More than 50% of men over the age of 40 are affected by Androgenetic Alopecia, or common hair loss. 75% of women over 65 also suffer from alopecia. Fortunately, red light therapy offers a safe and natural option for preventing and reversing hair loss.
Does LED light help hair grow?
The red LED set at 660 nm stimulates hair growth via the classic pathway while the 620 nm LED stimulates release of nitric oxide. The device’s high output dual wavelength LEDs provide broad scalp coverage and better skin penetration than the earlier models of LLLT.
How does red light affect hair growth?
Red light therapy and and androgenetic alopecia
It seems red light therapy causes the time the hair follicle spends in the anagen phase to increase. This may be due to the ability of red and NIR light to stimulate the mitochondria in stem cells located in the bulge of the hair follicle.
What kind of light stimulates hair growth?
According to the Swedish Laser Medical Society, 680 nm is the optimal wavelength of light for reaching and stimulating hair follicle cells. Since lasers deliver light at one specified wavelength, they can be targeted specifically for this wavelength.
Does red light stimulate collagen?
Red and blue lights are typically promoted in LED skin treatments. Experts believe that red LED light acts on cells in the skin known as fibroblasts, which play a role in production of collagen, a protein that makes up a large part of connective tissue and helps the skin to recover when it’s harmed.
How long does it take for red light therapy to grow hair?
In most cases hair regrowth has been seen after 12 to 26 weeks using red light therapy, including loss of less hair each day and a noticeable improvement for hairs growing on the head.
How long should you stay under red light?
Use red or NIR therapy alone or in combination for 3-5 minutes immediately prior to exercise to precondition the muscles and prevent injury. Immediately after exercise, bathe muscles in red or NIR light for 10-20 minutes to accelerate recovery.
Is red light therapy safe for thyroid?
A 2003 study done in the Ukraine showed that red light therapy can decrease thyroid medication needs by 50-75% in people with postsurgical hypothyroidism.
Does UV light stimulate hair growth?
UV increases the rate of cell division encouraging hair growth and it kills bacteria. This is a method we use attempting to reduce the ‘resting stage’ of hair growth whilst increasing the hair growth stage during the ‘hair growth cycle’.