Hair Transplants With Laser Hair Therapy
With our laser hair therapy, you can accelerate healing & hair growth and enjoy your full head of hair in no time.
What Is Laser Hair Therapy
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT, also known as cold-laser or infrared-light therapy) is a hair restoration treatment offered to both men and women who are suffering from androgenetic alopecia (better known as male or female pattern baldness). Whereas high-energy lasers can damage tissues, low-level lasers have been shown to stimulate cell activity. LLLT therapy has been approved by the USFDA to stimulate healing and encourage hair growth and has a proven record of use in Eastern Europe and Asia as a successful treatment option.
How Does LLLT Treatment Work?
As a treatment for androgenetic alopecia, LLLT has become extremely popular over recent years; due in large part to its complete non-invasiveness. The treatment is fairly straightforward; the target area is exposed to laser light in the 800-860 nanometer range. This “cold” laser triggers the bio-stimulation of hair follicles in the scalp directly.
Specifically, LLLT is effective at prolonging anagen (growth phase), stimulating reactivation of anagen from telogen (resting phase), and preventing early entry of catagen (transition phase). This leads to existing hair growing thicker, and lasting longer. Further, this can cause hair follicles that previously produced vellus hair to once again begin producing terminal hair.
These lasers penetrate the scalp to a depth of 3-5 mm and provide the hair follicles with the energy and nutrients needed to produce thick, full, natural hair. Specifically, these low-level lasers can increase the levels of both adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and nitric oxide in the hair cells of both men and women combatting genetic hair loss.
The full process is as follows:
- The lasers affect the cytochrome-c oxidase in the scalp, leading to the production of ATP.
- This is then converted to cyclic AMP by the hair follicles.
- This releases energy and stimulates natural hair growth.
- Finally, this prevents further build-up of DHT.
LLLT With Hair Transplants
Laser Light Therapy in Turkey is a popular choice for many patients receiving full or partial hair transplants. On the day following a transplant, a single round of LLLT can be provided. This serves to encourage the full, healthy healing of newly transplanted grafts by increasing blood flow and nutrients available to the implanted hair. This has the added benefit of stimulating the already existing hair, providing a full, even, natural final result.
What Are The Regenerative Benefits of LLLT?
Much like photosynthesis in plants, the specific wavelengths used in LLLT cause photobiomodulation of the cells present in a patient’s hair follicles, stimulating cellular energy production. By using the correct intensity and duration, infrared light has been proven to stop oxidative stress, and increase the production of ATP.
According to a 2018 study, LLLT was shown to prevent further hair loss in up to 85% of patients; furthermore, laser treatment was shown to trigger new hair growth in more than half of the cases studied. The increased blood flow to the scalp was able to provide additional nutrients and remove waste. Through these, cellular apoptosis (death) was largely prevented and further treatment only serves to strengthen these cells.
Beard Transplant Results and Aftercare
Immediately following any hair transplant procedure it is not uncommon to experience slight swelling, redness, and/or pain over the next few days. This is to be expected and will subside on its own within two to three days. At the same time, a small amount of bleeding and scabbing is likely to occur; again, this is normal and will end in a matter of days.
For the first three days following the beard or moustache transplant, our medical team advises that you do not wash your hair and try to get as much rest as possible. After three days it is typically safe to resume washing your hair; however, do so gently and use a mild – preferably baby – shampoo. During the two weeks following the procedure, any sports, saunas, or extensive exposure to sunlight should be avoided entirely.
Patients may be surprised by the initial results. During the hair transplantation process, the hair follicles are weakened, as a result, the hair can begin to fall out over the first few weeks. This is known as “shock hair loss” and is a completely normal part of any hair transplant. Over the next three to twelve months the hair will grow back. This beard hair is permanent and can be treated the same as any other hair. Washing, styling, even dyeing can all be handled by your new healthy beard hair.
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