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Low Level Laser Therapy

Is just one of the solutions that we can offer clients. It works by stimulating the circulation and increasing blood flow to the area. Check it out for yourself!

The Laser accelerates cellular proliferation, growth and regenerative functions also stimulating faster fibroblastic development to damaged tissue, increasing metabolic activity, which creates higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads on blood cells. More effective immune responses are induced by Laser light. The Laser reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, lymph and blood circulation. The Laser emissions will speed the function of nerves in damaged tissues, which will amplify the action potential in muscles to optimize useful function. LLLT increases metabolism at the cellular level, causing accelerated ATP production; protein synthesis; DNA and RNA formation; and many positive markers.

At the tissue level, circulation increases during and after the administration of LLLT; new blood and lymphatic vessels are formed; and collagen synthesis is enhanced. The biochemical model attributes pain relief to a host of factors, including elevated endorphins and acetylcholine; nerve blockade; decreased synthesis of brady kinin; decreased release of histamine; and increased microcirculation to correct ischemia and acidosis.

LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY FOR HAIR REJUVENATION

LLLT improves the biologic environment, by increasing blood and lymph microcirculation to the hair roots, removing blockages around the hair follicle, and energizing cells and the hair papillae to take in nutrients faster, allowing the hair to grow thicker and stronger.
Clinical studies have suggested that this cellular and sub-cellular activity breaks down the collection of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), responsible for hair loss (alopecia), and sweeps it though the lymphatic system. LLLT also causes photo modulation stimulation of cells to effect a biochemical change, which includes a growth factor response within cells and tissue as a result of increased ATP production and protein synthesis. Improving cellular and sub-cellular regenerative functions and proliferation, these are some of the effects of this photo bio-stimulation, and these are some factors associated with LLLT, providing positive benefits to the hair, follicles and papilla for hair rejuvenation. LLLT increases cellular metabolism, blood circulation and oxygen supply to the tissues (scalp), hair follicles and papillae, this helping to carry more essential nutrients where exposure to LLLT energy subsisted.
As a result of the increased blood flow microcirculation, toxins and waste products are more readily taken from the hair papillae and follicles. LLLT will also stimulate and accelerate hair growth by reducing excessive levels of 5-alpha reeducates (enzyme) and DHT. Testosterone is converted into DHT in various tissues of the body and skin. The enzyme 5-alpha reeducates converts testosterone into its more potent form of DHT. DHT is responsible for causing hair loss known as androgen tic alopecia. 5-alpha-reductase is responsible for converting free testosterone into DHT
The genes for 5alpha-reductase are known4. The enzymes are present predominantly in the scalp and prostate. Levels of 5alphareductase are one factor in determining levels of DHT in the scalp.
LLLT also improves scalp conditions such as psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis, itchy/scaling scalp, which is due to anti-inflammatory effects. LLLT also normalizes sebum (oil) production in skin tissues (scalp), reducing hyperkeratotic build-up (scaling and crusting, blockage), and is an effect adjunct therapy for pre and post hair transplantation procedures.

Within 3 to 6 weeks, some users may experience increased hair shedding. This is a good indication and means the LLLT is effective. The shedding occurs because hair rejuvenation activates the “anagen” hair follicle’s growth phase. During the anagen phase, hair cells develop rapidly, producing the hair shaft within the follicle. The length of the anagen phase determines the maximum length of hair; this phase may range from 1,000 days to 3-6 years. The catagen cycle is the transitional or regressive phase. During this phase, the hair follicle shrinks and starts to die. The telogen phase is the final out cycle, the old follicle that is new anagen pushing, forcing the old hair from the telogen phase out. At any one time, about 90% of hair is in the anagen growth phase and about 10% is in the telogen out phase (shedding hair cycle). After resting, a hair follicle becomes active again, growing a new hair shaft as long as the follicle itself has not been damaged or obstructed. Within 60-90 days, significant reduction of hair loss, thickening and pigmented changes of existing hairs can be seen. Within 3-6 months, continued thickening of hairs, and fullness of scalp will become noticeable. After 16-18 months of regular treatments, maximum improvement is reached in the anagen growth phase. Using the LLLT for hair rejuvenation is a lifetime commitment because our bodies constantly produce excessive levels of 5-alpha reeducates (enzyme) and DHT unless we do something about it. Once the maximum benefit is reached, the user must continue treatments 3-5 times a week to maintain their results to slow and/or stop any further hair loss.


Benefits of Laser Hair Therapy (650nm wave length)

- Proven technology in thousands of clinical studies
- Safe, conforms to FDA and IEC safety standards
- Effective
- Increases blood supply to the scalp by 54% after only one treatment
- Delivers coherent Laser energy directly
- Stimulates hair follicle and regrowth of hair
- Stops excessive DHT and hair shedding and loss
- Thicker hair cortex, fuller, shinier, softer and more manageable hair
- Repairs and improves hair shaft quality
- Relieves irritating scalp disorders
- Increased hair strength and elasticity
- Enhances the lasting effects of hair color and perms by closing the cuticle
- Better curl retention
- Pigment reinstatement
- Longer lasting color; less fading and oxidation
- Bonds and locks in conditioners for enhanced results
- Eliminate unpleasant odors associated with chemical services
- Non-invasive method, no surgery
- No thermal damage or burns
- Pain free
- No side effects
- No drugs or medications
- Doesn’t require supplementary expenses such as consumable medications and cosmetics mandate.
- No alteration or destruction of molecular structure or DNA
The procedure is beneficial for:
- Men or women who have or expect to have hereditary hair loss
- Those with secondary hair loss due to illness or medications
- Ladies who have or may have post-partum hair loss
- Patients using medications for hair loss
- Those who have had or expect to have surgical hair restoration
- Men or women who have hair loss due to medication (chemotherapy)

Hair Facts


The pattern of hair loss in women differs from male-pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness, in which the midline parting of the hair appears broadened, is less common. It is believed to result from a decrease in estrogen, a hormone that normally counteracts the balding effect of testosterone, which normally occurs in women’s blood. In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness.

Men with androgenic alopecia typically have lower levels of total testosterone, higher levels of unbound/free testosterone, and higher levels of total free androgens including DHT.[2]
Hair growth life cycles of various phases: anagen is the growth phase; catagen is the involuting or regressing phase; and telogen, the resting or quiescent phase. Each phase has several morphologically and histologically distinguishable subphases.

Prior to the start of cycling is a phase of follicular morphogenesis (formation of the hair follicle). There is also a shedding phase (exogen), that is independent of anagen and telogen in which one of several hairs that might arise from a single follicle exits. Normally up to 90% of the hair follicles are in anagen phase while, 10–14% are in telogen and 1–2% in catagen. The cycle’s length varies on different parts of the body. For eyebrows, the cycle is completed in around 4-7 months, while it takes the scalp 2–4 years to finish; this is the reason eyebrow hairs have a fixed length, while hairs on the head seem to have no length limit. Growth cycles are controlled by a chemical signal like epidermal growth factor (EGF).

STUDIES ON LASER THERAPY FOR HAIR RESTORATION

Thousands of controlled clinical scientific studies have shown that most middle-aged and younger males with typical male pattern baldness re-grow hair when the scalp is irradiated with Low-Level-Laser therapy for 3 to 5 minutes twice a week for 6 weeks. Studies also show that this works with women with thinning hair.

1. International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology

- Showed a 93% increase in hair among the respondents using LLLT
- 90% of users achieve positive benefits
- 44% see noticeable indications of benefits within the first 6 weeks
- Another 45% see results within 6 to 12 weeks
- The rest see subtle improvements after 12 weeks

2. Budapest Study, 1967

In 1967, a few years after the first working Laser was invented, Endre Mester in Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary wanted to find out if Laser might cause cancer. He took some mice, shaved the hair off their backs, divided them into two groups and gave a Laser treatment with a low powered ruby Laser to one group. They did not get cancer and to his surprise the hair on the treated group grew back more quickly than the untreated group. That was how “Laser biostimulation” was discovered. Original paper published in Hungarian: Effect of Laser on hair Growth of mice. Mester, E. Szende, B. and Tota, J.G. (1967). Kiserl Orvostud 19. 628-631

3. Leever Research Clinical Study of 375 LLLT Hair Therapy Participants

- 78% had an appearance of thicker hair
- 76% had an appearance of fuller hair
- 64% had an appearance of shinier hair
- 86% had an appearance of healthier hair
- 85% perceived that their hair looked better
- 84% were pleased with the progress

4. Medical Laser Research Center Study, Dankook University,College of Medicine, Cheonan, South Korea

LLLT irradiation increased hair growing speed by 30% Hair started to grow on the 13th day of test
Normal level of hair growth on the 25th day

5. Double Blind Placebo Study

A double blind placebo study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Laser light therapy by comparing it with a placebo Laser. Here are the results:
- All patients, with the exception of one in the Laser group, showed a complete stop of hair loss . All patients, except three, showed a clear re-growth of hair Out of 18 patients, 14 showed an increase in hair thickness and all 18 showed improvements in the general hair shaft quality. The results showed no improvement in the placebo group or any adverse effect of the treatment.

6. International Laser Research Group Association, 1986

Included in their trial report on ‘cold beam’ Laser: “If we start from a normal quantity of hair bulbs per square cm of the various subjects involved, we can state that there was strengthening of hair bulbs…hair growth could be actually ascertained – also its being darker than before.”

7. Dateline NBC Study

The Dateline TV Show on NBC aired the conclusion of a 12-month study on five hair loss products on July 31, 2005. The treatments studies included hair transplant surgery, Propecia, Monoxidil, Viviscal and the HairMax LaserComb. Dr. Paolo Romanelli of the University of Miami Dermatology Department validated hair re-growth with Low-Level-Laser therapy devices (such as the HairRejuvenator® and HairMax).

8. Canadian Government

Laser hair treatment using LLLT has received certification by the Canadian government to claim and indicate that it strengthens hair, prevents hair loss and stimulates re-growth of hair in men and women.

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