Laser Therapy in Jodhpur
The good news is that once you detect your hair loss, there are solutions for treatment. If underlying causes have been ruled out, there are a handful of non-surgical, non-invasive options that are proven to work. These include laser therapy, oral prescription medications, and topical solutions. You need to weigh the pros and cons of each treatment and decide which is best for you.
Laser therapy is a wonderful option to treat hair loss because it has no known side-effects. Capillus laser therapy caps make laser treatment very easy to use because it does not require any user effort and is simple to use at home or on the go – 6 minutes, while you go about your everyday activities. Physicians recommend it to patients because it is easy to comply with instructions for use. It does not require combing, nor applying messy solutions to the scalp. It can be used in combination with other therapies if desired. Whether used in conjunction with hair transplant procedures or prescription hair loss medications, laser hair therapy has the potential to significantly improve the health of the hair follicle, leading to a fuller and more natural looking head of hair.
Finasteride, commonly marketed under the brand name Propecia, is an oral medication that has been proven to restore hair. This medication is only approved by the FDA for use by men because of the risk of birth defects to childbearing mothers. Finasteride has been reported to cause a variety of side-effects, from sexual to swelling, dizziness, and may cause a decrease in blood prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels that can affect PSA blood test results used to detect prostate cancer. The sexual side effects of finasteride (decreased libido, trouble having an erection, ejaculation problems) may continue after you stop taking this medication. If you have concerns about these side effects, finasteride may not be right for you.
There are also topical foams such as Minoxidil which have shown success in restoring hairs. This drug is commonly marketed under brand Rogaine. Side-effects of minoxidil include scalp irritation, dizziness, and unwanted hair growth on the face. This solution does require a certain level of commitment as it needs to be done on a daily basis, twice per day on clean, dry hair and cannot wash hair for 4 hours after. It can also stain hats and bedding if not fully dry.
Low-level Laser Therapy for Treatment of Hair loss
Low-level light treatment is an option that has been used for those who are suffering from male & female pattern hair loss. Laser red light has been shown to be effective in stimulating and energizing the cells within the hair follicle.
In 1966, Hungarian physician Endre Mester first published an experiment in which he observed accelerated hair growth in rats treated with laser therapy, making alopecia the first legitimate therapeutic indication for laser therapy. Recently LLLT (low-level laser treatment) has gained acceptance in treating hair loss as evidence from clinical trials and successful patient cases have validated the therapy.
Though it has been used for over a decade… in the last few years, low-level light therapy has finally gained mass acceptance by the foremost physicians in the field of hair restoration, including world-renowned physicians who are both leaders and members of prestigious industry organizations such as the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Low-level light therapy (LLLT) has been used since the 1960s to treat various medical conditions such as alopecia, chronic ulcers, and chronic pain, headaches, musculoskeletal, and neuropathic pain without major adverse side effects. Each of these applications is based on the biological effects of photobiomodulation in living organisms.
Low-level light therapy was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007 for the treatment of mild to moderate male pattern hair loss for a laser comb device designed to re-grow hair. The problem with a laser comb device is that it is not practical in application, which leads to improper adherence of instructions for use and thus less than optimal results in non-clinical use. The emergence of the Capillus laser therapy cap revolutionized the use of laser – making patient compliance and application easy.
LLLT for hair loss using red light lasers has been reported to:
- Increase cell metabolism and the health of blood vessels in the scalp for thicker, supple and more durable hair shafts
- Stimulate the sebaceous glands for silkier-looking hair
- Increase melanin production in the hair follicles, darkening gray hairs.