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6Jul 2021

Lasers for Hair Related Issues: Everything You Need to Know

Yes, you read that right.

Lasers can indeed be used to both curtail and promote hair growth. The difference lies in the wavelengths of light used! Here is how lasers are used to treat different Hair conditions.

Stimulating and Promote Hair Growth:

In the early stages of hair loss it is likely that the follicles will be weak and unable to produce hair. When a low-level or low-power laser (also called a cold laser) is used to irradiate the scalp, the weak follicle cells absorb the light and get strengthened. This causes the follicle to recover and slowly but steadily start producing hair.

This treatment has been proven to be effective in reversing hair loss considerably.

Remove Hair:

We often have unwanted hair growth on our legs, arms and other regions of the body. Similarly, women may experience excessive facial hair growth. This can be uncomfortable, and everyday shaving or epilation is not a viable choice.

Laser based therapy using specific lasers reduces hair growth when applied periodically. People often see visible results within 3 to 4 weeks and experience a significant reduction in hair production within 12 weeks.

The Bottom Line:

Laser based therapies are proven to be both effective and safe in curtailing or increasing the production of hair. Consult your dermatologist to know the treatment options you can consider.