WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS / BALDING?
The average person sheds about 50 to 100 hairs a day; this is usually not noticeable. However, some individuals suffer from excessive hair loss which may appear unsightly and leave bald patches on the scalp. Hair tends to thin with age, but other factors include hormonal changes, medical conditions or genetics.
Hair loss or balding (known as alopecia) can be seen with thinning hair at the top of your head, which can affect both men and women. Bald spots may also emerge, or a sudden looseness of hair which leads to large clumps of hair falling out when washing or combing it. You should also check if you are suffering from scalp infections, thyroid issues or other skin conditions as these may all contribute to hair loss.
WHAT IS LED LIGHT THERAPY?
The light in a specified wavelength will be absorbed by the target area, increasing the level of energy of the molecules affected. The energy is then burned off via adaptive changes which may be physical or chemical, and have a biological effect on the surrounding tissue. This in turn stimulates the cells to reproduce hair in areas of thinning or balding, as follicles that no longer grow hair are induced into growing new strands.
Doctors and various governmental organisations have also made use of this technology in the areas of muscle regeneration and wound healing. A non-invasive technique, it does not harm the skin and is known to be a safe procedure. There is also no possibility of physical trauma or thermal damage and is suitable for patients of all ages.
HOW IT WORKS
Similar to the process of photosynthesis, your body needs sunlight in order to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is used as fuel for metabolic processes that synthesis essential proteins, enzymes and more. The tissue also uses ATP to catalyse the process of healing and rejuvenation in the specific treatment area.
Your doctor will advise you on an appropriate number of sessions as repeated treatments are required in order to maintain the hair regrowth. The number may vary from individual to individual but the additional treatments will ensure that hair remains healthy, full and vibrant.