Introduction to Low Laser Light Therapy (LLLT)
Low Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLT) is a new form of hair restoration and treatment that has been developed over the last several decades. In both clinical and at-home settings, these hair loss treatments have been proven to provide fantastic results, especially when combined with other topical hair treatments, vitamins, and chemical treatments.
Okay, but what is LLLT?
At its most basic form, LLLT combines high-strength lasers and LEDs which shine very bright light in a very limited spectrum of the red, visible light field, usually around the 650nm wavelength, to create a laser hair regrowth device that provides a massive amount of energy that is transmitted directly into your scalp, and that helps feed struggling hair follicles, allowing the hair follicles to create thicker, stronger, more durable hair.
Does it actually work?
Yes! We know there are a lot of “snake-oil” hair loss treatments that claim to work wonders, but actually fall flat. But LLLT, over dozens of clinical trials, has been proven effective, especially in concert with other treatments methods.
How do I begin LLLT treatments?
In the past, LLLT was limited to clinical settings, due to the high cost of the lasers and other electronic equipment used in therapy. Today, however, there are many laser light therapy devices available for home use, and though most of them are a bit on the expensive side, they’re still much cheaper than clinical treatments.
Clinical treatments are an option if you are unsure about your need for a home device, but they do get quite expensive.
What can LLLT do for me?
LLLT isn’t a “magic bullet” – it won’t just solve all of your hair problems. However, there are many hair problems it can help solve, and it produces the best results when used at an early stage of hair loss. This is because there is no hair restoration product that can restore dead hair follicles. Any product that claims to do so (that isn’t a hair transplant or follicle graft from a clinician) is lying.
But what LLLT can do is minimize, slow, and even eventually stop healthy hair follicles from becoming inactive. This is how balding happens – over time, healthy hair follicles stop producing hairs, and once they do, they shut off permanently. By encouraging healthy hair growth with their energizing photoelectric technologies, LLLT therapy devices slow down this process, and especially when combined with other hair supplements, have been proven to stop the shutting down of hair follicles altogether.
As mentioned above, laser hair growth devices are not appropriate for people with late stages of baldness. These restoration devices will slow down loss of any remaining hair follicles that are active, but it can never make them start growing hair again – there is no hair product that can do that.
So if you are at an advanced stage of baldness, you may want to look into other clinical solutions like transplants, plugs, or other surgical medical procedures.
However, if you’re not in an advanced stage of baldness, and are seeking a way to slow down, halt, or even reverse the balding process, LLLT is right for you!
There are many products out there, which can range from wand-style combs to full-head-helmet styled home therapy devices. They may be dissimilar in construction, but they all share the same elements – high intensity laser light blasts your hair follicles with tons of the 650nm red laser energy that they need to grow, and your hair becomes healthier, stronger, and thicker, even if your hair follicles are in the process of shutting down.
We have compiled many reviews of the best laser hair growth restoration devices that you can use to care for your hair at home, and these home devices have shown proven results for hair growth and hair treatment when used according to their instructions, consistently, and for long periods of time.
Feel free to check out some of our product reviews if you don’t know where to get started with these restoration devices, and learn why LLLT might just be the hair regrowth solution you’ve always been looking for.
Hopefully this article has been helpful in helping you figure out the right path forward for your hair care and hair treatment in the future. LLLT is by no means the only method of treatment out there, but it is a convenient method of hair regrowth and at-home treatment that combines well with other hair care treatments to help fortify and restore hair follicles that are struggling.
Check out our reviews of the best laser therapy devices for further information, and we wish you luck on your hair restoration journey. The path is long, and it isn’t easy, but at the end we’re sure you will have great results.