Low-level laser therapy, also known as red light therapy, is a hair restoration technique that uses the irradiation of photons to encourage hair growth in cells in scalp tissues. The idea behind this is that low-dose laser therapy stimulates circulation, encouraging hair growth to resume. But do the results support the theory?
The overall results of low-level laser therapy do not show a consistent pattern. Rather, they point to modest increases in some patients, such as a 2013 and 2014 study published by the National Institutes of Health. Even with some vaguely encouraging results, there are a number of marked drawbacks to low-level laser therapy.
Some major drawbacks include the fact that repeated treatment for the rest of their lives is required for the modest number of patients that showed hair growth. And the cost of treatment can run into thousands of dollars per year! Additionally, low-level laser therapy has been known to negatively interact with medications to make individuals sensitive to sunlight.
For those who don’t feel like keeping up with treatments for their lifetime, there are hair loss solutions with minimal side effects and are long-lasting. One treatment, known as scalp micropigmentation, can give the appearance of a fuller-looking head of hair for life.
This procedure, which works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin, is usually accomplished within 2-3 treatments, each about one week apart, and does not require additional treatment once completed. There are little to no side effects both during and after treatment.
Because scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic treatment, men have a degree of freedom in customizing their new look. For men with thinning hair, this can create the appearance of a fuller head of hair, while for bald or balding men, micropigmentation can create a durable freshly-shaved look.
With Hairline Ink, you can develop a solution for hair loss that works for you. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!