Some people tend to judge how elegant you are by the look of your hair. It tells a lot about your hygiene and lifestyle. It is so important that many of us spend a fortune taking care of it. However, it’s bad if, for one reason or the other, you don’t have as much hair as you should.
Truth is, nobody wants to lose hair, but there is a scientific proof that over 80% of men will lose some hair by the time they are 50. For women, it is a little over 25%. So imagine looking into the mirror and finding a large ball of emptiness staring back at you.
According to a recent study, more than 47 million men in the United States are victims of hereditary loss of hair. Sometimes, those things you consider flaws are simply not your fault. However, you become responsible when you can do something about them but choose not to.
While there have been drugs produced to support hair growth, possible side effects have made Laser Hair Growth a better remedy. It is a treatment for hair loss and baldness that have become popular throughout the states and in many parts of the world.
What is a Laser Hair Growth Device?
A laser hair-growth device is a helmet-like device (in most cases) that uses some sort of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) to stimulate hair follicles and bring about general hair growth. It is a common device in many homes and comes in different shapes and sizes.
Depending on the product, the laser therapy requires time to work, but has been a successful and painless solution for many. Whether it’s hair loss as a result of illness or some genetic composition, you can recover and grow new hair using this device.
How the Device works…
When we hear laser, we often think about the hot red or blue light that can cut through metal. This treatment uses gentle light, often cold, to perform its function. The gentle light penetrates into your skin, through your scalp, to boost hair production from the cells.
The laser hair growth device is engineered to grow hair on all sides at the same rate because lasers produce coherent light. The light waves, usually red light, are perfectly aligned and they travel in synchronicity. As long as your hair follicles are alive, you should see some results.
For hair growth to occur, laser light is required to reach the base of a hair follicle by penetrating the scalp at a depth of 3 to 5 mm. It is the only light source that can achieve this due to its piercing quality. It is this treatment of the base of hair follicles that stimulates the mitochondria of hair cells, producing cell energy that lead to growth. You would usually require 2 to 3 sessions every week.
Features of a Typical Laser Hair Growth Device
- Head Gear Construction: The device is built to be worn as a gear on the head. Most of them have the shape and structure of a helmet while others cover just a fraction of the head. There are also some built as facecaps. You can actually wear them anywhere.
- Power Source: Most laser hair growth devices are powered by batteries that can either be recharged or replaced when battery power diminishes.
- Energy Form: The devices use laser and LED lights within to feed its energy to hair follicles. Just beneath the surface of the helmet or cap, you’d normally find diodes that emit the low level light.
- Wavelength: Most Laser hair growth devices are engineered with the optimal wavelength (650nm) red light which is the clinically-tested preference in the market.
Laser hair growth devices are generally safe, with little or no safety issues arising. However, there are general cautions to be taken when you decide to use the device.
You are advised to not use the device when you’re using hair growth drugs or other skin therapies that make you light sensitive. Although hair growth laser light is safe, reactions may occur on your skin when you use them with such drugs.