Over the last several years, laser light therapy has become a legitimate modality in the treatment of hair loss. The Revage 670 Laser is the gold standard, as it contains 30 laser diodes, providing the critical coherent beams as a direct source of laser light, in a hood that goes over the scalp, ensuring the maximum laser energy contact with the scalp. This Rotational PhotoTherapy maximizes stimulation of each hair follicle, at a higher level than that provided by hand-held lasers.
Studies have shown the Revage 670 Laser stops the progression of hair loss in an impressive 85% of patients, while almost 40% of patients show an increase in hair density within 16 weeks, due to the thickening of finer miniaturized hairs. Available only through physicians experienced in laser light therapy, it is completely painless and safe, with the patient sitting in a chair under the laser hood that fits loosely around the scalp.
The treatment protocol typically consists of the following, however, as each person responds differently to therapy, an individual’s treatment regimen may vary somewhat based upon evaluations at the end of each phase.
- Phase 1: two treatments per week, each lasting 20-30 minutes, for the first 12 weeks or one treatment per week, each lasting 40 minutes for the first 12 weeks.
- Phase 2: one treatment per week for the next 12 weeks
- Phase 3 (maintenance): one treatment per month for the next 10 weeks.
It should be noted that, simultaneous with the laser therapy, patients are encouraged to follow medical and nutritional guidelines for enhancing hair growth. In addition, along the treatment course, it may be determined that hair transplantation is a superior treatment to the laser, in light of the patient’s goals and response to the treatment, in which case as much as 50% of your total laser therapy fee can be applied towards the cost of a hair transplant.