There's something about hair loss that makes a person feel incredibly alone. Either embarrassment or vanity keeps most people from sharing their hair loss story, which can lead to isolation and even depression.
It's ironic, because hair loss is a condition that affects more people than not. By age 35, the American Academy of Dermatology says two in every three men will experience significant hair loss. By age 50, 85 percent of men have experienced some degree of hair thinning.
And it's not just men who experience the frustration of hair loss. Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they're 40. For women who have children, 40-50 percent of them will experience postpartum hair loss.
Maybe that's why so much time has been spent looking for treatments and cures for hair loss. From pills to foams to hair plugs, medical innovators have long searched for the answer to this common problem.
It should come as no surprise then that technology is changing the way people treat their hair loss. One of the newest innovations is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), recently approved by the FDA.
How it works
You're probably familiar with the lasers dermatologists use to rejuvenate facial and other skin. Those lasers essentially damage the top layer of skin, forcing new tissue to generate underneath and eventually emerge.
LLLT takes a slightly different approach, no damage or pain necessary.
Although LLLT uses a light source, it's not a heated light source that burns or otherwise damages cells. That's good news is that its painless, because it means no burning sensation for you.
During treatment, which can be done in a physician's office or at home, with a device such as iGrow, red-light lasers are focused on the scalp with the use of a helmet or other device.
If you want to understand the science behind it, light from the laser is absorbed by the cells of the tissue you're targeting - in this instance, your scalp. The energy level of those cells is increased, and the cells begin attempting to "work off" the excess energy. This re-energizes the cells, stimulating new hair growth.
Generally speaking, LLLT can be used by men and women who have hereditary hair loss, or hair loss associated with medication, such as chemotherapy, illness or pregnancy. There are no known side effects to LLLT.
If you have a specific diagnosis, it might be helpful to know the classifications of hair loss victims who are known to benefit the most from LLLT. For men, it's those who have Norwood Hamilton Classifications of IIa to V. For women, it's those with Ludwig (Savin) I-4, II-1, II-2 or frontal patterns of hair loss and have Fitzpatrick skin phototypes I to IV.
The known benefits of LLLT are numerous, while the reported side effects are nonexistent. Some of the benefits include:
· Safe for use postpartum, even if you're breastfeeding
In-home therapy, such as iGrow, is also extremely low cost compared to other hair loss treatments.
Although everyone will experience different results, European studies have shown LLLT stops hair loss in 85 percent of cases and stimulates new growth in 55 percent of cases. iGrow users have found they can expect results after administering the treatment just 3-4 times a week for 16-24 weeks.
In addition, LLLT therapy is safe to use in conjunction with other treatments, such as Rogaine or Propecia, although LLLT can be successful as a stand-alone treatment.
With no known side effects, there's nothing to lose - and hopefully plenty (of hair) to gain. Are you ready to put an end to your hair loss and painlessly generate new growth at home? Try iGrow's six-month money back guarantee!Learn More About iGrow Hair Growth System