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Can light therapy help with hair loss?Updated 2 months ago

Below is an excerpt from our article 'Could Near Infrared Saunas Be The Best Thing For Your Skin?'

"LLLT for Treatment of Hair Loss

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the most common form of hair loss in men, affecting almost 50% of the male population. Several other forms of hair loss also exist such as telogen effluvium (TE), alopecia areata (AA), and alopecia induced via chemotherapy. In 2007, the FDA approved LLLT as a possible treatment modality for hair loss. Multiple studies have shown LLLT to be beneficial in treating hair loss. In male pattern baldness (AGA), patients described significant improvements in overall hair regrowth, a decreased rate of hair loss, thicker feeling hair, improved scalp health and hair shine... In an animal model, hair regrowth proceeded more rapidly after LLLT."


Types of Hair Loss and Treatment Options, Including the Novel Low-Level Light Therapy and Its Proposed Mechanism 

Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) for Treatment of Hair Loss

When evaluating 'doses and treatment plans' for light therapy, it is important to consider wavelengths and irradiance. 

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