LASER THERAPY FOR HAIR LOSS, DOES IT WORK?
More than half of all Canadians struggle with hair loss. A good portion of those have looked into laser responses to this problem, namely Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Laser Phototherapy (LPT). So laser therapy for hair loss, does it work? The good news is that there is no shortage of studies that show that laser hair growth therapy can stop hair loss, encourage existing hair to thicken, and even grow new hair.
LLLT helmets interest have grown in popularity, as the technology has become portable and it brings this clinical-level hair loss therapy to a home setting celebrating convenience and comfort. There is some reason to watch these products carefully, however. Many hair loss treatment helmets for home use, do not have lasers at all. Instead they use LEDs, and the difference is huge. You cannot expect laser results from LEDs.
Why do some of these brands choose all LEDs in their helmets or a mix of lasers and LEDs? To cut prices and boost profits! Remember LEDs are widely available since they are the “on-off” light in so many common products. Lasers are less common and more expensive.
Let us take a look at the difference in performance between these two options.
Low Level Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: How Does It Work?
Hair loss likely means that your hair follicles are not getting the energy and nutrients it needs. This makes mitochondria interesting. Mitochondria act as the power plants hair cells, and if they can be activated the results will be healthier hair and new hair growth.
Since these hair follicles are far below the surface of your scalp the challenge is how do you revive them. That’s where Low-Level Laser Therapy comes in.
What Light can Penetrate Deeper: LEDs or Lasers?
LEDs are often described as emitting “incoherent light”. This means the light issued is of a wide range of different wavelengths. This hampers LED light from being able to penetrate the scalp very deeply.
Lasers deliver their light on a single-color wavelength, in phase. This means they will penetrate much deeper. It’s not hard to see why professionals consider laser light ideal to meet the needs for hair loss treatments.
Lasers and LEDs: Which has the More Optimal Wavelength
The experts at Swedish Laser Medical Society have determined that 680 nm is the optimal wavelength of light to contact and energize hair follicles. Lasers deliver light at one wavelength, which means they can be adjusted to be 680 nm for best effect.
LEDs lack this quality. This makes them basically useless for hair restoration.
Important note: Theradome is the ONLY LPT/LLLT device that delivers 680 nm wavelength lasers. Other LPT/LLLT devices have tried to repurpose lasers that read DVD’s and CD’s and use them for hair loss treatments. Of course, this does not work.
Theradome, makes sure its lasers are manufactured with strict quality control, in the United States in Silicon Valley, California. 680 nm wavelengths are assured.
LEDS or Lasers: Which is More Powerful?
The last but not least aspect to consider is power. To stimulate hair follicles, you need to not just reach them but reach them with enough energy to activate them.
Clearly, lasers produce much more power than LEDs do. So, LEDs are hampering from not reaching far enough AND not having enough power to stimulate the cells they do reach.
You get what you pay for and quality counts. If you do not want to waste your time choose a hair restoration device that uses real lasers, not LEDs. And make sure the lasers in the device you use are 680 nm wavelength.
Theradome’s PRO LH80 laser hair growth helmets meet these requirements. We are an approved Canada reseller for Theradome. Please visit https://laserhairtherapy.ca to get the best price for your Theradome Laser Helmet.