Category Archives: LLLT

More Proof that Lasers Work?

It seems like lasers are the new Botox. Every year sees new cosmetic and medical human applications for both. Botox is truly a miracle poison, and it looks like laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is a miracle form of radiation. It  keeps on giving unique benefits at different wavelength bands.

Apparently, lasers can regenerate teeth.

Twenty years ago, who would have guessed that a poison (Botox), radiation (lasers) and an illegal drug (marijuana) would be in the news all the time. Due to their abilities to cure or ameliorate so many of our ailments.

I had previously written about my skepticism when in comes to the effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on scalp hair regrowth. However, I have often heard of the strange phenomenon of laser hair removal sometimes leading to an increase in terminal body hair.

This makes me think that laser light therapy could also have a positive impact on scalp hair growth. I am now becoming more of a believer in lasers.

HairMax Lasercomb 2014 Update

Leonard from HairMax LaserComb posted the below comment under my older LLLT post and I thought it deserved its own post.  I still find it hard to believe that lasers can do anything substantial for your hair, but hopefully we will get far more evidence for or against LLLT in the future.  At the moment, there are very few well designed unaffiliated studies concerning LLLT out there. 

I am Leonard Stillman, Director of Professional Services at Lexington International, LLC, manufacturers of the HairMax LaserComb. This post is NOT for commercial purposes, but is to notify your readers of a landmark clinical paper that was published in January 2014, in a peer-review medical journal. The article provides complete information on 4 studies with 225 subjects, which conclusively proved the efficacy and safety of the HairMax LaserComb in treating male and female pattern hair loss.

The article is titled: Efficacy and Safety of a Low-level Laser Device in the Treatment of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss: A Multicenter, Randomized, Sham Device-controlled, Double-blind Study.

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) may provide an alternative treatment option for patients who do not respond to either finasteride or minoxidil. Moreover, topical minoxidil (solution or foam) needs to be applied once or twice daily. It also has to be in contact with the scalp for at least 4 hours. Such an application protocol may be impractical for many users.

In contrast, the HairMax lasercomb treatment just requires 8–15 minutes of treatment, three times per week. Such a user friendly approach will lead to better patient compliance and, subsequently, improved efficacy.