Thursday, June 23, 2011

Laser Therapy Offers Hope for Women

There is a new FDA-treatment for hair loss that proves a hat can do more than hide your thinning hair.

The first at-home device of its kind, the HairMax LaserComb, offers patients a discreet and non-invasive treatment option, which can be easily worked into their daily routine.
The HairMax isn't the only product using lasers that is helping women fight hair loss. The LaserCap, a device embedded with over 220 laser diodes, simply fits into any hat, which when put on, gives patients complete coverage of their scalp.

The LaserCap is unique because it doesn't require the patient to stand in front of a mirror manually 'combing' with a laser device. Treatment simply consists of wearing the hat for 15 minutes, which can easily be combined with exercise, work, or even grocery shopping.

Low Level Laser Therapy devices have been approved by the FDA for treating hair loss and there are numerous other products out on the market. 
As with any treatment, there are limitations to what laser therapy can do. If hair follicles are dead and gone and there's no hair production, you aren't likely to see much improvement.
To learn more about laser therapy and hair loss, tune into my segment next week on WPBF.