Laser Therapy for Hair Loss
The Capillus272™ Pro laser cap is a special device available through our office that combines low level light therapy with exceptional portability and convenience. The light source is transmitted through a hermetically sealed dome that fits inside a baseball cap or hat and is worn comfortably and discreetly every other day. The Capillus272 Pro laser is the top LLLT choice for most of our clients due to the number of laser diodes (lights) and portability. The easier a laser is to use, the better the compliance which translates to better results. Maintenance involves wearing the Capillus272 Pro thirty (30) minutes every other day.
Capillus272™ Pro: FDA Cleared Hair Growth Laser
The Capillus272 Pro has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration by a 510(k) for the promotion of hair regrowth in adult men and women with androgenic alopecia (AGA) having Ludwig Savin classifications I-II or Norwood Hamilton classifications of IIa-V and Fitzpatrick Classification of Skin phototypes I-IV.
Benefits for Patients:
- Completely portable and easy to use.
- Hands free. Comfortably fits inside almost any hat.
- Use at home, while walking, driving or traveling anywhere.
- Unlike other laser helmets, Capillus272 Pro is convenient and discreet.
- Compatible with other hair loss therapies, including Rogaine® and surgical hair restoration.
- Enjoy at home laser therapy with no need for weekly trips back to the doctor’s office.
How Does Laser Hair Loss Treatment Work?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is an FDA cleared non-surgical treatment for men and women experiencing hair loss. The low level lasers are called “soft” or “cold” lasers since they do not emit heat, sound, or vibration. Unlike surgical lasers that either vaporize or burn tissue, low level lasers do not generate heat or cause tissue injury. Laser therapy works by increasing blood flow to the scalp, which is how minoxidil works, but LLLT does it better and in less time.
The following benefits have been reported from Low Level Laser Therapy:
- Increases blood supply to the scalp.
- Stimulates and accelerates hair growth.
- Improves the health of skin cells
- Stops the progression of hair loss.
- Increases hair strength and elasticity.
- Fuller, shinier, softer, thicker hair.
- Stops the progression of hair loss in 85% of patients.
- Repairs and improves hair shaft quality.
Low Level Laser Therapy has been extremely successful for women experiencing Female Pattern Hair Loss. Unlike males, who bald, females typically see a diffuse pattern of scalp hair loss. As long as there are miniaturized, residual hairs present, there is a very good chance of reversing the miniaturization and stopping future hair loss.
As with most nonsurgical treatments for hair loss, LLLT requires continuing treatments to maintain the improvements. Since the follicle has a memory, we suggest using the Capillus 272 every other day for essentially the rest of your life or until a better treatment comes along or you get to a point in your life where you don’t care about losing your hair.
Candidates: Although women often make the best candidates for Low Level Light Therapy Hair Restoration since there are no other successful treatments available to stop the progression of hair loss other than Rogaine which has not proven to be as good as reported. Men benefit from hair lasers with approximately 85% seeing a stopping of their hair loss. This type of laser hair therapy only restores life to miniaturized, dying hairs – called vellus hairs – by increasing blood flow to the follicle, increasing energy, and rescuing it from its final stages before it disappears forever. The hair shaft of these vellus hairs, and others, will become thicker, and stronger. Once the health of these hairs is improved, they are better able to resist permanent hair loss.
Low Level Light Therapy will not work on men or women whose hair loss is progressed to the point where there is smooth skin baldness where no follicles or vellus hairs are present.
Schedule Today with Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology
To learn more about personalized low level laser therapy for hair loss, contact our Institute by completing the form above. Or, call our Institute directly at 480-970-0300 to speak with a hair loss specialist about the Capillus272 Pro hair laser.