Laser Cap for Hair Loss
Are You Losing Your Hair?
You may have recently noticed excess hair in the drain of your shower. Maybe there is more hair on your brush than usual. There may even be hair on your pillow when you wake up in the morning.
There are other signs of hair loss as well. Perhaps you can’t make robust ponytails anymore or you can wrap a hair band three times around the ponytail instead of the usual two.
And there are men who never realize they are losing hair because the bald spot is on the back of their head. Nobody is going to tell him that he is losing his hair. Besides, nobody notices because he wears a baseball cap all of the time.
The sad truth is that millions of men and women in the United States are suffering from hair loss and most of them feel as though there is nothing they can do about it. Hair loss is devastating to men and women and can have a negative impact on your well-being no matter what your age.
Well, it’s time for you to do something about it.
Understanding Hair Loss
As hair is shed at the end of the growth cycle, some degree of hair loss is accepted as totally normal.
On average, you can expect your hair to grow about six inches a year. And while most mammals experience predictable cycles of hair loss and hair growth, humans experience random cycles of hair growth and hair loss. The number of hairs we lose and gain during these cycles also varies.
Here are the phases of the hair growth cycle:
The Anagen phase is also known as the active phase. This is the phase in which scalp hair grows rapidly and continues to remain active for around two to six years.
This is a transitional phase between active and resting. Hair growth stops and the formation of club hair begins. This phase lasts about two to three weeks.
The Telogen phase is when the hair follicles are at complete rest and no growth occurs. This phase will last about three months.
What Causes Hair Loss
Age and Genetics- hair loss is a genetics issue so check with family members to see if you might suffer from hair loss as well. As you age, you also stand a chance of hair loss. The general rule is that 30 percent of men in their 30s will suffer some form of hair loss. This figure jumps to 40 percent of men in their 40s will suffer hair loss.
The rule changes for women. About 30 percent of women under the age of 50 will experience hair loss and half of the women over the age of 50 will suffer hair loss.
Disease and Infection
Fungal and viral skin infections, if left unchecked, can cause hair loss. Diabetes and thyroid disease can also cause hair loss.
Some medications for blood pressure, heart conditions, birth control, depression and acne have been known to cause hair loss. The good news is that it is temporary and will end when you stop taking the medication. Chemotherapy, used for cancer treatment, also causes temporary hair loss.
Changes in hormone levels can cause hair loss. For example, estrogen levels during pregnancy give some women thicker hair. Hair goes back to normal after the baby has been born.
Women going through menopause experience a decrease in estrogen and progesterone, which can lead to hormonal imbalance and hair loss.
Stress can affect normal hair growth, the result is excessive shedding that can turn into bald patches.
How Does Laser Hair Growth Work?
Nobody knows for sure exactly how laser treatments work to stimulate hair growth, but the theory is that it encourages cell stimulation. Early studies conducted on the 1960s found that wounded mice that were treated with lasers enjoyed rapid healing.
Modern specialists in the field of hair growth feel as though the increased circulation is what encourages the hair follicles to produce hair growth. But the reasons why laser growth therapy works don’t really matter to those who are enjoying hair growth.
The Benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy
There are a number of hair loss treatments that have been proven to work. One of these methods is hair transplants, which is an invasive procedure that may result in unwanted side effects.
Laser treatment for hair growth is a popular option for a number of reasons:
No Side Effects
The majority of patients who engage in laser treatments for hair loss suffer no side effects whatsoever. It helps that this treatment is non-invasive and comes with very few risks.
Not only does laser therapy promote hair growth, it also improves the appearance of your hair by making it stronger and fuller.
Stops Hair Loss
Some have reported not only hair growth, but a lower frequency of hair loss after treatment.
It can cost as much as $15,000 for hair transplant treatment. Laser therapy is a lot less expensive than that.
The Bottom Line
If you wish to stop and even reverse hair loss, you have to consider laser treatment as an option. As with any treatment, you should take a good look at the positives and negatives before making an informed decision.
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair therapy for hair loss. We know just how psychologically debilitating hair loss can be for both men and women. We also understand that hair loss treatment requires patience and belief. We believe in providing our clients with a hair loss treatment that works and we strive to instill confidence in you as well as realistic expectations.
Feel free to reach out to us and learn more about hair loss treatment.