LLLT and Afro-American hair have gotten a bad rap in some circles, but not everything you hear or read has validity. While Afro-American hair has its unique texture and volume, the biological processes that promote hair growth remain the same. PBMT’s ability to reinvigorate the hair growth cycle makes it an effective treatment for hair loss for African-Americans and anyone else struggling with hair loss.
Studies involving PBMT have been done to observe its effects on different skin tones. As a baseline guide, the Fitzpatrick scale is used to assess the effectiveness of PBMT on different skin types. The Fitzpatrick scale rates skin types based on how different tones react to the sun in terms of sunburn potential.
Based on six different skin tone classifications (Types I, II, III, IV, V, and VI), the darker your skin, the higher you rate on the Fitzpatrick scale. Types I thru III refer to fair-skinned tones, while Types V and VI refer to light brown and black skin tones. Due to the low numbers of African-American participants in study trials, limited data is available on PBMT and Afro-American hair loss and skin tone; however, no known adverse effects have been reported for any skin type, and the benefits of the treatment remain consistent across the board.