Do Laser Combs for Hair Loss Actually Work?

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There is no doubt that technology in this day and age is bringing about changes every day. With the advent of new technologies, much that was thought to be impossible in yesteryear has become a matter of routine. This advancement is not just limited to any particular field, the change is truly wholesome.

The field of dermatology is certainly not lagging behind my any means. There are newer and better procedures that are being introduced frequently that are helping people overcome their illnesses. Similar is the case for people suffering from hair loss. Now they have many options to have their condition improve with a number of medications as well as hair restoration procedures available.

However, some people are not very excited by the idea of taking medications or going under the knife. A third solution, laser combs are here as an answer to their prayers. This relatively novel idea has been slowly working its ways through to popularity and greater acceptance. There are many skeptics questioning the effectiveness of the product which uses low Class III A lasers which are completely harmless to skin.

How it Works?

The idea behind the laser comb is to stimulate the cellular metabolism with the help of photobiostimulation with the help of the low level laser. There are small chromophores in the cell which are quite sensitive to light. The laser used by the laser comb helps in activating these chromophores without damaging the skin tissue or the cells. The light must fall in the spectrum of chromophores to get them into action. A 650 nanometer wavelength is used by laser comb which is ideal to get the process started. This helps things to get moving at the follicle level though results are not instant and any noticeable difference can only be seen after a while.

Who should use it?

Unfortunately, the laser combs do not work for everyone. People with large bald areas will not be able to draw advantage from this product. Similarly, if the follicles are too damaged, then the laser comb will not be effective.

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The Bottom Line

Research studies have shown that people have had hair growth with its long term use. There is still some skepticism about its efficacy. However, if the laser comb is used by people that are going through thinning but Alopecia has not completely damaged their follicles, there is a great chance of achieving success.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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