Laser Combs Really
Help Stop Hair Loss
& Make Hair Grow Thicker?
was a huge rumble in the “stop hair loss” products
industry in January 2007 when the FDA approved the HairMax
Laser Comb® for promotion of hair growth in males
with androgenetic alopecia (Norwood IIA to V with Fitzpatrick skin
types I to IV). The FDA has only approved two other products as
solutions to help stop hair loss, so this was indeed a major
breakthrough. Why does the FDA believe this laser comb promotes hair
Laser Comb and other laser combs (there are many on the
market), are successful in helping thinning, limp, and lack-luster hair
with the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) applied to the scalp and
hair through a handheld comb (brush, or device depending on the
product). Understanding how LLLT works is the key to understanding how
laser combs help prevent hair loss and make hair thicker.
Low Lever Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been in use since the
1960’s and was developed by Endre Mester to improve the
healing of wounds. Since that time, the use of LLLT for medical
treatments has expanded for many other therapeutic uses including
clinically proven prevention of hair loss.
The science behind low-level laser light comes from the compressed
light from the cold red part of the light spectrum. This light is
completely different from natural light. This light’s color
is precise and exists on a single wavelength. Because it is on one
wavelength, it travels in a perfectly straight and defined point.
Low-level laser light can penetrate the skin surface without damaging
the skin; it does not give off heat and has no known side effects. This
penetrating light’s energy stimulates the body's cells and in
the specific use of the laser comb, promotes healthy rejuvenation of
Laser Comb and other laser combs have made low-level light
therapy for hair loss prevention available to the public. A laser comb
is usually a handheld hairbrush device that contains the low-level
laser on its underside. While the individual combs and/or brushes their
hair and scalp, the device emits the low-level laser light. This allows
the light to penetrate the skin and stimulate the scalp cells, which
increases the health of the hair. It is recommended to use the laser
comb 15 minutes, three times a week. An individual should see results
in as little as 6-8 weeks of continuous use.
Lexington International, LLC, the company that makes the HairMax
Laser Comb, claims that greater than 90% of users of this
laser comb report satisfaction. The process behind the laser comb seems
sound and logical. With the FDA approval backing it, clinical trials
proving it, low light level therapy used through a handheld brush/comb
device should help stop and/or prevent hair loss, increase thickness of
hair and make hair vibrant and healthy.
By Michelle Dixon, Copyright 2007. Michelle
Dixon writes about many different types of health and fitness subjects.
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