LLLT treatment can be applied in the doctor’s office, initially with sessions of 15 minutes duration, 3 times per week for the first month. Then, for two months, it takes place one session per week of 15 minutes duration. In order to preserve the results, LLLT treatment is applied once a month.
In case a hair transplant has taken place, it is suggestable to apply LLLT treatment one month post-operatively so as the newly implanted hair follicles are protected during their growth.
A major advantage of topical treatment with LLLT is that it can be easily done as home therapy. There are portable devices available with rechargeable batteries, similar in appearance to a hair brush, which emit both LLLT wavelengths and infrared radiation (heat), stimulating the blood supply to the hair follicles. Under the doctor’s guidance, the patient can use a portable laser LLLT, LaserComb, initially daily for about 10-15 minutes and after the 3rd month of treatment, 3 times per week.
The first results of LLLT hair loss treatment will start to appear from the second month after commencement of the treatment. The results gradually improve during the next months and remain stable, provided that the treatment is not interrupted. If treatment with LLLT is interrupted, hair loss will start to intensify again after a period of 2-3 months, and the situation will gradually return to its pre-treatment state.
A combination of LLLT treatment with the application of Minoxidil in the regions that suffer from alopecia optimises the results. These methods give better results in cases of incipient or partial hair loss, but have no effect in cases where baldness has existed for many years, as there are no hair follicles to be stimulated. Hair loss treatment with laser is fully compatible and complementary to Hair Loss Treatment with autologous growth factors.