If you seek treatment at the earliest sign of hair thinning, low-level laser light hair therapy can re-energize the follicle and restore hair growth. Shamila Gupta Rawal, MD, at The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine offers this innovative therapy using the FDA-cleared Sunetics low-level laser, which safely and effectively treats male- and female-pattern baldness. To learn if you’re a good candidate for low-level laser therapy, call the office in Madison, Wisconsin, or book an appointment online.
Each hair follicle cycles through four stages: Growth, transition, resting, and shedding. On any day, about 90% of your hair is growing, while 10-20% is resting, which is why you naturally shed about 100 hairs every day.
Male- and female-pattern balding develop when sensitivity to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) shortens the growth stage. As a result, your hair becomes shorter and weaker. If the condition goes untreated, the follicle keeps shrinking until it finally stops growing hair. Introducing low-level laser light therapy before the follicle damage becomes permanent can restore hair growth.
Most medical lasers use heat to produce results, but low-level laser light therapy (LLLT) is different. LLLT operates on a distinct wavelength that produces cool laser light energy. LLLT safely passes through your skin without causing damage and reaches cells in your hair follicles.
As LLLT activates cells in your hair follicles, it stimulates biochemical processes, causing an:
LLLT also reduces inflammation in the follicle. The overall result is that LLLT activates cell growth and regeneration, heals the follicle, and leads to renewed hair growth.
During your Sunetics LLLT treatment at The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine, you sit comfortably in a chair, while Dr. Rawal places the helmet-like device over the top of your head. As the device emits LLLT, you relax and read — there’s no heat and no pain throughout your 20-30 minute session.
Most patients receive their low-level laser light hair therapy treatment three times a week for 12 weeks; then the sessions are tapered to twice a week for another 12 weeks, followed by once to twice a week for 6 months. Your results typically appear in three stages:
As long as your hair follicles are still viable, Sunetics low-level laser light hair therapy treatment may be a great option for restoring your hair.
To learn if you’re a good candidate, call The Rawal Institute for Hair Restoration and Aesthetic Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.