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Laser Hair Restoration

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Laser hair restoration is one of the many hair loss treatments available on the market today. Hair loss is a problem people all over the world suffer from, including both men and women. In some cases, hair loss can even affect children if it is the result of alopecia, a medical condition that causes hair loss not only on the head, but of hair all over the body, including the eyebrows, eyelashes, et cetera. However, alopecia is typically a very different entity from male patterned baldness or female patterned baldness.

It is normal for the average person to lose about 20 to 100 hairs a day, but for some people, that amount of hair loss is much more excessive. Some people may even experience their hair falling out in clumps. Other times, people may lose a regular amount of hair, but because of a chemical, DHT, which inhibits the follicle from regrowing new hair, they end up experiencing baldness. Regardless of the how one may experience hair loss, however, people may find laser hair restoration helps them to regain at least a little bit of their lost hair.

If you are wanting to know more about the possible hair loss remedies on the market, read on to learn more about laser hair restoration.

The idea for laser hair restoration came about when a scientist, believing that lasers of a certain frequency could cause cancer, did an experiment with shaved mice in order to find whether or not his hypothesis was true. Rather than finding that lasers caused cancer in mice, he found that the mice treated with lasers grew back their hair faster than mice who were not treated with lasers.

Restoring hair with laser treatments works by absorbing the light into the skin along the head and hairline, thus stimulating the red blood cells within the follicles, and causing them to absorb more nutrients in the body which promote hair growth. These laser rays are applied directly to the scalp.

Laser hair restoration is usually considered best used in tandem with other hair loss treatments, such as with Propecia (a prescription hair loss drug which acts as a DHT inhibitor), or Monoxidil (otherwise known as Rogaine). Combining laser hair restoration, prescription or nonprescription hair loss drugs, and vitamins for hair loss can, with some people, radically improve their chance of regrowing hair. There is some discussion in the hair loss community about the reliability of laser hair restoration: some physicians and hair loss clinics swear by it, whereas others doubt its effectiveness.

There are many ways to treat hair loss, but if you do not want to get invasive surgery, such as with hair restoration surgery, then you may consider combining Propecia or Rogaine with a treatment for hair loss such as laser hair restoration.


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