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Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)
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 growth. Our office is strong advocates of laser light therapy for our hair loss patients and we promote the Capillus Laser Cap system.
Dr. Endre Mester of Semmelweis University in Hungary researched the concept that laser radiation might cause cancer in mice. He shaved the hair off their backs, divided them into two groups and rendered laser treatment with a low powered ruby laser (694-nm) to one group. His findings revealed the mice did not get cancer but the hair on the treated group grew back more quickly than the untreated group. Dr. Mester's work was the first demonstration of the positive effects of laser light or "laser biostimulation" positively increasing hair growth.
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.
Video with Dr. Ken Williams - Discusses the Benefits of Capillus
Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy
- Promotes thicker, stronger, and healthier hair
- Stops the progression of hair loss in 93% of clients
- Stimulates the rejuvenation of hair follicles promoting new growth
- Rehabilitates damaged hair follicles
- Increases volume by 25%
- For immediate post hair transplant patients, the hair will grow faster and thicker
Typically, laser therapy was available by a laser comb or laser therapy sessions at a physicians office. These earlier laser therapies were inconvenient for patients because an appointment was required in a physicians office three (3) times a week for a year. The therapy sessions although often successful, but results from the laser stopped when the laser therapy sessions ended. Laser therapy is this considered a life long commitment.
21st Century Technology - The Capillus Laser Cap
The newest technology available for the non-surgical treatment of hair loss is the Capillus Laser Cap. The Capillus Laser Cap is for men and women who want to use an easy outpatient laser device in the comfort of their home or office. At Orange County Hair Restoration we don't believe you need to sit in our office for thirty minutes three times a week. Our laser treatment program allows our patients to purchase their own laser system, and receive laser therapy at their convenience. As an owner of the Capillus Laser Cap you receive laser therapy on your own schedule.
The Capillus Laser Cap is only dispensed upon the written approval of a physician and is available after a physician evaluation and prescription. As regional distributors of the Laser Cap in southern California, we are excited to bring LLLT therapy to our community and patients.