Thinning and hair loss can be equally devastating for both women and men. As adults, our appearance plays a role in our social and our professional lives, and often, hair is a highly visible component of appearance. When hair becomes thin or patchy, it can deal a major blow to self-esteem, and impact how others see you.
In some cases, hair loss may be anticipated, as with hereditary male or female pattern baldness. In other cases, it can be caused by hormonal fluctuations, as with pregnancy or menopause. It can also be attributed to illness, medications, extreme stress, excessive weight loss, simple aging, or other factors.
Regardless of the cause, most of us would prefer to maintain a thick, lustrous, healthy head of hair. While it is important to address underlying causes of hair loss to prevent further thinning if possible, you’re probably also keen to see some immediate reversal of symptoms, including new growth and thicker hair, in general.
One of the most advanced options available for this purpose is the laser cap, which utilizes low-level light therapy (LLLT) technology. What is a laser cap and how does it work? Here’s the skinny on this innovative tool for thicker hair.
What is a Laser Cap?
LLLT is not entirely new – it was actually invented in 1967. However, it wasn’t until much more recently that LLLT technologies for hair loss were cleared by the FDA. Since then, laser caps have quickly proven to be the pinnacle of this advanced treatment option. While treatments at a laser clinic are outrageously expensive and laser combs are ridiculously inconvenient and offer only questionable results, the laser cap delivers the highly-effective treatment you expect, in a product that is portable, discreet, and convenient to use.
The laser cap features hundreds of medical grade laser diodes – as opposed to just a handful of lasers on a comb, for comparison – and they’re arranged in a domed pattern designed to deliver coverage for your entire scalp. This ensures thicker, healthier hair and improved growth no matter where on your scalp thinning or loss occurs. It’s easy to wear (no hands required), and it delivers the powerful and effective LLLT treatment needed to regrow hair.
How Does it Work?
You’ll be surprised by just how easy it is to use the laser cap. If you’re sick of pungent, chemical shampoos and you hate the hassle of running a laser hair comb over your scalp for 20 minutes each day, you’re going to love the convenience offered by the laser cap.
All you have to do is put it on your head for 30 minutes every other day to decrease inflammation, improve cellular respiration, increase blood flow to the scalp, and stimulate hair follicles, stopping hair loss and promoting thicker, healthier regrowth. Once you turn the laser cap on, it runs on a timer and automatically shuts down when your session is complete.
Hands-free use and portable wear mean you can attend to other obligations while you treat hair loss, and the cap is designed to fit under a standard ball cap, so it can be easily camouflaged. You could wear it during a video conference for work and no one would be the wiser! You could wear it while you walk the dog. You can take it on the go for work or leisure travel, and even get your treatments on weekend camping trips.
When Will I See Results?
Results will naturally vary by user, depending on the cause of hair loss, the amount of thinning, and your body’s response to treatment. However, you can reasonably expect to see reduced hair loss within 30-90 days, and start to see new growth within about 90-180 days, with consistent use. Most people report significant improvement, including noticeably fuller, thicker hair, within six months, and often earlier.
Is LLLT Safe?
LLLT is a safe and effective treatment for many forms of thinning and hair loss. The technology has been the subject of studies that attest to safety and efficacy, and LLLT treatment has been FDA-approved. When you wear your laser cap for just 30 minutes every other day, you’ll enjoy a pain-free process that many users describe as calming and therapeutic.
Can I Use it with Other Therapies?
The answer is a resounding yes. Because LLLT is so safe, it can absolutely be used alongside other therapies, products, and treatments. Your laser cap is designed to stimulate blood flow to the scalp, bringing needed oxygen and nutrients to follicles in order to stop hair loss and promote new growth. This is why it works so well as a standalone treatment, and it can be safely used alongside complementary products and therapies.