Table of contents
- Red Light: Hair Fall Treatment or Scam?
- Theories On Why Red Light Hair Fall Treatment Works
- Studies on LLLT and Hair Thinning
- The Truth Is That Infrared Laser Connects With Your Skin Cells
- Benefits of LLLT on Balding Men
- How Can I Administrate Infrared Laser Light (LLLT) On My Receding Hairline?
- Complementary Hair Loss Treatments For Men
- Are there any health concerns from infrared light?
- The End
Red Light: Hair Fall Treatment or Scam?
Theories On Why Red Light Hair Fall Treatment Works
Red Light Keeps DHT At Bay
There are many hair loss treatments for men that claim to inhibit the monster called DHT. Of course, we ‘re not surprised, as DHT is considered the master evil of hair thinning the last 20+ years. DHT is the so-called dihydrotestosterone, which is a form of testosterone. DHT is considered toxic when it accumulates with high concentrations in specific places, like the lobes and crown of your scalp.
Red light laser seems to reduce DHT from the scalp which boosts also nutrients delivery.
I ‘m buying into it. You should too. But first, you should check the studies done in the next chapter some lines down the road. Before you do that though, did you know that DNA is interconnected with infrared?
It Can Positively Affect Your DNA
Skull expansion causes hair loss and red light stops it
Bioenergetics and hair loss
Boost Your Oxygen With Red Lights
Infrared Light Brings Nutrients To The “Table”
Studies on LLLT and Hair Thinning
Studies showed that LLLT stimulated hair regrowth in mice. These mice had been first experienced alopecia symptoms from chemotherapy.
Clinical trials on men (and women) showed increased hair growth on their scalps when LLLT was used to reverse their alopecia areata.
In 1967, a Hungarian scientist named Endre Mester was testing the brand new infrared laser that has just been invented. He wanted to see if laser radiation could cause skin cancer in mice. He found some unexpected but welcomed results, one of which is important for us baldies. He found that low-level laser therapy can be used to stimulate stem cells inside the hair root. These cells when stimulated shift into anagen phase and create new hair strands! By the way, The mice did not develop cancer.
A paper published in the “Lasers in Surgeries and Medicine Journal” had as main subject to research all the studies done on LLT and hair thinning. Their conclusion was that both men and women grew new strands of hair when putting their scalp under the magic red light for a period of weeks. The hypothesis again was that epidermal stem cells were stimulated.
Another study published last year analyzed 11 studies. In these studies, the sum total of patients were 680 and they all had hair thinning. Those patients were subjected to LLLT for a 12 to 26 weeks. The research team concluded that LLLT provided significant increase regarding the hair thickness of these patients.
Researchers searched to validate the hair density increase on patients scalps with male pattern baldness. The study was double-blind and very accurate. The patients were 110 men with hair thinning both on their crown and lobes/forehead. One group used an LLLT device on their heads, whereas the other used a placebo. After 26 weeks the results amazed the scientists! On the placebo group hair strands increased 7 times (which is still impressive), but on the LLLT device group, hair strands increased 19 times! Also, those in the latter group had more shiny and thick strands than the placebo ones!
Another study with a total of 225 patients showed promising results too. The researchers tested a specific device with infrared lights on the first group of patients. The other group received the classic fraud device, aka placebo. The final reports of that study were again encouraging. The increase in hair density of the infrared device group was astonishing (compared to other forms of therapies). The placebo group? Not so great.
The Truth Is That Infrared Laser Connects With Your Skin Cells
Benefits of LLLT on Balding Men
LLLT is one of the safest for usage by men.
There are no side effects reported yet (fingers crossed here!).
It’s a NO PAIN BUT GAIN solution.
LLLT has a significantly reduced price compared to alternatives of the same magnitude.
It’s pretty simple to use and that’s why it is easy to form a habit around the therapy and make it work.
Most of the low-level laser devices are affordable and portable, which is a great convenience if you travel a lot.
Hair regrowth from LLLT effects is observed in both crown and forehead/lobes of men balding.
LLLT is even a great assist to heal the wounds and strengthen the new hair strands for men undergoing a hair replacement surgery.
How Can I Administrate Infrared Laser Light (LLLT) On My Receding Hairline?
Homemade style LLLT
HairMax Ultima 12 Comb: It is an FDA approved LLLT comb that enables you to treat your balding spots at home.
i-Restore Hair Regrowth Helmet: This is the most famous of all products out there. It’s a safe and easy device to use for any circumstance and it can do wonders.
Hair Max Laser Band 82: This one reminds me of area 51. Anyway, it’s a device from the future. It massages your scalp while at the same time providing it with beneficial infrared light waves.
Complementary Hair Loss Treatments For Men
Minoxidil to widen your capillaries and bring more nutrients on your hair follicles.
Finasteride stops the production of DHT by blocking the enzyme responsible for this, called 5a-reductase.
Natural conditioners to protect your existing hair.
Natural shampoos to combat DHT in your scalp.
Don’t use styling hair products that contain chemicals and well-known bad substances. Here’s a good resource to help you choose wisely.
Are there any health concerns from infrared light?
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