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You don't have to worry about hair loss. With the help of Ultimate Image Studio, you can shower, exercise, walk into the wind, apply for that promotion at work...all without worrying about your hair! Laser hair therapy is the solution to your hair loss.
This innovative treatment reverses the effects of hair loss, resulting in thicker and healthier hair you love to run your fingers through. Laser hair therapy is perfect for any type of hair loss on men and women, and is best for those with thinning hair on the tops of their heads.
Changes in hair growth after application of a laser was first noted by researcher Endre Mester in Hungary back in the 1960's. For more than ten years, dozens of various laser devices have been used to effect changes in hair follicles. Described in a prominent low level laser therapy textbook in just several sentences (literally, almost a footnote), the use of lasers in the field of hair restoration recently ‘hit the mainstream’ in January of 2007 when the United States Food and Drug Administration gave its ‘clearance’ to the first medical device to promote hair growth—taking its place amongst the other FDA-approved therapies (Propecia/finasteride and Rogaine/minoxidil) for the treatment of hair loss. While it took over eight years for this particular device to achieve this particular clearance, it is likely that many of the other hand-held laser devices will also seek this kind of 'approval' from the FDA in the coming months and years.
January 2007- This month, the FDA gave 'clearance' for the first Low Level Laser Therapy device for the treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern hair loss). After starting clinical trials years ago, this has been a long-awaited “clearance” and certainly a significant milestone for the manufacturer, as well as the entire laser therapy industry.
While most of the general public has been familiar with high-powered medical lasers (known for their ability to precisely burn or cut) and their ability to resurface skin, correct our vision, remove unwanted hair, etc., the benefits of low-powered lasers or “low level laser therapy” has been much less well known, until now.
The effect of light energy on biologic systems has been studied since man first realized that sunlight was a critical component for plant growth. With the invention of the first laser in the 1960’s, scientists have been studying the effects of non-burning, non-cutting lasers (low-level lasers) on cellular functions. Low level lasers have been noted to have up-regulating as well as down-regulating effects on various cell functions, depending on variables such as wavelength, power, treatment time, frequency of treatments, and others. The effect of low level laser light on cells is commonly referred to in the scientific literature as Photobiomodulation.
One of the earliest scientists, Endre Mester, observed accelerated wound healing effects from treatment with low level laser therapy in rats. In the past forty years, there have been over 3000 scientific articles published in the field of low level laser therapy, and low level lasers have been used worldwide in many fields of medicine, including pain management, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, veterinary medicine, wound care, dentistry, cosmetic/plastic surgery, and others.
As the cost of semiconductor laser diodes has dropped, their use in medical devices has exponentially increased, in addition to their therapeutic applications. Both health professionals and patients alike appreciate the benefits that low level laser therapy is a non-chemical, non-invasive treatment with no side effects.
Judging from our own patients’ results, LLLT seems to have had a noticeably positive effect on the quality of hair growth with both our surgical and non surgical patients.
Learn more about the many benefits of laser hair therapy when you contact our Rocklin, California, hair loss specialists.