally not reversible. However, the graying associated with stress can be reversible with Red Light Therapy.
CAN RED LIGHT THERAPY DAMAGE YOUR HAIR?
Red light therapy is generally considered safe, but there are guidelines. Having too much light or too many sessions close together can cause damage to your hair. You should always follow the customized therapy plan and timeline that your doctor has designed considering your unique treatment.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY?
LLLT has demonstrated a remarkably low incidence of adverse effects and it has been used over the last 50 years for several medical conditions. Regarding specifically hair growth, the only adverse report was a temporary onset of hair shedding 1-2 months after starting treatment.
CAN PEOPLE OF ALL AGES BENEFIT FROM LLLT?
Even though there is no ideal age, it's best to start LLLT as soon as possible to achieve maximum hair restoration. The best results occur when the therapy is used in the first stages of hair loss or cases of partial hair loss. Combining LLLT treatment with other therapies can also help to optimize results in more advanced stages of hair loss.
IS IT RECOMMENDED TO USE LED LIGHT THERAPY AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANT SURGERY?
After transplant surgery, it is important to protect your scalp from contact with any "foreign object". Since many LLLT helmets have teeth or spikes that are studded with a laser, you should not use such devices as they can damage your transplant. If you have had hair surgery recently, check with your doctor the best timeline to start or resume your red light therapy in the future.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET LED THERAPY?
Laser therapy for hair loss final costs can vary according to how many diodes are in the laser cap and the number of sessions your custom treatment requires. Call or email us to learn more about pricing.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET LOW-LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS IN LONG ISLAND?
StudioMD Long Island offers a variety of low-level light treatments that have helped many patients to increase hair counts and boosted hair thickness. Our state-of-the-art treatments have helped many patients to improve their appearance and confidence levels. If you have struggled with hair loss and unsuccessful treatments, book an appointment today and consider giving natural LLLT a try.