Low level laser therapy

If you bathe the scalp in light at a certain frequency (650 nm), it penetrates the skin, stimulating cells beneath to produce more protein. A key constituent of hair is keratin, derived from protein. Boosting protein production in the scalp strengthens the formation of keratin and the hair itself potentially leading to more bulk.

The light is beamed through small individual light sources within a band, helmet or cap or via a handheld device, such as a lasercomb. The technology works best on areas where hair is still present, but thinning. If the hair has thinned significantly beyond a certain point, then this technology is unlikely to be of significant benefit.

The combination of low level laser and Minoxidil can be quite effective in women, and in men who do not wish to use finasteride. Click on the link above for more information and how to order.

Is Low Level Laser Therapy safe?

In short, yes. It is a non-invasive, painless procedure, and can be carried out in the comfort of your own home.

What are the main benefits?

Bulking up of miniaturising or thinner hairs.

How often would the treatment need to be carried out?

It varies with the device you are using, but usually 3 times a week for around 10 mins at a time.

How much does it cost?

There is a range of devices available on the market. Prices can range from £150 to £2000. Take a look at the products available on the online pharmacy.

Are there any side effects?

Not really, sometimes you can experience a warm scalp.

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