Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY DO?
Red light therapy - also known as LED light therapy or low-level light therapy (LLLT) - involves exposing tissues to red and near-infrared light between the wavelengths of 660 nm and 890 nm, with either low-level lasers or red LED lights. The light from these devices is used to treat a variety of conditions, from wrinkles to hair follicles.
HOW DOES LOW LASER LIGHT HAIR THERAPY WORK?
In the treatment, the LED device delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light to your skin, to stimulate the mitochondria in your cells by emulating natural sunlight, reducing oxidative stress, and increasing circulation. With that, your hair follicles can retain more core energy to power themselves and become stronger.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A LED THERAPY SESSION?
During treatment, a laser helmet is placed over your head, similar to the dryer you sit under at the hairdressers. It omits a specific wavelength (650nm) of light, delivering low-level light therapy to your hair follicles. This mechanism enables the full scalp to be targeted at once for better results. Each session usually lasts for 15–30min and the chair is fully adjustable so you can sit comfortably during the experience.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LOW LASER LIGHT ENERGY?
Red light therapy can be used by nearly everyone, but certain groups should take precautions before going under treatment. The LED light should be avoided if you’re pregnant, have a pacemaker, or if you’re taking certain medications. It’s always best to consult with our specialist phisician at our White Plains location before engaging in any new treatment.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Though there are little to no risks associated with the treatment, too much exposure or faulty equipment could damage your skin tissue leading to burns and blisters. Also, if you are sensitive to bright lights, it's a good idea to wear eye protection during sessions.
ARE THERE CASES WHERE RED LIGHT DOES NOT WORK?
Red light therapy does not work in cases where baldness has already existed for longer periods. It cannot cause hair growth in areas where there are no hair follicles to stimulate. So, Red Light therapy only works on active hair follicles and does not affect hair follicles that are already dead.
DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY WORK FOR WOMEN?
Red light therapy has been approved by the FDA as a hair loss treatment for both men and women. It is mainly used to treat androgenetic alopecia and promote hair regrowth to any gender patients who experience male or female pattern-baldness.
SHOULD I KEEP MY HAIR GROWTH TOPICALS WITH RED LIGHT THERAPY?
You can continue to use topical 5% minoxidil and 0.25% finasteride along with laser therapy. The use of both red ight therapy and common hair treatment ointments is recommended by researchers to hasten hair regrowth.
HOW MUCH DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS COST IN WHITE PLAINS?
The final cost will vary depending on your circumstances at the time of the actual procedure and the number of sessions required. Call or email us to learn more about pricing.
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO GET A LOW-LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS IN WHITE PLAINS / GREENWICH / WESTCHESTER?
At StudioMD White Plains, we understand how losing your hair can devastate your self-esteem. But we also know there are effective and safe steps you can take to combat hair loss. To find out if LLLT is the right treatment for you, book an appointment today, and let's work together towards your hair goals.