How Does Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Work For Hair Loss?
The Average Costs In 2015. How Much & How Often Treatment Is Needed?

Low level laser therapy for alopecia is expensive. The costs will depend upon the extent of your hair fall and the amount of therapy sessions. Usually at least 25 sessions will be needed and frequency of treatment is once a week. However practitioner normally recommend a 6 months treatment program for best results.

What Is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) For Hair Fall? The Average Costs In 2015. How Much & How Often Treatment Is Needed?

Price Of 1 Session LLLT :

$80 (£45)

Prices Of 25 Sessions LLLT :

$80 X 25 (£45 X 25) = $2000 (£1125)

For Example

A 12 month treatment program, followed by annual maintenance. Once treatments last 20 minutes.

Phase 1 : 2 Treatments Per Week For First 3 Months
Phase 2 : 1 Treatment Per Week For Next 3 Months
Phase 3 : 1 Treatment Every Other Week Next 3 Months
Phase 4 : 1 Treatment Per Month For The Final 3 Months
Annual Maintenance : 1 Treatment Per Month

How Does LLLT Work For Hair Loss?

Low Level Laser Therapy is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. The effects of LLLT are photochemical, like photosynthesis in plants. The LLLT treatments focus light energy that normalize damaged tissue by activating enzymes within the body. Enzymes are molecules that speed up the chemical reactions among other substances. It is much like a nutrient to normal healthy tissue while the damaged cells that need help only absorb the photons. The improved blood flow from the light significantly increases the number of red corpuscles that deliver life giving oxygen and nutrients to the hair bulb. This process helps to produce a stronger, faster, healthier growing hair shaft and a healthy scalp overall. The dormant hair follicles could experience an awakening.

Currently, LLLT has been proven to be effective in stimulation of the hair follicle which rests at a 5-6mm depth just below the scalp. The laser light stimulates and increases scalp blood circulation-consequently supplying to the area around the hair follicle. As a result of the increased blood flow, more nutrients are delivered to the hair follicle allowing the body to naturally stabilize hair fall and often regrow hair from dormant follicles. However, It does not reactivate dead follicles.

Laser treatment devices have a similar appearance to a hood hair dryer which is placed over top of your head. The low level laser toll will rotate allowing laser rays, usually red in color, to be discharged into your scalp. The effect depend on the application of the correct wavelength and density of light, delivered to the target tissues for an appropriate period of time, typically between 30 - 60 seconds. Hand held devices such as the Hairmax Comb have also been developed and resemble a brush in appearance.