“I recommend low light laser therapy—specifically the Capillus system—because it is very easy to use, it’s safe for patients, and it has been shown to be effective for the treatment of hair loss,” says Dr. Steven Gabel in a video interview. “Many patients that we have treated have been very happy with the results of using this system.”
Dr. Gabel is founder and Medical Director of the Gabel Center for Hair Restoration. Board Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Gabel specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss. Recently, low light laser therapy has become a popular method of non-surgical hair restoration at his practice.
“Low light laser therapy is a cold laser,” explains Dr. Gabel. “The way it works for hair restoration is it emits a light [that measures] around 650 nanometers, which gets absorbed into the scalp, and has properties where it helps enhance the hair. It will thicken the hair, and help restore the hair.”
Designed for mobile use, Capillus272™ Pro is a battery-operated laser therapy cap that allows patients to stay committed to hair loss treatment no matter where they go. “[Patients] use it approximately 30 minutes, every other day, for at least 3 times a week,” explains Dr. Gabel. “Some people will sit at their computer while they are working and making phone calls. I have other patients that will be driving while they have the Capillus on, because they really don’t realize it’s on there after a while.”
In addition to convenience, many physicians and patients are attracted to Capillus laser caps because they are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hair loss in both men and women. According to Dr. Gabel, women are particularly good candidates for laser therapy with Capillus.
“I feel low light laser therapy can be a great treatment option for women who have diffuse hair loss,” Dr. Gabel explains. “Many women with diffuse hair loss are not quite surgical candidates because they just don’t have enough hair. But with the addition of low light laser therapy, I see many women just have tremendous, outstanding results that they are happy with.”
Learn more about low light laser therapy at the Gabel Center for Hair Restoration by visiting http://www.gabelcenter.com. Readers are invited to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Gabel by calling 503-693-1118.