Laser therapy has increasingly become a trusted treatment method among American health care providers and its uses have been far-reaching, from physical therapy to dental work. In 1966, Hungarian physician Endre Mester published newfound research following an experiment of using laser therapy on lab rats. Mester’s research found that hair growth was accelerated in the rats when laser therapy was applied. This led Mester and other researchers to determine that laser therapy could be used to legitimately treat alopecia in humans.
Since Mester’s discoveries, laser therapy has continued to gain prominence, and the ways in which it is clinically used has been further tested and refined. Capillus’s low-level laser therapy has become increasingly used for treating hair loss in people struggling with the effects of androgenetic alopecia—male- or female-pattern baldness. Our patients who have completed our clinical trials of LLLT therapy have found it to be successful, with progressive hair loss slowing or even reversing its course.
Low-level light therapy has been coming into its own over the past decade, with many world-renowned physicians and industry leaders like Capillus coming to trust it as a therapeutic treatment for progressive hair loss. Organizations such as the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery have come to further support the treatment method as a non-surgical application for restoring thinning and weakened hair—but for what reason has this gained prominence, and how does LLLT work?