Hair- Successful Treatment of Hair Loss Using Excimer Laser and Low Level Laser Therapy (Alopecia Therapy)

Hair

Successful Treatment of Hair Loss Using Excimer Laser and Low Level Laser Therapy (Alopecia Therapy)

 

Successful Treatment of Hair Loss

Hair: It’s a natural part of being a human. But when the hair sheds, and skin is exposed, it’s one of those things that a good many of us want to control. Here, we’re tackling hairlessness, what to do when you are losing your hair, and how to naturally reverse hair loss without breaking the bank or undergoing painful hair surgery or hair transplantation.

Having a fuller head of hair in most cultures is associated with perceived attractiveness, youth, and an appearance of general well-being.  Worldwide, people spend billions of dollars on shampoos, hair products, hair grooming, and last but not least, hair loss products and surgical services. The U.S. estimates that each consumer spent $83.07 on hair care products in 2016.  An average woman will drop  $55,000 in a lifetime on hair products and treatments, and women generally spend more than men.  Since the grind of hair loss is typically unending, it’s important to start treatment as soon as your hairline starts bothering you.

Hair Loss or “Alopecia” describes thinning or loss of hair. Alopecia may be caused by a number of factors including internal illnesses (low thyroid, autoimmune conditions), or deficiencies in iron, vitamins and minerals  including vitamin D, zinc,   and other essential hormones. Best practices in hair regrowth includes a battery of lab tests ordered at your consultation, before starting regrowth therapy. The most natural or holistic hair regrowth programs use “photobiomodulation” which is a combination of light and low level laser therapies including Excimer lasers.

 

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This is an overall hair thinning without specific bald spots or patterns. While this type of hair loss may not be noticeable to others, often the individual will feel their hair is not as thick or full as it previously was. Common conditions in this category are

  • Telogen Effluvium (rapid shedding after illness, childbirthfever, or sudden weight loss);
  • Androgenetic or androgenic hair loss (“male-pattern baldness,” “female-pattern baldness”).

 

Under normal conditions, scalp hairs live for about three years (the anagen, or growing, phase); they then enter the telogen, or resting, phase. During the three-month telogen period, the hair root shrivels up into a small “club,” then the hair falls out. It is therefore normal to lose about 100 hairs every day, more of them on days when shampooing loosens the hairs that are ready to fall out. The body then replaces the hairs.

Several circumstances produce a “shock to the system” that alters the hair growth rhythm. As a result, as much as 30%-40% of the hairs can cycle into telogen. Three months later, hairs come out in a massive shedding (effluvium), especially near the front of the scalp.

Sometimes people who worry about losing their hair start noticing hairs on their pillow or in the sink, not realizing that they’ve always been there. A close look at these will usually reveal the club at the end, showing that these hairs shed normally. Normally, about 10% of scalp hairs are in the telogen phase.

New, safe, and totally painless  laser therapies called Excimer Laser ( 308 nm)  and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) are readily available to advance the hairline,  and capture  those falling hairs. Often patients will first notice a decrease in loss of hair, and next  regrowth. The first phase of therapy is called Regrowth, and the second phase called the Maintenance mode.  While not everyone responds the same to hair therapies, excimer laser has been exceptional in many individuals with rapid hair regrowth.

Whereas hair transplants and surgical hair line advancement can cost upwards of $8000-$10,000, these new non-invasive and safe laser regrowth therapies average $50 to $250 per session. On average you may have anywhere from 2 to 25 laser treatments for regrowth, and the maintain with monthly or bimonthly touch ups. Excimer laser is very safe, fast, and completely painless. Most treatments take less than 2 to 3 minutes. There are no needles or anesthetics required. Hence, even a small child could easily have excimer laser or LLLT and feel nothing.

 

 

The Skin and Wellness Center
26081 Merit Circle, Suite 109
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Telephone (949) 582-7699
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Key words: Excimer laser, Low level laser therapy, laser hair therapy, hair regrowth, hair loss, hair loss photos

 

 

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