There was an answer found for people who have the problem of hair loss. It was in the form of a non-surgical treatment called low-level laser therapy. It turned out that the technology is not a recent discovery. It was already in use as far back as fifty years ago, for treatment of conditions such as chronic pain, among others. The doctors came to this discovery by accident, since it was not their aim to cause hair to increase growth, but that was what was happening. Cancer was feared as one of the effects of using this type of laser on people. To find out if this was the case, low-level laser was applied on mice, which had instead hair growing on the targeted areas. this accidental discovery would find more use in a much later stage.
It is still a mystery how low-level laser therapy has the power to increase people’s hair growth rates. There is the idea that maybe it does this by increasing the amount of blood that flows to those areas under treatment. Others say it is the transfer of energy from light right to the cells of the hair that ends up increasing the hair growth rate. You need to know that this therapy is not effective in areas that have completely become bald. There is also need to stay on constant therapy to maintain the effects.
There are two variants of the low-level laser products. There is the one that is designed to be safe to use at home. This is the one that enables people to carry out their treatments right from home. The only drawback to it is the fact that it will lack the complete intensity and coverage to get the job done properly, unlike the other type. This type, on the other hand, has been designed to be used in an office setting. It has a lot more energy and coverage. You will however need to keep going back to the office for treatments. But there is yet to emerge a clear winner in terms of performance.
Low level laser therapy has been found to be good for patients who suffer from androgenic alopecia, irrespective of the fact that they are men or women. It is unfortunate that for all its effectiveness, it cannot treat cases of people who have already gone completely bald. It works best for thinning hair instead. There are distinct procedures to both type of therapy. There may be no winner among them, but they both end up serving their purpose.