Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including illness, stress, genetic predisposition (male and female pattern baldness), the normal aging process–or a combination of any of these factors. If you are experiencing hair loss it is important to have it properly diagnosed. Once the underlying cause is determined, a comprehensive hair restoration plan can be proposed. Laser hair therapy–a widely sought after treatment for the management of thinning hair–is a revolutionary non-surgical solution to hair loss. Dr. Yael Halaas is pleased to offer laser hair therapy in her New York City office.
The Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy
Clinically proven to treat hair loss in both men and women, laser hair therapy is safe and effective. Laser hair therapy, also known as low laser light therapy, is designed to increase blood flow to the scalp. The increased circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles. This in turn triggers a natural hair growth response. Laser hair therapy:
- Stops hair loss progression
- Stimulates hair follicles, resulting in growth
- Rehabilitates hair follicles that are damaged
- Increases the overall hair volume
- Promotes thicker, stronger, and healthier hair
- Eliminates the need for incisions or harsh chemicals
Additionally, if you have undergone a hair transplant procedure, laser hair therapy may help the hair to grow faster and thicker.
Who is the Best Candidate for Laser Hair Therapy?
Laser hair therapy is a potential treatment for anyone who is currently experiencing hair loss. Dr. Halaas recommends laser hair therapy for patients who have been unresponsive to other treatments or have a low tolerance for topical hair loss medications such as minoxidil. In addition, laser hair therapy may be a viable alternative for patients who are ineligible for hair transplant surgery. Laser hair therapy can be used on those whose hair loss is related to:
- Male and female pattern baldness
- Hormonal changes, specifically menopause
- The aging process
- Anemia (low iron)
- Overprocessed and weakened hair (resulting from dying, excessive heat exposure)
Note, in cases where a medical condition is contributing to hair loss, any hair restoration treatment plan must be compatible with the treatment of the primary disorder.
What Happens during a Laser Hair Therapy Treatment with Dr. Halaas?
During your laser hair therapy treatment, the laser device is placed over your head. As you sit beneath the laser hood, the device will emit the hair follicle-stimulating light therapy. The treatment does not cause any discomfort and is efficient. A single laser hair therapy treatment lasts about 30 minutes. After your treatment, you will be able to return to your normal daily routine–no downtime or recovery period is necessary. To optimize outcome, Dr. Halaas recommends multiple treatments.
Is Laser Hair Therapy Safe?
Yes. Laser hair therapy meets all of the safety standards and specifications of a “non-significant risk” product. The energy that is produced by the photons does not contain the thermal aspect to cause any thermal injuries to the patient or doctor. Additionally, laser light energy does not change or alter any molecular structures. No side effects have been reported from the treatment.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Results vary from one individual to another. After a few visits, many patients often report a marked improvement and a noticeable reduction in the rate of hair loss. Most patients will start to see the full results within 6 to 8 weeks from the start of the treatment.
If you would like to know if laser hair therapy might help you achieve a fuller head of hair, contact Dr. Yael Halaas today for a complimentary laser hair therapy consultation.