Low-Level Laser Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Hair Loss Treatment
What is low-level laser therapy?
Low-level laser therapy is a non-invasive process that focuses on light energy to restore and redevelops damaged skin.
Benefits of the procedure contain:
- Elevation of ATP production leads to grown energy for cells.
- More endorphin production, resulting in reduced pain medication requirement.
- Better immune response.
- Better DNA production to promote healing.
- Promotion of collagen production to minimize wrinkles and scarring.
- Improved lymphatic drainage to reduce inflammation.
- Better circulation.
- Reduced inflammation.
What should be done prior to considering laser/light therapy?
Prior to the procedure, the Trichohom doctor will typically review the patient’s medical history and conduct a physical exam. At this point, the doctor and patient discuss potential risks, expectations, and results of the procedure. Patients also should refrain from:
- Using perfumes, deodorants, or any other potential irritants in the treatment parts before and after treatment.
- Sunbathing, waxing, chemical peels, tanning beds, or collagen injections for 2 weeks before the procedure.
- Taking anti-inflammatory drugs, Aspirin, and herbal supplements due to high risk of bleeding.
When is low-level laser therapy appropriate?
CaHA filler can be used to treat:
- Acne scars
- Facial redness
- Skin lesions
- Spider veins
- Sun-damaged skin
- Undesired hair
Who is not the right candidate for low-level laser therapy?
Forbearing with any of the following are not right candidates for low-level laser therapy:
- Display severe or unusual scar formations.
- Patients taking or recently taken Accutane.
- Are subject to keloid scarring.
- Pregnant women.
- People who have suffered a severe sunburn or have recently tanned.
- People who have active acne.
- Having dark-skinned.
- Patients on blood thinners.
- Have skin resurfacing disorders.
Is low-level laser therapy painful?
During the process, forbearing may experience a pinch similar to the snapping of a rubber band. Topical anesthetic or chilled gel may be used to prevent pain.
What are the potential difficulties of low-level laser therapy?
What can I anticipate after having had low-level laser therapy?
- Patients might not notice any major changes until several weeks after the procedure. Other post-procedure issues include:
- Treated parts may be pink or red for 4 to 8 hours after taking treatment.
- A light stinging feeling, similar to a light sunburn in the treated part. This sensation typically eases within 4 to 6 hours. Cool packs or moist cloths may be used to minimize the sensation.
- Light inflammation in the treated part usually disappears within a couple of days.
Moreover, patients should:
- Refrain from applying lotion or make-up to the treated parts for either 1 day or until all marks or redness and stinging have disappeared.
- Apply a good quality moisturizing lotion on the treated parts two times a day for the duration of the treatments and for at least 3 months after the last treatment.