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Low level laser therapy
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive procedure used to reverse hair loss. Rather than apply a cream, pop a pill, or undergo surgery, LLLT allows you to use a device to cover an area of your scalp with red, near-infrared, or infrared laser light. When applied for 10 to 30 minutes every other day, this light prompts dormant hair follicles to produce new hair. The whole experience is painless and side-effect free!
Unfortunately, when something sounds too good to be true, it tends to be. LLLT treatment is often done in clinics, which means continually commuting to a place that offers this service for at least a few months. If you’d rather do your own treatment at home, buying your own LLLT device can be very expensive (around a few thousand dollars a pop).
Like other hair loss treatments, LLLT is likely to be most effective if you try and treat your hair loss early on. That being said, if you’ve already tried more common treatments, like minoxidil or finasteride, LLLT may be the answer for you.
Most of us grow up thinking that shaving – whether it’s our mustache or our heads – can make hair thicker. Unfortunately, this isn’t true. If you want to make your hair thicker, you have two options. You can make hair appear thicker by using certain haircare products, or you can actually try to grow thicker, stronger hairs.
At the moment, there are three different FDA-approved hair loss treatments available for people with androgenic alopecia: minoxidil, finasteride, and low-level laser therapy. However, there are many more hair loss products available on the market. Some of these are legitimate solutions being researched in clinical trials, while others are little more than snake oil.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an FDA-approved hair loss treatment. It’s a noninvasive procedure that applies red, near-infrared, or infrared laser light to the scalp to stimulate hair growth. LLLT is typically applied through devices, like combs, brushes, and caps. Treatments can be obtained at clinics, or you can do them yourself at home.
Microneedling has been used to improve skin health in a variety of different ways. It’s helpful in reducing scarring, acne, stretch marks, and excessive sweating. Research has also shown that microneedling can also be used on the scalp and may be able to improve hair growth. Studies that combine microneedling with an FDA-approved hair loss treatment tend to be the most effective at inducing hair regrowth.
Hair plugs are an old school hair transplantation technique. This surgical procedure was developed in the 1950s and was technically successful – but produced some peculiar results.
Everyone knows the impact of nutrition on your health – but few people consider the impact of nutrition on a particular part of your body, like your hair. A variety of different foods, including berries, avocado, eggs, and salmon, all help you grow strong, healthy hair. Some foods are also good for more than eating: they can also be applied directly onto your scalp.