Laser hair therapy is the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in treating the genetic forms of hair loss common in men and women, androgenetic alopecia or pattern balding. LLLT is intended for men and women with thinning hair or pattern baldness caused by a hereditary condition.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR THERAPY REGROW HAIR?
Hair growth cycle consists of three phases: growth (anagen phase), resting (telogen phase) and shedding (catagen phase). When used with a LLLT device, light beam irraiates photons into scalp tissuse, increasing blood flow in the scalp and stimulate metabolism in catagen or telogen follicles, resulting in the production of anagen hair. This requires light of a certain wavelength, specifically between 630 to 670 nanometers.
LLLT causes 3 things to happen when light beam penetrates the scalp:
- The photons of light act on cytochrome C oxidase leading to the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This is converted to cyclic AMP in the hair follicle cells, releasing energy and stimulating metabolic processes necessary for hair growth.
- Release of nitric oxide from cells leads to increasedvascularisationto the scalp distributing nutrients and oxygen to the hair roots.
- LLLT work to counteract the negative effects of the DHT hormone by stimulating the cellular metabolism involved in hair growth. DHT is the leading cause of genetic balding and is the cause of male and female pattern baldness.
HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT?
No one person is the same, no one scalp will witness the same results in the same time frame with any sort of hair regrowth treatment. LLLT is recommended for full 6 months treatment plan for best results. LLLT is conducted in 3 phases
Phase I: This first phase focuses on minimizing hair loss and can take between four and eighteen weeks of regular treatments with the laser.
Phase II: During this phase, the miniaturization of the hair is reversed, resulting in thicker, fuller hair. This typically begins to occur after eighteen to twenty-six weeks of regular treatments with the laser.
Phase III: It is during this final phase that you should begin to notice renewed hair growth. This process generally begins twenty-six to fifty-two weeks into regular treatments with the laser.
WHAT IS HIGH FREQUENCY?
high frequency for hair growth uses the concept of formation of ozone from the oxygen through the use of electrical energy. High-frequency alternating current is connected to the inert gas such as argon, which is present inside the glass electrode. Ozone produced through this method improves blood circulation, exfoliates the scalp, improves hair growth, prevents hair fall and also helps to prevent dandruff and itchy scalp. High-frequency comb for beards is also available in the market which helps in increasing the growth of beard and preventing any infection. It also helps in improving the moisturization of beard.
BENEFITS OF HIGH FREQUENCY?
High-frequency treatment is the technique used to improve hair health without any pain to the person. The technique involves the use of high-frequency infrared rays and ultraviolet rays. The high-frequency hair treatment provides the following benefits:
1. Revitalize Hairs
High frequency improves the blood circulation in hairs which leads to the supply of sufficient quantity of nutrients to the hair. This helps in revitalizing the hairs. The frequent oscillation helps to improve the scalp health and the overall health of the hair and hair follicle gets enhanced.
2. Manages Thinning Hairs
High frequency, by providing optimum blood supply and the accompanying nutrients, helps to manage the thinning hairs.
3. New Cell Generation
High-frequency technique in hair treatment helps to generate new cells and also exfoliates the older cells. This technique significantly improves cellular turnover.
4. Prevents Dandruff And Itchy Scalp
High-frequency technique improves the symptoms of itchy scalp and also prevents dandruff. This is due to the fact that the high frequency stimulates the scalp and the sebaceous glands are activated. This results in the production of an optimum amount of sebum which helps in reducing the symptom of itchy scalp. The high-frequency device also generates heat that helps to kill various bacteria and other pathogens that cause itching.
5. Reduces Hair Fall
High frequency improves penetration by removing the layer of dead cells from the scalp. The oil massage will move directly into the hair follicles and making them strong. This would help in preventing the hair fall. Further, due to high frequency, blood supply improves leading to more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicle. Through increased blood circulation, the toxins are also effectively eliminated.
6. Improves Hair Growth
High frequency improves hair growth through various different mechanisms. First, it stimulates the hair follicle thereby helping the growth of new hairs. Second, it improves blood circulation and provides sufficient nutrition to the growing hairs. Third, it induces the synthesis of growth factors required for hair growth such as keratinocyte growth factor. Studies have shown upregulation of Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 after exposure to high-frequency current. This Insulin-like Growth factor-1 significantly induces the growth of the hair follicle.
7. Improve Secretions
High frequency improves the secretions of sebaceous glands. Sebum is important for making hairs healthy and shiny. It will help in rejuvenating the condition of the scalp.
8. Soothes Mentally
Stress is one of the main reasons for hair loss. Improved blood circulation due to exposure to high frequency has a soothing effect on the head. The person feels relaxed both mentally and physically.
WHAT IS MCS?
Micro-current electrical stimulation (MCS) is generally known to facilitate cell proliferation and differentiation and promote cell migration and ATP synthesis. This study aimed to investigate the hair growth-promoting effect of MCS on human hair follicle-derived papilla cells (HFDPC) and a telogenic mice model. Examined changes in cell proliferation, migration, and cell cycle progression with MCS-applied HFDPC. The changes of expression of the cell cycle regulatory proteins, molecules related to the PI3K/AKT/mTOR/Fox01 pathway and Wnt/β-catenin pathway were also examined by immunoblotting. Subsequently, we evaluated the various growth factors in developing hair follicles by RT-PCR in MCS-applied (MCS) mice model.