If you’re suffering from hair loss, you’re not alone. Both men and women fall susceptible to some form of hair loss, although in different patterns and degrees of severity. Fortunately, there are treatments for all sufferers who lack confidence due to a thinner mane, regardless of patient’s gender or the pattern of hair loss at hand.
Hair loss and gender: Why it matters
Male pattern baldness affects approximately two-thirds of all men, so it’s no surprise this form of hair loss is highly publicized. Typically, hair restoration surgery is intended for those suffering from male pattern baldness. Otherwise, targeting the area for follicular implantation is difficult – especially when loss occurs all over the scalp rather than one specific section, like the pattern typically seen in female hair loss.
Treatment is undoubtedly more complicate for women suffering from a condition called androgenetic alopecia. Unfortunately, androgenetic alopecia is hereditary and acts as the primarily culprit behind female hair loss. While severity and progression varies, hair transplant surgery is not always an option for women.
LLLT treatment for both men and women
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is available to women who have tried the messy, topical foams to no avail – and those who simply don’t have the time to dedicate toward applying and washing hair every time they want to undergo treatment. Instead, LLLT in the form of laser caps is a convenient approach to increasing the cellular activity which promotes thicker, fuller hair.
What’s more, men suffering from male pattern baldness can use Capillus laser caps in conjunction with hair loss surgery. By stimulating blood flow and allowing the body to carry the nutrients back to the follicles, LLLT is capable of supplementing surgical results.
Capillus™ is the first LLLT provider to receive FDA clearance for male and female hair loss treatments. To receive more information, find a Capillus physician or discuss purchasing options, contact our office today at (844) 280-4680.