What is the average number of low-level laser light therapy treatments that are needed to effectively stop hair loss?
We employ low-level laser light therapy as a treatment for hair loss which involves men and women. To be effective, typically patients need 1 to 2 treatments a week for 3 to 6 months, although results can be seen in as soon as 6 weeks. Done once a week, the laser light therapy is applied for 35 minutes and if done twice a week it is applied for 20 minutes. Laser light therapy is also utilized for rapid healing after a transplant procedure. The laser light therapy seems to stimulate the mitochondria and other components of hair follicles, thus prolonging the life of hair follicles and improving their appearance.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS