laser hair therapyLaser hair therapy was once a hair-loss treatment that we dreamed about. Perhaps in the far away future, when advances in technology and medicine led to new knowledge that we couldn’t imagine, laser hair therapy would be a reality. However, the future is now in the field of hair restoration and rejuvenation using laser technology.

Laser hair therapies have changed and evolved over time. Today’s laser hair therapies are readily available, and newer applications are in development everyday. Typically, laser stimulation of the scalp is the procedure that people mean when they refer to laser hair therapy as a treatment for hair loss.

A Brief History of Laser Hair Therapy Treatments

Before we step into the future, let’s take a quick look at the past. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, laser hair therapies begin with the development of laser technology in the 1960s. In 1960, the ruby laser was developed, and in 1961, the helium-neon (HeNe) laser was invented.

The laser used today is a refinement of the low-level light therapy (LLLT) developed by Endre Mester in 1967. Mester discovered that applying low-level light therapy to shaved skin encouraged faster hair regrowth and also encouraged wound healing. LLLT is known to be an effective therapeutic treatment for the following conditions:

  • wound healing
  • alopecia
  • edema
  • inflammation
  • healing of nerves
  • chronic joint disorders
  • pain

Future applications that are in research and development right now for laser therapy include treatment of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.

How Today’s Most Common Laser Hair Therapy Works

When technology meets hair loss, technology continues to adapt. We love our hair. It’s part of our personal brand identity, part of how we define ourselves. Both men and women spend much valuable time and effort on styling and caring for their hair. Hair restoration and hair rejuvenation are important pursuits in our culture, and corporations continue to invest money in developing newer and better hair-loss therapies and treatments.

Typically, laser hair therapy for hair regrowth and hair rejuvenation involves a painless and noninvasive application of laser-directed light to stimulate the nerves and cells of the scalp.

Today’s laser therapy is less invasive than past laser therapies. New laser hair therapies stimulate the scalp area without causing a wound, making it a safer procedure. With wider availability, more education about procedures and broader FDA approval, laser technology has come affordable and accessible. The future is now for laser hair therapy, and it is not restricted to the wealthy.

Is Laser Hair Therapy Right For You?

Is 2017 the year that you try laser hair therapy? If you’re a forward-thinking person with confidence about the future and optimism about new technology, then laser hair therapy is an appealing idea. It is reported to be a painless and comfortable procedure with very few, if any, negative side effects. Celebrities and sports stars are endorsing laser hair therapy for scalp stimulation, hair restoration and hair rejuvenation.

There are some things to consider and discuss with a hair loss specialist. Identifying the cause of the hair loss is crucial. Laser hair therapy might not be appropriate if your hair loss is due to pregnancy, for example, or if your hair loss is temporary and will correct itself naturally. The intention of the therapy is to stimulate and encourage new growth. The healing process caused by the laser stimulation is already occurring if your hair loss is temporary.

A brief consultation with a hair loss specialist can help determine whether laser hair therapy is appropriate for your condition. The future is now; approach it with confidence in 2017 by learning more about recent breakthroughs and new technological applications for hair-loss therapies.

At Genesis II we offer the latest advancements in laser hair therapy technology. For the best results we recommend using laser hair therapy in conjunction with our multi-therapeutic hair loss treatment program. To schedule a free hair and scalp analysis with one of our professional Genesis II hair loss specialists call us at (315) 458_1074 or to contact us via email click here.

 

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